Six Seattle Kickstarter Games to Watch This Summer

Fund or follow these local indie games
By: Sarah Warn | Posted July 22, 2014
Six Seattle Kickstarter Games to Watch This Summer

Summer's a great time for outdoor fun in the Pacific Northwest, but it's also a good time to plan for the return of those rainy days that never really left. Whether you prefer card, video, mobile or puzzle games; fancy a retro, forward-looking, or simple art style; or don't care about any of that and just want a fun distraction, you should find something you like among these six Kickstarter-funded games created by Seattle-area indie game developers and companies.

Timespinner (ending July 25, estimated delivery November 2015)

Key Stats: more than 4,900 backers so far, for more than $147k (294% of goal)
Format/Platform: Computer (PC, Mac, Linux)
Description: A beautifully pixelated 2D Metroidvania about a young woman who travels through time to destroy an empire.
Ideal for: Fans of the great pixelated classics of the SNES and PS1 age

Check out Timespinner on Kickstarter

Redneck Assassin (ending July 28, estimated delivery March 2015)

Key Stats: 22 backers so far, for more than $400 (8,100% of goal)
Format/Platform: Mobile (iOS/Android)
Description: A third-person stealth game that tells "the classic 'left-for-dead' assassin’s tail of venison vengeance. Think Kill Bill mixed with Bambie's Storyline and Metal Gear Solid game mechanics."
Ideal for: Mobile players who like their revenge served cold.

Check out Redneck Assassin on Kickstarter

Pyrella (ending July 30, estimated delivery November 2014)

Key Stats: 109 backers so far, for more than $6k (41% of goal)
Format/Platform: Computer (PC, Mac, Linux)
Description: Brave a temple of horrors in utter darkness with only a torch to light your way.
Ideal for: Gamers "interested in metroidvania, Zelda, Dark Souls, La Mulana, occult iconography, or the idea of a fantastical shared human prehistory"

Check out Pyrella on Kickstarter

Eye-Q (ending Aug 13, estimated delivery Oct 2014)

Key Stats: 35 backers so far, for more than $2k (10% of goal)
Format/Platform: Book (pen and paper)
(ending Wednesday, Aug 13) Description: Puzzles that "test your visual intelligence, not your knowledge of words or trivia."
Ideal for: People who like mazes, patterns, and Sudoku-type games that make you think.

Check out Eye-Q on Kickstarter

Terrene Odyssey (ending Aug 21, estimated delivery Dec 2014)

Key Stats: 114 backers so far, for more than $9k (92% of goal)
Format/Platform: Card
Description: A competitive battle card game based on the JRPG combat system set in a destabilized fantasy world discovering its ancient industrial past.
Ideal for: Fans of complex but casually accessible competitive gameplay with lots of free time.

Check out Terrene Odyssey on Kickstarter

Love 2 Hate (ending Aug 8, estimated delivery Nov 2014)

Key Stats: more than 180 backers so far, more than $6k (45% of goal)
Format/Platform: Card
Description: The party game of finishing sentences — think Apples-to-Apples meets Cards of Humanity.
Ideal for: People with a sense of humor and friends who like party games.

Check out Love 2 Hate on Kickstarter