Category: Cool Concepts

Kickstarter: Quick Kicks – 4 –


Ravensdale is based on classic arcade shooters like Contra and Metal Slug, but focuses heavily on co-op interactions between players. For example, while you rapidly pull yourself towards and past your buddies, they block projectiles heading your way and feed an overdrive mode to boost the entire team! They are also pushing for strong interactivity between player characters, enemies and the levels to provide a wider range of tactical options to both solo players and assault teams.

While Ravensdale is going to make co-operative play as rewarding as possible, single-player is not a stripped-down co-op mode – co-op builds on single player and expands it. For example, an enemy bearing a heavy shield can be brute-forced by shooting or slamming the shield until it breaks, outmaneuvered and attacked from the back, reduced to a fine paste by hazards, or the shield can be simply ignored by using a piercing weapon that hits all enemies in its path. Co-op offers you the additional option of sandwiching the enemy, assuring that one player always hits its unshielded side.

Ravensdale will be stuffed to the gills with different strategies and tactics to discover, and they will all be dependent on the context. To take the example above, you may not always want to sandwich a shielded enemy. At a given moment, the other player could be more valuable manning a turret to stop an onrushing horde or catching and detonating shrapnel bombs rebounding all over the place.

An open world fantasy RPG with building, farming and crafting. For PC, Mac and Linux.

Now that Nasrus revealed his plot, the kings of Balrum sent their armies to the borders of the unknown lands captured by Nasrus. The power of the undead armies had been greatly underestimated. No one survived the battles. Without the armies of the kings, chaos has overcome Balrum.

Large bandit clans formed and started to live by their own rules. Soon the kings of Balrum had fallen. Two little villages stood up against the new bandit rulers and decided that the only way they will survive is if they hide in the Dark Woods. No one dare enter the Dark Woods and this is what the villagers took advantage of. A horrible deal has been made, but the villagers are safe for now.

The undead hordes of Nasrus are still waiting at the borders, but they can march into the heart of Balrum anytime their lord commands and there is no one to stop them. The people wonder why the good gods of Balrum, Adacus and Eogor don’t seem to be interested in the events that took place.

Kickstarter: Quick Kicks – 3 –


A few more Kickstarter projects that caught my eye.

The iString Accessory gives people improved safety while using their iPhone UNCOVERED without covers or cases during daily use!

The user who carries the unique iPhone without a cover now has additional insurance so that if an accidental slip does happens, the iString leather straps, charms or the pendant would work as a tether and would protect the iPhone from falling and being damaged.

Add something similar to the iPod touch strap for your iPhone.

Every wonder why outlets look so surprised? We did. And now you can see why too.

With the Busted! Outlet Covers you can finally see what your outlets have been up to when you weren’t looking.

.. just please, remember to knock first.

Functional art: Beautiful minimalist wood and leather wallet that securely holds everything you need.

The minimalist wood wallets are crafted for those who like simple and timeless design with a twist. It features an easy to open single space to store your items and is lightweight, svelte, secure, and designed to fit into your life, traveling where you travel.

Now instead of having a bulky wallet to sit on or cram into your purse you can easily slip the dande wood wallet into any pocket! Also one of the reward levels has RFID protection.

Wallet dimensions are 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ and 1/4″ thick (empty without contents).

Kickstarter: The Agents – Card Game


The Agents is a strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics & critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.

As the Agency shuts down, dismissed and disbanded Agents all around the world are trying to figure out what’s next. Left without a cause, they team up and turn against each other. You must enlist and lead your own faction of highly skilled professionals into an uncertain territory of betrayal and deception. Show no mercy, reveal no secrets.

The Agents gameplay is based on a unique, new mechanic we like to call ‘Double-edged Cards’. Each Agent card features a ‘command’ on one end of the card and ‘points’ on the other end. However, the direction in which you place the card will determine from which asset you benefit. If you choose to perform the command, one of your opponents will get the points. If you keep the points for yourself, an opponent gets to perform the command.

Throughout the game, you’ll need both commands and points to advance. Commands will allow you to manipulate Agents, control your Factions, and influence other players. But you’ll need points to buy more Agents and Missions. And ultimately, the player with the most points wins.

Deciding how to place each card will require strategic precision and calculated foresight, as you try to further your own goals, and prevent your opponents from reaching theirs.

I am a big fand when creators think outside the standard fantasy bits for games and The Agents seem alike an interesting take on a card game. Highly detailed and clean artwork and some interesting looking double edged gameplay. Already super funded and ready to go.

Having Trouble Viewing the Video? Visit the Kickstarter Project Page by Clicking Here

Kickstarter: Legend of Iya


Legend of Iya – A metroidvania adventure built of beautiful pixels. A great looking run and jump game.

A vast, labyrinthine world reminiscent of the classics like Super Metroid and Castlevania SOTN.

High quality graphics – like the best SNES could offer. None of that crude hipster-pixel here!

Tons upon tons of quality sprite animation! Like, seriously – the player alone already has somewhere in the vicinity of 500 frames.

Chunky pixels! The game runs in a 256×192 native resolution of pixelated retro goodness.

Dozens of new powers, upgrades and secrets to find and collect.

Juggle-tastic melee combat.

Massive boss battles and set-pieces.

Having Trouble Viewing the Video? Visit the Kickstarter Project Page by Clicking Here

Kickstarter: Quick Kicks – 2 –


A few more Kickstarter projects that caught my eye.

Hand coded, bootstrap compatible, retina ready, four versions of each icon, css options and customisation, browser friendly, free. Created in Corel Draw following strict guidelines for consistent look and feel.

Exported SVG files are manually optimized, compressed and URI encoded. Colours of mono versions are controlled via external style sheet for easy ticking. Bootstrap compatible style sheet for instant deployment. HTML templates and documentation.

All source artwork of icons are included as SVG files.

Never making your bed again: There’s a wonderful moment when you wake up in Smart Bedding for the first time. You’ll roll out of bed, flatten your duvet, and walk away. Everyone who uses it never wants to go back.

No more messy sheets: It’s something we all deal with everyday – tucking, untangling, and realigning sheets. Lets face it… traditional bedding is sh*t! Smart Bedding solves these problems.

The problem with the traditional home router is that it just isn’t powerful enough. Think of today’s routers like cell phones from 10 years ago. They handle one or two core functions well, but don’t have the ability or power for increased performance. You couldn’t play Words With Friends or get turn by turn directions on those basic cell phones of the past.

Sabai Technology’s goal is to start the same kind of revolution at the network core that smartphones brought to mobile. JaiRo will move the router from a closed, embedded platform, to a fluid, open-source, powerful computing platform. JaiRo is the future of home and small business networking.

Kickstarter: Four-Pawed Pet Bowls!


Tired of using two legged bowls for your furry friends? Check out the Four pawed pet bowls for dogs and cats. The bowls are stoneware, dishwasher and even microwave safe.


Tiny Cat Bowl 4″ diameter x 2.75″ high

Small Cat Bowl 5″ diameter x 3.75″ high

Medium Cat Bowl 6″ diameter x 4″ high

Medium Dog Bowl 7″ diameter x 4″ high (Best for dogs no more than 40/50 pounds)

Large Dog Bowl 9″ diameter x 5″ high (Best for dogs above 50 pounds)

Cute idea and super cute video. Only a few days left and I wish them the best of luck.

Having Trouble Viewing the Video? Visit the Kickstarter Project Page by Clicking Here