Every week we take a look at what we like and hopes gets funded on KickStarter, this week we take a look at two computer games, two board games, and a add-on for Google+.

Jack Houston and the Necronauts

Synopsis:
“Jack Houston and the Necronauts is a pulp sci-fi inspired adventure game where you portray Captain Jack Houston on his deadliest mission: to man thefirst rocket to explore a savage, alien world!”

Why we like it:
It’s a point ‘n click adventure game with the look and feel of a 50’s sci-fi movie or tv show.

KickStarter Page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warbirdgames/jack-houston-and-the-necronauts

The Great Fire of London 1666

Synopsis:
“Sunday September 2, 1666, Thomas Farriner, the baker to the King, forgot to put out the hearth fire in his shop. This simple act of negligence created a towering and lethal inferno which would eventually destroy 13,000 houses and leave nearly 90 percent of the cities’ population destitute and homeless… The players are men of wealth and standing who own property around London. The Lord Mayor has failed to act and it is down to these mighty men to lead trained bands of militia to fight the fire and save the city. To do so they must decide which districts to sacrifice to the fire and which to protect. Remember, these same men own much of London, thus such choices will shape their own future and greatly affect their wealth and standing.”

Why we like it:
It’s already an established board game that got great reviews in Europe, but production issues and a lack of sales led to it never being released in the US. And who doesn’t like a board game about trying to save a city being destroyed by fire.

KickStarter Page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/872179144/the-great-fire-of-london

Tabletop Forge: The Virtual Tabletop for Google+ Hangouts

Synopsis:
Tabletop Forge is a virtual tabletop application that lives inside of a Google+ Hangout. The application allows you to play pen & paper roleplaying games as well as strategy/board games online with other players from around the world.

Why we like it:
Pen & paper and board games are a growing market among the 20-40 age demographic, but finding the time to get everyone together in one place to play isn’t always easy when you have kids. Tabletop Forge allows you to cut out some of the logistical problems with getting everyone at one place, plus it allows you to play with friends in far off locations.

KickStarter Page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshuha/tabletop-forge-the-virtual-tabletop-for-google-han?ref=category

Race to Adventure! A Spirit of the Century™ Board Game

Synopsis:
Race to Adventure! is a fun, family-friendly board game for ages 8 and up that can be played in about half an hour. Fans of pulp will love the brightly-colored world of talking apes and flying jet-men, and busy families can have an evening of fun that doesn’t take over the whole night.

Why we like it:
What’s not to like? Talking apes, flying jet-men, 30 minute or so game length; it’s everything a family needs in a board game.

KickStarter Page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/race-to-adventure-a-spirit-of-the-centurytm-board

Legends of Aethereus – Co-Op Hack-N-Slash Action Game

Synopsis:
Legends of Aethereus is a high action, low fantasy RPG with four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types. Join forces in online multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor, Astrographer or Officer and venture into the uncharted wilderness of Aethereus seeking fame, glory and untold riches.

Why we like it:
It’s a co-op hack-n-slash action / fantasy RPG with an incredibly deep gaming experience where your decisions really matter. Also did I mention it will be available on PC as well as Mac.

KickStarter Page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460738485/legends-of-aethereus-co-op-hack-n-slash-action-gam

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