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Behind the Line: Kickstarter games turn 10,000


Last week Kickstarter announced that they have hit a milestone of 10,000 video game projects funded. Nevermind that there’s also 1500 mobile video game projects, promoting a false dichotomy where mobile games are not presented as video games, even though

Interview – Cheryl Cottrell-Smith, Community Manager, The Station

Hey there, Enthusiacs. I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Cheryl Cottrell-Smith, the community manager for The Station. This game immediately caught my attention for its atmospheric setting and stunning environment, and I was more than happy to have

BTL Radio Podcast: Apocalypse Now and GDC Survey

Hello Enthusiacs! This week we have a pair of guests, and a pair of topics, making this behind the line squared! If that joke wasn’t too lame for you, there’s another lame one in the show that you can’t miss.

Nostalgia Fever: Shantae: Half Genie Hero

Shantae Half Genie Hero is a new, highly anticipated game from Wayforward. Starring Shantae the eponymous half-genie heroine, players follow her in her never-ending guardian duties of Scuttle Town against Risky Boots, the four Barons, and many more enemies. The

Behind the Line Radio Podcast: Don Bluth, Old Arcade Games, and Crowdfunding

Hello Enthusiacs!  This week, Kynetyk and Bill discuss Don Bluth, old arcade games, physics, the development of animation in the computer age, and political fundraising. powered by podcast garden The link to stream or download the MP3 format is: BTL

Behind the Line: Dragon’s Lair, the movie?

Something interesting is happening right now.  Don Bluth has an Indiegogo campaign to fund a Dragon’s Lair movie. Well, not actually the whole movie, but for a sizzle reel that’ll be used to try to get full studio funding for

Behind the Line: 5 truths to learn from YouTube Red

Ok, now, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking “Kynetyk, you’re supposed to be writing about games.  Why are you talking about YouTube Red?”  Well, bear with me, because there are some universal truths that this whole YouTube Red thing

The Attic: The Long Dark

Welcome to The Attic, how long can you survive? The Long Dark is a pretty unique game, and one I have been obsessively playing for days. As of writing this article, it is still in early access on Steam, but

Behind the Line: Ouya, the Micro-Console That Couldn’t

Another old Kickstarter darling bites the dust.  Ouya, the little micro-console that couldn’t, before it could, but ultimately couldn’t, is no more.  Parts of its business have been sold off to Razer.   Remember When? At first, the Ouya was

Behind the Line: Publishers and Kickstarter, sins and virtues

It seems that the role of the Publisher is one of the more important, yet routinely misunderstood parts of the industry. With so many creators taking their series to Kickstarter to fund spiritual successors, it’s reasonable to conclude that the