Kickstarter is a tempting place for solo gamers with money to burn. Alas, I am not one of those right now, but I can still dream! Here are some very pretty-looking projects on Kickstarter right now.
1. Shadows of Kilforth
This game looks great—gorgeous art, awesome fantasy setting, great track record. If you liked Gloom of Kilforth, this will probably be up your alley. If you are ready to break into the world of Kilforth, then Shadows could also be a good entry point. I personally love fantasy card games, so I am definitely interested. It looks like Shadows of Kilforth has cool race/class combos, fun abilities to try, and cool locations to explore. However, I backed Gloom of Kilforth last year and haven't received it yet, so I'm trying to exercise some restraint.
2. Root: The Underworld Expansion
Root continues to take the gaming world by storm, and deservedly so—it's an interesting game with great art. This expansion will add moles and crows... but it will also come with an add-on that includes more solo bots. I'm interested to see how these play, especially since right now Root offers a great multiplayer game but a solo experience that is shallow. Is that about to change? I don't love the idea of a solo add-on, but I do have faith in the potential of solo bots. I enjoy them in full-on COIN games, so I don't see why there can't be good ones for Root. That said, is it worth the money? For multiplayer, I'd say yes. For solo only? I'm still on the fence.
3. Carnival Zombie
This game looks wild! (In a good way.) You are in Venice for a vacation during Carnival... but then everything goes wrong, the apocalypse happens, and zombies attack. At night, you need to escape the ravenous hordes. During the day, you need to rest up, gather resources, and plot your escape from the city. Even better, the characters all still have their costumes on, so they are gun-totin' heroes bedecked with ribbons and crazy masks. Consider me interested.