One of the great things about Kickstarter is the plethora of ideas and wide variety of games that get pitched to the internet. It is also one of its greatest weaknesses as so many great ideas are out there that unless something stands so high above the crowd, it still might not get fully funded. One game that is standing and we would love the chance to see and review in the near future is Kaiju Combat.
Remember War of the Monsters back in the SEGA Genesis era? Think of this game as an updated version that also has ties in to major kaiju characters. Don’t know what Kaiju means? Kaiju is the Japanese word that roughly translates to “strange monster”. The best known Kaiju is obviously Godzilla. Other Kaiju include Gamora, Mothra and even American creations like King Kong or the Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man.
Sunstone Games began just tossing ideas around for what they’d like to see in the next Godzilla game in an online forum before things quickly exploded into a much larger project concept for them. In concept, Kaiju Combat won’t be just a single game but a series of multiplayer PC monster combat games. Instead of being separate entities though, the games will tie together allowing content of each project to tie into each other. Though the Godzilla franchise is not yet available, Sunstone claims to already be in contact to bid on including Godzilla in a future release. They have also been in talks with the owners of Gamora and Ultraman.
The team of Sunstone Games includes a wide range of experienced Kaiju experience. Owner Simon Strange, has worked on control and gameplay for Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee, Godzilla: Save the Earth and Rampage: Total Destruction. One of the game’s main artists is Matt Frank who did the covers for IDW’s Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters.
Take a peek at Kaiju Combat’s Kickstarter which is about 2/3 of the way there with one week to go and check out the trailer below.