Today they bring us a Kickstarter to help finish the development of their new game, Knock-Knock.
According to the CEO of Icepick Lodge they were asked to develop this game and I now quote from Nikolay Dybowski:
In late November, 2011, a strange and troubling event has happened to our studio. We have received an anonymous e-mail which suggested that we should produce some "unconventional" game based upon the materials attached to the letter. Such offers are a dime a dozen and most of the time they barely deserve any attention at all, however, this one seemed quite different.
The attachment contained a set of 19 files added to an archive titled "lestplay". The files (snippets of text, scraps of audio recording, video footage fragments) as well as the style and wording of the message itself appeared to be rather disturbing. The surface examination did not reveal anything straightforwardly terrifying, yet we could not escape the feeling that something truly sinister was lurking underneath.
The stranger was begging us to complete the project he has started, yet he also made us well aware of the risk we took as the proposed ludic situation would potentially explain what calamity befell whoever has compiled the ominous archive, thus urging ourselves to meet the same fate.
Help them to fulfil this stranger dream and project. Help Icepick Lodge finishing what they started before they loose the last remaining sanity they have.
We're currently reviving the Pathologic Translation Project. As you may have heard, the English players couldn't enjoy the best part of Pathologic - it's texts - because of a butchered translation. This project is meant to re-do the translation during the free time we have.
We need: 1) Russian-to-English translators. If you're a native English speaker - you're twice as valuable! 2) Proof-readers and Quality-checkers - there will always be plently of proof-reading and editing to do. 3) Santa's little helpers - any help iis welcome! For now, visit the translation forums, and check out what's happening:
I must confess it would be nice to have GB do Quick Look or even a review, as you know the perls of gaming deserve all the publicity they can get to help support such devs to continue and create such wonderful games and to prove to publishers that these games are capable of selling.