Kickstarter : Interesting Projects (2016-03-20 Edition)

Who doesn’t like browsing through new Kickstarter projects?  There are always a good share of unique products and services in the making.  Here are the most interesting ones I found when I took a look on March 20, 2016.

Disclaimer: It’s hard to keep on top of all the new projects being released, even if you check regularly.  The ones I’m interested in are often focused in categories like Comics, Games, and Technology.  I’m always on the lookout for people that round up interesting projects in other categories.

MovieSwap (Technology)

I think this is a pretty unique idea.  MovieSwap acts as a sort of warehouse that keeps your movies (anywhere from 1 movie to all of them).  Once MovieSwap has your DVDs, you can swap for other DVDs that you want to watch (which are then played over the net for you).  On the upside, you can always get your DVDs physically sent back to you.  On the downside, swaps you make are permanent: i.e. you’re not temporarily lending a stranger your DVD, you’re trading one of yours for one of theirs (potentially through an intermediary).  I’d assume that a service like this would run into legal trouble, but I guess there’s some precedent for it, at least in Europe.  Another downside is that you’ve got DVD-quality media.

Yfel’s Cavern (Games)

Skill trees, crafting, leveling, etc.  What’s not to like?  The animation is smooth.  The art (in a static sense) doesn’t quite grab me the way that Rogue Legacy or Nuclear Throne did, but it’s nice.

CONNEX-cable (Technology)

I’m not sure if it’s the most creative universal data cable, but it’s nice: avoid getting them tangled, decent length, sort of stylish.  The cost doesn’t even seem exorbitant (compared with, say, Apple’s in-house cables).

NAZ : A Historical Horror Comic (Comics)

Sounds like a mash-up between John Carpenter’s The Thing and a zombie movie.  I enjoy the art style, too.