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Kova: Side-scrolling Action RPG

A project in Austin, TX by Black Hive

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Journey through space as the mercenary-explorer Kova, seeking to unravel the Fermi Paradox.
Backers: 432
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funded: $12,573 of $28,000
Dates: Mar 28th -> Apr 27th (30 days)
Project By: Black Hive
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Latest News

Final Update

April 27th - via:
We want to take this last opportunity to thank everyone for the amazing support you gave us over this journey over the past 30 days!  The wonderful comments and continued support have kept us going and motivated us.  We want to keep this momentum... (Read More)

There's Always Plan B

April 26th - via:
Hello Kova Kommunity! We are in the last hours on Kickstarter! While we have had an overwhelming response over the past few days, the odds are stacked against us. But… we are ok with that! We've learned so much on our journey over the past 29 days... (Read More)

Last 24 Hours & Planet Contest!

April 26th - via:
Happy Humpday Everyone (and #AlienDay)! We just started our last 24 hours on Kickstarter and wow, what a trip this has been! Let's make the most of this last day with a few announcements! Tonight we will be live on Twitch with two very tall gaming... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours!

April 25th - via:
Hello Everybody! We just started our final 48 hours on Kickstarter and we have some news to bring you today! Kova in the NewsAlpha Beta Gamer had a chance to check out our press demo and loved what they saw so far! You can check out their full review... (Read More)

Creature Name Finals & Last 72 Hours!

April 24th - via:
Happy Monday Everyone! We want to thank you all for helping us reach 100 people on our Thunderclap! The Thunderclap post will happen tomorrow at 1pm ET and we will have the reach of over 400,000 for our final 48 hours on Kickstarter. Today marked the... (Read More)

Putting Science in Science-Fiction: Black Hive Media on Creating Kova

April 23rd - via:
OnlySP recently spoke to Blake and Mandy Lowry from Black Hive Media about Kova, science in games, and the progress of the project. Read on for the details. (Read More)

Your Name Immortalized in Kova & Creature Contest

April 22nd - via:
Hello everyone! We hope you are having a great weekend! We want to make it even better and as this is the final weekend for Kova on Kickstarter we have so much planned! Get Your Name Immortalized in Kova First, we want to do something special for you... (Read More)

Having a Gander at KOVA

April 22nd - via:
It looks like it’s going to be a solid game, and it’s still being crowdfunded (Read More)

Live Stream Today, plus more!

April 21st - via:
Happy Friday! We are super excited today to have another chance to chat with you all! We'll be live on Twitch in just a couple more hours to talk about Kova and answer your questions about development, the game, the concept or just what's going on in... (Read More)

Tomorrow's Q&A, plus More Interviews!

April 20th - via:
Hello Everyone! We've really enjoyed hearing from all of you on Kickstarter and we want to answer all of your questions so join us tomorrow at 6pm GMT/ 2PM ET/ 11am PT on Twitch where we will be hosting a live Dev Q&A and while we play Kova.... (Read More)

New Trailer, Interview and Streams!

April 19th - via:
Hello Everyone! It's Humpday and we have 7 days left in the campaign! We have a lot planned in the final week and the first we'd like to share is our new highlights reel trailer for Kova!   Last week, we were live streaming Kova development and this... (Read More)

Sci-Fi RPG 'Kova' is Inspired by Herstory, Coming to PC and Consoles

April 19th - via:
Sci-fi RPG Kova stars a female protagonist inspired by real-life herstory and Black Hive Media plans to bring it to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. (Read More)

Kova, The Side-Scrolling Action RPG, Needs Your Help

April 18th - via:
It’s less than halfway funded as of press time, but still has more than a week to go. (Read More)

Unlocked Our First Community Goal!

April 17th - via:
Happy Monday Everyone! We had a very productive weekend here at Black Hive, as we've unlocked our first Community Backer Bonus! Thanks to you we now have over 2,000 followers on Twitter and we have a community of over 300 wonderful backers here on... (Read More)

Poster and New Teaser!

April 14th - via:
Happy Friday Everybody! We had a crazy week of development and we accomplished so much! We have a strong press push going out next week to rally up more support behind Kova.  We will also be contacting the winner of the poster contest on Monday, so... (Read More)

Free Poster Contest

April 12th - via:
Happy Humpday everyone! We've been going strong here at Black Hive to bring you exciting content this week and one big announcement we have for today is a render of the model of Kova that will be 3D printed!   You can reserve your copy of this Kova... (Read More)

New Swag Coming Your Way!

April 10th - via:
Happy Monday everyone! We have so much in the pipeline for you today, so let's dive in! First we've added a new tier to the campaign! For all of you audiophiles out there, we are including a digital copy of the soundtrack to all backers who pledge... (Read More)

Kova on Twitch!

April 6th - via:
The weekend is almost here, and while we won't rest until we've successfully funded -we will be taking a quick break tomorrow night to chat with you about Kova. We'll be live tomorrow on Twitch, Friday at 7pm ET to answer any questions you might... (Read More)

Xbox, PS4 & Switch!

April 4th - via:
Hi Kova backers! We’re currently at over $4000 with 22 days to go. Thank you to all 171 backers for believing in our game, it means the world to us!  It’s also been great to see you spreading the word about Kova on social media, so please keep... (Read More)

Interview with Kova developers Mandy and Blake Lowry

April 3rd - via:
Last week, Gamer's Almanac reported on the new metroidvania sidescroller Kova from Black Hive Media. Now we've sat down for an interview with Mandy and Blake—Black Hive Media's head coder and artist, respectively (Read More)

Interviews, Live Streams and more!

April 2nd - via:
Happy Fun-day Sunday Everyone! The last few days have been incredible! We've worked with some great streamers and writers to answer more questions about Kova. Today we sat down with Smudboy and did a live Q&A on Youtube. Last week, we talked with... (Read More)

Live on Twich in 5!

March 31st - via:
Happy Friday! We are live on Twitch to answer your questions about Kova and our development in just a few minutes! So grab a drink and join us over at: Talk soon, Mandy, Blake and the Black Hive Media Team  (Read More)

Live Kova Q&A Stream Tonight!

March 31st - via:
Part of the reason we have turned to Kickstarter is that we want to build a community around Kova and get you involved in the project, so we will be hosting a live Q&A session on Twitch today, Friday, March 31st 7pm EDT, 6pm CST.  Join us... (Read More)

Black Hive Media (Kova)

March 31st - via:
Is the existence of extraterrestrial life just a fabrication by a brilliant mind? Or are aliens already walking amongst us? (Read More)

100+ Backers Strong!

March 30th - via:
In just 48 hours, we have over 100 backers! We can't thank you enough for pledging and helping us spread the word!  We've also lit up the first to two points on our Bonus Tiers in just the first 2 days! We are getting closer to our goal every day... (Read More)

Greenlit by the Steam Community!

March 28th - via:
Greenlit! We want to thank each and every backer who has been following us this first day! It has been an exciting day because alongside launching on Kickstarter we were also Greenlit.  We topped out at rank #16 of over 3,000 games in Greenlight... (Read More)

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