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Lex Laser Saves The Galaxy, Again

A project in Somerville, MA by Defiant Mouse

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A tactical puzzle RPG designed for busy people.
Backers: 433
Average Pledge Per Backer: $32

Funded: $13,793 of $65,000
Dates: Apr 15th -> May 10th (26 days)
Project By: Defiant Mouse
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Latest News

Press Roundup, and Meet The Team

April 30th - via:
We've had some great press responses to the game so far! “The tactical combat assumes that the player is capable of pointing a weapon at a baddie, so insists on hurling a ridiculous number of enemies in his/her direction and requiring them to pick... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

April 28th - via:
Jagged Alliance: Flashback arrives in the Katchup this week. I’ve expected (and hoped for) a Jagged Alliance crowdfunding attempt for some time now. As soon as it became obvious that Kickstarter was a place where old franchises could revive themselves, every week that the mercenaries didn’t appear was slightly more unsettling than the last. Would I rather have a direct sequel without a crowdfunding campaign? Perhaps. (Read More)

Play the prototypes! (and a little more about Episodes)

April 24th - via:
We've prepared a few browser-based prototype missions to give you a better idea of the basic gameplay in Lex Laser Saves The Galaxy, Again!   Pistol Training Cutting Laser Training Shotgun Training Outside The Vault (all three at once) In the final... (Read More)

From the autobiography of Lex Laser: Shrapnel Mining

April 21st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – April 21st 2013

April 21st - via:
Two $100,000 winners this week and a few other projects close to the finish line. While I was compiling the column this week, I realised I was keeping track of the number of projects that apparently ‘contained roguelike elements’. It’s about 90%, although to be fair I stopped keeping track almost as soon as I’d started so that figure is entirely made up. Perhaps my memory fails me, but I don’t recall the term being anything like as popular 12 months ago. Of course, some would argue that the meaning has been lost and that anything with procedural generation or a modicum of difficulty is now wearing the roguelike hat, but that in itself surely tells us something. Games want to be like rogue, which is far more agreeable than the days when every other one wanted to be like a soldier or a space marine. (Read More)

Lex Laser Saves The Galaxy, Again Kickstarter Campaign Underway

April 20th - via:
Defiant Mouse has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Lex Laser Saves the Galaxy, Again, a sci-fi tactical puzzle RPG being developed for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with a release date set for the first half of 2014. (Read More)

Lex Laser Saves the Saves the Galaxy, Again - a sci-fitactical puzzle RPG for busy people - launched on Kickstarter

April 18th - via:
[April 18, 2013] A team of MIT Game Lab & Looking Glass Studios alums has launched their Kickstarter campaign for "Lex Laser Saves the Galaxy, Again" - a sci-fi tactical puzzle RPG designed for busy people, raising 10% of their targeted goal of $65,000 on the first day of the 25-day campaign. (Read More)

MIT Game Lab technical director launches tactical title 'for busy people' on Kickstarter

April 18th - via:
MIT Game Lab's Andrew Haydn Grant is a busy man, so naturally the game he's working on is tailored for the lifestyle of equally busy people. Grant is what he calls team lead, "the guy pushing the whole thing forward," on Lex Laser Saves the Galaxy, Again, a strategy game developed by a team of Game Lab faculty, alum and students. The group launched a Kickstarter campaign for the game earlier this week in hopes of securing funding to complete and polish it. (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign launched for Lex Laser

April 17th - via:
The frontiers of space are rife with danger. Defiant Mouse needs help in getting players there and is seeking funding through Kickstarter. (Read More)

Lex Laser Saves The Galaxy, Again Wants Your Attention

April 17th - via:
Today is surely an exciting day for Nintendo fans with all the Direct news that has relentlessly pulled no punches at all. But it certainly helps to take a look at the smaller games that demand attention as well. Lex Laser Saves the Galaxy, Again is just that kind of game. (Read More)

Back to Back: indie RPGs to fund

April 15th - via:
There’s been a bit of a lull in people emailing me about their RPGs this past week, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for another Back to Back! Every single game that was on last list remains available to fund, though most are approaching the end of their campaigns. Here’s the update, with some new titles added in: (Read More)

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