The Few and Cursed: Painting the World Red

Dropsy: A Surreal Exploration Based Adventure Game

A project in Homeland, FL by Jay Tholen

Funding Unsuccessful

Guide a sweet but accident-prone clown through strange worlds in a fresh take on the classic point and click adventure.
Backers: 548
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $12,460 of $25,000
Dates: Jun 25th -> Jul 25th (30 days)
Project By: Jay Tholen
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Latest News

Clown adventure Dropsy gains Devolver deal

November 20th - via:
Devolver Digital has agreed a publishing partnership with Jay Tholen for his clown-based adventure Dropsy. The game, which began life as an Internet forum collaboration, is currently completing a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, thus far raising $20,000 on a $14,000 target. (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 28th July 2013

July 28th - via:
Two big wins this week and both are projects that I’ve been intrigued by since I first saw them. Lacuna Passage is the game about mysteries on Mars, using real topography of the Red Planet, and Satellite Reign is the Syndicate successor that promises an emergent cyberpunk city. Excellent news. (Read More)

The final 48 hours!

July 23rd - via:
Greetings!Thank you to all our new backers, We're almost 40% funded! We're now in our final 48 hours of the campaign. Please share it as much as you can! This includes Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, or wherever else you can think to post it!... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup – 21st July 2013

July 21st - via:
There have been plenty of weeks with no losers and several winners, but I can’t remember compiling this column and finding losers without winners to sit above them. There are lots of projects that are readying themselves for a spot in the winners’ section though, propped on the podium, parading their plaudits. Dungeonmans and Tangiers are my current favourites, with Monochroma not far behind. It’s a busy week though and there should be something for everyone. Except sports fans. Nothing for sports fans. Probably the least Kickstarted genre actually. Licensing issues to blame? (Read More)

More on Dropsy's Open World

July 18th - via:
More on Dropsy's Open WorldDropsy is an 'open world' game in the sense that you can visit almost every area from the very beginning. There is initially a clear suggested route, but very few locations are off limits. This presents a few challenges in... (Read More)

A Big THANK YOU! One week remains!

July 17th - via:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!First of all, thank you to all our backers! It's been an awesome few weeks of making new friends who believe in what I'm doing. I appreciate every single one of you.Right now we're about 32% funded. We have a little... (Read More)

30% Funded, Q&A Part Two, and Dropsy's Uncertain Future

July 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Dropsy is weird to the power of clown…in a good way

July 13th - via:
It takes a special kind of game to evoke feelings of familiarity and extraordinary strangeness at the same time. Dropsy, a point-and-click adventure starring a handless clown by the same name, is one such game. Reminiscent of classic LucasArts SCUMM games, but unafraid to take on completely uncharted territory, Dropsy looks to be as intriguing as it is goofy and bizarre. (Read More)

New Dropsy Teaser Video!

July 9th - via:
Excited to finally have this finished and online. Share it everywhere! Everyyywhereee!This trailer gives you a tiny peek at the game's opening area, and Dropsy's main theme, composed by Chris Schlarb. I recorded a special little dinky version just... (Read More)

Dropsy isn’t clowning around with second Kickstarter appeal

July 5th - via:
If you've been crying on the inside at the dearth of surreal, open world adventures, you'll probably want to step right up and support a new Kickstarter campaign for Dropsy. (Read More)

Video Update #2, Press Roundup, and More!Also, taking questions for the next Q&A!

July 4th - via:
We're at 21%! Woo!Heartfelt thank you to all the new backers, this is incredible! Please keep sharing and tweeting the Kickstarter!I'm currently working on both the update for our little Choose Your Own Adventure game (as seen in the last update) AND... (Read More)

Choose Your Own Adventure Game: Dropsy Goes West!

June 30th - via:
Last week I started a new Choose Your Own Adventure on the Something Awful forums. I was originally going to keep it there exclusively, but I'd like to allow the Dropsy backers to participate as well.  I even recorded a little soundtrack for it!Free... (Read More)

Video Update #1 - Q&A and more!

June 29th - via:
Thank You!Hello backers! A big THANK YOU to everyone as we're now almost 12% funded! We've got a long road ahead though, so don't forget to share, tweet, and blog about Dropsy! I'm looking for some press, so if anyone knows of a blog or website that... (Read More)

Ask me questions! Also, Reward-O-Bot Song and 7/8 Dropsy Rap Now Downloadable!

June 26th - via:
Ask Questions!I'm going to be recording a video to answer a few of the questions I've received about the game tonight. If you have any specific questions, post them here! I'll answer anything. ANYTHING!Rap and Reward-O-Bot Songs!I've had a few... (Read More)

The Inventory...

June 26th - via: stored in Dropsy's pants. Everyone should back the game on this fact alone.In other news, we're almost at $1k after having only been up a few hours. Thank you! Share, tweet, and blog about this as much as possible! Video update coming tomorrow... (Read More)

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