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Chain Gang Chase : OUYA & PC

A project in Rochester, NY by Joe Pietruch

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Play with up to seven friends as convicts, chained together, running for freedom in this couch co-op video game for OUYA and PC.
Backers: 306
Average Pledge Per Backer: $38

Funded: $11,662 of $10,000
Dates: Oct 18th -> Nov 17th (31 days)
Project By: Joe Pietruch
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Kickstarter Game Developer Haiku Collection

September 2nd - via:
It’s a bit of a tradition that whenever I interview someone for Cliqist I ask them to put together a brief haiku to describe them, their company, or their game. Since we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Cliqist this week I figure it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of them. All the haiku’s were written by the person being interviewed, and are listed in the order in which they appeared on the site. Some are great, some not so much, but each is interesting in its own right. (Read More)

Four hours left...

November 17th - via:
Some interesting figures: Only 1 of the 8 Rookie Cop rewards remain. We're $1000 away from our first stretch goal. We're $3500 away from being able to hire another student. Women outnumber men as our Rookie Cops by a tally of 4 to 3. All of our... (Read More)

It's the Final Countdown!

November 17th - via:
Only 10 hours to go!We're going out with several different events: Hang Out On Air LIVE If you don't have a Google+ account, you can watch us LIVE on YouTube: If you do have a Google+ account, you can ask text questions... (Read More)

Happening now... (Part 2)

November 16th - via:
Cathy is streaming a 24601!!!!! creation LIVE at right now (and until around 5 PM EST). Check it out! More to come! - Joe  (Read More)

Happening Now (Part 1)...

November 16th - via:
We just started our Hangout On Air & Play Test 1 - going on until 2 PM EST (GMT -5) ... watch and participate LIVE at (also visible LIVE on YouTube link... (Read More)

I'm not greedy!

November 15th - via:
Or if I am greedy, it's certainly on behalf of my students. As such, and after listening to feedback from several backers, I've decided to do two things: 1. Stretch goals are now more granular.Instead of the first goal being a whole 50% further away,... (Read More)

Who am I? ... 24601!!!!!

November 15th - via:
I would like to take this opportunity to show off a mock-up of the character selection screen:  We already have 10 backers at the 24601!!!!! reward tier who will have their likeness displayed in the game on the Character Select screen (as you can... (Read More)


November 15th - via:
Quick Summary 1 - Progress Update 2 - Hangout On Air & Play Test 1 - Saturday 11/16 : Noon - 2 PM EST 3 - Art Stream - Saturday 11/16 : 3 - 5 PM EST (GMT -5) 4 - Hangout On Air & Play Test 2 - Saturday 11/16 : 5 PM - Midnight EST 5 - Hangout... (Read More)

We Have Passed 100%

November 14th - via:
There will be a full update coming around midnight (I was in the middle of writing today's when we hit 100%), but I wanted to drop you all an enormous THANK YOU! As promised, I am now in handcuffs for the duration of the campaign. This makes typing... (Read More)

It's the final countdown!

November 13th - via:
I've been waiting pretty much all campaign to post this: Explanation: Thank you all so very much! We're almost there!We also crossed a threshold recently. If every backer's pledge were to be increased by... (Read More)

So Close, And Yet So Far!

November 12th - via:
Quick Summary 1 - Back-ometer Update 2 - Featured Maps 3 - Weekend Events 4 - Rewards Revealed 5 - Game Graphics Mock-Up 6 Have you shared the link to this project ( ) on Facebook and Twitter? Have you told all of your gamer... (Read More)

Happening now...

November 10th - via:
We're streaming live from now until November 10 at 7 PM EST (GMT -5). Find us at  (Read More)

Chrome-Dome Chase

November 7th - via:
Quick Summary 1 - Back-ometer Update 2 - Handcuff Challenge 3 - Streaming Play Test Event 4 - Featured Maps 5 - Press Round-Up 6 - Taverns & Trolls  1 - Back-ometer Update - As of this writing, we're at just over 80% - but those of you who... (Read More)

Joe's Going Bald!

November 7th - via:
It happened!You folks reached the $7,500 milestone sooner than I had even thought possible! As promised (and since you did it before the early deadline) I will be shaving my head this evening, live on Twitch (and later pushed to YouTube!) while... (Read More)

Campaign Challenge Intensified

November 5th - via:
Wow. Brenda, I didn't know you didn't like my hair. :-P After issuing the Campaign Challenge (75% by 11:59 PM on 11/11/13 means Joe shaves his head!) in the last update, we went from 58% to 70% in a single day! Thank you so much to all of our backers... (Read More)

A Pretty Big Update!

November 5th - via:
Quick Summary 1 - Back-ometer Update 2 - Budget Realignment 3 - Campaign Challenge 4 - Announcing Stretch Goals 5 - Add a T-Shirt 6 - Gates/Sensors Play-Testing 7 - Press Round-Up  Thank you, Backers!  1 - Back-ometer Update - Thank you so much... (Read More)

7 Kickstarter Video Games We Can't Wait to Play

November 5th - via:
These seven projects are bringing exciting new game ideas to the table, if they can just raise the Kickstarter funds. (Read More)

Streaming Now! (Well, then...)

October 31st - via:
Here is the Update that I previewed (but regrettably didn't publish (so very sorry!)) on the evening of October 31, 2013. Please note that we're not actually streaming now - but you can pretend we are by watching the recorded stream on... (Read More)

Bonus Stream Right Now!

October 30th - via:
Bonus Halloween Preparedness Live Stream going on right now!  (Read More)


October 30th - via:
50% - HALFWAY THERE! :-)Can you tell I'm a little excited? Yesterday the slump was hitting me hard in the feelings. I got through it with the help of a few backers, and some kind messages. But today? Today we passed the half-way mark in our progress... (Read More)

Keep it up!

October 29th - via:
Quick Summary 1 - Progress Update 2 - Featured Maps 3 - Halloween Stream 4 - Back-ometer Update 5 - What's Coming Up? 6 - I want to hear from YOU! Keep it up! 1 - Progress Update - I'm going to call it as I see it: The slump is here. We're continuing... (Read More)

Joe Pietruch Discusses Chain Gang Chase

October 29th - via:
Joe Pietruch is a gamer, developer, and an educator, and he’d like you to back his game that features a controversial element of our criminal justice system; chain gangs. Chain Gang Chase has you and up to 7 friends guiding your tethered cons through maze like levels to freedom. The Kickstarter video makes it look like a riot, but why would a guy make a co-op party game with such a potentially controversial subject matter? We recently had an opportunity to ask Joe some questions about just that, and a number of other subjects. (Read More)

Live Play Test!

October 24th - via:
Hey everyone! As promised we are having a live play RIGHT NOW! At RIT in the lobby of the Shumway Commons so come on down and try it out, you can also watch the Play Testing live on, just follow the link  (Read More)

Backer-Generated Maps!

October 24th - via:
Quick Summary 1 - Thank You, Everyone! 2 - Featured User Maps 3 - Play Test on Saturday 4 - Back-ometer Update 5 - Friends Over There 6 - What's Coming Up Thank you, everybody!1 - Woo hoo! We're currently at 33% and have broken 100 backers! While the... (Read More)

You All ROCK! :-D

October 22nd - via:
Quick Summary 1 - Thank You, Everyone! 2 - Keep on Sharing 3 - Play Tests on Saturday 4 - Make Maps, Son! 5 - Temperature Rising 6 - Thanks Again! Wow! Thank you, everyone!1 - This is my first Kickstarter project as a creator. Going into it, I had no... (Read More)

Kickstarter Launches For "Couch Co-op" Chain Gang Chase

October 21st - via:
Joe Pietruch, a professor with the School of Interactive Games and Media at Rochester Institute of Technology, has launched a Kickstarter for a novel new, "couch co-op" game called Chain Gang Chase. He is looking to release the game for Ouya, PC, Mac and Linux, and depending on how well they do they are open to the potential to bring it to mobile and the web as well. (Read More)

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