J.S. Joust in action. You know you want it.
But in what we reckon is a first, Doug Wilson, producer of the games, is looking for assistance from the public in the form of a Kickstarter.
He’s looking for $150,000 in a month, with pledges above a certain level effectively amounting to pre-orders of the game.
At the time of writing, it’s just broken $6,000, and at just $15 a pre-order and plenty of free publicity, we’re hoping that that figure won’t take long to reach.
Sportsfriends is a four-pack of super-casual friendly titles, the main draw being the slightly odd but potentially wonderful Johann Sebastian Joust. It’s a face-to-face sword fighting game with Move controllers, and supports up to seven players. You can read more about that one here.
The other three games included are BaraBariBall, a cool looking fighting game, Super Pole Riders, from the guy who made Pole Riders (and QWOP), and Hokra, a 2-vs-2 minimalistic sports game.
If you want to read more about the project and take a closer look at the Kickstarter project page, it’s all here. It’s an interesting approach, especially one that’s already got the considerable weight of Sony’s Pub Fund behind it, but it’s such a cool concept that I can’t see many having much of an issue with it.