Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden sequel slams onto Kickstarter
Tales of Game's (the apostrophe is intentional) are Kickstarting their follow-up to the free RPG Chef Boyardee's Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. Billed as the second chapter of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 - Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie casts you as the son of basketball legend Charles Barkley (the eponymous Hoopz) in a "post-cyberpocalypse" where "ballers" are hunted down and persecuted. I am not making any of this up.
The devs say Barkley 2 "combines the focus on strong characters and narrative of Eastern RPGs with the non-linearity and openness of Western RPGs, drawing on the best ideas from titles like Realms of Arkania, Fallout, Dark Souls, Romancing SaGa, Dark Sun, Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall and Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne." They're asking for a meager (by Kickstarter standards) $30,000 to make it happen, with a notable $1,000 reward tier allowing you to covertly impersonate them in an interview.