And now for something completely different. To coincide with their Penny Arcade Expo appearance in a couple of weeks, the inspirational Tale of Game's have uploaded a gameplay-full video of their well-Kickstarted Barkley 2 - sequel, of course, to the world's first b-ball RPG Barkley Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden. While the first featured JRPG-style turn-based combat, the second boasts real-time ass-kicking, only with plenty of delicious numbers jumping out of enemy heads. Give it a watch! Then lament the lack of b-ball featured therein.
Tale of Game's'* Barkley 2** has hit the second phase of a Kickstarter's life-cycle:*** stretch goals! Fittingly for the follow up to Chef Boyardee’s Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa, those goals are pretty mad.
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.
Completely unhinged indie RPG Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden is getting a sequel. We think. Given Tale of Game's Studio's (they put the apostrophe there to make games journalists cry) sense of humour, it's entirely possible the whole announcement could be a massive joke. Assuming they're actually telling the truth through, the preposterously named The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa will be coming to Kickstarter soon.