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Barkley 2 announces oddball stretch goals for its successful Kickstarter campaign

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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 , they're pretty mad .

The goals are divided into major and minor milestones. Major milestones include an in-game movie theatre and a Mac port, both funded, and a second quest hub, Nightmare City, at $70,000. It's billed as containing as much, if not more, content than the game's current city, Tír na nÓg.

Minor goals, meanwhile, are a tad more leftfield. They include a Mysterious Vigilante Drain Clean Pudgey that will prowl the sewers of Tír na nÓg, and a save import system that will let Barkley 1 players carry their data over to the sequel. The top mini goal, unlocked at $73,000, will force the team to wear pants**** during office hours.

Also announced in the update were extra funding tiers, that will let backers appear on the in-game DwarfNET forums, or to work with Tale of Game's* to create special encounters for X114JAM9 and his team.

Barkley 2 is fast approaching $64,000 of funding, with a healthy 24 days left to go. The team plans to release more stretch goals once they've got the pants thing sorted.

* Yes, the apostrophe work is intentional.

** Full title: 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

*** A successful Kickstarter's life-cycle, at any rate. The second phase of a troubled Kickstarter being either finally releasing some game footage, hastily clarifying what you're actually making, or shutting the damn thing down. Delete as applicable.

**** American pants, presumably, better known as trousers.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.