November 21, 2012 4:00 PM | John Polson
While so many great deals are popping up for the holidays, none seems greater than the 30-game package offered through LA Game Space's Kickstarter. Though the $15 Windows, Mac, and (mostly) Linux game pack isn't due until May 2013, the project they are supporting needs the help now to reach its $250,000 goal.
Cactus, Messhof, Chris Osborn, Molleindustria, Santa Ragione, Beau Blyth and Bennett Foddy (teaming with Adventure Time's Pen Ward) are just some of the names behind the exclusive, never-released 30 games. And in case $15 is too much, you can donate $5 for exclusive access to Katamari Damacy developer Keita Takahashi's newest creation. His new inclusion brings the total games for the $15 tier to 31!
All the pledged money is going to create a nonprofit center for video game art, design, and research, with programs open to anyone in the world. Many would certainly benefit being near the Los Angeles area, but events will archived and available for free online.
Think of donating to LA Game Space like going to a big arcade: pay two quarters to play each game, except you get to play them for life! Sure, the Kickstarter is for a physical game space that most of us will never attend, but the games it has inspired and will incubate will very much be in our reach.
And if LA Game Space is a success, no doubt other cities will follow suit.