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Weekly Rewind: January 4, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for January 4, 2020.

This past week was cut short for the second time in a row for a lot of gaming news with the new year holiday. With the short news week comes another short Weekly Rewind. Jingle Jam 2019 ended and raised millions for charity and Kickstarter projects galore for the new year with The Longest Road On Earth and It Is Nice When It Snows.

Jingle Jam 2019 Raises Millions

Jingle Jam 2019 is in the history books and according to The Yogscast website over $2.73 million has been raised for charity. The ultimate goal of this charity event is to raise millions for worthy causes all over the planet.

First launched in 2011, Jingle Jam has since raised over $15 million for charity causes. In 2018, approximately 90,000 gamers helped to donate $3.3 million to good causes through Humble Jingle Jam Bundle with the backing of publishers and developers with games from around the world representing a wide range of genres.

The Humble Jingle Jam 2019 Bundle was available for purchase over at Humble Bundle for a minimum $30 USD donation. However, it is no longer available since December 31, 2019 with the conclusion of the campaign. According to the Humble Jingle Jam 2019 Bundle page there were 81,719 bundles sold with 100% of the money going towards charity.

Humble Jingle Jam 2019 Bundle
Humble Jingle Jam 2019 Bundle

The Longest Road On Earth

Time is nearly up to support on Kickstarter a very unique and different game called The Longest Road On Earth. In this game players will find that there are no goals and no rush for rewards. It is all about the experience of being immersed into the lives of several characters who live their daily lives in their own unique world.

During this immersive interactive experience players are given the opportunity to live through different moments of the different characters. What happens in the time periods not shown are up for them to interpret allowing for each player to be a part of the story as they create their own version of what is happening in these moments.

The Longest Road on Earth is near the end of its Kickstarter campaign that is scheduled to conclude on January 7, 2020 at 8:51 AM PST. Currently the campaign has raised nearly 90% of the €10,000 or approximately $11,159 USD goal. To learn more about The Longest Road On Earth or back the project visit its Kickstarter campaign page or follow @RoadOnEarth on Twitter.

The Longest Road on Earth – Trailer | Arturo Monedero

It Is Nice When It Snows Kickstarter

Small indie developer Concano Games launched their Kickstarter campaign for It Is Nice When It Snows at the start of the new year. The project is a 2D puzzle platformer that follows the remains of a snowman who was ripped apart by a mysterious and magical storm.

The game features five hand-drawn worlds with over 25 levels in which players control one of the remaining pieces of the snowman where they can grow, shrink, and move their ball of snow around. Along the journey players will be avoiding various hazards in their effort to discover what source of evil ripped the snowman apart and is causing other issues in the world.

The Kickstarter campaign for It Is Nice When It Snows runs until 11 AM PST, February 3, 2020. The campaign is seeking €25,000 or roughly $28,000 USD in funding. To support this project or to learn more about It Is Nice When It Snows visit the campaign’s Kickstarter page.

It Is Nice When It Snows Kickstarter Launch Trailer | Concano Games

Thank you for checking out the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for January 4, 2020. Be sure to check back next Saturday for the latest edition of Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind.

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