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Weekly Rewind: April 18, 2020

Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for April 18, 2020 where we cover stories and events we missed over the past week.

This past Thursday the Kickstarter campaign for Sword ‘n Magic and Stuff concluded on a very successful note. Also, Ultimate Games S.A. released the first details and a trailer for Pope Simulator.

For those that missed some of our other stories, here is a run down of a few of stories NGN covered this past week. Floor Chicken let everyone know about their upcoming An Egg Can Dream egg adventure. Silent Sector and Horse Riding Deluxe 2 jumped into early access action whereas Dr. Tacocat, Shooting Blaster Big Bang Boom and Circle Empires Rivals saw their full releases on Steam.

Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff Announcement Trailer | Kindred Games

Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff Kickstarter Ends

When Kindred Games first launched their Kickstarter for Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff the game managed to hit full funding in just 60 hours. From there the game continued to smash through additional funding goals that added an additional race the Drakkin, the Archeological Society feature, Bug Catching and a Nintendo Switch released.

The total amount raised was $79,256 USD with 2,208 backers. When combined with external donations through PayPal, Kindred Games raised $80,956 USD which comes to about a 368% funded project.

On the campaign’s Kickstarter page, Kindred Games posted a thank you to all the backers. “From the bottom of our heart the entire Kindred family thanks you for being a part of this amazing journey and helping us bring our dream project to life.”

Included in the update was future plans. Backers will be recieving a survey in the near future to gather necessary information to process rewards. In addition they will recieve details on how to access the Kindred Games Community Discord and access backer role and supporter channel.

Those that backed a tier with a Steam key should receive theirs via their Kickstarter email address a day before the game launches. Those interested in a Switch key, Kindred Games will be in touch once they know more.

For more information on Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff visit the game’s website at or join the Kindred Games Community Discord.

Pope Simulator Trailer | Ultimate Games S.A.

Pope Simulator Announced

Ultimate Games S.A. along with Majda Games have announced the first details of their upcoming title, Pope Simulator. The game will allow players to step into the shows of a pope.

Presented as a realistic game that focuses on political and strategic elements, Pope Simulator allows players to head the largest religious institution on Earth, the Catholic Church.

The works on the game are at a very preliminary stage, and the first trailer has been released for illustrative purposes. However, Pope Simulator is certainly a unique project demonstrating a serious approach to the subject and intended to offer players a lot of freedom and great opportunities to implement their own vision of papal activity in the virtual world.

Mateusz Zawadzki, CEO of Ultimate Games S.A.

In the preliminary information provided, players will face the broad issues troubling the current modern world. With the power of the pope comes the opportunity with vast possibilities of influencing the fate of the world. In addition one can conduct evangelistic activities and pilgrimages. Other main features include helping and supporting humanity in the fight for world peace and strategically managing the Vatican’s influence.

At this point no release date has been revealed nor which platforms Pope Simulator will be arriving on. Pope Simulator can be added to player’s wishlist on Steam now.

Thank you for checking out the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for April 18, 2020. Be sure to check back next Saturday for the latest edition of Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind and until then stay safe and #StayAtHome!

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