Kobold's Quest Lets Players Steal Babies, Collect Their Skulls

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Kobold's Quest Lets Players Steal Babies, Collect Their Skulls

Kobold's Quest is a multiplayer platformer that'll see players feeding babies to monsters while competing for their skulls.

Suckerfree Games has a title in development called Kobold's Quest that's somewhat similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii, if the goal of Mario and pals were to steal babies so that a monster could eat them. Players of Kobold's Quest have to fill their Kobold Commander's hunger, and if isn't with human babies they'll become the meal themselves. Seems logical to me.

Kobold's Quest is a four-player, capture-the-flag style platformer. Players each take on the role of a different color Kobold and must cooperate to make it to a baby's lair, er... nursery, by taking on defenders such as knights and giant birds while avoiding traps. However, once the baby is picked up, the game becomes competitive and players will turn on each other to become he who hands the baby in to the Kobold Commander.

Suckerfree has set up a fan-funding page on IndieGoGo to help bring the game to its planned late June release on Xbox Live Indie Games. Out-of-pocket funding has apparently run dry for the indie studio, so it has a goal of $1,000 to keep things moving. Pledging enough money can net the donator every game Suckerfree ever releases, and the ability to design an unlockable level.

It looks like a fun co-op/head-to-head title and there's no way you can hate Kobold's Quest's premise. It's a little dark, but in reality Kobolds do eat babies, so that's life. You can check out the funding page here if you'd like to help out.

Source: GameSetWatch

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I just...Words fail me...
WHY?

but in reality Kobolds

Gonna have to stop you right there champ.

Tihi, dead babies...

Did anyone else notice when you go to click on the link to this article on the main page it just says "Kobold"?

Heh.

Kobold.

LavaLampBamboo:
Did anyone else notice when you go to click on the link to this article on the main page it just says "Kobold"?

Heh.

Kobold.

I miss URealms... :(

OT: This game sounds like it's just trying to end up on Fox...

Is the an option to slaughter Kobold babies?

Reminds me of the "Kobold's Ate My Baby" mini pack-game that used to be a staple of brick and mortar PnP RPG shops [sighs]... it also reminds me somewhat of Tom Proudfoot's work (which I never tried, but remember hearing about).

http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/game.php?id=2926

Well, hello, rip-off of Kobolds Ate My Baby!, the tabletop role-playing game about noseless kobolds gathering babies to feed their commander so he doesn't eat them instead. How's tricks?

Concept is fail.

This just seems like such a colossally stupid idea.

I was going to donate, but then I saw the gameplay footage. It just looks incredibly clunky, and much more like a free Flash game than something that you would pay for.

I'm not buying this, thanks for the offer there, pal.

Ah, here we see abstraction at work!

Remember a few months ago all the anger directed at that new school shooter mod and its abhorrent creator? Here's the article in question for those of you have forgotten:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/108065-Inside-the-Sick-Mind-of-a-School-Shooter-Mod

Note there what Checkerboarded Studios and Mr.Pawnstick did wrong.

1: Mr.Pawnstick admitted and was quite adamant that School Shooter: North American Tour 2012 was designed to cause offense, or at the very least, was offensive and he didn't care who thought so.

2: The creators picked a subject guaranteed to raise hackles, however, they didn't do what Suckerfree Games have done here and make it 'cutesy' i.e. abstract.

If the baby kidnapping/killing were done in the style of the aforementioned school shooter mod? "Disgusting! It's dragging gaming into the mud! RARRGH I believe in free speech -except- for this guy etcetera."

Give it some funny visuals and a quirky narrator? "Lol, baby killing."

Still, not saying this looks like a bad game, just thought people's thinking on it was interesting.

Kobolds who collect baby skulls?

Do they look vaguely like this?

... If they release it for iPod I'll buy it.

So... we're making a gritty version of Steve Jackson games?
All hail king Torg!

Pinkey Nickles was the greatest smelliest kobold i ever played as.

The hamsters at the escapist must need a break. Took me like 10 tries to load this page.

Hell, i'm sold. I love games that let you be the villain.(Overlord, etc.)

Johnnyallstar:
Kobolds who collect baby skulls?

Do they look vaguely like this?

Holy CRAP! You're right!

Rutskarn:
Kobolds Ate My Baby!, the tabletop role-playing game about noseless kobolds gathering babies to feed their commander so he doesn't eat them instead.

Is it as fun as it sounds?

ace_of_something:
So... we're making a gritty version of Steve Jackson games?
All hail king Torg!

All hail King Torg!

Looks cute and silly. I'll have to keep an eye on this. And yes Plugav, Kobolds Ate My Baby as fun as it sounds.

sounds fun looks meh serously someone thinks we will pay for those graphics needs at least some serous polishing

Sounds like my Saturday night...

I could make a long post about the intricacies of this, but I'll leave it at...

I want it!

This reminded me of Dwarf Fortress. Bloody baby snatchers... And theives...

I loved the narrator's voice. Also, the game looks like a pretty amusing take on Kobolds. :P

plugav:

Rutskarn:
Kobolds Ate My Baby!, the tabletop role-playing game about noseless kobolds gathering babies to feed their commander so he doesn't eat them instead.

Is it as fun as it sounds?

Like a thousand times moreso, actually. It's got some of the greatest novelty rules I've seen in 12 years of gaming.

Kinda tired of the pretentious crap shoved into indie... anything I guess, not just games, purely to get attention. Then again it could just as easily have been a joke between the creators... still too common though.

Also the game looks like a *slower* New Super Mario Bros. vs mode.

8-Bit Grin:
... If they release it for iPod I'll buy it.

Yea, though i wont hold my breath...

some guy:
It's a little dark, but in reality Kobolds do eat babies, so that's life.

I want to see Kobolds eating babies in reality, really.

Therumancer:
Reminds me of the "Kobold's Ate My Baby" mini pack-game that used to be a staple of brick and mortar PnP RPG shops [sighs]... it also reminds me somewhat of Tom Proudfoot's work (which I never tried, but remember hearing about).

http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/game.php?id=2926

Rutskarn:
Well, hello, rip-off of Kobolds Ate My Baby!, the tabletop role-playing game about noseless kobolds gathering babies to feed their commander so he doesn't eat them instead. How's tricks?

That was the first thing I thought of too...

Im not gonna donate but I'll pick it up if it comes out looks like a great deal of fun. hehe dingo

Therumancer:
Reminds me of the "Kobold's Ate My Baby" mini pack-game that used to be a staple of brick and mortar PnP RPG shops [sighs]... it also reminds me somewhat of Tom Proudfoot's work (which I never tried, but remember hearing about).

http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/game.php?id=2926

This.

Seriously, just...this...

...I'm going back to /tg/...

Rutskarn:

plugav:

Rutskarn:
Kobolds Ate My Baby!, the tabletop role-playing game about noseless kobolds gathering babies to feed their commander so he doesn't eat them instead.

Is it as fun as it sounds?

Like a thousand times moreso, actually. It's got some of the greatest novelty rules I've seen in 12 years of gaming.

ChroniclerC:
And yes Plugav, Kobolds Ate My Baby as fun as it sounds.

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check it out.

As for this game, I don't own an XBox, so...

The Kobolds ate my baby link seems justfied - i think this would be a fun game :)

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