New Nick Bounty game on Kickstarter

TL:DR - It's been a tough few years, but I'm keeping sane by working on my indie game and could use your help via Kickstarter. 🙂

Hello Friends!

Those who have been keeping in touch know that the past few years have been especially tough for me. One of the main hurdles I've had to face was my health. I've struggled with a joint disorder most of my life that can leave me in much pain and with limited mobility for day or weeks at a time. Then about 2 years ago I had a major heart attack. This required triple bypass heart surgery that left me incapacitated for a while. Furthermore, it exasperated my joint condition making it nearly impossible for me to look for full time work. I've since had to accept disability benefits to live on which is something, but pretty limited. During all of this struggle, my relationships also fell apart leaving me in a pretty fragile physical and mental state. To say that I've been depressed is an understatement, but I am in therapy and taking care of myself through medication and other means.

Even though things have been especially challenging, one of the things I do to keep my sanity and keep my mind distracted from constant negative thoughts is work on my dumb indie games. I'm an adventure gamer at heart and still want to continue telling silly stories despite the misery around me. So I keep on making my low budget games to keep myself and hopefully a handful of other people entertained.

And yes, here is where I could use your help. While the games I make are super low budget, they still cost money to develop. Money that is particularly scarce with my very limited income. I've started a Kickstarter campaign to try to recuperate some of that out-of-pocket cost. If you have a few bucks to spare to support the cause (And get a nice, short adventure game in return), I'd very much appreciate it. And even if you don't have anything to spare, share the link and spread the word would be hugely helpful!

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Congratulations on your INCREDIBLY successful Kickstarter!

I remember playing your old Flash version in the '00s before Telltale hired you and man, you've got a sense of humor and a knack for storytelling. I can see why you were chosen by the studio while it was growing and thriving. 

Unfortunately, it sounds a lot like things took a bad turn later on.

I feel bad you're going through so many tough things but am happy that at least this one thing went well for you today.

I'm definitely looking forward to your upcoming remastered releases and any new episodes of Nick Bounty or any other adventures, you consider making in the future. 

Matthew Hornbostel, game dev, game asset creator /

Hey Matt!

Thanks for the kind words. Telltale was an awesome experience and I wish the company had survived because we were just on the edge of moving into new exploratory game ideas, but alas, it never happened. I'm grateful that I am still able to pursue my own ideas for games and stories thanks to the indie scene and support from people like you.  Thanks for the link to your page.  I'm eager to check out some of your assets and games.  Looks like a lot of cool stuff!!

Damn, sounds horrible. Can't support it on Kickstarter because it only works with credit cards, but will surely get it on itch once it's out. Keep it up!


I'm good with that!  Thanks dude!