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  • Blog Post: Kickstarter Game Funding Down Dramatically In 2014

    Despite the continued hype surrounding crowdfunding, Kickstarter pledges for video game projects are slumping so far in 2014. An article in CVG cites a new study by ICO Partners analyst Thomas Bidaux, comparing the pace of Kickstarter funding in 2013 to this year so far. Right now, $13.5 million has... More
  • Blog Post: Kickstarter Tightens Terms Of Service, Warns Projects Of Legal Liability

    Backing a Kickstarter project is a risky endeavor. You’re putting your faith in personnel and a project concept so early that there is a chance that the end product (if it’s ever delivered) doesn’t match lofty expectations. Now, Kickstarter is taking another step to hold project managers... More
  • Blog Post: New Beta Stage Opens Up For Mighty No. 9 Backers

    Mighty No. 2 is really into water. As one of the bosses for Comcept's upcoming Mighty No. 9, she wears a repurposed diving suit that's equipped with arm nozzles. As the game's Kickstarter backers can see for themselves, our hero Beck will have to perform to the best of his abilities if he... More
  • Blog Post: Kickstarter Backers Demand Refunds As Neal Stephenson Cancels Unfinished Swordfighting Game

    Last year, we reported that author Neal Stephenson’s successful $526,000 Kickstarter project, a swordfighting game called Clang, had been “paused.” Today, that project has been fully canceled by his company, Subutai Corporation, and Kickstarter backers are seeking refunds. According... More
  • Blog Post: Wasteland 2 Arrives In Exactly One Month

    Over two years after a successful Kickstarter campaign that brought in nearly $3 million against a $900,000 goal in April 2012, Brian Fargo’s inXile Entertainment is ready to release Wasteland 2. In typical fashion, Fargo enthusiastically shared the news via Twitter. Wasteland 2 will be arriving... More
  • Blog Post: Airmech Miniatures Will Bring Tactics To The Tabletop (If The Kickstarter Succeeds)

    Way back at PAX East this year, Airmech game director James Green hinted to me that an officially licensed tabletop version of the popular MOBA might be on its way. Tomorrow, a Kickstarter for Airmech miniatures will go live with a modest goal of $50,000 and a ruleset that evokes the spirit of the digital... More
  • Blog Post: Creators Of Notorious FMV Game Night Trap Turn To Kickstarter For HD Rerelease

    If you've ever wondered about where the ESRB ratings system came from, you can thank the controversy surrounding two games: Mortal Kombat and the 1992 Sega CD game Night Trap. Both games created a firestorm in popular culture, eventually causing Senator Joseph Leiberman to hold a series of hearings... More
  • Blog Post: Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall Expansion Gets Stand Alone “Director’s Cut” Release

    Harebrained Schemes announced in a recent Kickstarter Update that the expansion to their Kickstarted RPG Shadowrun Returns, Dragonfall, will be getting its own “Director’s Cut” stand-alone release this September. This extended version of Dragonfall will feature as-of-yet unannounced... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Composer Jake "virt" Kaufman Signs On For Temporus Remix Album

    It's no secret that we enjoyed many things about Shovel Knight , particularly the music. Firebelly Studios, a developing currently at work on its Kickstarter game Temporus, has announced that Shovel Knight soundtrack composer Jake "virt" Kaufman will contribute to the game's stretch... More
  • Blog Post: ShapeIt Is Kickstarting Transformation Of Video Game Characters Into Figurines

    The folks over at Shapeit managed to acquire a 3D printer and are looking to share what they can do to the public through Kickstarter. The project aims to allow anyone to send them a screenshot of a video game character and receive a high-quality figurine based on that character. The figurines come in... More
  • Blog Post: Divinity: Original Sin Sells Over 160,000 Copies, Already Developer Larian's Fastest Selling Title

    Divinity: Original Sin, a Kickstarted classic turn-based RPG, is developer Larian Studios' fastest selling title. In an interview with Eurogamer , Larian boss Swen Vincke shared some of the game's success. "We're very happy about it. And to be honest we didn't expect it. We thought... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Is Kickstarting Razer’s April Fool’s Day Drone Joke

    One of our favorite spoofs from April Fool’s Day this year came from high-end peripheral (and laptop) manufacturer Razer. The company put together a video featuring the (fictional) Eidolon wearable drone system that lets you see life as a video game. The Hexo+ intelligent drone by Squadrone System... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Comments On Kickstarted Planetary Annihilation Being Sold At Retail As Early Access Title

    Early access is moving beyond the world of digital download and Steam, and into the world of retail. This post on reddit , highlighting the image below, has been gaining popularity this morning. It showcases the successfully Kickstarted title Planetary Annihilation being sold as an early access title... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Download Keys Delivered Early To Backers

    Backers of the old-school, Capcom-inspired platformer Shovel Knight can grab their copies of the game a little earlier than expected. The game is set to release tomorrow, but according to an update on the game's Kickstarter page , if you backed a tier that afforded you a copy of the game, you should... More
  • Blog Post: Kickstarter Drastically Overhauls Rules And Automates Approval Process

    Kickstarter has published new rules that make significant changes to the platform, opening up crowdfunding via the site to more projects. Item prohibitions – like those on beauty products – and restrictions on others (multiple orders for a single hardware project) have been lifted. Kickstarter... More
  • Blog Post: Reading Rainbow Could Be Headed To Gaming Consoles

    "Butterfly in the sky. I can go twice as high. Take a look. It's on a video game console." Sure, the lyrics aren't catchy, but they could be accurate if LeVar Burton's Kickstarter raises more money. LeVar Burton just can't let go. Despite the fact that Reading Rainbow ran for... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Pulls Off Kickstarter Comeback As Amplitude Reaches Goal

    When Harmonix launched its Kickstarter for Amplitude on an abbreviated timeline, the Rock Band and Dance Central developer was stacking the deck against themselves. For most of the campaign, it looked like Amplitude would be going back on the shelf to gather dust. With just 20 hours to go, Harmonix is... More
  • Blog Post: Amplitude Kickstarter Adds Anamanaguchi, Danny Baranowski And More

    The Amplitude Kickstarter is its final five days, and in an effort to make a strong final push, Harmonix has announced a number of additions to the soundtrack. If you’ve played Super Meat Boy, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, or the original Amplitude, you know some of the newly announced... More
  • Blog Post: Harmonix Launches Kickstarter For Amplitude Reboot

    Before Harmonix put a plastic drum set in your house or got you up and dancing in one of the only great Kinect series, it made controller-based music games. The PlayStation 2 was home to Frequency and its sequel, Amplitude. The latter of these is getting a new lease on life, provided the community chips... More
  • Blog Post: State Of Washington Sues Deadbeat Kickstarter Manager

    Kickstarter (and other crowdfunding platforms) has been a new frontier, especially in terms of legal obligation to deliver . Projects going belly-up have peppered the news for years, but now one state government is taking action. Washington State attorney general Bob Ferguson has filed suit against Edward... More
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