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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Los Angeles Is A Real Wasteland

    Players from 181 countries have put nearly 50 years worth of time into Wasteland's beta. The final game won't take players quite that long, but could clock in around 50 hours. Here's an early look at Los Angeles, the setting for the second half of the game. InXile's Kickstarter-funded... More
  • Blog Post: New Video Shows Keiji Inafune Drawing New Enemies For Mighty No. 9

    In a new video, legendary Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune shows his process of creating new characters for his Kickstarter-funded action game Mighty No. 9. It's impressive. While he's using a very new-school funding model for Mighty No. 9, Inafune takes an old-school approach to creating characters... More
  • Blog Post: Last Life Kickstarter Gets Double Fine Stamp Of Approval

    Kickstarter is full of various video game projects seeking funding, but few of them get the endorsement of Tim Schafer himself. That lucky game would be Last Life , and is among the first to be part of the "Double Fine Presents" program. Why the game caught the eye of Schafer and Double Fine's... More
  • Blog Post: Red Riding Hood Is An Alcoholic Bounty Hunter In Dragon Fin Soup

    Video game Kickstarters are all about enabling developers to create games that might be tough sells for traditional publishers. Case and point is Dragon Fin Soup, a game where you play as a re-imagined version of Red Riding Hood who is a bounty hunter with a liquor problem. Developer Grimm Bros has combined... More
  • Blog Post: Dementium: The Ward Developer Returns To Survival Horror With Cult County

    Renegade Kid, the developers behind Dementium: The Ward on Nintendo DS and Moon Chronicles on 3DS, are seeking funding for a new survival horror title via Kickstarter . Titled Cult County, players will take on the role of Gavin Mellick. Following his mother's death, Gavin is unable to reach his older... More
  • Blog Post: Miniature Game Prodigy Finds Maximum Success On Kickstarter

    At GDC, we got our first look at Hanakai Studio’s video game-meets-tabletop miniatures title, Prodigy . The company’s $100,000 Kickstarter campaign began on April 2, and just five days later has passed its goal. When we played Prodigy a couple of weeks ago, it was clear that the game mechanics... More
  • Blog Post: Shadowrun Online Heading To Steam Early Access This Month

    Shadowrun Online by Cliffhanger Productions has been under construction for a long time . The game's Kickstarter campaign ended in the summer of 2012 with an initial release date of 2013. Obviously, that didn't work out, but there is good news. On March 31, players and backers will be able to... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM Creator’s Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Underway

    Last month we learned about Julian Gollop’s Kickstarter project, Chaos Reborn , set to release in spring 2015. The title is a reboot of the X-COM: UFO Defense creator’s ZX Spectrum game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards. Today marks the first official day of the Kickstarter campaign. The Chaos... More
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