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  • Blog Post: InXile's The Bard’s Tale IV Begins Crowdfunding On Thirtieth Anniversary Of Original

    InXile has set the kick-off date for its next crowdfunding endeavor. The Bard’s Tale IV Kickstarter campaign will launch on June 2, the 30th anniversary of the original title’s release. Unlike 2004’s console and PC The Bard’s Tale, which was an action RPG, The Bard’s Tale... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Igarashi's Castlevania Spiritual Successor Hits Kickstarter Goal

    Update: Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has met its $500,000 Kickstarter goal. Original Story: Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night is often heralded as one of the best games of all time, but its producer Koji Igarashi left Konami a little over a year ago. We finally know what he's... More
  • Blog Post: Playtonic Games Clarifies Intentions To Collaborate With Rare On Project Ukelele

    In a recent interview with The Guardian , Playtonic Games' Gavin Price spoke of a hopeful collaboration with former employer Rare, and wanted to offer some more details and clarity on exactly what he meant. If you're unfamiliar with Playtonic Games and Project Ukelele, it's a recently formed... More
  • Blog Post: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter Crosses $1 Million Mark In Final Hours

    Harebrained Schemes has cleared the $1 million mark as its third Kickstarter effort, Shadowrun: Hong Kong enters its final 48 hours. The company successfully rebooted the Shadowrun franchise with two games (plus a director’s cut of the second) and brought a hybrid tabletop/digital game to market... More
  • Blog Post: Windwalkers Kickstarter Seeks To Adapt Popular French Sci-Fi Novel

    Transmedia projects have had a rough ride when it comes to the video game components. Hawken hasn’t quite lived up to its promise and Trion Worlds’ Defiance fell on its face at launch. Now, another company is giving it a go on Kickstarter. Windwalkers tells the story of the 34th (and probably... More
  • Blog Post: Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters Board Game Heads To Kickstarter

    The first officially licensed Ghostbusters board game could become a reality. Cryptozoic is giving Kickstarter backers a chance to bring New York’s finest home (along with some terrifying ghouls and ghosts). The campaign launched today with a $250,000 goal and sits at over $60,000 in just the first... More
  • Blog Post: Former Looking Glass Vets Announce Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter

    Back in July, we told you about former Looking Glass Studios' founder Paul Neurath and his newly announced project. His studio, Otherside Entertainment, acquired the rights for their RPG Ultima Underworld, and they were starting work on a spiritual successor to the 1992 game. Today, they've announced... More
  • Blog Post: Despite Failed Kickstarter, Mutant Football League Is Still In Development

    Mutant Football League had a rough go on Kickstarter , raising only $141,821 of its $750,000 goal in 2013. “"We will be back my friends. Not sure how, when,.. but were coming,” said creator Michael Mendheim at the time. Now, we have our first look at the game in action. Mutant Football... More
  • Blog Post: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Reaches First Funding Goal In Under Two Hours

    Developer Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun: Hong Kong has already reached its first three funding goals. As discussed in our earlier feature covering the development of Shadowrun: Hong Kong , Harebrained Schemes doesn't need Kickstarting funding to complete the next entry in the Shadowrun series... More
  • Blog Post: Nearly 2,000 Games Received $89 Million In Kickstarter Funding In 2014

    Kickstarter has shared a look back at the projects it hosted in 2014. The organization says that $529 million was pledged to 22,252 projects, about nine percent of which fall into the gaming category. These projects include digital titles like The Molasses Flood’s inaugural project, The Flame and... More
  • Blog Post: Shadowrun Ventures To Hong Kong When Kickstarter Launches In January

    Earlier this month, Harebrained Schemes announced that it will be returning to Kickstarter for a third project. With the successful delivery of Shadowrun Returns (and its standalone Director’s Cut campaign) and the tabletop/digital hybrid Golem Arcana, the developer is hoping for another show of... More
  • Blog Post: Maniac Mansion Successor Thimbleweed Park Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

    Point-and-click adventure-game throwback Thimbleweed Park earned a great deal more money that its developers were hoping for, meaning that the game will now be coming to iOS and Android devices. Now all the developers have to do it finish their game. Last month , Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and... More
  • Blog Post: Harebrained Schemes Is Taking Another Shadowrun At Kickstarter Funding

    In an update sent to Shadowrun Returns backers, developer Harebrained Schemes has teased more coming in the cyberpunk universe. The success of the first title is luring the company back to the crowdfunding scene. The update to backers is very brief, “Shadowrun returns to Kickstarter January 2015... More
  • Blog Post: Broken Age Act 2 Arriving Early Next Year

    Double Fine shared an update recently regarding the launch of the second act of Broken Age and the finish line is visible, even it is a little further out than expected. In a post on its website, Double Fine's Greg Rice offered a status update for the game. Broken Age's second act recently entered... More
  • Blog Post: Ron Gilbert And Gary Winnick Receive Kickstarter Funding, Won’t Microwave A Hamster

    We want to believe that Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick never really intended to microwave a hamster (despite a threat on the Thimbleweed Park Kickstarter page). Thankfully, the duo have met their $375,000 goal, so we’ll never need to find out. Last week, we covered Thimbleweed Park , a throwback... More
  • Blog Post: That Dragon, Cancer Takes To Kickstarter As Title Expands To PC

    That Dragon, Cancer will now see release beyond the Ouya platform. Developers Ryan Green and Josh Larson have taken to Kickstarter for funding to see the game through to completion on PC, Mac, and its original home. The title is an adventure game that explores the story of the Green family, who recently... More
  • Blog Post: Mega Ran's Next Album Releasing On CD, Vinyl, and NES Cartridge

    Mega Ran, a popular rapper who makes "chip-hop" versions of classic game songs, recently started a Kickstarter campaign to fund distribution of his documentary Mega Lo Mania as well as his upcoming CD " Wouldn't Miss It For The World ". The Kickstarter quickly reached its funding... More
  • Blog Post: Hopeful Kickstarter Documentary Film WoW Mom To Cover Video Games As A Coping Mechanism

    Film maker and comedian Andie Bolt is working on a documentary about her mother's bout with cancer and how she uses World of Warcraft as a coping mechanism, and she has started a Kickstarter to complete the documentary as well expand the story to include others who use Blizzard's popular MMO... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Forget About The Kickstarter Project The Flame In The Flood

    Making an independent game is hard. Making an independent game without money is even harder. This is why the ex-BioShock developers at Molasses Flood have turned to Kickstarter to help pay the bills while they develop an exciting new project called The Flame In The Flood. Molasses Flood has already reached... More
  • 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
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