Tagged: games

Eagle Games Hits Kickstarter For Age of Empires III Board Game; Quickly Captures Over $100,000 First Day

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Ready to create a third installment of the popular board game series, Arizona-based Eagle Games has launched a campaign on crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for Age of Empires III. Sharing the history of the board game, the Eagle Games team stated, “Age of Empires III (2007, Tropical Games) is one of the first and still one of… Read More

AOL’s World of Warcraft Website Returns Thanks to Patreon Campaign

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AOL’s World of Warcraft website, WoW Insider, is getting a second life – well sort of. Thanks to a $8,000 goal crowdfunding campaign on Patreon. According to the Verge, the team behind the site, now the defunct blog Blizzard Watch, hit the platform and has already secured more than $12,500. The funds will be used to… Read More

Matthew Inman’s Exploding Kittens Card Game Becomes Most Backed Project in Kickstarter’s History (Video)

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One week down, nearly three more weeks to go! The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman has been super busy continuing to promote his already Kickstarter success card game, Exploding Kittens.Now the project is nearing $4.3 million on the crowdfunding giant’s platform and has been dubbed the “The Most Backed Campaign in Kickstarter History.” As previously reported, Inman teamed… Read More

Told Her Product “Would Never Go Mainstream”, Entrepreneur Raised Over $250K on Kickstarter & Today GoldieBlox is in 6000 Stores (Video)

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  Stanford educated engineer and successful entrepreneur Debbie Sterling is the epitome of crowdfunding success.  Her crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was launched in 2013 seeking a raise of $150,000 to take her toy GoldieBlox into production.  The campaign closed 30 days later at over a quarter million dollars thus validating her product and – importantly… Read More

Board Game Inventors Launch Crowdrise Crowdfunding Campaign For “Operation” Creator’s Oral Surgery Expenses

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Seeking to help the mastermind behind the famous Milton Bradley’s Operation, John Spinello, fellow game makers Tim Walsh and Peggy Brown have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdrise to raise $25,000 for his upcoming oral surgery. Since its launch earlier this month, the project has surpassed its initial goal and is currently at $29,759. Sharing a backstory… Read More

Osmo Gets Backing From Accel Partners in $12 Million Funding Round, Will Retail in Apple Stores

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Osmo, the interactive hardware game that connects to any iPad has announced that Apple has accepted their product to be retailed across their 284 locations in North America capturing high profile shelf space in the most successful retail store ever. Simultaneously Osmo shared that it has closed a Series A funding round for $12 million led by… Read More

Is Ouya For Sale? Does Anyone Care?

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Last week Re/Code posted that Android gaming platform Ouya was on the sales block. It sounded like it was almost a matter of time before an acquiring company swept in and scooped up a twitching carcass of a gaming platform.  To quote Re/Code; “Ouya, the maker of a low-cost Android-based gaming console of the same… Read More

GaymerX Launches $80,000 Kickstarter Campaign For Its Renamed Gaming Convention “GX3″

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Seeking to make a few changes to its well-known main event, San Francisco-based GaymerX announced its self-titled gaming convention and they are now looking for backers on Kickstarter to support its $80,000 crowdfunding campaign. GaymerX self-titled convention, now renamed to GX3, is the gaming event for everyone, but focusing on supporting LGBTQ gamers and allies. … Read More

Brief: Revenues from Tablet Games to Triple as Crowdfunding Helps

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New data from Juniper Research has revealed that by 2019 worldwide revenues from tablet games will reach$13.3 billion – a threefold rise on the 2014 figure of $3.6 billion. The report highlights that growth will be fueled by a number of key factors including  improved storage capacity of devices, better graphical capabilities, increasing mobile broadband penetration and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: iRBeacon, Demigods Rising, Father Nature Outdoors & HYDAWAY

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Thank you to everyone who emailed in their crowdfunding campaigns this past week.  We had a lot of emails with some really creative projects.  I expect things will pick up even more after Labor Day as everyone gets back into the swing of things after the summer break. Unless you are into board games you… Read More

New Tactical RPG “Hard West” Raises Over $26,000 in 4 Days on Kickstarter

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Setting out to create the next “big thing” in video games, Poland-based PlayWay has launched a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $70,000 for its new game, Hard West. The game is described as a weird turn-based squad tactical with world map exploration, a hint of adventure and a drop of RPG. Giving an example,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: tinyTesla, GripSnap & After Reset RPG

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This weeks edition of #CrowdfundingMailbox is being written on the road.  As we enter in the the final days of summer staff is light as we all try and squeeze in a few days of vacation. The first campaign on the list is tinyTesla.  I am really excited about this one because it is just… Read More

Mighty No. 9 Creator Announces $200,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

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Earlier this week, Comcept founder and former Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune announced the launch of another crowdfunding campaign for action platform Mighty No. 9. The game raised over $3.8 million on Kickstarter last year. The first and only goal on the website is full English voice acting. The main goal is to raise $200,000…. Read More

CoolMiniOrNot Launches 12th Kickstarter Campaign

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Creator of the highly addictive “Zombicide,” CoolMiniOrNot, has launched their twelfth crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for “Zombicide Season 3:Rue Morgue” on July 27th. After just four days, the campaign not only surpassed its original goal, but has scored well over $860,000 from 5,544 backers. Much like the other seasons, “Zombicide Season 3: Rue… Read More

Founder of Frontier David Braben Has Been Appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list.

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Celebrating the work he has done for both of the UK’s video game and computer industries,  founder of developer Frontier David Braben has been appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birth Honors List. OBE stands for honor officer for the Order of the British Empire. It is known as the most junior and populous order of… Read More

Harmonix Gives Kickstarter Backers an Update on “Amplitude” Project

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Just a few weeks after the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Harmonix announced over the weekend its already hard at work on the new version of the game “Amplitude,” which is set to hit PS3 and PS4 in March 2015. Art director and project lead of “Ampltiude” Ryan Lesser released more details about the… Read More

Osmo Hits Pretail Crowdfunding Goal on First Day

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Innovative Children’s Gaming Device Osmo Created by Ex Googler – Disney Team Get’s Support from the Crowd. Osmo is ready to claim the title of “most successful pre-sale campaigns for child-focused connected device”, as demand quickly surpassed its first goal of raising $50,000 in just six and a half hours. Today, Osmo is also announcing… Read More

Harmonix Rallies: Over $844,000 Raised on Kickstarter for “Amplitude”

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Fresh off the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Massachusetts-based video game  company Harmonix Music Systems beat its $775,000 goal for “Amplitude.” The video game is known as a “rhythm-action music game” for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation that is based on the 2003 cult classic. Excited to share the great news, a spokesperson from Harmonix… Read More

Wow. Crowd Power Rocks on Amplitude – Harmonix Crowdfunding Campaign

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Just several days ago the Amplitude crowdfunding campaign by Harmonix Music Systems appeared to be stuck in the slow lane.  Having raised a significant amount of their fixed funding campaign on Kickstarter the project was still far short of goal with only a week remaining.  But what a week it has been. Backers have rallied… Read More

Ex Googlers Launch Super Cool iPad Gaming Device “Osmo”

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Osmo Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Educational & Entertaining  Kids Game. Most parents with young children understand this challenge.  Young kids need to be comfortable using technology but you don’t want them transformed into “digital zombies” playing pointless games (do you hear me angrybirds?) or drooling over videos.  Yes I know too well this dilemma. Especially… Read More