Tagged: games

Kickstarter Set to Return to PAX East

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In 2004, the Penny Arcade people thought it would be pretty cool to do a  show exclusively for gaming. Their event was a “small” 4500 gathering in Bellevue, Washington, that not only focused on gaming but also culture, music and a ton of other awesomeness. Since that date the event has doubled every year until… Read More

Officially-Licensed Walking Dead Board Game Cancels Kickstarter After Securing Distribution Deal

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Those that are fans of The Walking Dead TV show on AMC may not necessarily be aware of the popular graphic novel series the show is based on. That series was the inspiration for a recent board game project launched on Kickstarter, but the campaign was short lived. That’s because the game has secured an exclusive… Read More

Alibaba Enters Entertainment Crowdfunding Arena With New Financing Play

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Alibaba.com is a giant in China, and the company has now launched a crowdfunding play for entertainment-related projects. It’s called Yu Le Bao, or “Entertainment Treasure,” and it allows anyone to invest in entertainment projects like films and games in amounts as little as 100 yuan, or approximately $16. According to IBTimes, Alibaba Group is rumored… Read More

Dwarven Forge’s Caverns Surpasses $1 Million on Kickstarter

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Tabletop game Dwarven Forge’s Caverns is the next crowdfunding project to breach the $1 million mark on Kickstarter.  The project is scheduled to close on April 8 so there is plenty of time for this amount to move higher.  Over 3100 backers have supported this campaign to date with backers quickly scooping up rewards. The… Read More

Facebook Buys Crowdfunding Star Oculus VR for $2 Billion

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In a post on the Oculus blog site, the start up tech company disclosed they were joining Facebook.  The deal was valued at $2 billion including $400 million in cash and 23.1 million in Facebook shares, plus an added $300 million payout in cash and and stock if certain milestones are achieved.  The deal is… Read More

OUYA Moving Away from Free to Play Requirement

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Crowdfunding superstar OUYA continues to find it’s way as it alters strategy once again.  In a recent blog post, OUYA’s Bob Mills stated; In the coming weeks, we’re going to let devs choose if they want to charge up front for their games. Now they’ll be able to choose between a free-to-try or paid model…. Read More

Super Retro Squad Successfully Raised Funds on Kickstarter but 2 Years Later There is No Game

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Crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Super Retro Squad raised $53,509 on a goal of raising just $10,000.  In the world of crowdfunding these are pretty small numbers but for the 1,853 backers who as of yet have seen a game it means a lot.  Two years on after closing in August 2012, the game creator Jay Pavlina,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: My Dream RPG, Energy DNA, OSCAR Portable LED Screen & Timesulin

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We have four great crowdfunding campaigns this week to share.  Before I get on with sharing these projects, I want to remind everyone of a video of Slava Rubin talking about crowdfunding tactics when he presented at Disrupt last year.  It is a crowdfunding rule that 30% of your campaign needs to be funded by… Read More

Funding Unsuccessful for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen on Kickstarter

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Crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Pantheon Falls Far Short of $800,000 Goal. Pantheon:  Rise of the Fallen, an MMO game crowdfunding on Kickstarter, set out to raise $800,o00 over 40 days but closed their campaign having raised $460,000 – far short of their intended objective.  The campaign rifled out of the gate raising over $50,000 in the first… Read More

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Closes on Kickstarter at £1.1 Million

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance closed their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter this week having raised an incredibly £1,106,371 (approximately $1.84 million).  Backers numbered a solid 35,384 that supported one of the most successful rewards based crowdfunding campaigns for 2014.  The project was organized by Czech Republic based Warhorse Studios who had encountered challenges in arranging traditional financing… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Imperium Denim, Nanotips, Cinelinx & The Hawaiian

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You have to love the incredible diversity of crowdfunding campaigns.  There is always something for everyone.  The mailbox campaigns this week are all from Kickstarter with 2 from Canada and 2 from the US. First up Tony Yu, crowdfunding from Vancouver, Canada has developed a liquid solution to transform ALL gloves (and whatever else for… Read More

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Breaks the $1 Million Mark on Kickstarter

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Currently the most funded, active campaign on Kickstarter today,  RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance broke the $1 million mark (over £615,000) joining an elite crowdfunding group.  With more than 2 weeks left in the campaign the game has the potential to go much further.  Backers number almost 20,000 today as the game has proven to be… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: ezebee, alima, Sabertron & Antarctic Permfrost

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This was a busy week at Crowdfund Insider.  Several of us spent the past few days at Crowdfund Global Expo where we had the opportunity to hear many of the leading voices in the fast growing crowdfunding industry.  While in San Diego Dr. Richard Swart, from Berkeley, shared some very exciting data on crowdfunding including:… Read More

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Rockets on Kickstarter as Over 17500 Backers Fund Game

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First person, role playing game (RPG), Kingdom Come: Deliverance launched their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter last week and quickly surpassed their £300,000 (over $495,000) goal as backers rushed to support this project.  Standing at over £554,000 ( $900,000) today, over 17,500 individuals have contribute to this game with rewards levels starting at just £3. In… Read More

Chaosmos Game Beats Goal, Targets Stretch Funding Levels

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Board game Chaosmos, developed by independent publisher Mirror Box Games, launched their crowdfunding campaign January 2nd and made $30,000 (75% of its goal) in the first three days. The target of raising $40,000 on Kickstarter has almost been doubled as over 1000 backers jumped in to support the project. Mirror Box Games has now announced… Read More

MMO Game “Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen” Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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Campaign Launched by Brad McQuaid’s Visionary Realms Games Studio. Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is crowdfunding on Kickstarter today and they have set a goal of raising $800,000 by February 22nd.  The much anticipated game and launch was leaked last week and expectations are high for an incredibly successful crowdfunding… Read More

By The Numbers: 2014 A Huge Year For Video Games In Crowdfunding

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Kickstarter was dominant in 2013. Looking back to 2012, Kickstarter ended the year with over $320 million pledged to campaigns on the platform. After taking a look at the most recent Kickstarter statistics, they almost doubled it in 2013. We recently reported on some stats compiled by Kevin Duvall that visualized Kickstarter campaign statistics by… Read More

Gridiron Thunder Game for OUYA: Recap

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Gridiron Thunder, an “Awesome Indie Football Game for OUYA” was successfully crowdfunded on September 8, 2013 after enduring a contentious and controversial campaign on Kickstarter.  Raising $171,009 on a goal of $75,000 the organizer MogoTXT threatened legal action against one of the backers in the very public forum of the campaign comments page. The invective… Read More

Data On Kickstarter Success By Category, Visualized

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Kevin M. Duvall allowed us to share some charts he has compiled based in part on a list of the top 50 all-time Kickstarter campaigns we compiled back in September. The aim of the data is to show how Kickstarter success stories are dispersed across different categories. In the first chart we can visualize the… Read More

Aliens vs. Predators Closes 1000% Over Goal on Kickstarter

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Over 2000 supporters came together to support the table-top game Aliens vs. Predators on Kickstarter.  The initial goal was to raise £35,000 but Prodos Games Ltd. from Warwickshire in the United Kingdom, easily cruised past that amount.   The final crowdfunding number closed at £379,141 (over $620,000) – an astounding number for the successful campaign…. Read More