Tagged: games

California Startup Fove Secures Over $325,000 on Kickstarter to Bring Eye Tracking to Virtual Reality

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Setting out to be the next big thing for virtual reality industry, California startup FOVE hit Kickstarter with a mission to raise $250,000 with its new self-titled gaming device. Within only two days, FOVE’s initiative surpassed the initial goal and has since secured over $325,000 from… Read More

Star Wars: X-Wing Developer’s New Video Game STARFIGHTER INC. Takes Flight on Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, New York-based developer, Impeller Studios, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $250,000 for the team-based PvP multiplayer space shooter,  STARFIGHTER INC.  STARFIGHTER INC is described as a Hardcore PvP multiplayer space warfare focused on pure, unadulterated tactical simulation combat. It is a hard-science… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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…. Read More