Tagged: gaming

Alternative Ads Firm Giftgaming Secures £100,000 During Second Funding Round on Seedrs

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Last fall, UK’s alternative ads firm, Giftgaming, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise funds for expansion of its alternative ads solution. During the campaign, the startup successfully captured £35,000. Giftgaming is a patent-pending in-game ad service and startup supported by Accelerate Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business… Read More

gamesGRABR First Tech Firm to Receive LCIF via Crowdfunding: Crowdcube Selected to Seal the Deal

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gamesGRABR, the social network for gaming, has successfully raised more than £450,000 in its second round of funding on the Crowdcube platform, smashing its initial £250,000 target by over 80% and attracting 221 investors, including the London Co-investment Fund. “We are so proud of this latest round of… Read More

GamCrowd Starts Incubator for Gambling Startups

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GamCrowd, a UK based gambling crowdfunding & crowdsourcing site has announced a new incubator for gaming startups.  According to a statement from the company, GamCrowd expects participants to benefit from a range of value-added provisions and resources to better prepare young companies and assist with the process… Read More

GamCrowd & Clarion Events Set to Partner on ICE Totally Gaming Events, Content

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GamCrowd, a crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform focusing on the gaming industry, has announced a partnership with Clarion Events and its ICE Totally Gaming conference.  The partnership is  designed to take visitors on a “journey of learning and discovery” at ICE Totally Gaming 2015. A series of… Read More

GamCrowd Launches “First Wave of Startups” on Crowdfunding Platform

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GamCrowd has launched the first startups, Betify and Fenway Games, on its equity crowdfunding platform.  Betify is a mobile app that allows users to set or receive challenges from their friends and win rewards, such as tech products and vouchers or trips and experiences, if… Read More

GamCrowd Announces New Chairman: Ian Hogg

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UK based GamCrowd has announced that Ian Hogg has become chairman of gaming industry crowdfunding platform.   Hogg recently left the board of global pools betting operator and supplier, Sportech Plc. Hogg, described as a serial entrepreneur, brings an expertise across online, TV, e-gaming, retail betting,… Read More

Star Citizen Nears $54M Stretch Goal; Gives First Look at Co-Op & Friend Mode

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Robert’s Space Industries’ Star Citizen,  the never ending crowdfunding campaign, is making its way to its next stretch goal of $54,000,000. But NOT before it gives fans a taste of what’s to come. In case you haven’t heard, Star Citizen initially set out to raise… Read More

Innovative iPad Game Device Osmo Launches MyOsmo so Anyone Can Create Games

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Osmo launched their cool hardware gaming device for kids earlier this year. Created by ex-Googlers, Osmo paired slick technology with the Apple iPad to engender an educational and interactive gaming device for kids (and adults).  Osmo is an alternative to pointless games that may occupy… Read More

Big Deez Productions Ready to Raise $450k on Indiegogo for “Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn”

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  Seeking to bring back an old-school videogame favorite “Shaq-Fu” featuring former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, Big Deez Productions launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the sequel for the 1994 game called “Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn.” The production team is hoping to raise $450k… Read More

“Pantheon: Rise Of The Fallen” Development Stalls As Team Seeks Further Funding

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Game developer Brad McQuaid and his team raised over $160,000 to develop Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, an MMORPG. The game raised significant money on Kickstarter, but not enough to eclipse a rather lofty $800,000 goal. They raised just over half that. So the team pivoted… Read More

Brief: “Shroud Of The Avatar” Raised Big Money A Year Removed From Kickstarter

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Shroud of the Avatar raised almost $2 million on Kickstarter in a campaign that ended in April of 2013, but that didn’t mark the end of the crowdfunding process. The game’s creators took the same approach that Star Citizen has taken, using Kickstarter as a launchpad… Read More

Watch: Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On The “Why” Of The Facebook Acquisition

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Reviewed.com caught up with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey to talk about his company’s recent acquisition. When Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion, it ignited a firestorm that left many backers of the famed Oculus VR headset Kickstarter campaign crying foul. Luckey doesn’t see it that… Read More

Indie Game Magazine Partners With Teespring On Crowdfunding Initiative

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Indie Game Magazine (IGM) has announced a rather unorthodox partnership with Teespring, a popular crowdfunding platform for t-shirt concepts. A bit of explaining from IGM clarifies why the partnership actually makes a lot of sense… We receive dozens of emails every day from developers specifically… Read More

Crowdfunding For Video Games Leveling Off: What Gives?

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Joystiq’s monthy Crowdfund Bookie report is out for March, and – much like the first two months of the year – the results are less than great. The report tallies up crowdfunding statistics from Kickstarter & Indiegogo and in the video game space specifically. The… Read More

Square Enix’s PC Game Crowdfunding On-Ramp “Collective” Goes Live

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Square Enix has officially launched their on-ramp for innovative PC video games, Collective. Game developers can now pitch their projects to the crowd on the platform. We have a breakdown of Collective from January. The platform enables roman voting on potential titles. Those that garner… Read More

Star Citizen Hits Milestone, Backer Total Creeping Up On The Population Of A US State

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Wow. $40,000,000+ in crowdfunding cash from 400,000+ backers for Star Citizen. To put that in perspective, the 2010 census placed the population of Wyoming – the smallest state by population – at somewhere around 560,000 people. At what point should Star Citizen get a couple of Senators and… Read More

Crowdfund Bookie: Video Game Crowdfunding Continues Cold Streak Into 2014

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Joystiq’s monthly Crowdfund Bookie report is out and it isn’t pretty. For the quarter beginning in December 2013 and ending February 2014, just over $6.1 million was contributed to video game-related crowdfunding campaigns. That is down more than 50% from the $12.5 million contributed between… Read More

Tivitas Interactive Does The Right Thing In Canceling Their Kickstarter Campaign

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Could you imagine having raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter only to cancel the campaign with less than 48 hours to go? That is precisely what Tivitas Interactive has done, and they deserve a lot of credit for it. The campaign was for the Sinister multi-platform… Read More

On Indiegogo: Shaq And Friends Crowdfunding A Sequel To His Terrible Video Game

Former NBA star and current analyst for TNT Shaquille O’Neal is crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The goal: to fund a sequel to Shaq Fu, a video game released in the mid-90’s. Even Shaq would admit that Shaq Fu was terrible, but take a look at the preview trailer… Read More