Tagged: kickstarter

Original Director of “Shenmue” Returns For Kickstarter-Funded Sequel (Video)

Keiji Okayasu

On Friday, Yu Suzuki and his team at Ys Net announced the original Shenmue director, Keiji Okayasu, has returned to direct Kickstarter success Shenmue III.  The crew stated in a recent update: “Taking a look at end credits of Shenmue you may noticed this man’s name—Keiji Okayasu. He was the… Read More

Kickstarter Funded Yooka-Laylee Releases Toybox Demo (Video)

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This week, creators of the Kickstarter-funded project, Yooka-Laylee, released the demo for the standalone gameplay experience, The Toybox. Playtonic Games revealed details about The Toybox this past spring and described it as self-contained, spoiler-free sandbox designed to give Yooka-Laylee backers a taste of the platforming to come in the final game. Yooka-Laylee is described as… Read More

Scotland Or Bust: Kickstarter Is Heading to Edinburgh Fringe

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On Friday, Kickstarter announced it will be making its way across the Atlantic to attend this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, which will take place on August 5th to the 29th. The crowdfunding portal shared: “Over in the UK, the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe is almost… Read More

Yancey Strickler: We Think That Kickstarter Is Giving More People the Courage to Create & to Put Themselves Out There

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Following the release of Ethan Mollick’s study on Kickstarter’s impact on the economy, CEO and co-founder of the popular crowdfunding portal, Yancey Strickler, sat down to discuss the website’s growth and influence of entrepreneurs. Mollick reported in his study: “From inception to May 2015, Kickstarter projects resulted… Read More

University of Pennsylvania’s Ethan Mollick Conducts New Study On Kickstarter’s Economy Impact

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This week, Professor Ethan Mollick of the University of Pennsylvania released its recent study on Kickstarter’s impact on the economy. The study revealed the following: Employed 283,000 part-time collaborators Created 8,800 new companies and nonprofits with 29,600 new full-time jobs Raised more than $5.3 billion for those… Read More

Big News: Kickstarter Preps to Open Doors For Singapore Campaign Creators

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This week, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced it is making prepares to open its doors for Singapore campaign creators.   Kickstarter is currently available in nearly 20 countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Spain. Last year alone, the… Read More

“System Shock” Remake Set to Finish Kickstarter Run With Over $1.3M in Funding

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With less than twelve hours until its highly successful Kickstarter campaign is set to end, Nightdive Studio’s System Shock remake has captured over $1.3 million from 21,000 backers. The studio took to the funding portal last month to raise funds for the video game and surpassed $450,000 in less than 24… Read More

Chinese Startup Mobvoi Captures Over $360,000 First Day on Kickstarter For New Interactive Smartwatch “Ticwatch 2”

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China-based tech startup, Mobvoi, launched its Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to raise only $50,000 for its new interactive watch, Ticwatch 2. Within a matter of 24 hours, the timepiece not only secured its initial funding goal (in 10 minutes), it has managed to secure well over $360,000… Read More

Amazon Launchpad Unveils Kickstarter Collection

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On Wednesday, Amazon Launchpad announced the launch of its Kickstarter Collection, which features over 300 projects that have been funded on the crowdfunding giant’s platform. Startups that are reportedly featured in the Kickstarter Collection include Piper, Zivix, Prynt, and MudWatt, among others. Customers shopping the Kickstarter… Read More

Kickstarter Album Kano Heading to U.S. Retail Stores: Set to be Stocked at Toys “R” Us And Barnes & Noble

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On Tuesday, Kickstarter alum, Kano, announced it was making its way to U.S. retail stores. The startup’s computer kits and screen kits will now be available to purchase online through Toys “R” Us and Barnes & Noble for the price of $149.99.  Alex Klein, CEO and co-founder of Kano, stated: “As… Read More

Primo Toys Addresses Digital Dream Labs Lawsuit

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Following the news that Pittsburgh tech startup, Digital Dream filed an infringement lawsuit for its Kickstarter-funded project, Cubetto, Primo Toys officially addressed the situation. As previously reported, Cubetto is a toy for both boys and girls and is powered by what is described as a “tangible” programming… Read More

Brief: Kristen Bell Reveals She Randomly Searches Through GoFundMe Pages At Night

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While continuing to raise awareness for her new healthy food petition, Veronica Mars starlet Kristen Bell recently revealed to E! News her favorite pastime is looking up GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns she can put funds towards. During her interview with the media outlet, Bell shared: “I… Read More

Netflix Picks Up Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival

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Exciting news, Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans! The hit series is officially rebooting and its coming to streaming service, Netflix. Creator of the show, Joel Hodgson, revealed details about the reboot at San Diego’s 2016 Comic Con, which was held this weekend. pic.twitter.com/qX6vtMU3nq — #MST3K… Read More

Bitmap Books’ NES/Famicom Kickstarter Relaunches Despite Nintendo Copyright Block

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Despite Nintendo issuing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) again Bitmap Books over its Kickstarter-funding NES Famicom Book, the initiative was able to relaunch and successfully secured over $265,000 USD. Earlier this month, the gaming giant announced the DMCA notice, which stated the copyrighted materials in… Read More

Turning Android Smartphones Into Laptops: Andromium Scores Over $400,000 on Kickstarter For Superbook

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On Thursday, California startup Andromium launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for The Superbook, which turns Android smartphones into laptops. The device is described as a smart laptop shell that consists of an 11.6″ HD screen, keyboard, and multi-touch trackpad. It offers over 8… Read More

Peak Design Returns to Kickstarter & Secures $1M in 24 Hours For Everyday Line

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California startup Peak Design returned to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter earlier this month to raise $500,000 for four new bags of its Everyday line. Within 24 hours, the company’s initiative not only surpassed its initial goal but also went on to captured over $1 million. It is… Read More

Nightdive Studios Confirms: “System Shock” Remake on Track For PS4 Release Following Kickstarter Campaign

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With seven days until System Shock Kickstarter closes, Nightdive Studios announced the remake is on track for PlayStation 4 (PS4) video game console release. As previously reported, The studio took to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for the video game and surpassed $450,000 in less than 24 hours. The… Read More

De La Soul Releases New Single “Royalty Capes” As They Prepare For Kickstarter Album Launch (Video)

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With nearly a month until De La Soul releases their highly anticipated Kickstarter album, And The Anonymous Nobody, the group has unveiled a new single track called Royalty Capes.  Back in 2015, the hip-hop group, which consists of Vincent Mason, David Jude Jolicoeur, and Kelvin “Posdnous” Mercer, took… Read More

Smithsonian Unveils Neil Armstrong’s Gloves & Helmet One Year After Kickstarter Launch

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Just one year after launching its Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Kickstarter campaign, the Smithsonian announced the unveiling of the famous astronaut’s space gloves and helmet exhibit. As previously reported, the organization announced in June 2015 it has teamed up with Kickstarter to help fund a few… Read More

Petcube Returns to Kickstarter: Seeks $200,000 for New Petcare Cameras

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Petcube, the company that keeps people connected with their pets, has returned to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $200,000 for its new cameras, Petcube Bites and Petcube Play. The startup previously secured $251,225 from 1,758 backers during its first crowdfunding campaign in 2013. The two interactive cameras… Read More