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Kickstarter Funded “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Goes Into Production

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The reboot of the beloved cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000” is finally back in production! The creator of the hit series, Joel Hodgson, announced on Monday that the crew is back and ready to get started with filming. Hodgson and his team shared on… Read More

“Yooka-Laylee” Trailer Reveals: Shovel Knight to Guest Star (Video)

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Playtonic Games, the creators of the Kickstarter-funded video game, Yooka Laylee, unveiled its new trailer that featured Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight as a guest star. Shovel Knight, which was also funded by the crowdfunding platform’s backers in 2013, is the main character in a 2D side-scrolling platform game…. Read More

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Announces The Creative Independent’s Launch

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On Monday, co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, announced the official launch of the funding portal’s new project, The Creative Independent.  As previously reported, The Creative Independent is described as a “growing” archive of the creative processes and is on a mission to help… Read More

3rd Time Not a Charm: Crowdfunded Company Will Liquidate as Most Recent Project Fails

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Hidden Radio was an early Kickstarter success. Co-founded by John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen and Vitor Santa Maria their very first rewards project raised over $930,000 for a stylish blue-tooth connected radio. Over 5300 backers signed up to receive one or more of the speakers. The response was… Read More

Creators of Popular App “Zombies, Run!” App Return to Kickstarter For New Board Game Version

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Earlier this week, the creators of the running app, Zombies, Run! returned to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for its board game version. The team successfully secured over £55,000 for the app in 2011 from 3,464 backers. The new board game will allow 2 to… Read More

Update: Zane Lamprey’s Adv3nture Hoodie Scores Over $700,000 on Kickstarter

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With less than three weeks until Zane Lamprey’s ADV3NTURE Hoodie Kickstarter comes to an end, the former Chug’s host has successfully secured more than $700,000 from over 5,400 backers. Lamprey stated that he and his team spent the past two years re-inventing the Drinking Jacket, he secured… Read More

Sondors eBike Creator Poised to Sell Shares for Electric Car Company

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Sondors eBike creator Storm Sondors has filed a Form-C with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise capital for the Sondors Electric Car Company, a business created with the purpose of designing and developing an electric car labeled the “Model Sondors”. The filing states the… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Divinity: Original Sin 2” Hit Steam Early Access (Video)

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This week, the creators of the Kickstarter project Divinity: Original Sin 2 announced the highly anticipated video game has officially hit Steam Early Access. The game is a follow-up of the original, which first hit the crowdfunding platform in spring 2013 and is described as an Isometric cRPG… Read More

“Chug’s” Host Zane Lamprey Returns to Kickstarter With New Adv3nture Hoodie

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Less than two years after launching his Drinking Jacket Kickstarter, which secured $574,630, host of National Geographic Channel’s Chug, Zane Lamprey, has returned to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for his new Adv3nture Hoodie. Originally seeking $25,000, the project has already attracted nearly $500,000 from more than 3,800… Read More

Some Backers of Kickstarter’s “Mighty No. 9” Continue to Wait For Rewards

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Despite Mighty No. 9’s release being three months ago, some backers of the Kickstarter success are continuing to wait for their physical rewards. Mighty No. 9 first surfaced on the crowdfunding platform back in summer 2013 and secured over $3.8 million from 62,000 backers. The game was created by Keiji… Read More

Consumer Physics’ Rep Confirms: There is No Intellectual Property Dispute Around SCiO

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Following the shut down of SCiO’s Kickstarter page, a Consumer Physics’ representative revealed the page wasn’t removed due to an intellectual property dispute, despite the information stated on the website. As previously reported, SCiO was described as “the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm… Read More

Fidget Cube’s Kickstarter Success Continues: Surpasses $4.2M in Less Than Three Weeks

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Less than a month after launching its Kickstarter campaign, vinyl desk toy, Fidget Cube, has surprisingly surpassed $4.2 million thanks to more than 103,000 backers. The device surfaced on the crowdfunding giant last month, and its creators at Colorado-based Antsy Labs originally sought to raise only… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Heads Across the Pond for the 2016 London Design Festival

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On Wednesday, crowdfunding portal Kickstarter announced it was heading across the Atlantic for this year’s London Design Festival, which will be held on September 17th-25th. The citywide celebration features a range of designers who have brought their projects to Kickstarter. The funding platform declared: “Whether… Read More

Consumer Physics’ SCiO Kickstarter Goes Offline: Hit With Intellectual Property Dispute

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Despite Isreali-based Consumer Physics, an OurCrowd portfolio company, announcing its Kickstarter project, SCiO, is being delivered to backers two years after successfully securing $2,762,571, the crowdfunding portal shut down the project’s page and revealed that Consumer Physics was hit with intellectual property dispute. SCiO was described as “the… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Lumo Launches Second Kickstarter: Seeks Nearly £30,000 For Biking Apparel With Lights

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On Tuesday, cycling apparel brand Lumo launched its second Kickstarter campaign to raise £30,000 for its near clothing with lights line. The company launched its first campaign on the crowdfunding platform in 2014 and captured £74,118 from 458 backers. It then turned to equity funding portal,… Read More

Kickstarter Hero Peak Design Takes Everyday Backpack Campaign to Indiegogo’s InDemand

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While Peak Design may have officially closed its most recent rockin’ Kickstarter campaign which raised for its Everyday Backpack Collection.  Founded by Peter Dering, Peak Design is still offering the Everyday Backpack (in 20L and 30L), Everyday Sling, and Everyday Tote, but now on Indiegogo’s InDemand. Funded to the… Read More

John Smedley Returns to Crowdfunding: Seeks $200,000 For “Hero’s Song” Project

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Less than nine months after pulling the plug on his Hero’s Song Kickstarter campaign, former Sony President, John Smedley, has relaunched the project on Indiegogo. The new campaign is seeking to raise $200,000. As reported, Hero’s Song is an open world rogue-like fantasy game that is done in 2D pixel… Read More

Leonard Nimoy Documentary “For the Love of Spock” Premieres & Trends #1 in U.S. iTunes Documentaries & Indie Films

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Last week, Adam Nimoy (son of Star Trek legend, Leonard Nimoy) released his Kickstarter-funded documentary For the Love of Spock. The film explores the incredible career and artistry of Leonard Nimoy. Back in Summer 2015, just a few months after Leonard’s passing, Adam took to the crowdfunding… Read More