Tagged: video games

Kickstarter Success “Armello” Heading to Xbox One

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On Tuesday, creators of Kickstarter alum Armello, League of Geeks, announced that the game is set to hit Xbox One later this year.  The description of the game reads,“The King, once Armello’s wise and benevolent ruler, has fallen ill to a dark and mysterious force known only as… Read More

“CONSORTIUM: THE TOWER” Fig Initiative Surpasses $200,000 Within 48 Hours

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Just 48 hours after its crowdfunding campaign’s launch on Fig, Interdimensional Games‘ Consortium: THE TOWER has already surpassed $200,000 CONSORTIUM: The Tower is described as  a single-player, first-person sci-fi simulation built upon the Unreal 4 Engine. Its story reads: “Set in the hyper-futuristic Churchill Tower, an immense skyscraper… Read More

“Rock Band 4 For PC” Fails to Raise $1.5M on Fig; Harmonix Reveals What’s Next For the Game

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On Tuesday, Harmonix’s Fig campaign unfortunately closed after only achieving 52% of its funding goal for the game, Rock Band 4 for PC. The company, which is behind various popular games such as Rock Band, Dance Central, and Kickstarter project Amplitude, launched the initiative last month seeking $1.5 million for the… Read More

Harmonix Team Conducts Reddit AMA to Discuss Details About Fig Project “Rock Band 4 For PC”

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In an effort to share more details about Rock Band 4 for PC, the team from studio Harmonix took to Reddit to chat with fans and answer questions in regards to the game. Last month, Harmonix launched a campaign on crowdfunding portal Fig to raise $1.5 million for… Read More

Fig’s CEO: Here’s How Investing in Game Shares Works

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On Thursday, CEO of Fig, Justin Bailey, took to the crowdfunding platform’s blog to reveal how investing in “Game Shares” really works. Fig is an investment crowdfunding platform just for video games. The all or nothing platform will offer both rewards and investment opportunities for qualified… Read More

Jay & Silent Bob Video Game Slowly Nears $400,000 Goal on Fig; Clerk Stars to do Voiceovers

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Last month, Interabang Entertainment launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fig to raise $400,000 for a Jay and Silent Bob video game. Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch is a side-scrolling 2.5D, over-the-top multiplayer tag-team brawler whose action escalates as the player travels deeper into… Read More

Ys Net Launches Chinese Website For Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue III”

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This week, Japanese production studio Ys Net announced that it has created a new Chinese website for its Kickstarter success project, Shenmue III. The company, which was founded in 2008 by well-known video game developer Yu Suzuki, revealed that it will be accepting contributions through the Chinese payment… Read More

Kickstarter: Here’s Our Guide for the 2016 SXSW Film Festival

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On Friday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced details about its presence at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, which is being held in Austin, Texas. The Kickstarter crew revealed: “South by Southwest takes over Austin, Texas March 11–20, and we’ll be there with bells on. Here’s a… Read More

Interdimensional Games Announces Plans to Launch Fig Campaign For New Game “CONSORTIUM: The Tower”

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Interdimensional Games, the studio behind the 2014 video game, CONSORTIUM, has announced plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Fig to raise $300,000 for its new project, CONSORTIUM: The Tower.  Gregory MacMartin, CEO of Interdimensional Games, recently discussed details with the crowdfunding platform about the new game: “We… Read More

Brief: Yu Suzuki Reveals New Images of Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue 3″

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Offering up an update to backers of the highly funded Kickstarter project, Shenmue III, creator, Yu Suzuki, unveiled some new images of the game. Shenmue III is described as the true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue II.  The game’s story reads: “Ryo Hazuki has made his… Read More

John Smedley’s Pixelmage Pulls the Plug on “Hero’s Song” Kickstarter

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Last week, former Sony president, John Smedley, and his new studio, Pixelmage, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $800,000 for the new video game, Hero’s Song. Hero’s Song is described an as open world rogue-like fantasy game done in 2D pixel style. Pixelmage… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Mighty No. 9″ Delays For the Third Time

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And the wait continues… Keiji Inafune’s Kickstarter project, Mighty No. 9, has been delayed for the third time. On Monday morning, Inafune revealed: “To the fans eagerly awaiting the release of Mighty No. 9, “Unfortunately, we have an announcement that will be very disappointing to all… Read More

Former Sony President John Smedley Opens New Studio & Launches “Hero’s Song” Kickstarter

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Following his departure from Daybreak Games this past summer, former Sony president, John Smedley, has unveiled a new studio called Pixelmage Games. As part of the company’s launch, Smedley has debuted a Kickstarter for its first game, Hero’s Song. Hero’s Song is described an as open… Read More

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer Discusses “Psychonaut 2’s” Future During Reddit AMA

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Earlier this week, Double Fine boss, Tim Schafer, took to Reddit to discuss the future of the developer’s highly anticipated video game, Psychonauts 2. The game captured $3.8 million through its crowdfunding campaign on Fig. During AMA chat, Schafer stated: “The story for Psychonauts 2 is something… Read More

Harmonix Addresses “Amplitude” Code Issues

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Earlier this week, Harmonix launched its Kickstarter success Amplitude in both North America and Europe. While most backers were excited about the release of the highly anticipated game, others grew frustrated over code issues. Just a few days after Amplitude’s debut, Harmonix updated backers about… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Alum Infinium Strike Set to Hit XboxOne

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Infinium Strike, a Kickstarter-funded strategy-action hybrid video game from former members of Ubisoft now forming Codex Worlds, is set to launch on Xbox One in addition to the previously announced PC, Mac and Linux releases. Infinium Strike takes place in the middle of an intergalactic war… Read More

Gary Oldman on Crowdfunding: The Government Will Get Wise to Something Like This

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Taking a break from his work on Star Citizen,  57-year-old actor Gary Oldman sat down with Vulture to discuss the highly anticipated video game, its companion single-player spaceflight sim, Squadron 42, and crowdfunding. When Star Citizen surfaced in 2012, it immediately hit the spotlight and became one of the… Read More

Video Game Channel GINX TV Nears £575,000 on Crowdcube

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With less than 48 hours until its Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, video game channel, GINX TV, has surpassed its initial £540,000 goal and is now nearing £575,000 thanks to 210 investors. The initiative was originally set to close at the beginning of December,… Read More

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis Backs Twin Galaxies’ #Right2Game Indiegogo Initiative By Offering Her “True Lies” Dress as a Perk

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Earlier this month, community and social video game platform Twin Galaxies launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $250,000 for its #Right2Game movement.  The company shared: “As a video game enthusiast or someone who knows video game players, you have likely encountered the pervasive, negative… Read More

Double Fine’s “Psychonauts 2″ Secures Over $3 Million on Fig

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Less than one month after launching its crowdfunding campaign on Fig, Double Fine has officially captured its initial $3.3 million from over 18,000 backers for its new game, Psychonauts 2. The description of the new game reads: “The original game follows the story of a young psychic named… Read More