Tagged: video games

Banjo-Kazooie Successor Yooka-Laylee Secures Over £1.3M in Three Days on Kickstarter

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Last Friday, new video game company Playtonic Games launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise only £175,000 for 90’s Banjo-Kazooie successor Yooka-Laylee.  Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC. Revealing the backstory of the games, the Playtonic Games crew explained: “Back in the mid-90s, Steve ‘don’t call… Read More

Playtonic Games Launches Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Banjo-Kazooie Successor Yooka-Laylee

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90’s kids: Get ready to relive your childhood once again! The masterminds of video games Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country have formed a new video game company called Playtonic Games and launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter with a mission to raise £175,000 for Yooka-Laylee. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new… Read More

Creators of From Bedrooms to Billions Returns to Kickstarter For New Feature Film About Commodore Amiga

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This past weekend, creators of Kickstarter alum From Bedrooms to Billions, Nicola and Anthony Caulfield, took to the crowdfunding giant once again to raise £50,000 for their new project, From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years. Sharing details about the 90-minute feature film, the filmmaking… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Delta Six Reappears to Ask For More Funds After Taking Off With $198,000 Nearly Two Years Ago

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Just when backers were starting to forget (not forgive) Kotkin Enterprises for not shipping the open source gaming gun Delta (and with no information at all about its whereabouts), the creators have officially announced a new date and a new catch. For those who haven’t heard… Read More

Sir Clive Sinclair & Retro Computers Team Up to Launch Indiegogo Campaign For New Video Game Console

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Ready to revamp a 1980 game console and bring it to the market, famed English entrepreneur and inventor, Sir Clive Sinclair, has teamed up with Retro Computers Ltd. to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise £100,000 for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega. Within… Read More

Blood Sport Gaming System Gets the Axe By Kickstarter Just Six Days Into Its Crowdfunding Camapign

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Last week, co-founders of Canadian-based company Blood Sport launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $250,000 for its new self-titled gaming system known. The description of the system is pretty much self-explanatory, with Blood Sport, the programmers take the consequences of the gaming world… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter-Success KOR-FX Gaming Vest Announces Retail Availability

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Immerz, Inc., a developer of cutting edge products and technologies, announced on Wednesday (November 12th) the immediate availability of its wireless KOR-FX Gaming Vest following its successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which surpassed its initial goal of $75,000 and raised $183,449 from 1201 backers this past July. Those… Read More

Creators of Video Game Mutiny Remain Optimistic Following Kickstarter Failure


Last month, Dundee-based developer, Hidden Armada, debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £25,000 for its new video game, Mutiny. The game is considered a “chaotic” multiplayer pirate brawler that allows you to sail the 77 seas with a crew of your friends, and you rule… Read More

Brief: Star Citizen Creator Discusses Crowdfunding & The Video Game’s Development (Video)

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With Star Citizen continuing to be the most crowdfunded video game of all time, creator Chris Roberts sat down to discuss his experience with the funding method along with the game and its development. When Star Citizen surfaced in 2012, it immediately hit the spotlight and became one… Read More

Creators of Video Game “Flagship” Cancel Kickstarter Campaign Five Days Before Closing; Refuses to Give Up


During the final days on the crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter, the creators of the single player real-time strategy game video game Flagship, Brad Jeffery and Matt J, announced they decided to pull the plug on the project’s campaign after only raising £48,945 out of its £95,000 goal. Although putting it on hiatus,… Read More

Star Citizen Crowdfunding Campaign Sets Guinness World Record

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It’s the crowdfunding campaign that just won’t end and now Star Citizen is hitting the record books! Not only did the campaign reach $54 million last month, the project has set the Guinness World Record for “Insane Crowdfunding Haul.” Star Citizen has been dubbed the largest crowdfunded game of all time… Read More

Uber Entertainment Launches Kickstarter Campaign For RTS Game Human Resources; Scores $100,000 First Day

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Hoping to continue its crowdfunding-success streak, video game developer Uber Entertainment has turned to Kickstarter with a campaign for its new game Human Resources.  Seeking $1.4 million, the project has received 7% of its goal during the first day thanks to over 2,500 backers. Human… Read More

Piranha Games Kills “Transverse” Crowdfunding Campaign; Begins Backer Refund Process


Earlier this week, developer Piranha Games announced the $1 million crowdfunding campaign for its new video game Transverse was officially canceled. The project failed to attract as many attention as the company had hoped and now the company is planning to refund all backers with the game. Piranha Games’… Read More

Video Game Company Launches $97,000 Kickstarter Campaign to Bring The Addams Family Pinball Game


Setting out to bring an old fan favorite back to life, California-based company FarSight Studios debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to digitize The Addams Family pinball game on Friday (September 12th). FarSight Studios has over 20 years of experience developing video games for consoles, phones and… Read More

Will Ferrell Gets His Game On to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Patients & Survivors

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Old School star, Will Ferrell, is staking his claim on the gaming world, for a cause. After successfully proving his “world dominance” in activities ranging from drum battles to anchoring the news, the actor is now ready to challenge video gamers far and wide, to raise… Read More

Crowdfunder & Creative England Team Up To Hunt For England’s Top Female Game Developers


Creative England and the UK’s leading crowdfunding website, Crowdfunder have joined forces to find and fund the England’s top female game developers and freelancers through an innovative crowdfunding partnership.  A widely reported 49% of gamers in the England are women but only 12% of the people making… Read More

Kuju Startups Fund Secures £200,000 Investment from UK-based Angel: Nears Closing Round for Video Game Developers


Kuju Startups Fund crowdfunding campaign listed on Seedrs posted exciting news:  the campaign just secured a £200,000 investment from an UK-based angel investor. Details arrived via email from Co-Founder Travis Winstanley, “The investor is a private individual, with a background in M&A, who sees huge… Read More

Indiegogo Campaign Hack Due to Compromised Password

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Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for The Fine Young Capitalists was randomly shut down on the platform without any indication as why it was cancelled. Sources reveal that the project was hacked. Luckily, Indiegogo stated on Monday (August 25th) that there was no breach… Read More

Highly Anticipated Video Game “Moon Hunters” Announces Upcoming Kickstarter Debut

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Square Enix Collective and Kitfox Games are delighted to announce that Moon Hunters, the pixel-art mythology-building RPG, will begin crowdfunding on Kickstarter next Tuesday, August 26th. Square Enix Collective is a curated platform that enables creators to post ideas, and gamers to judge whether those ideas… Read More

Developer WinterKewl Games Shares Reason For Yogventures’ Failure


Last week, we reported popular YouTube channel Yogscast announced the cancellation of the famous Kickstarter-success Yogventures after the developers were unable to create the game that was promised. Now, an update that was recently published has given backers a bit more information as to what really… Read More