Tagged: video games

Kickstarter Introduces “Play Now” Video Game Service

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Since being established in 2009, Kickstarter has gained some famous video games on its roster, including FTL: Faster than Light, Wasteland 2, The Banner Saga, Octodad:Dadliest Catch, Castle Story, and, of course, Broken Age. Now, the crowdfunding giant is ready to introduce a new service called Play Now. It will allow EVERYONE to purchase these video games, along with others, from… Read More

Harmonix Gives Kickstarter Backers an Update on “Amplitude” Project

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Just a few weeks after the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Harmonix announced over the weekend its already hard at work on the new version of the game “Amplitude,” which is set to hit PS3 and PS4 in March 2015. Art director and project lead of “Ampltiude” Ryan Lesser released more details about the… Read More

Harmonix Rallies: Over $844,000 Raised on Kickstarter for “Amplitude”

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Fresh off the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Massachusetts-based video game  company Harmonix Music Systems beat its $775,000 goal for “Amplitude.” The video game is known as a “rhythm-action music game” for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation that is based on the 2003 cult classic. Excited to share the great news, a spokesperson from Harmonix… Read More

Harmonix Decides to Put “Amplitude” Back on the Shelf If Kickstarter Campaign is Not Funded

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Last month, the video game development company Harmonix launched a $775,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to hopefully bring its rhythm-action game, “Amplitude,” to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, with only a week left of the campaign funding is falling short. Director of publishing and PR John Drake announced the company will put the project back on… Read More

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

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn

  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 so they can bring back what may have been considered… 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 and launched a crowdfunding campaign hosted on their own domain,… Read More

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

Shroud of Avatar

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 for an ongoing crowdfunding effort. What has that done for… 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 way at all, and he says that the response to… 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 asking for tips about how to go about promoting their… 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 quick hits… $991,113 was raised in total 22 projects were… 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 enough support from the crowd are then crowdfunded on Indiegogo… 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 a handful of Representatives? OK, I jest… but to put… Read More

Crowdfund Bookie: Video Game Crowdfunding Continues Cold Streak Into 2014

Kingdom Come Warrior

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 September and November of 2013. February was a bit of… 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 game pad, pictured below… They shared the reasoning for the… 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 below. This new incarnation actually looks like it has some… Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Results In Embezzlement Allegations, Backers To Be Refunded

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In late September of 2013 a group of gaming enthusiasts launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring a gaming and comic book convention to the South Bend, Indiana area. It was to be called River-Con. The group was able to raise $4,000 on a goal of just $2,000… not an earth-shattering raise by any stretch, but… Read More

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer: “There’s a bunch of people who hate the idea of what we’re doing”

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Late last week, Games Industry International published an interview with DoubleFine’s Tim Schafer that discussed the studio’s recent experiences with Kickstarter at length. It’s an interesting look into the crowdfunding process from the perspective of a company that has raised millions using crowdfunding. Perhaps the most interesting comment from Schafer has to do with the difference… Read More

Virtuix Crowdfunding For Equity On SeedInvest After Million-Dollar Kickstarter Campaign For Omni VR Gaming Device

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Virtuix found itself at the center of a revolutionary shift in the video game industry after they raised over $1.1 million on Kickstarter. The campaign funded the Virtuix Omni, an immersive treadmill-like device for gamers. According to a recent backer update, shipping has begun for Kickstarter backers. When paired with a device like Oculus’s Rift… Read More

GDC Survey: Crowdfunding Funded More Video Games Than VCs In 2013

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Today in VentureBeat, GamesBeat writer and beloved game industry prognosticator Dean Takahashi lays out the findings of a survey handed out to the 2,600 attendees of the 2013 Game Developer Conference (GDC). The survey comes from UBM Tech Game Network, who organizes the GDC event. Of particular note are comments made by UBM Tech Executive Vice… Read More

Final Hours: Unsung Story Seeks Last Push Over $600K Kickstarter Goal

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A Kickstarter campaign with some serious star power behind it is dangerously close to losing out on over half a million dollars in crowdfunding cash. Of course, that also means they’re on the precipice of closing a huge $600,000+ crowdfunding round. The next 33 hours will determine which side they land on. There were high… Read More