Tagged: video games

Video Game Developer Pixeljam Rolls Out New Crowdfunding Platform; Debuts Dino Run Campaign

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Seeking to change crowdfunding as we know it, game developer Pixeljam has launched a new platform dedicated to developers and other creative types. According to Cult of Mac, Pixeljam’s co-founder, Miles Tilmann, stated that the new “crowdfunding project’ is an experiment that’s an alternative to other… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Fig Closes Investment Portion of “Outer Wilds” Campaign

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Just one day after Outer Wilds campaign was launched, new crowdfunding platform Fig has closed the investments portion of the project after the game secured $50,000 from investors (and $500,000 in investment interest). Outer Wilds, which was created by Mobius Digital’s creative director, Alex Beachum, is… Read More

Kickstarter Alums Team Up to Launch New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Video Games

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On Tuesday, three Kickstarter alums, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, inXile’s Brian Fargo, and Obsidian’s Feargus Urquhart, launched a new crowdfunding platform dedicated to video games called Fig. According to Wire, the new website will bring together fans and investors alike in a system of rewards-based… Read More

Video Game Studio comcept USA Reveals More Details to Kickstarter Success Mighty No. 9’s Delay

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Hoping to clear the air of any confusion in regards to the latest Mighty No. 9 delay announcement, video game studio comcept USA revealed more details to the highly anticipated game’s new release date. Last week, multiple sources announced that Mighty No. 9’s debut date was pushed back again from Fall… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Alum Yooka-Laylee Joins Forces With Publisher Team17; Doesn’t Receive Anymore Funding

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On Thursday, Playtonic Games, the creators of the Kickstarter success Yooka-Laylee, announced it has teamed up with Team17 to publish the highly anticipated video game. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC. During its run on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the video game successfully… Read More

Inafune’s “Red Ash” Receives Funds From FUZE Entertainment; Kickstarter Funding is For “More Content”

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With only three more days until Red Ash’s Kickstarter comes to an end, it looks like the game will not receive its full $800,000. But no worries Keiji Inafune fans, the project will still get off the ground thanks to Chinese digital entertainment company FUZE Entertainment. The game, which… Read More

Inafune & Comcept USA Adds $1 Million PS4 Stretch Goal For “Red Ash” Kickstarter Following Backer Poll

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With nearly one more week until Red Ash’s Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, it seems as though Keiji Inafune’s latest creation isn’t getting as much attention as the well-known video game developer had hoped. The game’s story (so far) reads: “Danger looms over hundreds of thousands… Read More

Nintendo Reportedly Pulls the Plug on Unlicensed “Zelda” Web Series Kickstarter Project

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Last week, a Kickstarter by Salt Lake City’s independent studio, Aeipathy Industries, was launched for a Zelda web series, Zeldamotion. This YouTube sensation’s story reads: “The land of Hyrule has been overtaken by the cunning wizard Agahnim, who is sacrificing the descendants of the seven sages in… Read More

“Bloodstained” Creator Koji Igarashi Talks Kickstarter Success & Video Game Plans

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Just a few weeks after his new video game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night closed its extremely popular Kickstarter campaign, creator Koji Igarashi sat down with USGamer to share details about the new game and crowdfunding success. Bloodstained is a 2D exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer that features RPG and crafting elements…. Read More

“Project Cars 2″ Announced; Crowdfunding Campaign Debuts on World of Mass Development to Raise £7M

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Just a few weeks after Project CARS released, Slightly Mad Studios announced on Monday the plans for its sequel Project CARS 2, and its new crowdfunding campaign on World of Mass Development. According to Stuff, while revealing more details about the upcoming game Slightly mad Studios shared… Read More

“Shenmue” Series Creator Yu Suzuki Confirms During Reddit AMA: “Shenmue IV” Depends On the Success of “Shenmue III”

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Taking time away from his record-breaking Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign, creator of the franchise, Yu Suzuki, conducted a Reddit AMA over the weekend to chat about the upcoming game. Shenmue III surfaced on the crowdfunding giant just a week ago and gained over $3 million in… Read More

Kickstarter’s “Shenmue III” Smashes Guinness World Record of Fastest Funded Video Game

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Just three days after its widely popular Kickstarter campaign launch, critics of Shenmue III have announced that the video game is already making history by breaking records. According to Guinness World Records, Shenmue III only took  1 hour 42 minutes to reach $1 million goal on the crowdfunding giant’s… Read More

Video Game “Yooka-Laylee” Nears $3M During the Finals Hours on Kickstarter

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During the final hours of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Playtonic Games’ 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee successfully raised nearly $3 million thanks to over 66,000 backers. As previously reported, Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC. Revealing the backstory of the games, the Playtonic Games crew… Read More

Brief: “Smite” Developer Hi-Rez Studios Hits Kickstarter to Raise $50M For New Game; Cancels & Admits It Was a Joke (Video)

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On Tuesday, Hi-Rez Studios, the developer of the popular third-person action multiplayer video game Smite, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50 million so that it can create a new game (or sort of) that makes fun of popular projects that have used the funding method…. Read More

Former Developers of BioShock & DeadSpace Launch Kickstarter Initiative For New First Person Horror Video Game

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Ready to unleash their newest project, Boston’s The Deep End Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for horror-themed video game, Perception.  The team, which is made up of developers of BioShock and DeadSpace, revealed that Perception offers a bold and fresh take on first person narrative games. The description reads: “Perception is a first-person narrative horror… Read More

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… 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