Tagged: video games

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 of the most popular crowdfunding campaigns on the web. The… Read More

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

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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, Jeffery and J both decided that no matter what, they… 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 and largest amount raised for any sort of crowdfunded project. Earlier… 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 Resources is described as a PC real-time strategy (RTS) game… Read More

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

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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’ co-founder and creative director, Bryan Ekman took to video game’s… Read More

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

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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 tablets, but the team has never forgotten the classics. The… 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 money for non-profit organizations Cancer for College and Donate Games… Read More

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

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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 the games are female, this partnership aims to put the… Read More

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

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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 potential of fund and the wider video games market.” The… 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 in its security. TechCrunch reported the hackers were able to guess the campaign’s… 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 should become reality or not; developers supported by the video… Read More

Developer WinterKewl Games Shares Reason For Yogventures’ Failure

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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 went wrong with the project. Winterkewl Games’ Kris Vale took… Read More

Suspended Kickstarter Areal Reveals Reasons for Shutdown

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Claims of Russian Interference and Death Threats as Campaign is Re-Launched on Areal web site. Just a few days after Kickstarter pulled the plug on the bizarre crowdfunding campaign for West Games’ Areal, the video gaming studio reveals even more drama has been involved in the situation.  The game, created by senior ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers,  features… Read More

Kickstarter Suspends Areal Campaign After Passing $50,000 Goal

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West Games’ Areal, one of Kickstarter’s weirdest crowdfunding campaigns to date, hit its $50,000 goal earlier this week and then was shutdown by the crowdfunding platform today (July 22nd). The video game, created by senior ex-S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers,  features a massive and intricately detailed open world environment that is described as varied and colorful, set in a… Read More

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”

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  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