Tagged: video games

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

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

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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

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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,… 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