Tagged: video games

Creators of Kickstarter Alum “Unsong Story” Announces Game Changes; Leaves Backers Frustrated

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Back in January 2014, video game production company Playdek launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its diverse tactical RPG, Unsong Story: Tale of the Guardians. Unsong Story was described as the spiritual successor in a storied line of epic tactical RPGs designed by Yasumi Matsuno (aka Final… Read More

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Surpasses $1.5M on Kickstarter; Announces New Canadian Team, AMA, TwitchCon, & Single Player Mode

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With less than a week until its Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, highly anticipated game Divinity: Original Sin 2 has successfully secured over $1.5 million. Divinity: Original Sin first hit the crowdfunding platform in spring 2013 and is described as an Isometric cRPG that can be played in single-player mode or cooperative… Read More

Ys Net Adds “Slacker Backer” Campaign on Official Site of Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue III”

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Ys Net Inc, as represented by Yu Suzuki, has announced today the start of an additional “Slacker Backer” funding campaign through a special page on the official Shenmue III website. This campaign will be both in English and in Japanese, and will accept PayPal as… Read More

Former Developers of Vigil Games Quickly Gains Over $200,000 on Kickstarter For New Game “Battle Chasers: Nightwar”

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Airship Syndicate, which consists of  Vigil Games’ co-founders Joe Madureira, Ryan Stefanelli and former developers, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 for the new game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar.  Battle Chasers: Nightwar is described as a classic JRPG (Japanese role-playing game) combat meets action packed dungeons and… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Armello” Now Available on PS4, Windows, Mac, & Linux

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Armello backers, the wait is over! The game, which was first introduced on Kickstarter last year by League of Geeks, is now available for PS4, Windows, Mac and Linux. The description of the game reads,”The King, once Armello’s wise and benevolent ruler, has fallen ill to a… Read More

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


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”


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


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


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


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