Tagged: video games

Video Game Platform Fig’s Second Campaign Fails to Meet Funding Goal

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Last month, Scribblenauts and Run Roo Run developer, 5TH Cell, teamed up with new video game crowdfunding platform, Fig, to launch a new campaign for its new game, Anchors in the Drift. Anchors, is described as a Free to Play Action RPG with a unique twist that gives players the… Read More

Brief: Video Game Industry Veterans Launch New Crowd-Publishing Platform “BrightLocker”

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BrightLocker, an Austin, Texas-based crowd-publishing platform that was created by a group of video game industry veterans, has recently unveiled its Beta website that is dedicated to help backers participate in the funding, creation, selection and development of games. Ruben Cortez, CEO of BrightLocker, Inc., stated: “In… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Alum “Armello” Announce House Rules, Quick A.I., & New Items Update

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League of Geeks has released the first major post-launch update on Steam for Kickstarter success Armello. The PlayStation 4 and DRM-free versions of Armello will get the Armellians Roar update on Tuesday, Nov. 10. In response to requests from players and the press, the Armellians Roar… Read More

UK’s Rebellion Purchases GRIN Gamestudio; Set to Honor “Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries” Backer Rewards


Well, there some good news for Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries backers after all! Back in August, the developer behind the game, Belgium-based GRIN Gamestudio, announced that it was bankrupt and that it wasn’t going to be able to give Kickstarter backers some rewards. GRIN’s founder, Wim… Read More

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