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Dash & Bitrefill Partner to Reach Global Underbanked and Unbanked

Dash, (DASH), a digital currency for payments, today announced its partnership with Bitrefill, reportedly the largest cryptocurrency top-up prepaid phone company, reaching over 160 countries and supporting 600 operators worldwide, including Verizon Wireless, TMobile and AT&T. The partnership will allow Dash customers to pay for their… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Success “Divinity: Original Sin 2” Announce Steam Early Access Updates

Larian Studios, the creators of Kickstarter successes, Divinity: Original Sin and Divinity: Original Sin 2, announced on Tuesday that Polymorph and Summoning skills are now available to all owners of Divinity: Original Sin 2, which is currently available on Steam Early Access. According to the studio, the skills come to… Read More

Director’s Cut of Indiegogo Alum “Lazer Team” Now Available on Steam

On Friday, Steam announced that the director’s cut of Indiegogo alum Lazer Team is now available on its digital distribution platform. The Rooster Teeth production film received over $2.3 million during its crowdfunding campaign in 2014 and raised an additional $1 million in theatrical release pre-sales last… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Divinity: Original Sin 2” Hit Steam Early Access (Video)

This week, the creators of the Kickstarter project Divinity: Original Sin 2 announced the highly anticipated video game has officially hit Steam Early Access. The game is a follow-up of the original, which first hit the crowdfunding platform in spring 2013 and is described as an Isometric cRPG… 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

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

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

Brief: Video Game Mutant Football League Still in the Works Despite Kickstarter Failure (Video)

Back in the fall of 2013, original creator and lead designer of the original Mutant League Football & Hockey, Michael Mendheim, teamed up with Run Games to launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $750,000 so that they may bring the Football Heroes Engine… Read More

Creators of Former OUYA Console Exclusive, That Dragon, Cancer, Launch $85,000 Kickstarter to Bring the Game to Mac, Steam & PC

Last Wednesday (November 12th),  video game developers, Josh Larson and Ryan Green, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $85,000 to bring their game, That Dragon, Cancer, to PC, Mac and Steam. The new adventure was originally a OUYA console exclusive and is dedicated to… Read More

Prediction: Kickstarter Video Games & Funding May Shrink 50% in 2014

While video games continued to be a huge hit on the crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, it seems not everyone believes that the category is actually as successful as it seems. Despite the platform helping game developers raise $57,934,417.74 in 2013, UK-based firm ICO Partners revealed that the gaming campaigns have struggled… Read More

NVBOT Announces New Version of Its Self-Titled 3D Printing Solution

Boston-based NVBOT, a 3D printing startup founded by MIT students, announced on Thursday (September 11th) it will be releasing the latest version of its self-titled 3D printing solution. Already proven to play a role in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) innovation, as well… Read More

Yogscast Had Kickstarter Success. But Now Yogventures Has Been Cancelled

Popular YouTube channel Yogscast has announced the cancellation of its project Yogventures, which generated $570,000 during its 2012 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The game was said to have already went into development at Winterkewl Games. According to Eurogamer, the game originally was set to release in… Read More

Double Fine’s Tim Schafer: “There’s a bunch of people who hate the idea of what we’re doing”

Late last week, Games Industry International published an interview with DoubleFine’s Tim Schafer that discussed the studio’s recent experiences with Kickstarter at length. It’s an interesting look into the crowdfunding process from the perspective of a company that has raised millions using crowdfunding. Perhaps the most… Read More

Bugbear Flexes Crowdfunding Muscles On Steam After Failed Kickstarter

In late 2013, Helsinki-based video game studio Bugbear launched a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming title, the ambiguously-named Next Car Game. The campaign sought $350,000 in funding, but it became clear shortly after launch that the stated funding goal was going to be a reach. The… Read More

Spicy Horse Taken At Their Word On $1.7 Million Akaneiro Loss

Shanghai-based video game development shop Spicy Horse and leader American McGee are fairly well known in the world of crowdfunding. The outfit has three Kickstarter campaigns under its belt. Two have succeeded while funding for a third was cancelled. The first of these projects to… Read More

Valve, Oculus Rift Team Up In Effort To Make Steam A VR Gaming Leader [Deck]

@hugotheonly1 I’m a big fan if oculus, and will buy one 🙂 but the valve demo really blew me away. VR is going to be amazing — David Hensley (@TheDavidHensley) January 16, 2014 Valve is a name that has become synonymous with disruption in the… Read More

Double Fine’s “Broken Age” Hits Steam, Kickstarter Backers Get Early Access

Double Fine Adventure was a bit of a turning point in crowdfunded video games. When Double Fine Productions launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter seeking $400,000 in funding from the crowd, they couldn’t have imagined netting over $3 million. The road wasn’t easy from there… Read More

Valve & SteamOS: Video Game Crowdfunding In Your Living Room

Greenlight is essentially a crowdsourcing platform where any of Steam’s 75,000,000 active users can help to determine what games get launched on Steam, the Valve-owned video game marketplace. It’s step one in a game development funnel Valve has used to empower smaller developers and studios…. Read More

Escapist Video Spurs Debate About Star Citizen’s Legacy

The Escapist : Jimquisition : Early Access The video above has resulted in a bit of a kerfuffle on the forums for Star Citizen. It features The Escapist video game review editor Jim Sterling going off about early access games, which are invariably linked to the… Read More

Wasteland 2 Hits Steam Early Access After Successful Kickstarter

Gamers wishing they backed the Kickstarter campaign for Wasteland 2 can rejoice. The game is now available to everyone via Steam Early Access. inXile Entertainment’s post-apocalyptic RPG raised just short of $3 million in a Kickstarter-powered funding effort that ended on April 17 of 2012…. Read More

“Prison Architect” Uses SendOwl To Raise Over $8 Million In Crowdfunding Effort

The solutions for crowdfunding initiatives grow more numerous by the day. One that is just hitting our radar is SendOwl, an e-commerce solution that UK indie developer Introversion Software has used in a crowdfunding effort for their new game, Prison Architect. The game has raised over… Read More

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