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Fig closing on Psychonauts 2 investments

By David Craddock, Oct 06, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Thanks to Fig's SEC qualification, backers will earn profits after investing in games at or above specific levels.

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Fig crowdfunding platform receives SEC approval

By David Craddock, Oct 03, 2016 4:43pm PDT

Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, Fig lets backers become investors and receive a profit.

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"On the other side of the coin, complete creative control with even larger budgets is pretty ..."

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Fig and the State of Crowdfunding Development

By Cassidee Moser, Jun 23, 2016 2:00pm PDT

We recently sat down with Justin Bailey of Fig to discuss accountability, the troubles of Kickstarter, and his future plans for the company. 

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"As in captions? What sort of info are you looking for? I can definitely add that in the future ..."

- cassideem see all 3 comments

Blood franchise could be revived with crowdfunding support

By John Keefer, Jun 06, 2016 7:15am PDT

IP rights would need to be taken care of first.

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"Jace has put this forward before, but without him spearheading it, will likely again come to ..."

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This War of Mine jumps to tabletop with board game Kickstarter

By John Keefer, May 10, 2016 10:30am PDT

Get the stretch goals ready, as it was already funded in less than two hours.

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"Just thumbing through their Kickstarter page this game looks pretty awesome. Very high quality ..."

- bling1bling see all 3 comments

Dark Souls Board Game Should Give You Even More Ways To Die

By John Keefer, Apr 08, 2016 12:15pm PDT

Steamforged Games will work with Bandai Namco to bring the dark and deadly title to tabletop through Kickstarter.

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"Woah, being made by the guild ball people?? Very interested..."

- Disarray see all 2 comments

Rock Band 4 for PC falls short of crowdfunding goal

By John Keefer, Apr 06, 2016 2:30pm PDT

Harmonix has been dealt a crowdfunding setback in an attempt to bring one of its previous franchises back to life.

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"RB4 didn't do anything fundamentally different than RB3. It also required to purcahse the new ..."

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Psychonauts 2 reaches its funding goal

By Daniel Perez, Jan 07, 2016 1:42pm PST

Double Fine Productions has announced Psychonauts 2 is now completely funded.

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"Here a little reminder why this is awesome news: https://youtu.be/IkmBPtglbDs A small ..."

- Hoax see all 2 comments

Opinion: Godus: The Promises of a Fallen God Game Creator

By Steven Wong, Feb 12, 2015 1:00pm PST

It's clear that Peter Molyneux and 22Cans issued a series of false promises when launching Godus' crowdfunding campaign. All in addition to treating Bryan Henderson, the winner of the Curiosity cube, badly. Does all this impact the public's faith in crowdfunding?

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"Peter may have very well fucked it up for other developers that take these matters ULTRA ..."

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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn hits crowdfunding target

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2014 11:45am PDT

Shaq-Fu: The Legend Reborn has successfully hit its crowdfunding goal, and expanded its plans to consoles even without hitting a previously stated stretch goal.

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"I do love when Shacknews has some good Shaq news. A brawler sounds way better than a fighting ..."

- yukichigai see all 3 comments

Prodigy gameplay video shows off figurine battles

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 14, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Last month, we showed you Prodigy, a strategy RPG that uses real-world figurines a la What would Skylanders. To get a better idea of exactly how the gameplay works, developer Hanakai Studio has released a new video.

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"None of these type of games stick. I wonder why? Cost? Eye of Judgement did do so well, there ..."

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XCOM creator's 'Chaos Reborn' prototype playable in-browser

By Steve Watts, Apr 14, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The prototype for XCOM creator Julian Gollop's crowd-funded game Chaos Reborn is now playable in-browser.

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"Looks cool, but the testimonial from Ken Levine is kinda weird."

- alias see all 2 comments

Last Life a sci-fi noir on Mars, and Double Fine's second publishing deal

By Steve Watts, Apr 14, 2014 7:00am PDT

Double Fine has revealed its second publishing arrangement, with an indie developer making a sci-fi noir adventure game. The publisher has helped launch its Kickstarter.

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The Game Atelier make their games free to promote Flying Hamster 2

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2014 5:00pm PDT

The Game Atelier's Flying Hamster became a surprise hit, downloaded over 1.7 million times ever since its humble debut on PSP back in 2010. The French studio wants to make a sequel-of-sorts, and is turning to Kickstarter to make their game real.

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Dragon Fin Soup video shows off 24 minutes of RPG battling on PlayStation

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 10, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Dragon Fish Soup is an upcoming tactical RPG styled after classic SNES JRPGs, with games like Secret of Mana and Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon as inspirations.

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"the concept art looks good but the gameplay models dont look right - not cartoony enough "

- bolneze see all 2 comments