Crowdfunding News


GDC 2017: Michael Mendheim talks Mutant Football League

By Asif Khan, Mar 07, 2017 4:30pm PST

Michael Mendheim talks Mutant Football League with Backer and Cleveland Team Owner Asif Khan at GDC 2017.


Mutant Football League Holding a 'Name That Cleveland Team' Contest

By John Keefer, Feb 14, 2017 5:30pm PST

Better yet, the team is owned by our own Man With the Briefcase.


"I still get to help choose. They just want to spur interest in the game. Also, Cleveland this is ..."

- the man with the briefcase see all 11 comments

Psychonauts 2 Gets an $8 Million Investment From Starbreeze

By John Keefer, Feb 06, 2017 8:15am PST

Publisher will get 85% of revenue until investment is paid, then it will drop to 60%.


Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire tops $2 million collected with 22 days left

By John Keefer, Feb 03, 2017 9:14am PST

The next stretch goal is at $2.2 million for watercolor NPC portraits and UI customization. 


"i really need to finish the first one :*( im excited fro a sequel, but ive never really been ..."

- senor135 see all 4 comments

The Banner Saga 3 kicks off final crowdfunding campaign for the franchise

By John Keefer, Jan 26, 2017 10:39am PST

1 and 2 were highly successful, and it looks like 3 is following suit.


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.


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.


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

- nwillard see all 22 comments

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. 


"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.


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

- rms see all 7 comments

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.


"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.


"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.


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

- cruncht1me see all 21 comments

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.


"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?


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

- rtricoche see all 6 comments

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.


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

- yukichigai see all 3 comments