Crowdfunding News


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 ..."

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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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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.


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.


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

- bolneze see all 2 comments

Prodigy: a strategy RPG played with real world figurines

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 26, 2014 7:00am PDT

What would Skylanders look like if it were designed specifically for adults? That seems to be the question Hanakai Studio is asking with its upcoming Prodigy, a strategy RPG that uses real-world figurines much like Activision's action game.


""Players can place their characters on the front of the board to gain maximum attack, towards ..."

- Longgshot see all 10 comments

Duelyst is a turn-based strategy game for browsers

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 16, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Duelyst is a turn-based strategy game that's targeting internet browsers. As is typical for new studios, the team is seeking crowdfunding to make their vision real.


"This looks really cool! The original table top prototype is neat, too. I'll probably pick this ..."

- skizl see all 6 comments

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn is a thing, seeks crowdfunding

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 06, 2014 8:00am PST

"Okay, I admit it. The first Shaq-Fu was terrible," basketball player Shaquille O'Neal admits in a new promo video for Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn. Yes, that is a thing.


"half a mil ? does that seem like a lot for a kickstarter game ?"

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 19, 2014 7:45am PST

As Kingdom Come: Deliverance continues to draw dollars galore on Kickstarter, Warhorse Studios has announced that its medieval open-world RPG will indeed be coming to next-gen consoles. The developer had previously mentioned hopes for a next-gen release as well as PC, and no...


"That "we have an investor waiting" stuff sure is common kickstarter jive. "

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Unsung Story reaches crowdfunding goal for PC, Mac, and Linux releases

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2014 5:00pm PST

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians has reached its crowdfunding goal, giving it the funds needed to release on PC, Mac, and Linux in 2015. The already in-development iOS and Android versions are due this year.


"I might have if it weren't for La-Mulana 2 and Darkest Dungeon. Too many solid Kickstarters ..."

- Memphis-Ahn see all 3 comments

Elite: Dangerous trailer shows off multiplayer alpha action

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 06, 2014 6:30am PST

Chris Roberts's Star Citizen may be the big crowdfunded multiplayer space bonanza grabbing everyone's attention and money but hey, let's not forget about Elite: Dangerous. The long, long-awaited new space sim from Frontier Developments has rolled out the first version of its...


"No they aren't. It's been confirmed. It's being considered whether they'll make it an upgrade ..."

- vertdang see all 9 comments

Crackdown dev joins Square Enix Collective crowdfunding initiative

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 27, 2014 2:15pm PST

Square Enix's Collective has kicked off its pilot program. Three studios are submitting new games to be crowdfunded, with Crackdown developer Ruffian Games among them.


Open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance launches Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 22, 2014 8:30am PST

When Warhorse Studios announced its realistic medieval open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance in December, it seemed to still have trouble securing a publisher. So blow that! The studio founded by folks including the creator of Mafia today launched a Kickstarter so it can ...


"Watching this trailer just makes me fucking pissed that the days of new IPs are gone. 2007 was ..."

- nwillard see all 14 comments