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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.

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""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.

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"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.

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

- Disarray see all 16 comments

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...

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

- Junktown see all 10 comments

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.

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"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...

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"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.

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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 ...

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

- nwillard see all 14 comments

Shroud of the Avatar releases first test version to backers

By Steve Watts, Dec 13, 2013 10:15am PST

Richard Garriott's crowdfunded game Shroud of the Avatar has released its first test build to backers, letting them create a character and explore a town.

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"Please do! It's been too long since we've had a good Ultima game"

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 11 comments

Diplopia uses Oculus Rift to help treat visual disorders

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 26, 2013 12:00pm PST

An upcoming Oculus Rift title called Diplopia will help treat lazy eye and crossed eye, with noticeable improvement expected after 2-3 weeks of gameplay.

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"That probably means there could be some games that would cause or create lazy eye."

- yoshimi20 see all 5 comments

Reset gameplay trailer reveals robot timepals

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 28, 2013 10:30am PDT

Reset looked awfully pretty back in 2012 when developer Theory Interactive first announced the first-person puzzler, and it's still a bit of all right in the first gameplay footage. Theory today dropped a new trailer, showing how your giant robotic self will jump back in tim...

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Square Enix enters crowdfunding with Collective program

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 08, 2013 11:00am PDT

One reason so many developers have turned to crowdfunding is to escape publishers, but what if you want a publisher? What if you secretly crave their help and love and approval? Square Enix is wading into the crowdfunding waters with a new program named Collective, which als...

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"this just seems so bad on so many levels.. why would anyone want to do this? Its better to come ..."

- StressedOutCat see all 6 comments

Citizens of Earth is a turn-based RPG from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon devs

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 23, 2013 5:00am PDT

Inspired by Earthbound and Suikoden, Citizens of Earth has players in charge of the Vice President of the World, recruiting everyday folks to help him win political clout.

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"Thanks! That's awesome. Share the game with friends too and let's keep the word of mouth growing!"

- RyanVandendyck see all 25 comments

Neal Stephenson's crowdfunded Clang on hold, awaiting investment

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 20, 2013 6:00am PDT

Crowdfunding, it's always worth remembering, is not the same as pre-ordering--especially when it's only funding part of development. Author and sword-lover Neal Stephenson raised over half a million dollars with his dream of a realistic motion-controlled swordfighting game, ...

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"^ This. So far the only crowdfunding project to have released and exceeded my expectation is ..."

- Xulu see all 4 comments

Ouya 'Free the Games Fund' promotion making changes following criticism

By Steve Watts, Sep 19, 2013 11:30am PDT

Ouya's has announced changes to its "Free the Games Fund" promotion, aimed at stemming criticism regarding fraudulent projects trying to get funding.

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"Seems a pretty good reaction. I'm glad to see Ouya Inc. doing a better job of dealing with ..."

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 2 comments