Crowdfunding News


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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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...


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...


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

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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.


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

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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, ...


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

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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.


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

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