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City Quest Oculus Rift mode drags 2D adventure game into delightful 3D

By Alice O'Connor, May 30, 2013 2:05pm PDT

As time of yore known only as 'retro' trundles towards the early Nineties, developer Stone Monkey Studios has combined two cool but sort-of-incompatible things from 20-odd years ago: 2D adventure games and virtual reality. In a charming bit of creativity (not to mention crea...

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Double Fine launches Kickstarter for Massive Chalice

By John Keefer, May 30, 2013 11:05am PDT

After it's successful push to fund Broken Age, Double Fine has gone back to the crowdfunding well again, launching another Kickstarter campaign to the crowdfunding well again, launching another Kickstarter campaign to fund a new turn-based tactics title set in a feudal fanta...

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"Not surprised after the XBone fiasco. And maybe the fact that Ps4 is 50 to 60% more powerful ..."

- memots see all 45 comments

Heavy Gear Assault continues crowdfunding on Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, May 21, 2013 6:45am PDT

After several months of running its own custom crowdfunding campaign without a great amount of success, Heavy Gear Assault developer MekTek Studios has launched a bona fide KickstarterĀ© to get things rolling. To drum up a little more enthusiasm for the free-to-play mecha sh...

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"Mektek and Stompybot have revised the base goal to include a single player military episode ..."

- Jason Dickerson see all 14 comments

Jagged Alliance: Flashback downloadable 'diorama' shows off art style

By Alice O'Connor, May 17, 2013 6:00am PDT

With six days left on its crowdfunding campaign, retro "reset" Jagged Alliance: Flashback has only raised 65% of its goal. Oh, how tense! To tempt, tease and excite potential backers, developer Full Control has released a downloadable "diorama" with a rotatable in-engine pee...

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"I can't wait to see this game made for the following reasons. Sirlach's Top Ten Reasons Why ..."

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Sid Meier wary of crowdfunding hampering games' design flexibility

By Alice O'Connor, May 15, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Crowdfunding may be a fine way to raise money, but what if your vision for the game changes over the course of development? It's a sticky situation, luminary designer Sid Meier has said. Things are of course a bit easier when your name alone is enough to sell games, but he's...

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"People crowdfund your game because they like the vision you have, not whatever you decide to ..."

- Kubiac see all 12 comments

Among the Sleep scares up alpha demo

By Alice O'Connor, May 15, 2013 11:00am PDT

Having played Among the Sleep, I can confidently say I'll never choose to be a baby. It is awful. Scary things happen and I don't know why and I can't even reach door handles. I will play one in a video game, though. As the end of its crowdfunding campaign nears, developer K...

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Ray's the Dead launches crowdfunding, crosses Pikmin with zombies

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2013 7:10am PDT

A hands-on look at Ray's the Dead, an indie strategy game that has just launched its Kickstarter.

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Camelot Unchained funded, adds two stretch goals

By John Keefer, May 02, 2013 3:00pm PDT

It looks like server-vs.-server warfare in Camelot will become a reality after Kickstarter project Camelot Unchained concluded its crowdfunding pitch with more than $2.25 million.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera hits final stretch goal

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 30, 2013 6:45am PDT

inXile Entertainment set a Kickstarter record by raising $4,188,927 for Torment: Tides of Numera, but the crowdfunding continued elsewhere once that wound up. See, the developer was hoping to reach $4.5 million and fund its very final stretch goal, adding strongholds for pla...

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"I'm pretty sure he was saying you should buy the original Planescape: Torment on GoG."

- isochronous see all 10 comments

Death Inc. developer Ambient Studios closes

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Developer Ambient Studios, launched in 2011 by former Media Molecule veterans, has been forced to close down, the company has announced. It's upcoming game Death Inc. failed to meet a Kickstarter goal earlier this month.

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Wasteland 2 dev: Crowdfunding means Walmart can't change content any more

By John Keefer, Apr 24, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Brian Fargo has been an outspoken proponent of crowdfunding since before his company successfully kickstarted Wasteland 2. However, the inXile CEO said that one of the biggest reasons he is thrilled with the process is no more outside interference with games the audience wan...

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"I agree that it's a great game, I'm just saying that maybe if they focused on gameplay more than ..."

- Gwyndion see all 31 comments

Skullgirls crowd-funding hits snag with PayPal

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2013 9:30am PDT

Skullgirls studio Lab Zero hit a snag with cashing in its crowd-funds, as PayPal was reluctant to release the money for fear that dissatisfied customers would ask for a chargeback.

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"I'm aware of at least a couple self entitled assholes on Eventhubs who pulled their donations ..."

- Sideways Bob see all 3 comments

Jagged Alliance: Flashback launches Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 23, 2013 6:45am PDT

Hey, you! You like good old video games, don't you? You grumble and gripe about today's games with the best of them, don't you? Well then, prove it. Frontline Tactics developer Full Control today launched a crowdfunding campaign for the old-school, properly-turned based tact...

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"This reminds me of the following: "Money is the root of all evil. Said one developer, ..."

- Kristian Joensen see all 8 comments

Toddler horror Among the Sleep dreams up Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 22, 2013 6:00am PDT

Babies are so stupid. They're tiny little idiots who think the world ends if you cover their eyes and are scared of almost everything. They're rubbish. But imagine you were one of these miniature fools in, fleeing unreal terrors in your onesie. That's unpleasant. Among the S...

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"Looks interesting. On a side note, you play parts of Siren: Blood Curse as a little 5 yr. ..."

- Borzoi see all 18 comments

Death Inc. turns to alpha funding, costs $10

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 12, 2013 6:00am PDT

Death Inc. may have failed its crowdfunding attempt, but developer Ambient Studios hasn't given up. It's continued making the game and today launched an alphafunding program, letting you pre-order the Pikmin-y, Dungeon Keeper-ish, soul-harvesting RTS for $10 and score instan...

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"I love the art style. I just don't know if I'd love the game."

- BlockheadBrown see all 2 comments