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Portalarium Kickstarter ends, over $2 million pledged in total

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 08, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Yes, yes, people really are quite keen to see a new RPG from Ultima creator Richard 'Lord British' Garriott de Cayeux. Kickstarter crowdfunding for his new game, Shroud of the Avatar, wrapped up on Sunday just short of $2 million, and was pushed over that mark by direct pled...

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"I dunno, it doesnt look that bad. He got my $30. If anything, I get a copy of Shroud of the ..."

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Torment: Tides of Numenera sets Kickstarter record

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 08, 2013 6:00am PDT

inXile Entertainment's Torment: Tides of Numenera has set a new Kickstarter record as the most-funded video game in the crowdfunding site's history, wrapping up over the weekend with a whopping $4,188,927 in pledges. It raked in at least $127,000 or so in direct pledges too....

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"That is only what the publishers want you to think. They said the same thing about point and ..."

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Torment pushing toward $4 million; adds new screenshot

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2013 4:30pm PDT

With about 24 hours to go, inXile Entertainment is making one final push to hit $4 million in its Torment: Tides of Numenera crowdfunding campaign, releasing a new screenshot and the vision document for the project.

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"$4.25 million stretch goal achieved with 80 minutes to go (counting PayPal) ..."

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Dark Age of Camelot lead designer crowdfunding new MMORPG

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 04, 2013 7:30am PDT

Gosh, the name Dark Age of Camelot still holds an awful lot of weight. Mark Jacobs, lead designer of the MMORPG and once co-founder of its developer Mythic, launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new realm vs. realm MMO on Tuesday, and it's going swimmingly. Jacobs's new ven...

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"I know, right? It's actually outlined in the embedded video, even. "

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Torment: Tides of Numenera delayed before Kickstarter ends

By John Keefer, Apr 02, 2013 3:55pm PDT

InXile Entertainment's highly successful Kickstarter campaign for Torment: Tides of Numenera has three days left to go, with almost $3.4 million pledged for the spiritual successor to PlaneScape: Torment. But already, the developer is letting backers and fans know that they ...

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"Yeah, I went for the double pack since I skipped Wasteland 2, but couldn't pass on Torment."

- the Scrivener see all 21 comments

Torment: Tides of Numenera screenshot shows The Bloom

By John Keefer, Apr 01, 2013 7:15am PDT

The Kickstarter campaign for Torment: Tides of Numenera will be wrapping up in a few days, but the development team has already released its first...

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"What the hell is this post talking about, the April Fools joke?"

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 6 comments

inXile and Obsidian sharing RPG tools and tech

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Obsidian and inXile are awfully chummy, with a shared history going back to Interplay and Black Isle Studios and close enough that they want to lend members like a cup of sugar. Both Californian studios are making crowdfunded Unity-based old-school RPGs too, and so are putti...

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"Considering that bugs have plagued all of Obsidian's releases, this is a smart move."

- Magitek see all 4 comments

Divinity: Original Sin turns to Kickstarter for polish

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 28, 2013 11:30am PDT

Larian Studios announced Divinity: Original Sin in May 2012, and there was much rejoicing. Almost a year later, and after two years of actual development, it's shuffling back a little sheepishly to ask if maybe we could help pay for it. Larian wants $400,000 to apply a bold ...

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"I really dug Divine Divinity back in the day, never really got into Divinity 2 but it seemed ..."

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Skullgirls crowd-funding ends at $830K, multiple new characters coming

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 11:00am PDT

Skullgirls' crowd-funding effort ended at nearly $830,000, reaching the stretch goals for several new characters, voice packs, and new stages.

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"Also, assigning hit boxes to the characters so the moves work, scripting how the moves work, ..."

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APB Reloaded dev crowdfunding stunt-tastic FPS

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 27, 2013 1:40pm PDT

If wall-running in slow-motion as a punky lady with a katana in one hand and a machine pistol in the other sounds like your bag, have a gander at APB Vendetta. The folks behind the resurrected APB Reloaded are trying to crowdfund a side-diving, dual-wielding, combo-making, f...

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"While perhaps understandable, your lack of enthusiasm or interest is disappointing."

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Torment Kickstarter adds Chris Avellone stretch goal

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2013 8:15am PDT

As Torment: Tides of Numenera's crowdfunding drive continues to make money hand over fist, developer inXile has added stretch goals to hire two notable names. If it passes $3.25 million, Patrick Rothfuss, author of fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle will join up. At $3....

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"the original was both, isometric and combat was technically real time but D&D turns under the ..."

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Chant 'em up SoundSelf hits Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 19, 2013 4:20pm PDT

Hey, you! Want to see something weird? Download the prototype of SoundSelf, turn on your microphone, and embark upon a "sensual" adventure in the "euphoric exploration game controlled by chanting." Then whip out your credit card to chip in a few bucks to its crowdfunding cam...

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"Try the prototype. It's pretty ..."

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Shroud of the Avatar multiplayer options range from offline to dozens online

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 18, 2013 11:25am PDT

It seems people are quite keen to play a new RPG from Richard Garriott, creator of the hallowed Ultima series. As Shroud of the Avatar races towards its crowdfunding goal of $1 million, his studio has dropped more information on the various multiplayer options it'll offer. T...

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"I backed it on day one but this makes me a bit leery, I like tight, focused designs and this ..."

- MikkleThePickle see all 9 comments

Petroglyph concedes defeat in Victory Kickstarter

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 18, 2013 7:00am PDT

After a woefully slow start, Petroglyph Games has cancelled its crowdfunding drive for Victory. The studio founded by Westwood veterans was looking for $700,000 to make the free-to-play game it described as what you'd get "if World of Tanks, StarCraft and League of Legends h...

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"I think a Total War game based around WW1 could work. The ground battles would need re-doing for ..."

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American McGee gauging interest in crowdfunding Alice 3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 14, 2013 10:30am PDT

American McGee has seemed quite content frolicking in the land of free-to-play and social games with the likes of Akaneiro: Demon Hunters and BigHead Bash, but one can't resist the call of teapots and pretty dresses for long. The Spicy Horse head is mooting the idea of Kicks...

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"GOD YES PLEASE I'm not sure where they'll take the story but for the audiovisual ..."

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