Crowdfunding News


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.


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.


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...


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

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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.


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...


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

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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.


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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....


"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.


"$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...


"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 ...


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

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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...


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

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