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Stuff That Sucks - Shenmue 3 and Kickstarter practices

By Shack Staff, Jun 29, 2015 4:00pm PDT

Shenmue 3 has hit its Kickstarter goal and is aiming for stretch goals, but is this the start of a troubling trend? Greg Burke looks into this in this week's Stuff That Sucks.

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"I haven't paid much attention to this since Shenmue was never my thing, but I could swear I've ..."

- Vincent Grayson see all 9 comments

E3 2015: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Campaign Begins

By Steven Wong, Jun 15, 2015 7:05pm PDT

It's a night of surprises at the Sony E3 2015 press conference. One of the biggest being the launch of the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign.

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"yes, under the guise of funding so they can capture the people willing to preorder for $1000"

- derelict515 see all 38 comments

Castlevania producer's next game, Bloodstained, is the most funded game on Kickstarter

By Tad Huempfner, Jun 11, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Koji Igarashi's next Castlevania-inspired game has nearly reached its $5 million goal.

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"Yeah. The concept art is one of the main reasons I pulled out, despite being a massive ..."

- pyide see all 8 comments

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night creator announces new Kickstarter project [Update: Funded]

By Daniel Perez, May 11, 2015 10:40am PDT

Koji Igarashi has announced his next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, as a spiritual successor to Symphony of the Night.

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"Holy shit, the game I've been asking for for over a decade. This will be the first kickstarter ..."

- granpachook see all 4 comments

Melancholy Republic is a beautiful homage to 16-bit JRPGs

By Daniel Perez, Mar 20, 2015 1:33pm PDT

Cloud Runner Studios' Melancholy Republic will make you swear you were transported to the 16-bit era with its beautiful visuals and inspired soundtrack.

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"A 16-bit JRPG inspired RPG w/o combat? Does that even work? Or even interesting after the art ..."

- daggot see all 3 comments

Descent Reboot Campaign Announced

By Steven Wong, Mar 10, 2015 10:00am PDT

Eric "Wingman" Peterson (Wing Commander, Starlancer, Star Citizen) has announced a crowdfunding campaign for Descent: Underground, based on the sci-fi vehicle shooter from the 90s.

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"Descent multiplayer over the Internet using KALI was the first deathmatch I ever played and it ..."

- Gwyndion see all 16 comments

Opinion: Godus: The Promises of a Fallen God Game Creator

By Steven Wong, Feb 12, 2015 1:00pm PST

It's clear that Peter Molyneux and 22Cans issued a series of false promises when launching Godus' crowdfunding campaign. All in addition to treating Bryan Henderson, the winner of the Curiosity cube, badly. Does all this impact the public's faith in crowdfunding?

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"Peter may have very well fucked it up for other developers that take these matters ULTRA ..."

- rtricoche see all 6 comments

Moonman is a rogue-like adventure inspired by Spelunky and Terraria

By Daniel Perez, Feb 04, 2015 9:15am PST

Moonman is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, so if you like what you see, be sure to open your wallets!

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Wasteland 2 developer teases new RPG

By Steven Wong, Dec 05, 2014 7:30am PST

Wasteland 2 developer inXile Entertainment teases that  a new "passionatly demanded" RPG may be in the works.

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"Very much what it says on the tin. A verbose sequel to a classic computer RPG that defines ..."

- Alastayr see all 10 comments

Monkey Island creator announces new point-and-click adventure game

By Daniel Perez, Nov 19, 2014 12:00pm PST

Miss the glory days of old-school adventure games? Well, Thimbleweed Park is here to fill that vapid hole in your very existence.

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"Not even that, this just looks like more of the same. Maniac Mansion was a neat game but this is ..."

- kartooner see all 8 comments

Rogue Wizards impressions: Building a dungeon that falls away

By Steven Wong, Oct 07, 2014 9:30am PDT

Rogue Wizards, a roge-like dungeon crawler with turn-based combat and cartoon graphics, recently launched its Kickstarter campaign. I go hands-on with an early build of the game to see how these dungeons are shaping up.

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"They don't mention IAP on the Kickstarter page and closed beta doesn't start until 2015. The ..."

- lefthighkick see all 12 comments

Night Trap: ReVamped begins KickStarter program

By Robert Workman, Aug 11, 2014 5:30pm PDT

The Sega CD "classic" may be on its way back, thanks to a new crowdfunding campaign.

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"The second one was not-so-great. But it was something else for the time. But if a Tex Murphy ..."

- Donborvio see all 17 comments

Homestuck game now in development following $2.4M Kickstarter

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 21, 2014 8:15pm PDT

The popular MS Paint Adventure known as Homestuck is a step closer to becoming a reality. After raising $2.4 million on Kickstarter, the game now has a developer, with The Odd Gentlemen opting to head the project.

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"Homestuck was never drawn with MS Paint actually. Hussie only used MS Paint for a one or 2 of ..."

- DedlokPM see all 2 comments

A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...

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"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

- MercFox1 see all 7 comments

Prodigy gameplay video shows off figurine battles

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 14, 2014 3:30pm PDT

Last month, we showed you Prodigy, a strategy RPG that uses real-world figurines a la What would Skylanders. To get a better idea of exactly how the gameplay works, developer Hanakai Studio has released a new video.

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"None of these type of games stick. I wonder why? Cost? Eye of Judgement did do so well, there ..."

- rtricoche see all 5 comments