Kickstarter News


Divinity: Original Sin 2 announced with special Kickstarter campaign

By Daniel Perez, Aug 12, 2015 6:00am PDT

Larian Studios has announced Divinity: Original Sin 2 is currently in development with a special Kickstarter campaign kicking off later this month.


"They had the best use of kickstarter the first time. The game was nearly done at the time they ..."

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Yooka-Laylee developers join with The Escapists/Worms publisher

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 10:46am PDT

Yooka-Laylee should ideally have no trouble sticking to its late 2016 release window, especially since Team17 has just jumped on board as the game's publisher.


"I really hope this turns out to be good I love large open world paltformers, I wish there was a ..."

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Red Ash finds publisher; Kickstarter money going towards 'stretch goals'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 30, 2015 10:20am PDT

Just days before Red Ash is set to fall well short of its Kickstarter goal, a publisher has apparently stepped in to ensure its development. So what does that mean for Kickstarter backers that have already donated?


"Speaking of which, read the cyberpunk novel Noir by K.W. Jeter."

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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Ends at $6.3 million, Breaking Records

By Steve Watts, Jul 17, 2015 7:30pm PDT

The record set not-too-long-ago by Bloodstained has been overtaken by Shenmue--though the bump from a Sony press conference probably helped.


"When it came out, Shenmue was a revelation. There had been so few games that combined a real ..."

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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?


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

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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!


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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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