Entries in 'Kickstarter' (80)

Wasteland 2 creator says there's no Kickstarter fatigue

Wasteland 2 creator says there's no Kickstarter fatigue

Kickstarter is not declining in popularity, but developers are finding it increasingly difficult to find popular niches, says InXile Entertainment CEO Brian Fargo.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on May 27th 2014 at 11:47AM in News
Against the odds, Amplitude hits its Kickstarter goal

Against the odds, Amplitude hits its Kickstarter goal

Harmonix has successfully achieved its crowdfunding goal for an HD remake of its cult rhythm action game Amplitude.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on May 23rd 2014 at 12:20PM in News
Harmonix insists Kickstarter is Amplitude's only hope

Harmonix insists Kickstarter is Amplitude's only hope

Time is ticking on Harmonix’s Amplitude Kickstarter, and the studio has insisted that should it fail that will be that for the planned retro remake.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2014 at 1:26PM in News
Superhot kicks off $100,000 Kickstarter

Superhot kicks off $100,000 Kickstarter

Time-bending FPS Superhot is already a quarter of the way toward its brand new $100,000 Kickstarter goal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 4:18PM in News

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Harmonix takes to Kickstarter to fund a new Amplitude

Harmonix takes to Kickstarter to fund a new Amplitude

2003 rhythm action title Amplitude could be the subject of an HD remake if a new Kickstarter from Harmonix is successful.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2014 at 4:01PM in News
Omni VR treadmill creators get $3m investment

Omni VR treadmill creators get $3m investment

Virtuix has announced it has completed a $3m round of seed invesement for its successful Kickstarter VR treadmill project, Omni.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 25th 2014 at 12:06AM in News
Twitch co-funding Kickstarter title

Twitch co-funding Kickstarter title

Live-streaming service Twitch is putting cash behind Studio Bean’s Choice Chamber.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 16th 2014 at 5:00PM in News
Crowdfunded MMO Pantheon runs out of cash

Crowdfunded MMO Pantheon runs out of cash

The new MMO from EverQuest and Vanguard designer Brad McQuaid has run out of money, forcing studio Visionary Realms to “slow” development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News

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Yu Suzuki could Kickstart Shenmue III

Yu Suzuki could Kickstart Shenmue III

The Shenmue III dream is still alive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2014 at 9:22AM in News
Kickstarter game that raised $53,500 'put on hold'

Kickstarter game that raised $53,500 'put on hold'

Another game that had been successfully Kickstarted has undergone a significant downsizing and possible cancellation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2014 at 4:03PM in News
PayPal adjusts terms for crowdfunding campaigns

PayPal adjusts terms for crowdfunding campaigns

Online payment processing firm PayPal is working with crowdfunding creators to distinguish between campaigns that are pre-selling merchandise and those that are more strictly for fundraising.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2014 at 9:08PM in News
Kickstarter pledges pass $1 billion

Kickstarter pledges pass $1 billion

The total amount of money pledged on Kickstarter since its inception on April 28th 2009 has now passed $1bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 2:55PM in News

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Pyrodactyl's Unrest gets new teaser trailer

Pyrodactyl's Unrest gets new teaser trailer

Pyrodactyl has released a new tease trailer for its crowd-funded adventure role-playing game, Unrest.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 8:00AM in News
Kickstarter recommends password reset after hack is confirmed

Kickstarter recommends password reset after hack is confirmed

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has confirmed that it was last week the victim of a hack that compromised some user data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:17AM in News
Bleszinski mulling crowdfunding campaign for next title

Bleszinski mulling crowdfunding campaign for next title

Designer Cliff Bleszinski's upcoming project may look to go the Kickstarter route, the industry veteran has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 4th 2014 at 7:46AM in News
American McGee's Akaneiro tumbling down the Kickstarter rabbit hole

American McGee's Akaneiro tumbling down the Kickstarter rabbit hole

Steam Early Access game Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has cost creators Spicy Horse $1.7m, owner American McGee has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 2:11PM in News

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Ex-Infinity Ward vets take to Kickstarter with To the Death

Ex-Infinity Ward vets take to Kickstarter with To the Death

A pair of indie studios led by a trio of industry veterans have launched a Kickstarter campaign for 2D action side-scroller, To the Death.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2014 at 10:28PM in News
Kickstarter amasses $480m pledged in 2013

Kickstarter amasses $480m pledged in 2013

Kickstarter has posted its year in review piece, announcing that the crowdfunding site helped successfully fund nearly 20,000 projects in 2013.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:55AM in News
ZX Spectrum to return! Kind of. It's a Kickstarter...

ZX Spectrum to return! Kind of. It's a Kickstarter...

Elite Systems has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a hardware homage to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

by Laura Barnes
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 12:06PM in News
Kickstarter game funding surpasses $200m

Kickstarter game funding surpasses $200m

Kickstarter game projects currently make up $200.4m of the $919m total raised since the crowdfunding site launched in 2009.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 17th 2013 at 8:27PM in News
LGC: Kickstarter revolution has changed our relationship with gamers, says Broken Sword creator

LGC: Kickstarter revolution has changed our relationship with gamers, says Broken Sword creator

British video game development legend Charles Cecil believes there is no going back from the wave of crowd-funding brought about by Kickstarter - but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Nov 13th 2013 at 5:36PM in News
Star Citizen crowdfunding pot reaches $25m

Star Citizen crowdfunding pot reaches $25m

Star Citizen, the galactic space trading game by Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts has now raised $25 million in crowdfunding

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Oct 28th 2013 at 11:01AM in News
Kickstarter expanding to Australia, New Zealand next month

Kickstarter expanding to Australia, New Zealand next month

Kickstarter is planning a November launch in Australia and New Zealand.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 16th 2013 at 12:06AM in News
UPDATE: UK gaming's Simon Byron is doing something brilliant on Kickstarter

UPDATE: UK gaming's Simon Byron is doing something brilliant on Kickstarter

Now this is what Kickstarter is really meant to be used for.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2013 at 2:58PM in News
AR glasses from ex-Valve staff appear on Kickstarter

AR glasses from ex-Valve staff appear on Kickstarter

The former head of Valve’s hardware division Jeri Ellsworth and ex-graphics technology dev Rick Johnson have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for augment reality glasses.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2013 at 9:38AM in News