Tag Archives: crowdfunding

Fig unveils first investor returns

Fig has today announced its first-ever returns to investors. Accredited investors who purchased Fig Game Shares for Kingdom and Castles, the first Fig-funded game to be released, has earned a 2x (or 100 per cent) return on their initial investment after just a few weeks following the game’s launch. The …

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Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter falls way short

The proposed new rhythm action title from two of the genre’s biggest names has fallen well short of its crowdfunding target. Project Rap Rabbit was to be made by PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura and Gitaroo Man creator Keiichi Yano. The game was looking for a somewhat ambitious 855k, …

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Garriott reassures concerned Shroud of the Avatar fans

MMO developer Richard Garriott has insisted that the future of Shroud of the Avatar is not in doubt. Kotaku reports that fans began to express concern when his studio Portalarium announced an additional equity crowdfunding campaign, and also revealed that it currently has $528k in the bank and monthly expenses …

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Fig: ‘I thought publishing was broken’

When we think of industry-defining games, titles like Super Mario Bros., Tetris and Grand Theft Auto V immediately come to mind. No list would be complete, however, without the inclusion of Double Fine Adventure, the game that would eventually go on to be known as Broken Age and be responsible …

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Project Rap Rabbit gets cheaper Switch stretch goal

Crowdfunded rhythm action game Project Rap Rabbit will now come to Nintendo Switch provided the campaign raises $1.5m. That’s a big reduction on the $4.95m that was previously required and roundly criticised. This change comes at the cost of the removal of all other stretch goals, including the pledge to …

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Project Rap Rabbit pulls $4.95m Switch stretch goal

The new game from Keiichi Yano and Masaya Matsuura is to revise its Kickstarter strategy after criticism about one of its stretch goals. The campaign had set up a stretch goal to bring the title to Nintendo Switch, but fans winced at the required total – $4.95m. The campaign originally …

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Another Spectrum reboot has been funded on Kickstarter

Fans of the cult Spectrum computer now have another crowdfunding option to turn to. After the problems that beset previous efforts such as the Spectrum ZX Vega+ and Recreated ZX Spectrum, a new contender – the Spectrum Next – has now been successfully funded. The project has just passed its …

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Square Enix Collective on crowdfunding and Kickstarter suspension: We didn’t want to ‘risk being spread too thin’

When publisher Square Enix launched its indie game pitching program, the Square Enix Collective, back in 2014, it did so with the aim of helping small teams get their games to market, whether it was raising awareness through its community of fans, running Kickstarter campaigns or providing support during a …

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Bloodstained cancelled on Wii U as Switch version is confirmed

Crowdfunding hit Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has scrapped its planned Wii U release. Instead, the game will now be coming to Switch alongside the previously announced versions for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Vita. This news may not be the most shocking in the world – after all, Zelda: …

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Spectrum ZX Vega+ delayed once more after alleged new technical setback

The saga of the Spectrum ZX Vega+ continues this week with news of a fresh delay to the hardware and another personal attack from the company behind it. Last week it was reported that Retro Computers threatened the BBC with legal action if it reported on its ongoing failure to …

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