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Star Wars open-world RPG Kickstarter cancelled by 20-year-old creator

An impossible dream of creating a triple-A Star Wars RPG has, unsurprisingly, been cancelled by its creator. The pitch lit up parts of the internet earlier this week. With all the open world RPGs out there how is there not a good one for Star Wars?” it asked. I have …

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PayPal backers won’t get Shenmue 3’s Kickstarter rewards

Developer Ys Net has, thanks to what appears to be a bizarre data interpretation, decided that its PayPal backers will not be given the same treatment as its Kickstarter backers. The studio decided to poll fans over whether people who backed the game on PayPal after the end of its …

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Revenue for Kickstarter games recovers in 2015 – report

Kickstarter games revenue has rebounded from its crash in 2014, according to a new report – though that hasn’t equated to more developers seeing success on the crowdfunding platform. A recent analysis by consultant Thomas Bidaux posted on Games Industry finds projects under Kickstarter’s games category brought in $41.6m thus …

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$1m Kickstarter Project Phoenix delayed to 2018, no refunds offered

Developer Creative Intelligence Arts has said that its successfully crowdfunded RPG Project Phoenix now won’t arrive until 2018. Furthermore, the studio has said that displeased backers won’t be refunded. Current estimates place dev at about 2.5 years out from completion,” the studio said. This is 2.5 years from the time …

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9% of successfully funded Kickstarters are a ‘failure’

Around one in 11 successfully funded projects on Kickstarter still eventually fail, according to a new report. Games Industry reports on a study from Professor Ethan Mollick of the University of Pennsylvania, conducted in conjunction with – but independent from – Kickstarter itself. He declared that a Kickstarter can be …

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Sociable Soccer Kickstarter cancelled

Developer Jon Hare has announced that the crowdfunding effort for Sensible Soccer spiritual successor Sociable Soccer has been axed. Hare launched a Kickstarter for the game on November 12th with a goal of 300,000. But following a slow start that saw the game make 32,498 from 1,767 backers, Hare opted …

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Dragon’s Lair: The Movie restarts crowdfunding campaign

The cinematic adaptation of animated adventure game Dragon’s Lair has rebooted its crowdfunding campaign – despite being halfway to its funding goal. The iconic laserdisc title is being revived by movie director and original Dragon’s Lair creator Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, who were seeking $550,000 on Kickstarter. That money …

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Now Sensible Soccer gets its own revival

Another cherished football game of old is hoping for a comeback. It was announced last month that Kick Off is returning in the form of the Sony-backed Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival. Now arch rival Sensible Soccer is coming back with a new title called Sociable Soccer. It’s being helmed …

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