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Indie Game Developer Finds Success On Appbackr Indie Game Developer Finds Success On Appbackr
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Kickstarter has become the go to service for indie game developers looking to fund their next project. Gamers have been more than happy to keep funding these projects with 2012 bringing in more than $50 million in funds. Now there …

Project Eternity Becomes Most Funded Video Game On Kickstarter Project Eternity Becomes Most Funded Video Game On Kickstarter
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Last month, Obsidian Entertainment tried their hand at Kickstarter with Project Eternity. It was being billed as a return to old school RPG design philosophies that would hold true to the gameplay style of classics like Baldur’s Gate. It was …

Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects

Today, crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced that they will finally open up to folks in the UK. Although we knew that this was coming since July, today’s announcement provides details and a specific date for project-creators to shoot for. On October …

Another Cheap 3D Printer Looks To Kickstarter For Funding Another Cheap 3D Printer Looks To Kickstarter For Funding
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The Form 1 3D printer is the Double Fine Adventure of 3D printers. It was the product that proved Kickstarter was a viable platform to raise funds for its respective industry. Kickstarter has already become a haven for game projects, …

Bar Refaeli Has a (Fake) Sex Tape Kickstarter; The Internet Lives Up to Its Promise Bar Refaeli Has a (Fake) Sex Tape Kickstarter; The Internet Lives Up to Its Promise
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If you haven’t heard, model Bar Refaeli really, really wants to get her sex on on-camera – so much so that she’s developed a Kickstarter project in the hopes that a few people out there will be nice enough to …

Formlabs’ 3D Printer Reaches Kickstarter Goal In Less Than Three Hours Formlabs’ 3D Printer Reaches Kickstarter Goal In Less Than Three Hours

Remember that awesome Form 1 3D printer from yesterday? The group behind the project, Formlabs, were asking for only $100,000 to help fund the manufacturing and material costs of the printers. They got the required amount in two-and-a-half hours. Amazingly …

Formlabs Takes To Kickstarter To Fund Cheap High-Resolution 3D Printer Formlabs Takes To Kickstarter To Fund Cheap High-Resolution 3D Printer

3D printers are getting cheaper and cheaper all the time. Unfortunately, the cheap 3D printers aren’t that great with printing high-resolution models. More often that not, creators will have to sand down 3D printed objects to get smooth ridges and …

Gambitious, Kickstarter Just For Games, Launches Gambitious, Kickstarter Just For Games, Launches

Kickstarter valiantly declared 2012 to be “The Year of the Game.” The crowdfunding platform has pulled in well over $50 million for game related projects this year alone. Major developers like Obsidian have taken to the platform to help fund …

Build Your Own 3D Printer For Under $800 Build Your Own 3D Printer For Under $800
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MakerBot Industries was one of the first companies to dabble in open source DIY 3D printers. Anybody could download the files and make the parts that made up the printer. Since then, MakerBot has turned to pre-assembled 3D printers that …

Kickstarter Bans Product Simulations, Forces Project Creators to Outline Risk Kickstarter Bans Product Simulations, Forces Project Creators to Outline Risk
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You’re making an investment on a not-yet-actualized product, and there are plenty of risks involved in this. That’s the message that Kickstarter wants to give its product backers. “Kickstarter isn’t a traditional retail experience,” they say, and even more bluntly, …

Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance

Last week, Kickstarter said that 2012 was “The Year Of The Game.” They let it be known that gaming projects had raised over $50 million over the last eight months. It’s an impressive number, but Kickstarter has not just been …

Obsidian Launches Kickstarter for “Project Eternity” Obsidian Launches Kickstarter for “Project Eternity”

Obsidian Entertainment, the developer behind games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Neverwinter Nights 2, and Fallout: New Vegas, has started a Kickstarter to help raise the funds to develop a new fantasy RPG. Obsidian claims …

Kickstarter Has Transformed into an Indie Game Haven Overnight Kickstarter Has Transformed into an Indie Game Haven Overnight

If you are a game developer and you have faith in your idea, Kickstarter may be able to help even more than you think. That’s because crowdfunders are absolutely throwing their money at game projects on the site. Seriously, Kickstarter …

Kickstart This Android-Inspired Remote Controlled Robot Kickstart This Android-Inspired Remote Controlled Robot

I absolutely adore the Android mascot. You may call him Andy, Bug Droid, or anything else; but he’ll always be the cute little green guy to me. It’s already been established that Google employees get all the good Android gear …

Offbeatr Looks to Kickstart Adult Projects Offbeatr Looks to Kickstart Adult Projects

You can say that this one was born out of a sort of Rule 34-esque necessity. If it exists online, someone has taken it and turned it into porn. Or, you could say that it simply filled a niche that …

Want A Cheap 3D Printer? Back This Kickstarter Want A Cheap 3D Printer? Back This Kickstarter
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3D printers are pretty amazing, but they have one weakness – the cost. A decent 3D printer is going to run you anywhere between $1,750 to $10,000. One of the best 3D printers on the market in terms of value …

Ouya Ends Kickstarter Campaign With Over $8.5 Million Ouya Ends Kickstarter Campaign With Over $8.5 Million
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The Ouya, an Android powered game console, has been on the minds of gamers everywhere for the past month since it raised over $1 million in a day for its Kickstarter campaign. Everybody in the industry had something to say …

The First Episode of The Silent City, A Crowdfunded Post-Apocalyptic Web Series, Hits The First Episode of The Silent City, A Crowdfunded Post-Apocalyptic Web Series, Hits

During the second week of January 2012, a trailer for a crowdfunded web post-apocalyptic series debuted. Shot on location in New York City, the video’s creative team made use of abandoned industrial locations located around The Big Apple, a promising …

Kickstarter Panhandlers Are “Not As Bad As Child Molesters, But Close” Kickstarter Panhandlers Are “Not As Bad As Child Molesters, But Close”

Crowdsourced funding site Kickstarter says that it is a way to “fund & follow creativity,” but the folks at The Onion have a different opinion of the site. To them, it’s all an internet scam that features beggars peddling a …

Over Six Thousand People Feast On Zombie RPG Dead State’s Kickstarter Goal Over Six Thousand People Feast On Zombie RPG Dead State’s Kickstarter Goal

Last week, we looked at six zombie games currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. One of them, Dead State, has since reached its funding goal of $150,000. As of the time of this writing, the game has 6,446 backers, who have …

Wear This Smartphone Controller On Your Finger Wear This Smartphone Controller On Your Finger
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Let’s be honest with ourselves here: the majority of mobile games are absolutely awful. We can’t completely blame the game designers though. They have big ideas and a touch screen can only do so much. That’s why you see many …