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Kickstarter Tops $100M in Film Project Pledges Kickstarter Tops $100M in Film Project Pledges
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Online crowdfunding leader Kickstarter is touting a new milestone – its first $100 million project category. The company has just announced that over $100M has been pledged to independent film since the site opened up in April of 2009. $102.7M, …

Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month

On October 31st, Kickstarter finally made good on a promise to open up to UK-based projects. Today, the company is letting us know how the first month has gone. In a word, promising. in the first month, UK-based projects saw …

Want A 3D Printer On The Cheap? Back This Kickstarter Want A 3D Printer On The Cheap? Back This Kickstarter
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Kickstarter has already proven itself to be a bastion (and patent litigation target) for cheap 3D printers. The Form 1 broke all kinds of records when it pulled in over $2.5 million. At $2,699, the Form 1 was still a …

Please Fund This Time-Traveling Bear-Punching Kickstarter Project

Today’s awesome-looking Kickstarter project that you need to be aware of is FIST OF AWESOME, a “retro-style beat-em-up of truly epic proportions.” We’re talking epic level punching bears in the face here. According to the developer, Nicoll Hunt, here’s what …

Bill Nye’s New Kickstarter Project Wants to Teach the Physics of Flight via iPad Game Bill Nye’s New Kickstarter Project Wants to Teach the Physics of Flight via iPad Game

Lift! Drag! Weight! Thrust! Bill Nye the Science Guy wants you to know your main flight principles. And in order to do that, he’s thrown his celebrity behind a new educational flight simulation game designed for the iPad. It’s called …

Peter Molyneux’s 22cans Posts Kickstarter For New God Game
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Peter Molyneux is no stranger to games which put the player in the position of ultimate authority over the lives of many. He designed games such as Populous and Black & White, and is considered by many to be the …

Formlabs And Kickstarter Sued Over 3D Printer Patent Formlabs And Kickstarter Sued Over 3D Printer Patent
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Formlabs made history last month when it raised $2.95 million for its Form 1 3D printer on Kickstarter. The successful funding means the affordable 3D printer will make high-quality 3D printing possible for even more people. Well, that was the …

Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects

Back in July, crowdfunding site Kickstarter told everyone that they would soon open up in the UK, allowing the people in the region to launch projects on the site. Earlier this month, Kickstarter set October 31st as the official launch …

Form 1 3D Printer Breaks Kickstarter Record Form 1 3D Printer Breaks Kickstarter Record
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The 3D printer world has been watching the Form 1 with great interest. It’s the first laser-equipped 3D printer that’s being made available at a ridiculously cheap price. It broke $1 million within the first day of funding and set …

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
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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
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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

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 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 …