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Development problems leave Haunts in Kickstarter limbo

Haunts: The Manse Macabre was successfully Kickstarted back in July, raising $28,000 USD in development funds.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Star Citizen goes Kickstarter due to massive demand

Chris Roberts’  recently announced space sim Star Citizen has proved so popular with PC gamers wanting to help fund the game that the demand to support it has been crashing the web servers for the Star Citizen site.

By Paul Younger | 19 Oct 2012 | 1

Strike Suit Zero initiates Kickstarter campaign

If you’ve been to some of the recent gaming showcases like PAX or the Eurogamer Expo, you may already have caught a glimpse of PC title Strike Suit Zero.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Project: Gorgon seeks $55,000 in Kickstarter funding

Have you ever come across an MMO where growing potatoes can lead to you becoming a geologist?

By Peter Parrish | 16 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Obsidian’s Project Eternity breaks Kickstarter funding record

Obsidian’s Project Eternity Kickstarter, launched to raise money for an isometric RPG styled after the Black Isle/Infinity Engine games of yore, has (at the time of writing) comfortably reached $3.6 million USD.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Oct 2012 | 2

Obsidian shares Project Eternity screenshot, final stretch goals

Project Eternity has cruised to over $2.8 million USD in raised funds, and is now heading towards two freshly announced ‘stretch goals’.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Oct 2012 | 3

Rovio dude thinks Kickstarter is turning devs into circus performers

The head of Rovio Stockholm, Oskar Burman, has attacked developers that use Kickstarter.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Anachronox and Wizardry unite for new Kickstarter RPG project

Brenda Brathwaite (Wizardry, D&D) and Tom Hall (Anachronox, Commander Keen) are the latest pair of developers to set up a Kickstarter and ask for your generous pledges.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Obsidian’s Project Eternity passes $2.0 million USD mark

Some form of player housing will be present and correct in Obsidian’s ‘Project Eternity’ RPG when it sees release some time in 2014, as the Kickstarter campaign has now surpassed that $2.0 million USD ‘stretch goal’.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Obsidian’s ‘Project Eternity’ funded within two days

How do you raise $1.1 million USD in just over 24 hours?

By Peter Parrish | 15 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Obsidian reveals Project Eternity

The countdown is up, and Obsidian has pulled back the curtain on a $1.1 million USD Kickstarter to fund Project Eternity, a brand new isometric, party-based fantasy RPG.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

2012 dubbed ‘Year of the Game’ by Kickstarter

More money was pledged on Kickstarter for videogames in 2012 than in any other category.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse hits Kickstarter goal

Charles Cecil and Revolution Software have raised the required $400,000 USD to make Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Firefly’s Simon Bradbury: crowdfunding model has “staying power”

While it’s unlikely to topple the traditional videogame publishing model entirely, crowdfunding has undeniably taken off as a viable method of getting your game financed.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse and the Art of Self-Publishing [Interview]

To everyone’s (well, mine) surprise, last week saw the announcement of a new Broken Sword game.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | 2

Kickstarter and similar pose no threat to publishers, says Charles Cecil

Some commentators have said that crowd-funding sources such as Kickstarter marks the beginning of the end for the traditional publisher.

By John Robertson | 30 Aug 2012 | 1

Forge shares alpha gameplay, launches ‘Kick-finish’ campaign [Video]

Dark Vale, developers of Forge, have launched a campaign they’re dubbing a ‘Kick-finish’ to raise additional funding for the game.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Oculus VR Headset Kickstarter begins – Next big thing in gaming?

VR has had a ragged history in gaming; it has never managed to catch on.

By Paul Younger | 1 Aug 2012 | 1