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Shenmue 3 Gets New Screenshots Ahead Of Magic Monaco 2018

January 16th - via: gearnuke.com
Shenmue 3 has received some criticism over its visuals and animations. The game is being developed on Unreal Engine 4 but the visuals are inconsistent so far, which is the case for a game that is in development, but the animations itself felt dated when a new trailer was released for it last year as part of behind the scenes development footage. (Read More)
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NanoParticle Saline Steam Inhaler Hits Kickstarter

January 16th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
[VIDEO] - Aura Medical based in New York created a new battery-powered steam inhaler which provides the convenience of a portable device that is capable of helping keep your respiratory system clear whenever needed. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Avya steam inhaler (Read More)

Local alt-pop band Nearly York calls for help meeting Kickstarter goal

January 16th - via: lancasteronline.com
[LANCASTER, PA] - Two Lebanon Valley College alums have started a new band and need help financing the group's debut album. (Read More)
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Funding Boost for Handyma'am Goods

January 16th - via: richmondmagazine.com
Handyma’am’s Kickstarter goal was $40,000, but they raised $68,533, which allowed them to boost the production run at a women-owned factory in Maine. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Alert: Interview with Phil Eklund on Neanderthal and Greenland, his deeply immersive science games

January 16th - via: adventuresinpoortaste.com
Despite being a niche of a niche, Sierra Madre Games has a massive cult following who snap up anything Eklund produces, so when new editions of his hard-to-find Bios: Genesis and Bios: Megafauna (about the origin and evolution of life, respectively) hit Kickstarter last year, they were still massive successes. (Read More)

StoneFlower Ceramic 3D Printing Kit

January 16th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
If you already own a 3D printer and would like to have the possibility to 3D print pottery and ceramics you may be interested in a new ceramic 3D printing kit called the StoneFlower, designed and created by developer Anatoly Berezkin based in Munich, Germany. (Read More)

Civia 3-in-1 Speaker, Battery Pack And Wireless Earpiece

January 16th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Haiying Fan has created a new 3-in-1 mobile accessory pack that incorporates a Bluetooth speaker, battery pack and wireless earpiece. All of which have been combined into one pocket-sized portable device called the Civia. (Read More)

Luminiser Powerful Indoor And Outdoor LED Light

January 16th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
[VIDEO] - ThermTech has created a new powerful indoor and outdoor LED light, that uses patented technology, to transform the heat energy from a single tea light candle, into a powerful LED lantern. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the unique design and technology incorporated into the Luminiser Lantern (Read More)

How One Company Landed More Than $5M In Funding On Kickstarter

January 16th - via: themanilafolder.net
[PODCAST] - There’s a thriving community of backpack lovers on Kickstarter. Early adopting, urban nomads who love travel, being prepared, and looking stylish while riding a rented city bike. In true entrepreneurial form, today’s guest, Jacob Durham, and his cousin Jon Richards, saw there was a massive thirst for the perfect backpack. (Read More)

Papier Machine Interactive Electronic Toy Hits Kickstarter

January 16th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Papier Machine consists of a beautifully crafted book containing six electronic paper projects, allowing those interested to learn more about the world of electronics (Read More)

Here’s your first look at the Aussie gaming and mental health webseries CheckPoint, kicking off January 29

January 16th - via: iris.theaureview.com
Back in May last year, we covered the final stages of the CheckPoint Kickstarter. The Kickstarter ultimately reached its goal, allowing the Aussie non-profit CheckPoint to begin production on a planned web series about the intersection between video games and mental health. (Read More)
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The rapid growth of Malaysia’s game development industry

January 16th - via: themalaysianreserve.com
One of the fastest growing industries in the world today, which evolved from a group of bedroom innovators into a multibillion dollar industry, is the video gaming industry. With the exponential growth of the industry, Malaysians are also jumping on the virtual world’s bandwagon to kick-start their careers as game developers here in the country. (Read More)

RimWorld’s next version will be 1.0, creator wants to close five years of development

January 15th - via: pcgamesn.com
Space pioneering sim RimWorld went into beta back in November, and nearly five years after its original Kickstarter it seems the game’s finally about to have its full release. This news actually comes as part of a pretty lengthy message from Sylvester on the nature of developing a game like RimWorld, and how to satisfy the never-ending demands of players. (Read More)
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Crowdfunding Watch: Curiously Cute Critters and a Cyberpunk Collection

January 15th - via: comicsbeat.com
I recently returned from the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in San Antonio, Texas and I can’t stop thinking about the games I saw. From the interactive love story Florence to Tunic, a story about a small fox in a big world–my mind is buzzing with the imaginative worlds these independent creators are helping to bring forth into the world. So I thought I’d sprinkle in some games with this week’s crowdfunding watch to mix-it-up a bit. (Read More)

Dos Amigos, Vida Cantina to put tortillas on tap in Dover

January 15th - via: unionleader.com
[DOVER, NH] - The owners of Dos Amigos Burritos and Vida Cantina are opening a tortilla production facility in a mill building on Washington Street. Two people will be hired to work full time at Vida Tortilla in Dover. The hope is to produce enough tortillas to supply the five restaurants and make packages of 10 available for sale at Vida Cantina and Dos Amigos. (Read More)

Supra TAG Titanium Multitool

January 15th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Australian designer and developer Alexander Barak has created a new lightweight titanium multitool offering a wide variety of different functions including pliers, USB storage, knife and more. The credit card-sized multitool has been created to enable users to carry a “toolbox in their wallet” (Read More)

Poopy Cat's Kickstarter backers revolt, aiming to take legal action against new owner

January 15th - via: siliconcanals.nl
The project was backed by 787 pledgers. However, when it came down to actually shipping the product to the backers, the project hit a wall. The overseas shipping costs allegedly turned out to be 2.5 times more than anticipated, making overseas shipment impossible. (Read More)

Kendle Large Format K2 SLA 3D Printer

January 15th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Hardware manufacturers Kendle this week unveiled a new high-speed professional large format SLA 3D Printer they have created in the form of the Kendle K2. The K2 offers both an affordable system and large printing area which measures 190 x 120 x 220 mm in size, as well as a printing speed of up to 5 seconds per layer when using Kendle Resin (Read More)

This Kickstarter Wants You to Use Emojis Instead of Hand Gestures While You Drive

January 15th - via: gizmodo.co.uk
Stop waving, start sending smiley faces. The app is voice activated so you don't have to go fiddling with your phone while you're driving - a quick "CarWink say thanks" will get the correct emoji displaying on the panel — which is cleverly powered by solar panel. Nifty. (Read More)

Indie survival game ‘The Flame in the Flood’ finds new life on Nintendo Switch

January 14th - via: en.brinkwire.com
To get some more context on the game’s Switch release, I spoke with Forrest Dowling, co-founder of The Molasses Flood and lead designer of The Flame In The Flood, after the game’s October release. (Read More)
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Warriors of Jogu Preview

January 14th - via: boardgamebarrage.com
What makes Warriors of Jogu so unique is that each player will know one of two battleground locations that are going to trigger for the end round fight, meaning bluffing is a huge component of the game—and one that makes for deliciously tense gameplay. (Read More)
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Surfing the Worry Imp’s Wave: An Inspiring Children’s Anxiety Book launches Kickstarter Campaign!

January 12th - via: abnewswire.com
Reducing anxiety in children is Sharon’s life-work and the purpose of this book. It comes with an accompanying free digital discussion and activity guide to support parents and professionals with teaching the concepts. (Read More)

Mother's Cookbook -- An EarthBound Cookbook is a Recipe for Success

January 12th - via: dualshockers.com
Mother’s Cookbook is an inspirational work which takes food, desserts, and snacks from the Super Nintendo JRPG EarthBound and brings them to life in a cookbook with original recipes. (Read More)

Joseph Michael Linsner Teams up with Dynamite for New Dawn Statue

January 12th - via: bleedingcool.com
As the character approaches her 30th anniversary, Joseph Michael Linsner teams with Dynamite to release a new statue of the iconic Dawn. And to no surprise, the statue was funded within six hours of being posted and the top tier reward sold out. Dawn is kind of popular, you know. (Read More)

Kickstart Your Weekend: Help Fund A Coffee Mill In Costa Rica

January 12th - via: sprudge.com
Planting Costa Rica wants to help farmers produce specialty grade coffee. It doesn’t end by giving the producers the knowledge and infrastructure to process high quality coffee. They also want to help them sell their coffee by creating direct trade connections, so they will be in charge of the export/import process with their network in Europe. (Read More)

The Easiest Way to Make a Bloody Mary

January 12th - via: foodandwine.com
Okay, so Bloody Marys aren't the most challenging cocktail of all time, but sometimes you might not have the time and patience at 11 a.m., when you want to start your day drinking, to go out and buy Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, lime, and all the other spices. These 'Bloody Mary Sticks' will help cut down on a lot of ingredient shopping. (Read More)
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The Masque of the Red Death arrives on Kickstarter

January 12th - via: dicetowernews.com
Edgar Allen Poe’s Masque of the Red Death, from IDW Games, has arrived to Kickstarter. This is the first game featuring the stylistic art of Gris Grimly, best known for his line of darkly whimsical children’s books, the game features his art throughout, and captures well the sinister tone of the story. (Read More)
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Following Kickstarter Failure, Gawker Receives Bid From Peter Thiel

January 12th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Just days after former Gawker employees closed their failed crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the former news website received a bid from billionaire, Peter Thiel, who reportedly caused its demise a couple years ago. (Read More)
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Parappa Creator Thinks Rap Rabbit Was Too Focused on Dollar Dollar Bills Y'all

January 12th - via: kotaku.co.uk
According to an interview with Parappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura in Issue 315 of Edge Magazine, the creator believes his kickstarter for animal based music rhythm game Rap Rabbit failed to reach its target largely because the higher ups behind the project were too focused on the money. (Read More)
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Wine Me Dine Me: New company Vida Tortilla creating a local supply chain

January 12th - via: seacoastonline.com
Tuckaway's indigenous heirloom flint corn is cultivated on three acres by Dorn and Chuck Cox is dried and milled by chef David Vargas at his Vida Cantina restaurant in Portsmouth. He then creates a masa dough and hand-presses 8,000 tortillas a month to use in and with his delicious dishes. (Read More)

Introducing the Bulletproof C6SHELL, The World’s Most Powerful Laptop Protection Case

January 12th - via: nbherard.com
We are launching on Kickstarter to not only give those who value their laptops’ the protection they always wanted, but also to finance our first production for the last laptop case you will ever have to buy. It is functional, very user friendly, luxurious looking and fancy. (Read More)

The wild, weird, and wonderful of CES 2018

January 12th - via: thenextweb.com
Another year, another CES rolls in and out of Las Vegas, one of the most suitable locations on earth to host such an event. I was registered for this years CES but wasn’t able to make it in the end. Thanks to the 100s of emails I received every day, I can still present a handful of ‘What the(s),’ ‘hits,’ ‘misses’ and ‘maybes,’ and I’ll be interviewing some of these (and more) in greater detail over the coming weeks. (Read More)

Sci-fi fantasy graphic novel Split Earth Saga turns spotlight on to China

January 12th - via: gbtimes.com
Fictional depictions of a dystopian or post-apocalyptic future are usually set in major Western cities, but a Shanghai-based team is turning the spotlight on to Asia for once. However, in their futuristic fantasy graphic novel Split Earth Saga, they have cracked the world in two in order to shift the global focal point and literally give China its moment in the sun. (Read More)

Jedeye 3D Stereo Wearable Camera

January 12th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
The development team at Fengyun Vision have created a new 3D wearable camera called the Jedeye, designed to capture 3D stereo footage that can be viewed on 3D-ready televisions, virtual reality headsets and computers. The small twin lens camera can be positioned on a tripod or attach to your clothing, (Read More)

Smartphone Controlled Portable Camera Slider System

January 12th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Photographers searching for a convenient way to transport and control a professional camera slider, may be interested in a new smartphone application control slider created by Kevin Kei Tuncer based in Germany. The aptly named AppSlider can be used with conventional DSLR cameras as well as smartphones and action cameras such as the popular GoPro. (Read More)
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Scottish Company Sells £40K of Coding Toy on Kickstarter

January 12th - via: digit.fyi
Glasgow based tech company Curious Chip has raised £40k on crowd-funding website Kickstarter for newly developed hand-held coding toy aimed at getting kids interested in coding. Powered by Raspberry Pi, Pip is intended for ages eight and upwards. (Read More)

Vinci 2.0 Headphones Ears-On at CES 2018 (Video)

January 12th - via: pocketnow.com
Not entirely new, Inspero's Vinci 2.0 standalone smart wireless headphones made a CES 2018 appearance to remind us they're shipping soon... and can do a bunch of exciting things. (Read More)

Evade the Plague in 'Masque of the Red Death' on Kickstarter

January 11th - via: thegaminggang.com
Earlier today IDW Games launched a quick Kickstarter to release an exclusive edition of the Edgar Allan Poe inspired Masque of the Red Death. (Read More)
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'Onus Helm' releases a free demo: Kickstarter campaign ongoing

January 11th - via: christiantoday.com
Roguelike action-adventure game "Onus Helm" recently released a demo on itch.io. The game focuses on a protagonist who awakens to find a cursed helmet on his head. Unable to remove the helmet, and curious about its origins, he sets off on a quest to figure out the truth behind the cursed helmet and to hopefully have it removed somewhere along the way. (Read More)
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GIGA Super Jacket, RNGR ultra-thin knife, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

January 11th - via: the-gadgeteer.com
The GIGA Super Jacket is a down filled jacket that converts from a bag or cushion into a winter coat with plenty of pockets for your gear. The RNGR is an ultra-thin 440C stainless steel two-piece EDC pocket knife from Zootility. (Read More)

GameCube Anthology Book Breaks Goal to Compile History of Console

January 11th - via: thekoalition.com
The GameCube was home to many mondern classic Nintendo games that are still widely popular today. But there is a lot of deep history behind the console and how it came to be, which is what a new book from Geeks-Line Publishing is trying to compile in one place for GameCube fans. (Read More)

UNIZ Returns to Kickstarter to launch new series of revolutionary 3D printers

January 11th - via: tgdaily.com
Imagine being able to achieve professional quality 3D printing at speeds hundreds of times faster than conventional 3D printers. Today, UNIZ announces the launch and Kickstarter campaign for the SLASH OL and SLTV Series 3D printers. These game-changing devices represent the next level of 3D printing for hobbyists, prosumers and professionals. (Read More)

KickStarter Spotlight - Xtreme Champion Tournament: Most Wanted

January 11th - via: outrightgeekery.com
There are a lot of Kickstarters that one your attention. I’m here to tell you about one that deserves your attention. Xtreme Champion Tournament: Most Wanted. The graphic novel set in the XCT universe, contain 6 different writers and Artists to produce 6 short stories. These stories are based on famous myths and legends from different cultures. Some included in the project being Maori, Trojan/Greek, Norse and more. (Read More)

Board Games: Poe's Masque of the Red Death Live on KS

January 11th - via: belloflostsouls.net
A new game of deduction & treachery - with some fantastic art - from IDW is now on Kickstarter! Edgar Allen Poe’s tale of masquerade ball visited by death itself is the inspiration for this board game designed by Adam Wyse with art from Gris Grimly. (Read More)
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Modiphius Take John Carter Of Mars Role-Playing Game To Kickstarter

January 11th - via: beastsofwar.com
Modiphius is on Kickstarter once more with another role-playing game, this time based in the world of John Carter Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (Read More)

'Deadly Premonition' Board Game Releases This Month!

January 11th - via: bloody-disgusting.com
After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, Deadly Premonition: The Board Game will arrive later this month on January 31st. In addition, for those who are inclined, you can snag the Deluxe Edition of this puppy for $60 USD on Amazon. You’ll also be able to grab the regular version for $30. (Read More)
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One in a Crowd: Local crowdfunding campaigns

January 11th - via: austinchronicle.com
Like many artists, Austin's creative community is increasingly turning to crowdfunding platforms to cover developmental costs. For potential backers, it can be hard to navigate all the sites out there, so here's a quick guide to some noteworthy campaigns. (Read More)

Children's STEM Book Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery? Kickstarter Campaign Kicks Off

January 11th - via: broadwayworld.com
Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery? is the first book in a series on pseudoscience, hoaxes, and extraordinary claims by author Kimberly Blaker. The approximately 90-page book for kids ages 9 to 13 explores the development and history of astrology and the claims made by astrology proponents. (Read More)

Lingotopia is live on Kickstarter

January 11th - via: tristandahl.itch.io
This is a new build of the game specifically for the Kickstarter, it contains loads of smaller improvements and a new mechanic. Improvements include a better tutorial, better performance, adjustable sound and music volume and much more! (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign Nearing Goal for Book Celebrating ‘Toilet Seat Artist’ Barney Smith

January 10th - via: sacurrent.com
Barney Smith, the 96-year-old proprietor of San Antonio’s long-running Toilet Seat Art Museum, is admired worldwide, but most celebrated at home in Alamo Heights. The collection currently comprises 1,335 decorated toilet seats dedicated to everything from the Berlin Wall to Star Trek. (Read More)
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App being developed in Cornwall would connect teams, fans and sponsors

January 10th - via: standard-freeholder.com
[CORNWALL, UK] - The app works by allowing sports teams to increase the value of their sales packages and retain sponsorships by giving sponsors a way to track their return on investment. They say the fan also wins, because they get deals and discounts simply by downloading the app for free and selecting their favourite teams. (Read More)
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The New Era of Independent Artists

January 10th - via: papermag.com
In 2012, Amanda Palmer broke the Internet and became the first musician to raise more than a million dollars on Kickstarter. With the rise of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter has come a deeper democratization of the arts, where art is no longer reserved for the elite few. (Read More)

Help for insomniacs

January 10th - via: morganton.com
Chronic insomnia can have a negative impact on one’s health: fatigue, inability to focus or concentrate, poor memory, mood disturbance, daytime sleepiness, low motivation or energy and increased errors or accidents. One study estimated that an employee with insomnia loses about eight days of work performance each year, so for the entire U.S. workforce, this adds up to an estimated $63 billion in lost work performance due to insomnia each year. (Read More)

Greyhouse launches Kickstarter to complete expansion

January 10th - via: jconline.com
[WEST LAFAYETTE, IN] — Almost since opening nine years ago it’s been evident Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. needs an expansion, assistant general manager Ali Wisthuff said. (Read More)

A chance to crowd fund the MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

January 10th - via: popculturepodium.blogspot.com
At midnight, a horrible figure in the guise of the Red Death appears at the masquerade! It stalks amongst the rooms of the abbey, killing the nobles it comes across. The most popular noble wins… but that only matters if you survive the night. (Read More)
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John Carter of Mars RPG (Kickstarter)

January 10th - via: therathole.ca
Edgar Rice Burroughs was a man who was very much a product of his era, but he was also an author well ahead of his time. He started writing out of disdain for the pulp magazines of the time, and Rudyard Kipling once wrote that Burroughs “wanted to find out how bad a book he could write and ‘get away with’, which is a legitimate ambition.” (Read More)

Kickstart This: 'How We Crafted: Volume 1'

January 10th - via: animationforadults.com
You may or may not be aware of Craft, a unique membership site that allows you to see exclusive behind the scenes material of various independent animated films, series, video games and graphic novels (we took a look here). Now the people behind it have launched a crowdfunding campaign for their first artbook, How We Crafted. (Read More)

Battalion 1944 coming to Steam Early Access on February 1

January 10th - via: develop-online.net
"Getting to grips with the intense nature of the Second World War is something that’s been key to our process,” offers Howard Philpott - Creative Producer at Bulkhead Interactive. “That’s something I also think comes across in this new reveal trailer - the action in a Battalion 1944 encounter is as feverish as it is credible." (Read More)
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Kickstarter Alert! 'Destiny Quest IV: The Raiders of the Dune Sea'

January 10th - via: geekdad.com
Michael J Ward's 'Destiny Quest' series takes choosing your own adventure to new heights. A long-awaited fourth installment, 'Raiders of the Dune Sea' is looking for funding on Kickstarter now. Will you be the hero and back this awesome tome? (Read More)

Arduino Speech Synthesizer Hits Kickstarter

January 10th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
Hobbyists and Arduino enthusiasts searching for an inexpensive way to add speech to their next Arduino project may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been created by Kickstarter serial entrepreneur Patrick Thomas Mitchell. The Arduino speech synthesizer measures just 1.75 x 0.83 inches in size and the SPI communication lines can be connected from either from the top of bottom sides of the board. (Read More)
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