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After Raising more than $77,000 on Kickstarter, Presales of the GroBox Indoor Hydroponic Greenhouse Continue on Corporate Website

February 23rd - via: chicagoeveningpost.com
Offering anyone the ability to grow their own plants conveniently in their own home, GroBox controls the watering schedules and air flow to grow plants faster than other methods while using two-thirds less water than traditional systems. (Read More)

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News for Week 8 of 2018

February 23rd - via: geekdad.com
The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending February 23, 2018. (Read More)

Everyday Carry-All Bags : Nomatic Messenger Bag

February 22nd - via: trendhunter.com
Nomatic Messenger Bag - The Nomatic Messenger bag and Laptop bag are a fantastic duo that feature minimalist design with feature-rich construction. (Read More)

System Shock Remake Kickstarter Backers Are Getting Angry, Here's Why

February 22nd - via: segmentnext.com
After years of silence and a lot of nagging, System Shock Remake development is coming to a pause and campaign backers are not happy about it. This might seem like a bad thing now but better late than never right? As long as what Kick says is true and the project won’t be canceled, fans won’t mind waiting some more time. (Read More)
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YOHANCE Is the Afrofuturist Space Opera You Never Knew You Needed

February 22nd - via: nerdist.com
Whether you’ve just discovered the expansive world of Afrofuturism through Ryan Coogler‘s gorgeous, record smashing Black Panther or you’re a lifelong Octavia Butler fan, it’s likely you’re desperate for new science-fiction landscapes to explore. Luckily, we know what you need: Yohance! (Read More)

Try the demo for Starmancer, a Dwarf Fortress-inspired space station sim

February 22nd - via: pcgamer.com
The Earth was destroyed for one reason or another—not like we're short on possibilities—so humanity fled to the stars in AI-controlled space ships called Arks. I say AI-controlled, but really they're overseen by Starmancers, a sort of human-AI hybrid resulting from volunteers merging their minds and bodies with machines. (Read More)
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Children's Talking STEM Book Series Fuels Curiosity & Encourages Them To Think Like Innovators

February 22nd - via: girltalkhq.com
February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am We are huge fans of projects, efforts and initiatives that seek to engage children, especially girls and minorities, in STEM subjects. Undoubtedly one of the most sought-after areas in the global workforce, the need to bolster the pipeline in order to keep up with the demands for people in undeniable. (Read More)

High-tech cooking startup Sansaire shutting down, ceasing production of new sous vide device

February 22nd - via: geekwire.com
High-tech cooking startup Sansaire is closing its doors. The Seattle-based company is halting development of its latest WiFi sous vide cooking device, the Delta, its CEO said in an announcement to Kickstarter backers. (Read More)

RiffTrax Live Returns in 2018 with Space Mutiny and Krull

February 22nd - via: denofgeek.com
Mike, Bill, and Kevin have yet another Kickstarter out there to fund a year of making fun of cheesy movies via Fathom Events. (Read More)

'Intelligent heated jacket' from Boston startup quickly doubles Kickstarter goal

February 22nd - via: starthub.org
Boston-based clothing startup Ministry of Supply has doubled its fundraising goal within just a few hours of launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its new "intelligent heated jacket." (Read More)

Pakistan's First Hand-Drawn Animation Looks At The Effects Of War On Kids

February 22nd - via: konbini.com
Writer and director Usman Riaz has unveiled the first eight minutes of the film, a spellbinding masterpiece which looks like it was dreamt up by Hayao Miyazaki himself. Serious Studio Ghibli vibes. (Read More)

Debut album a long time coming for The Homeland Conspiracy

February 22nd - via: lacrossetribune.com
The Homeland Conspiracy easily could be a footnote today, another in a long line of promising La Crosse area bands that never got traction. The hard-rockin’ quintet formed in early 2011, solidified its lineup by 2013 and was making a big noise before the band went on hiatus a couple years ago, feeling the pull of family and day jobs. (Read More)

Foundation is a freeform medieval city builder with no grids to follow

February 22nd - via: pcgamer.com
In my experience, London's streets are terrified of straight lines, and Amsterdam is a melting city drunk on itself. My point is, the Western architects of old clearly weren't concerned with symmetry. Developer Polymorph Games wants to channel that freeform design in gridless city builder Foundation. (Read More)

Nomatic Messenger and Laptop Bags

February 21st - via: everydaycarry.com
When pockets aren’t enough, a good bag can help you carry everything you need while keeping it all organized. But like the tools in your EDC, finding a bag that’s practical and fits your lifestyle can be challenging. (Read More)

N64 game 40 Winks smashes Kickstarter goal in mere hours

February 21st - via: destructoid.com
The cancelled Nintendo 64 port of 40 Winks (known as Ruff and Tumble in Europe) will finally see release on the console, some 20 years later, thanks to studio Piko Interactive and a slew of generous Kickstarter backers. (Read More)
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Subatomic: An Atom Building Game Review

February 21st - via: meeplemountain.com
Atoms. They’re the stuff that “stuff” is made of; the building blocks of everything. And now, with Genius Games’s Subatomic game, you can create your own! Read our review to find out more! (Read More)

Brooklyn designer unveils a new game to success on Kickstarter

February 21st - via: technical.ly
It’s a simple rule set on a grid about how a cell will behave based on neighboring cells, that emerges beautiful and seemingly biological looking life-forms through its patterns (Read More)

Driftwood Oven rallies funds for a storefront

February 21st - via: pghcitypaper.com
[PITTSBURGH, PA] - Driftwood Oven is ending its years of mobile-oven wandering and settling into a new life surrounded by four permanent walls. Setting up shop in a former restaurant meant an easier start, but the owners knew they’d need to make a few improvements before they were ready to sling pizza. (Read More)
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WE GO CROWDFUNDING

February 21st - via: medium.com
The idea of new social network came about 10 years ago. Our team was influenced by problem which we met every day - when we were looking for plumber, electrician or mechanic. We all need huge number of specialist to solve our problems, and we often spend enormous amount of time and money to find a real pro to solve them. (Read More)

'40 Winks' news: Nintendo 64 version of the game to finally have a physical release

February 21st - via: christiantoday.com
"40 Winks," an action game developed by Eurocom and published by GT Interactive for PlayStation in November 1999 will finally have Nintendo 64 (N64) version courtesy of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign by Piko Interactive on Feb. 12, 2018. (Read More)
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Dino Run 2 is a procedurally generated 2D runner with plenty of dinosaurs

February 20th - via: pcgamer.com
Dino Run 2 is a 2D runner where you and some friends pick dinosaurs and plow through procedurally generated levels in order to outrun disasters. Different dinosaurs, from pachycephalosaurus to pterodactyls, have different abilities and kart racer-like stats, and can utilize different routes and tricks in levels. (Read More)

Support 'Quiero' Webseries a Talk Show for the Latino Community

February 20th - via: remezcla.com
In the wake of new entertainment technologies, the talk show has remained in a state of stagnation until now. Colombian filmmaker Priscila Garcia-Jacquier, inspired by the likes of Arsenio Hall, Oprah, and Marie Forleo, is hoping to launch her talk-show webseries Quiero. (Read More)

Medieval City Builder Foundation Passes 60% Kickstarter Funding

February 20th - via: onlysp.com
The major appeal for Foundation is the game’s focus on grid-less building, which subverts many of the traditional design choices of the city-builder genre. The mechanics opt for greater freedom, allowing players to grow their cities however they wish. (Read More)

Tabletop Kickstarter Round-Up: Finns, Farms and Fantasy

February 20th - via: mymbuzz.com
There’s never a shortage of tabletop games knocking around on Kickstarter, from multi-million dollar blockbusters such as Blood Rage and Mythic Battles: Pantheon to indie projects by first-time designers. Here are half a dozen current campaigns that caught our eye… (Read More)

Lexip's odd joystick mouse has potential, but fails in far too many ways

February 20th - via: windowscentral.com
Lexip's interesting mouse-meets-joystick option is intriguing, but falls flat in far too many areas. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master'

February 20th - via: geekdad.com
Struggling to fit in preparation time for your next Dungeon & Dragons adventure? The Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master is THE go-to resource for whittling down those long hours. And now it is being updated, revised, and reborn for the latest edition of the world’s greatest roleplaying game as the Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master. (Read More)
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Cosplay Visual Novel 'Momoiro Closet' Gets Kickstarter Offering Physical Goods

February 20th - via: dualshockers.com
Frontwing launches a new Kickstarter for their upcoming visual novel Momoiro Closet, offering western fans the chance to get some physical goods. Momoiro Closet is a visual novel that stars the student council president Kagamihara Alice, who is also a secret otaku. While visiting stores in Akihabara, she meets Hashima Reiji, and they potentially end up exploring their wildest coplay otaku fetishes together. (Read More)

Be the King of the Castle Thanks to the King of Kickstarter, Matt Colville

February 20th - via: geekandsundry.com
Each week here at Geek & Sundry we take a look at new and upcoming exciting titles on Kickstarter! This week’s Kickstarter of the week is Strongholds & Streaming, a 5th Edition supplement from Master Class Dungeon Master Matt Colville. (Read More)
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Fable Fortune Finally Leaves Early Access

February 19th - via: gamerant.com
After a failed Kickstarter and eight months of early access, Fable Fortune gets a full free-to-play release with most of, if not all, the originally promised features. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Watch: The Awesome Fantasy Adventure Edition

February 19th - via: comicsbeat.com
I’ve located three fantasy comics looking to raise money to help bring their wonderful worlds to life. Now that I have my pot of coffee and an angry cat who keeps biting my feet, let’s set off to explore some fantastical worlds together. (Read More)

This Kickstarter Campaign Wants To Give Harvest Moon 64 The Guide It Never Had

February 19th - via: nintendolife.com
The guide itself has already been made and is based off Kansas City-based Gerry's Guides own experience with the game, as well as some original illustrations from a Japanese players guide (which can be have touched up to make them look a little snazzier) (Read More)

Sherwood dad packs in job to pursue dream - making board games

February 19th - via: nottinghampost.com
[SHERWOOD, UK] - Up until last September Paul Allen, 35, was working as a graphic design teacher at the Confetti institute of creative technologies, but he decided to dedicate himself to designing and launching a co-operative game where players fight werewolves in Vietnam. (Read More)
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Latest quirky L train shutdown proposal is an East River pontoon bridge

February 19th - via: ny.curbed.com
[NEW YORK, NY] - As the impending L train shutdown, set to begin in April 2019, draws closer, service alternatives continue to roll in. Though the MTA and city officials released a shutdown plan in December, those details are still being fleshed out and are still a ways from being set in stone. (Read More)
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These are the crowdfunded robots you didn't know you needed.

February 19th - via: redbull.com
The rise of the robots is well underway. But where are you putting your money? We take a closer look at some of the best crowdfunded robots walking the line between awesome and absurd, and the creators fueling this robo revolution. (Read More)

Ravean's heated gloves and mittens smash early Kickstarter goals

February 18th - via: newatlas.com
?Ravean has been producing different self-heating outdoor accessories for several years now, from vests and hoodies to sleeping bag liners. Now the company is developing a battery-powered heated glove with a recent Kickstarter launch exceeding its goals just days after it went live. (Read More)

California 3D printer company Robo targets Asian market

February 18th - via: 3ders.org
Robo, a 3D printer manufacturer based in San Diego, California, has announced plans to expand its business to a number of Asian regions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. (Read More)

Bearded Meeple reviews some new games

February 18th - via: beardedmeeple.blogspot.ca
[VIDEO] - Centrix: Definitely a classic game feel, but certainly fun and strategic. Play cards and manipulate the board to get your 3 pawns to the top and win. (Read More)

Briana Buckmaster Starts Recording Debut Album!

February 17th - via: nerdsandbeyond.com
Briana Buckmaster (you may know her as Sheriff Donna in Supernatural) has just started recording her debut album in Los Angeles! Briana previously launched a Kickstarter for the album in July of 2017. The album is being produced by Jason Manns, who recently also produced Gil McKinney's debut EP, which reached #1 on the ITunes Jazz Album charts! the (Read More)
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Read Grand Passion #1, Part of Dynamite's Fan Gear Pack Deal

February 17th - via: bleedingcool.com
Dynamite has sent us Grand Passion #1 by James Robinson and Tom Feister as part of their new Fan Gear Pack Kickstarter campaign. Read it here! (Read More)
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The Run Down on the Mark II Kickstarter

February 16th - via: mycroft.ai
100% funded in 6.5 hours, 1600 backers, and no sign of slowing down. The Mark II took Kickstarter by storm, providing a device for consumers, makers, and hackers alike. Our privacy-minded and customizable voice assistant is loaded with features and a transparent software stack behind it. (Read More)

Where The Bears Are Season 7 Needs Your Kickstarter Support

February 16th - via: gaypopbuzz.com
If you're a fan of the web series Where the Bears Are, or just a fan of gay content, you should consider supporting Where the Bears Are Season 7. The story follows three roommates, Nelson Dorkoff, Reggie Hatch, and Wood Burns, as their life takes a sudden and dark twist. (Read More)

The Drunken Hearts Release New Single, Announce Tour Dates And Kickstarter Campaign [Listen]

February 16th - via: liveforlivemusic.com
Colorado-based American rock band, The Drunken Hearts, have released a new single "Black Snake" in support of their Kickstarter campaign, to help fund their latest album release. (Read More)

Once Upon A Coma, The Anticipated Coma Sequel, Comes To Kickstarter

February 16th - via: games.mxdwn.com
Although this is a direct sequel to Coma, Brush has stated that it can also be enjoyed as a standalone game that is accessible to newcomers. Similar to various adventure games, Once Upon A Coma will contain side quests, bosses, and various NPC encounters. The mechanics consist of Zelda-inspired hack-and-slash, and the piano-centric soundtrack is inspired by Debussy. (Read More)

System Shock reboot that raised $1.3M on Kickstarter is now on ‘hiatus’

February 16th - via: polygon.com
"We took the wrong path" In the statement from Nightdive, CEO Stephen Kick wrote, “I have put the team on a hiatus while we reassess our path so that we can return to our vision. We are taking a break, but not ending the project. System Shock is going to be completed and all of our promises fulfilled.” (Read More)
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Laying Groundwork with Medieval City Sim Foundation

February 16th - via: cliqist.com
Polymorph Games is looking to bring the city-builder genre to medieval times with Foundation, a gridless simulator focusing on organic city development. They have started a Kickstarter for Foundation and is looking for nearly $60,000 USD to complete the medieval city simulator. (Read More)

The Lenscapt is either the silliest or most genius idea for lens caps ever

February 16th - via: diyphotography.net
I really don’t know what to make of this one. It’s either a stroke of genius or absolutely ludicrous. I’m talking about Lenscapt, which is a new type of lenscap for DSLRs, mirrorless and other cameras. (Read More)

Casual Games on Kickstarter: From Outer Space to the Subatomic

February 16th - via: casualgamerevolution.com
This month’s Kickstarter games will take you on a tour of outer space, a trip to the subatomic level, and on a twisty murder mystery. There’s even a visit from a celebrity, as Sonic the Hedgehog races in to get backing for his new board game. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Planetopia'

February 16th - via: geekdad.com
Planetopia feels a little bit like one of those match-3 video games, mostly because of the shifting patterns of aliens and the way they drop down when “cleared.” It’s a cute, puzzle-y game that will scratch the itch of gamers who love pattern-matching and a little bit of spatial manipulation. (Read More)

Documentary Filmmaker Erin Bagwell Shares Insight From Film 'Dream, Girl' About Women Entrepreneurs

February 16th - via: aplus.com
Documentary filmmaker Erin Bagwell shares her insight on intersectional feminism and women entrepreneurs while discussing her film 'Dream, Girl.' "This sounds really cheesy, but I want every little girl in the world to see this movie." (Read More)
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This RPG game lets players level up by working out

February 16th - via: builtinchicago.org
Exantra World, a mobile role playing game currently on Kickstarter, lets players level up by logging workouts with their wearables. (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons’

February 16th - via: geekdad.com
Not quite a year and a half ago, we shared the first trailer for Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons, a documentary on the artists and artwork behind the last forty-plus years of the classic fantasy roleplaying game. With an eye (Several eyes. On stalks. Shooting magic rays.) on premiering the finished movie at this year’s Gen Con, the filmmakers have launched a Kickstarter to get things wrapped up in post-production. (Read More)

This neckband records 360-degree video from your point of view

February 16th - via: theverge.com
Fitt360, from Linkflow, has already raised over $300,000 on Kickstarter. The company got its start inside Samsung and already has a working prototype, which we got to try out. (Read More)

Matt Colville's 'Dungeons and Dragons' Kickstarter Raises One Million Dollars in a Week

February 16th - via: comicbook.com
An unofficial Dungeons and Dragons Kickstarter just surpassed one million dollars in less than a week.We previously reported on Matt Colville launching a crowdfunding campaign for his Strongholds & Followers publication, a supplement to Dungeons & Dragons that would add rules on how party members can build castles and hire artisans, soldiers, and low-level adventurers to occupy and staff it. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Gear Up with Wyrmwood Gaming's Adventurer's Arsenal

February 16th - via: geekdad.com
Anyone who has been following my coverage of Wyrmwood Gaming’s Prophecy gaming table might have wondered if, with such a big project, they were abandoning their gaming peripherals. Fear not, my fellow wooden gaming gear addicts! Wyrmwood has launched a new Kickstarter so that you can arrive at your next RPG session in style and with everything you need. (Read More)
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ionnalee Launches Kickstarter Campaign For World Album Tour

February 16th - via: frontview-magazine.be
In an incredible 5 days, fans from all over the world funded the tour that will begin at HEAVEN in London on May 9th. Today ionnalee releases a powerful single and the last before the long awaiting album is released next week, (Read More)

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