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Crowdfunding Spotlight - The Good Life

April 20th - via: techraptor.net
SWERY's newest project is The Good Life, described by its creators White Owls and G-rounding as a "debt repayment daily life RPG" and currently up for funding on Kickstarter. As such, I'd like to take it apart and see what makes it tick in today's Crowdfunding Spotlight. (Read More)
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Icelandic-themed coffee shop One Percent Coffeee is coming to Woolton

April 20th - via: liverpoolecho.co.uk
[WOOLTON, UK] - One Percent Forest will sell variations of traditional food and drink (Read More)

Home-delivered brews and tunes from Purple Llama

April 20th - via: chicagotribune.com
For its one-year anniversary, Wicker Park coffee and record shop Purple Llama is bringing its popular artisanal coffee and unique record business to mailboxes every other month. 5 percent of Kickstarter funds will be donated to Foundations of Music, a charity that provides music education in Chicago Public Schools. (Read More)

The Tea Circle — A Revolutionary Tea-Blending Startup Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

April 20th - via: newsanyway.com
“We wanted tea lovers to discover blends in a new way, allowing them to choose from millions of unique ingredient combinations, to finally create their own personalised tea in a hugely fun and interactive way”, said founder Richard Salmon. (Read More)
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Longmont Company QuestBotics Launches Kickstarter

April 20th - via: longmontobserver.org
Their products incorporate all aspects of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) into learning programming and robotics. (Read More)

Kingdom Come Deliverance: "We wanted to make Red Dead Redemption with a sword"

April 20th - via: vg247.com
Warhorse Studios has revealed details behind the creative vision and creation of brutal and buggy RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance. (Read More)
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New York-based Australian architect creates adjustable table legs

April 20th - via: architectureau.com
Tabl by Australian architect Nick Flutter is a set of adjustable legs that can convert any flat surface into a table. (Read More)

Q&A with Annie Fitzgerald - Striving for balance while pursuing growth is inspiration behind Fitzgerald’s new album

April 19th - via: crookstontimes.com
I’ll be mailing the CD’s out/sending digital downloads at the end of the month. I’m excited for people to have the album for a month before it releases - then they can come to the release show or a show on tour and sing along. :) (Read More)

Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 Funding on Kickstarter

April 19th - via: theboardgameshow.com
Dual Powers is a 1-2 player, card-driven, area-control strategy game set during the time of the Russian Revolution. Dual Powers is nearly 40% funded with two weeks to go in the campaign. Full disclosure:  I'm currently working for this game's publisher, Thunderworks Games, but I have a cool story to tell. (Read More)

Four years in the making: ‘Taproom-focused’ microbrewery opens on N. Franklin Street

April 19th - via: juneauempire.com
[JUNEAU, AK]- Devil’s Club Brewing Co., a microbrewery owned and operated by three Juneau locals, officially opened its doors Wednesday evening. Co-owner Evan Wood thanked the community for its support. A Kickstarter campaign and private investment from local families made the business happen. (Read More)
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The Bard's Tale 4 Aims to Put a Modern Touch on a Classic RPG

April 19th - via: ign.com
The classic RPG series returns with Unreal Engine 4-based visuals and the same dark sense of humor. (Read More)
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Photorealistic Horror Game The Beast Inside Adds New Location

April 19th - via: onlysp.com
Currently, The Beast Inside takes place in a massive house, displaying a careful attention to detail and artistry. Having another location added to the the game will allow the developers to include more scary situations and places for players to explore. (Read More)
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Civil War Horror Game The Beast Inside Looks Terrifying

April 19th - via: gamerant.com
Watch the trailer for The Beast Inside, a new horror game set in both the Civil War and Cold War that has been successfully funded on Kickstarter for PC. (Read More)
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The Deltaz: Americana Music Born in Malibu

April 19th - via: malibutimes.com
A pair of homegrown Malibu boys is about to launch their third studio album and embark on their first European tour. Brothers John and Ted Siegal—known as The Deltaz—have been playing music together for nearly two decades, despite their young ages (Read More)

Could Somewear Be Creating The Ultimate Sat-Comms Tool?

April 19th - via: outsideonline.com
The Somewear Global Hot Spot, which launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, turns your cellphone into a two-way satellite communication tool. (Read More)

GROWL Game Review (prepublished version)

April 18th - via: fathergeek.com
Rumors are starting to be whispered from ear to ear that a werewolf is loose. Villagers no longer trust one another and everyone is a possible enemy. (Read More)
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The Most Screen Accurate Child's Play 2 Good Guy Doll Is Still Available, But Not for Long

April 18th - via: movieweb.com
The Officially Licensed one-to-one scale Child's Play 2 Chucky Doll is being called the most screen accurate Child's Play Product ever produced. Every detail of this doll is made from actual screen used molds, including the clothing which was replicated using actual screen used swatches. (Read More)

Jim Cornette’s IDW Kickstarter Funded

April 18th - via: 411mania.com
The Kickstarter for IDW’s Jim Cornette Presents: Behind the Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories is already funded to the tune of $25,000 for the graphic novel. (Read More)

449 Foods Launches Vegan, Ketogenic Coffee to Support Economic Growth in Developing Countries

April 18th - via: qualityassurancemag.com
Founded by a Purdue University student duo, House of Peace Coffee is sourced from small farming communities in Tanzania and returns profits to them. (Read More)

Cat RPG Max and Maya Pounces Onto Steam Spring 2019

April 18th - via: techraptor.net
Max and Maya, billed by its creators as a "realistic alpha-cat simulator", is coming to Steam in spring 2018. The project, which is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, describes itself as a "sarcastic action-RPG with pet simulator elements". (Read More)
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This security camera with year-long battery just smashed its Kickstarter goal

April 18th - via: techradar.com
Eufy has flown past its Kickstarter goal with the EverCam, which claims to have battery and memory that lasts a year. (Read More)

New behind-the-scenes video for action RPG Dolmen

April 18th - via: flickeringmyth.com
Inspired by the horrors of Lovecraft and given a science fiction theme, Dolmen is a nightmarish horror set on an alien planet. The first monstrous horror that will be encountered in the game is Queen Caniptei and her workers and these are the focus of this new video. (Read More)
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CoinCase Review: Handcrafted Wooden Case For Crypto Hardware Wallet?

April 18th - via: bitcoinexchangeguide.com
CoinCase is a custom wooden case designed to securely hold your cryptocurrency wallet. The case is specifically designed for either the Trezor or the Ledger Nano S (two kit options are available). All cases are carved out of a single piece of nut wood. (Read More)

New Survival Game “Xera” Seeks $25,000 in Kickstarter Funding

April 18th - via: gamersdecide.com
Xera: Survival's developer seeks to draw in more people to play with his Kickstarter campaign (Read More)
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RTS games aren't dead, Iron Harvest ends Kickstarter $1.5M+

April 18th - via: tweaktown.com
KING Art Games has announced they have closed their Iron Harvest Kickstarter with a massive $1.5m (Read More)
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Happy Mallows to launch £3k Kickstarter campaign

April 18th - via: confectionerynews.com
[COMING SOON] - Happy Mallows family-firm, established in 2017, by entrepreneur Sam Humphrey is launching a £3k Kickstarter campaign in June to expand its gourmet marshmallow brand. (Read More)

M’sia-S’pore-based middleman fails to deliver on mass-pledged Kickstarter board games

April 18th - via: mothership.sg
Group orders or group pledges are often a way to cut the cost of shipping board games from the Americas or Europe to Southeast Asia. This is where Boarders Tabletop Games Studio come into the picture. (Read More)

This Is the Story of Ben Carlson, the Only U.S. Lifeguard to Lose His Life in the Line of Duty

April 18th - via: theinertia.com
Filmmakers Tim Burnham and Jack Murgatroyd just launched a Kickstarter for their film that traces the story of Newport Lifeguard Ben Carlson. (Read More)
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Product Trends: Noteworthy Kickstarter Products That Might Start A Trend

April 18th - via: nichehunt.com
It is not a secret Kickstarter products have the ability to cause a worldwide trend. Fidget spinners really were not a thing until the “fidget cube” was launched on Kickstarter, raising a whopping $6,450,690 more than the initially needed $15,000. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Get Ready to 'Growl'

April 18th - via: geekdad.com
Who’s a werewolf and who’s an innocent villager? You’ll find out at night when somebody gets bit, so you better have your pitchforks ready. Growl is a new spin on the classic werewolf game. (Read More)
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5 Comics Kickstarters You Should Back!

April 17th - via: geek.com
Some of the most exciting things in the arts today wouldn’t be happening without Kickstarter. One of the biggest beneficiaries of this platform has been the comics community. (Read More)

'Last Epoch' Launches Kickstarter Campaign

April 17th - via: worthplaying.com
Last Epoch is an online action RPG that combines time travel, deep character customization, crafting, and an engrossing loot system that guarantees endless replayability. (Read More)
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In the future, you’ll eat ketchup slices and kelp jerky

April 17th - via: nypost.com
In the ’50s and ’60s, our vision of food innovation was quick and convenient TV dinners, or meal-replacement pills a la “The Jetsons.” Now, the focus is on problem solving with natural ingredients, sustainable production and, thankfully, great taste. (Read More)
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Film in the works features Astoria's Flavel House

April 17th - via: eastoregonian.com
The house is a character in its own right in the film in the works now, complete with creeping, crawling vines pinned in place by set dressers. "The Mortuary Collection," directed by Ryan Spindell, is a "Gothic horror anthology film," according to a Kickstarter fundraising page for the project. (Read More)

Kickstarter For Action-Adventure RPG Faeland Now Live

April 17th - via: dualshockers.com
Indie studio Talegames announced that its Kickstarter for its game Faeland is now live and will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux if fully funded. (Read More)
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Cosmic Star Heroine is finally coming to Vita soon, and if you own a PS4 copy you get it for free

April 17th - via: destructoid.com
Cosmic Star Heroine was a definite example of a Kickstarter success story, raising a modest $132,000 back in late 2013, and delivering the project on PC and PS4 in April of 2017. There's still more work to be done though. (Read More)

With one hand and three drumsticks, “Cyborg Drummer” wants to take his music on tour

April 17th - via: blogs.mathworks.com
Cyborg drummer's prosthesis is a wearable robot. The device uses AI to control the autonomous drumstick, while the drummer has complete control over 2nd stick. (Read More)
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Kickstarter campaign for ‘Colossal Chaos’ comic

April 17th - via: mountainx.com
Colossal Chaos is a celebration of all things huge and fun: kaiju, giant robots, monstrous insects and more. The comic anthology contains work by 57 indie writers and artists around the world (Read More)

Indie platformer, Faeland, is now on Kickstarter

April 17th - via: knowtechie.com
If you liked games like Metroid and Castlevania and looking for that nostalgic hit, this will be worth your time. (Read More)
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Building the Moon without leaving the London area

April 17th - via: techcrunch.com
Hardware isn’t easy — especially if you decline to take advantage of the global manufacturing infrastructure, build everything in a flat in London, and use only local labor and materials. But that’s what the creators of successful Kickstarter project Moon did, and they have no regrets. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Who Will Capture 'The Pirate's Flag'?

April 17th - via: geekdad.com
All the pirates have gone in search of the missing Dread Captain—or more importantly, her ship’s flag, which will allow them to command the rest of the pirates. Anything goes in this madcap race for The Pirate’s Flag! (Read More)
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EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG: COMICS ON PUNK & MENTAL ILLNESS Hits Kickstarter

April 17th - via: comicosity.com
EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG: Comics On Punk & Mental Illness is an anthology of comics centered on punk and mental illness. The anthology features nearly 30 stories from comic creators and bands (including Adult Mom and Days N Daze) about their experiences with mental illness in and around various punk scenes. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Fight for the People's Support in 'Dual Powers'

April 17th - via: geekdad.com
Designed by Brett Myers (The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game) and from publisher Thunderworks Games (Roll Player, Bullfrogs) comes Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, a 2-player game (plus solo mode) with a 30-60 minute play time that plants you in the tumultuous political landscape of Russia in the wake of the abdication of Tsar Nicholas. (Read More)

AntVR will debut $500 Mix AR headset in May on Kickstarter, rivaling HoloLens

April 17th - via: venturebeat.com
[COMING SOON] - Chinese virtual reality headset maker AntVR told VentureBeat today that it will debut Mix, its first augmented reality headset, through a Kickstarter campaign in May. The company will start pricing at $500, and pitch Mix as a superior yet less expensive alternative to Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens. (Read More)

Rolling J's food truck owner launches Kickstarter for new restaurant

April 17th - via: nooga.com
Rolling J’s first opened in 2013 when owner Jacob D’Angelo bought his food truck. From there he served up his American cuisine until 2017 when the engine in the vehicle blew. Unable to fix the truck, D’Angelo opened a stand that resides at Finley Stadium to keep his business alive. (Read More)
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Musicians Are Kicking It Big Time for This Clickable Foot Mouse, Now Live On Kickstarter

April 17th - via: hypepotamus.com
SMASHmouse is a foot-operated universal remote that allows musicians, and other industry professionals, to operate a device while still using a computer. Their Kickstarter is live now! (Read More)

Sugar Daddy's launches crowdfunding bid to fund second gluten free bakery

April 17th - via: insider.co.uk
[EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND] -Edinburgh's only fully gluten free bakery has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise £29k needed to expand. The family-run business said it has seen demand for its range grow so fast that it is now looking to open a second, bigger bakery. It has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the £29,000 required for the expansion. (Read More)

Woman's game gives kids 'jump' on learning

April 17th - via: newspressnow.com
[KANSAS] - A St. Joseph mom has created a fun, multi-sensory activity game to help her children and others learn about geography. Caroline Castor created “JumpGeo,” a card game to help children identify states. (Read More)
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Cubetto's African Savannah Adventure Pack

April 17th - via: geekdad.com
In case you missed it, the Kickstarter campaign for the latest Cubetto adventure pack is live now—and it’s a short campaign, so there’s only about a week left. The seventh adventure pack is set in the African Savannah, with a canvas map populated by big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more. As with the other adventure packs, it comes with a storybook that tells a little story about Cubetto going on safari. (Read More)

Swery will be holding a Reddit AMA this Thursday

April 17th - via: destructoid.com
With The Good Life's Kickstarter campaign still on-going, director Swery will be holding a Reddit AMA this Thursday to let fans get any questions in about the game. Running from 8:30 to 10:30 am PST, it won't be limited to just his upcoming game, but literally anything you want to know. (Read More)
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Dead Duck and Zombie Chick Radio Show!

April 16th - via: theouthousers.com
Currently, Jay Fosgitt is running a Kickstarter to bring new life to the comic Dead Duck and Zombie Chick in the form of a radio show! Jay has paired up with voice actress Alyson Court (Animated X-Men: Jubilee, Resident Evil: Claire Redfield, The Big Comfy Couch: Loonette) to bring this show alive, and it promises to be amazing! (Read More)

Crowdfunding Watch: Friendship, Bondage and the Public Domain

April 16th - via: comicsbeat.com
Come on over and dip your toes into the latest offerings from creators across the web as we dive into this week’s Crowdfunding Watch. (Read More)

Anker's Eufy EverCam Wireless Smart Security Camera With One-Year Battery Life Up on Kickstarter

April 16th - via: gadgets.ndtv.com
The EverCam can differentiate between humans to reduce false alarms. It also has a water-resistant body, 13400mAh battery, and a Sony Exmor IMX 323 sensor with f2.2 aperture. (Read More)

Feel VR's New Peripherals Offer an Immersive Racing Experience; Kickstarter Fully Funded in Less Than Two Hours

April 16th - via: dualshockers.com
Feel VR's new gaming peripheral allows players and lovers of racing games to fully immerse themselves in the role of the driver in their favorite racing games. (Read More)

CEO of $20 million startup could lose his visa and his business

April 16th - via: kitv.com
BauBax founder and CEO Hiral Sanghavi would like to say he's achieved the American Dream. After all, he immigrated to the United States just four years ago and, in that time, he has successfully launched a company that has brought in more than $20 million in sales. (Read More)

PC version of horror game Agony will receive optional patch to remove censorship

April 16th - via: techspot.com
If you’re a fan of horror games, then the Kickstarter-funded Agony will probably be on your radar. It was supposed to arrive on March 30, but developer Madmind Studio had to push back the release date. In a recent update, the company has explained part of the reason behind the delay: censorship. (Read More)
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The Good Life Announced Dev-Publisher Partnership

April 16th - via: playstationlifestyle.net
New 'The Good Life' Info! White Owls Inc. developer of the game has just partnered with a known game publisher. Read on to find out who! (Read More)
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Iron Harvest Kickstarter Highest for Video Games in a Year

April 16th - via: playstationlifestyle.net
Iron Harvest Kickstarter success has just topped the crowdfunding site's charts. Video games hadn't been funded well recently, but this game changed that. (Read More)
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The gamer’s outdoor game: Kingdoms Lawn Game

April 16th - via: analoggames.com
“Stone by stone. Wall by wall. Tower by tower. Build your castles. Once built, prepare your armies for war. Have your troops sharpen their swords as well as their wits. Let the strength of their arms and courage of their hearts lead them as they march toward the battle line. " (Read More)
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Stompump Tire Inflator

April 16th - via: theradavist.com
[VIDEO] - Small enough to pack with you on rides, yet powerful enough to get the job done. (Read More)

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