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Kickstarter’s focus is on engaging with creative people: Perry Chen

August 20th - via: livemint.com
Perry Chen is an artist by choice and an entrepreneur by chance. He rose to prominence in 2009 when he co-founded Kickstarter, the online funding platform for creative projects. Since then, it has successfully funded more than 149,000 projects, generating close to $4 billion from over 15 million backers. It remains one of the world’s biggest contributors to arts and technology projects and has spawned similar platforms such as CrowdSpring, DesignCrowd and, closer home, Ketto and ImpactGuru. The 42-year-old was in Delhi for a talk to mark the opening of an art exhibition at Delhi’s Nature Morte gallery. He spoke in an interview about intersections of arts and technology. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Gen Con Edition

August 19th - via: geekdad.com
If you’ve read through my series of Gen Con recaps, you probably noticed that I mentioned quite a few upcoming Kickstarter projects. Here’s a list of them in one place, along with planned launch dates, so you can start budgeting your Kickstarter spending now! New to Kickstarter? Check out our crowdfunding primer, and visit our Kickstarter curated page for more projects we love. (Read More)

Tokyo Chronos Reaches $75,000 Kickstarter Goal With Time To Spare

August 19th - via: siliconera.com
Tokyo Chronos successfully reached its Kickstarter goal of $75,000 on August 17, with several days to spare. The Kickstarter campaign ends on August 21, 2018. The game is headed by developer MyDearest, and is led by Kazuma Miki, producer of Sword Art Online and A Certain Magical Index, previously Dengeki Bunko editor-in-chief. (Read More)

Unicorns Return To War, Horizon: Zero Dawn Gets A Board Game, And More Tabletop News

August 18th - via: gizmodo.com.au
Welcome to the Gaming Shelf, our new roundup of tabletop gaming news, releases, updates and interesting Kickstarter campaigns — focusing on sci-fi and fantasy games, with the occasional exception of course (Machi Koro is too cute to ignore!). Seeing as we’re on the heels of GenCon, board game companies have been showing off some of their best and brightest stuff over the past few weeks. Even as we head into mid-August, there’s still a lot of great scoops and news. Here’s a few of the highlights we spotted for this week. (Read More)

Expiration of Major Cybersex Patent Could Set Off Explosive Innovation

August 18th - via: fortune.com
Friday marked a major milestone for the more than $15 billion adult toy industry, with the expiration of a longstanding patent on sex toys controlled over the internet. The patent has been held in recent years by a company widely regarded as a ‘patent troll,’ focused not on developing usable technology, but instead on seeking monetary damages from anyone who infringed on their claim to the idea. Sex industry insiders speaking with Ars Technica described the moment as a watershed, which could unleash a wave of innovation in so-called “sex tech.” The basic idea behind the expiring patent is almost as old as the internet – that two users might sexually stimulate each other using devices controlled over the internet. (Read More)
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Rabbiteer, LLC is excited to release their new party game, Dungeon Derby

August 18th - via: actionfigureinsider.com
This new push-you-luck party game takes you off to the races – Dungeon Style! Dungeon Derby is an easy-to-learn racing game where players represent clans whose “Champion” is racing through a dungeon. The game sports a great mix of strategy and luck as cards are played to help or hinder racers and spells are cast to change the flow of each race. The goal is simple, accumulate the most wealth possible for your clan. Race-winning Champions are rewarded with treasures for their victories, players who have wagered correctly on a race collect winnings from the dungeon master, and those down on their luck can go on interactive, adventurous quests to earn rewards. A day at the dungeon races often includes the thrill of winning races, the gut-wrenching frustration of defeat, and the fun of lighthearted banter with other players. In the end everyone leaves the races as winners, but only the player with the most wealth can claim to be the master of the dungeon! (Read More)

Yakima business to launch Kickstarter campaign for new medical alert service

August 17th - via: yakimaherald.com
YAKIMA, WASHINGTON - Voice-activated speakers, such as the Amazon Echo, have grown in popularity. Through vocal commands, users can activate a virtual assistant able to complete several tasks, such as playing music, ordering groceries online and turning off the lights. Now two local entrepreneurs want to use Amazon-branded speakers and voice-activated virtual assistant technology to save peoples’ lives. (Read More)

Smart-materials could help prevent concussions

August 17th - via: kitchener.ctvnews.ca
Two brothers spent over three years studying the relationship between violent movements and concussions. As a result, they have developed a tool that they say will help reduce concussions in football. (Read More)

Science: ‘Space Heroes’ Trading Card Game Sets Up Space Race Between Players

August 17th - via: infosurhoy.com
Do you hold the cards to win the space race? That is the challenge laid out by “Space Heroes: Journey to Space,” a new trading card game now being crowdfunded that blends the past, present and future of space exploration with the expansive opportunities offered by the game’s format. (Read More)
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Boyfriend Dungeon Kickstarter Smashes Goal in Under 7 Hours

August 17th - via: jstationx.com
The Boyfriend Dungeon Kickstarter campaign smashes through its goal in just over six hours. Developed by Moon Hunters developer Kitfox Games, Boyfriend Dungeon allows players to romance your weapons, taking them on dates to become more powerful. We spoke to Kitfox Games about Boyfriend Dungeon when it was announced last year. The developer confirmed that the game would feature same-sex romances and non-binary love interests. (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign to turn the Minky Woodcock comic into an immersive play is in it's final week

August 17th - via: comicsbeat.com
Kickstarter campaign to turn the Minky Woodcock comic into an immersive play is in its final week. Audience members will witness Harry Houdini’s final days through an immersive theater experience in which they are assigned a character to follow and then view events through that character’s point of view. (Read More)

Artist Jamie Sneider Launches Fundraiser to Start Residency Program in Italy

August 17th - via: artnews.com
Progetto is a residency program and exhibition space that, if realized, would be located in a farmhouse in Italy’s Puglia region. (Read More)

Yes, I Will Have A Horizon: Zero Dawn Board Game

August 17th - via: kotaku.com.au
[COMING SOON] - The makers of the officially licensed Dark Souls and Resident Evil 2 board games have announced that they're giving another beloved game the tabletop treatment: Horizon: Zero Dawn. (Read More)
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Gil McKinney Launches Kickstarter for Christmas Album!

August 17th - via: nerdsandbeyond.com
Get ready to grab a cup of hot chocolate to watch the falling snow while listening to Gil McKinney! Gil is going to be releasing a Christmas album, that’s being produced by Jason Manns and will be released this December in time for the Holidays. (Read More)
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Boyfriend Dungeon Kickstarter nearly doubles funding goal in two days

August 16th - via: shacknews.com
The new trailer also introduces new date-able weapons, including the first non-binary character. (Read More)

Kickstarter Game System Uses iOS & Android Devices to Merge Tabletop Gaming with Augmented Reality

August 16th - via: mobile-ar.reality.news
Los Angeles-based Spatial has developed a multiplayer tabletop AR game that uses iOS and Android devices, combined with cradles and physical game pieces, to create a fairly robust virtual gaming experience. (Read More)

Hamsterdam - Paws of Justice Kickstarter Campaign

August 16th - via: gamespace.com
Muse Games, the creators of Guns of Icarus, brought its new project to Kickstarter: arcade brawler Hamsterdam. (Read More)
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How Startups Beat the Odds

August 16th - via: machinedesign.com
With limited capital and resources, even success can be a challenge for upstart companies. (Read More)

The Aquabats Need Your Help to Kickstart Their Long Lost TV Show

August 16th - via: ocweekly.com
Now more than ever, MC Bat Commander and the crew of spandex wearing, ska-punk saviors of humanity need a little saving if they?re ever going to bring back their Daytime Emmy Winning TV series The Aquabats! Supershow! (Read More)

Boyfriend Dungeon's cast of lovable weapons adds a cat that turns into brass knuckles

August 16th - via: pcgamer.com
It's a modern RPG where you fight for glory in the "dunj" and fight for love at dating hotspots like museums and cafes. It recently launched on Kickstarter with a new trailer, and its crowdfunding campaign is not only chock-full of much-needed details, it's also already raised nearly double its $50,000 goal with 29 days to go. (Read More)

Dark Horse to Publish Miloš Slavkovi’s Epic Space Opera, LIGHTSTEP

August 16th - via: comicsbeat.com
The galaxy is controlled by a race of elevated beings who live out their lives on accelerated “Lightstepped” planets—where a single day spans a lifetime on other worlds. (Read More)

Dublin dad launches book series on Kickstarter after adventures with daughter become a hit online

August 16th - via: rsvplive.ie
[COMING SOON] - He wants to prove his daughter can do anything she wants to do. Now Gavin's adventures with his little girl are set to be told in a series of children's books, "Not Just A Princess". (Read More)

Power Junkie Review – Power Any Camera & More With One Sony Battery

August 16th - via: cinema5d.com
Head over to Kickstarter and support the guys behind Blind Spot Gear in making their latest product a reality: The Power Junkie. (Read More)
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First Look: Magnum Force Playing Cards

August 16th - via: kardify.com
Produced by Rare Playing Cards and designed by Instagram: @bloodychrome, the Magnum Force deck is inspired by his childhood. The deck sports shades of Magenta giving it a nostalgic feel. (Read More)
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KICKSTARTER CONTROL AND CHAOS is now live!

August 15th - via: boardgamegeek.com
These 100% Kickstarter exclusive decks feature brand new mechanics, a roster of powerful new characters, and much more. You can think of these games as the classic Unstable Unicorns strategy game you know and love, supercharged with a bolt of caffeinated lightning. (Read More)

House of Anesi reveal what could be the world's most high-tech bra

August 15th - via: dailymail.co.uk
The underwear, which comes in sizes 32B to 42I, can shift up to two cup sizes and two band sizes, making it the first bra that grows and shrinks in line with the natural fluctuations of a woman's shape (Read More)

BedJet 3: Heat your sheets with Alexa

August 15th - via: cnet.com
The newest BedJet uses Wi-Fi, Alexa and IFTTT to help set your bed to the perfect temp. (Read More)

Boyfriend Dungeon Kickstarter Goes Live with Gorgeous Trailer

August 15th - via: hardcoregamer.com
Dungeon crawling is always fun with all sorts of loot and treasures, awaiting any stalwart adventurer and sometimes finding that perfect weapon means falling in love. (Read More)

[COMING SOON] - The Darkside Detective Season 2 Sees Upcoming Kickstarter Campaign

August 15th - via: dualshockers.com
The Darkside Detective originally launched on PC, Linux, and Mac in the summer of 2017. Darkside Detective could see a second season through an upcoming Kickstarter campaign by Irish indie studio Spooky Doorway. (Read More)

Rodent-Based Beat ‘Em Up Game Hamsterdam Launches Kickstarter For Switch Version

August 15th - via: nintendolife.com
The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam - a strange, alternate Amsterdam that is populated by Hamsters - is in grave danger, with the vile chinchilla Marlo and his Rodent Gang wreaking havoc and terrorising the local rodent residents. (Read More)
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Sci-fi Horror Puzzler-The Subject Lands on Kickstarter

August 15th - via: gamespace.com
Can you stay calm while being hunted? The Subject is a Sci-Fi horror game from DarkStone Digital. Play as a prisoner sold off to a deep-space testing facility. Navigate the maze-like complex and solve various puzzles while a strange creature hunts the next subject forced into its halls. You. (Read More)

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid board game launches on kickstarter

August 15th - via: metro.co.uk
A new board game based on the popular 90's TV show Power Rangers has launched on Kickstarter and it has reached its funding target within just 8 hours. Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid is a co-operative experience that can play between two and five players and fans of the franchise can back the game for an initial price of $75 (around £59) excluding shipping costs. (Read More)

Rigby High grad's exercise invention explodes on Kickstarter

August 15th - via: eastidahonews.com
[RIGBY, ID] - It started with a problem. Ethan and Kinsee Abbott were poor newlywed college students, and Ethan wanted a place to work out. They couldn’t afford a gym membership, and there was little space in their small apartment for exercise equipment. So Ethan, a Rigby High School graduate, decided to make his own. (Read More)

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

August 14th - via: arstechnica.com
A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention. Gen Con—the biggest tabletop gaming convention in North America—is now in its 51st year, and it's not slowing down. According to the organizers, this year's show was once again an attendance record-breaker. (Read More)

Power Rangers Board Game Kickstarter Launches

August 14th - via: comicbook.com
The big day is finally here, and now you can support the new Power Rangers board game from Renegade Game Studios on Kickstarter.You can head here to see everything that comes with the core game as well as all the expansions, but here's a quick rundown of just what Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid is. (Read More)

The Power Junkie is a "Swiss army knife" for Sony L series NP-F batteries

August 13th - via: diyphotography.net
The Power Junkie is a new adapter plate that lets you turn standard Sony NP-F batteries into a pair of USB sockets and a 7.4v output for powering cameras with dummy batteries. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Project Garden Paws Striving For a Switch Release

August 13th - via: nintendolife.com
Garden Paws by Bitten Toast Games will allow you to grow plants, run a shop, tame animals, rebuild a town and go spelunking in caves. There are also seasons and 24-hour cycles. It’s being described as a "relaxation simulation RPG" experience and in its current state apparently offers more than 20 hours worth of questing and endless gameplay. (Read More)

Tailfin offers AeroPack mountain bike pack on Kickstarter

August 13th - via: bicycleretailer.com
Tailfin has launched a new rear bag for mountain bikes on Kickstarter. The company said the product solves some of the challenges of carrying a medium amount of stuff on a mountain bike: it attaches quickly and is stable, is compatible with dropper posts, carbon posts and small frames, and doesn't get in the way when the rider gets behind the saddle.The AeroPack is a follow up to iTailfin's T1 carbon rack and pannier range, which launched in 2016.  (Read More)

Trending: Dress to clutch combo raises $100K on Kickstarter

August 13th - via: wgno.com
Over 900 backers have contributed to the crowdfunding platform. (Read More)

RBG action figure to ship in October thanks to Kickstarter campaign

August 13th - via: abajournal.com
Ginsburg already has one of the action figures and told the company she will put it on her mantel, Cronin told AM New York and Law.com. The Kickstarter page says the action figure includes “wire-rimmed glasses to see through the patriarchal bullsh*t” and a “righteous robe, the next best thing to a cape.” (Read More)
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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

August 13th - via: post-journal.com
Thumbs up to the Labyrinth Press Company and those who donated to a Kickstarter campaign for the local company’s effort to provide food at the National Comedy Center (Read More)