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Of dubious merit: The other side of crowdfunding

December 18th - via: therecord.com
"It didn't occur to me how powerful a cat and the internet are together," said Meline, better known as the rapper El-P, one half of the political rap duo Run the Jewels. Thanks to crowdfunding, his musical oeuvre has now expanded to include the album "Meow the Jewels." It's "a seminal stupid record," said Meline, who will end up donating about $50,000 to charity, according to Jones. (Read More)

Crowd-Fueled Kickstarter Thursday: Tech Tapping Artificial Sunlight, Gloving as an Art Form

December 18th - via: techtimes.com
First there was light, next there were organisms that drew energy from it, then there were animals that sensed elements of their environments through fluctuations in it. Now as this week's Crowd-Fueled Kickstarter Thursday shows, there are campaigns using it to promote wellness and art in the modern age. (Read More)

Hollow Knight hits new stretch goal on Kickstarter, coming to Wii U

December 18th - via: nintendoeverything.com
Hollow Knight is confirmed to be coming to Wii U having reached a new stretch goal on Kickstarter. The campaign manage to reach $50,000 in funding (combined with PayPal donations) with less than a day remaining. (Read More)
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Viewbox is a Foldable Virtual Reality Headset that Turns your Smartphone into a Gigantic Screen

December 18th - via: techtimes.com
The Occulus Rift and other Virtual Reality Head Mounted Devices (HMDs) may still be too pricey for the average technopile, but if Viewbox has its way, soon anyone with a smartphone will be able to use their foldable, neoprene HMD to experience virtual reality. (Read More)
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Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum? It might happen (photo gallery)

December 18th - via: cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, OH - Bobbleheads, the nodding figurines handed out by the thousands at stadium and arena turnstiles, might get a chance to earn their place in lasting memory. A hall of fame and museum is in the works to honor the goofy yet endearing mementos. (Read More)

PhillyU student gets a kickstart to create a replica Dark Knight 'Bat Suit'

December 18th - via: newsworks.org
Under the name Armatus Designs, Philadelphia University student Jackson Gordon is creating quite a stir with his plans to design and build a fully functioning "Bat Suit." (Read More)
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Lunar Mission One smashes Kickstarter funding goal

December 18th - via: redorbit.com
What would you put in your lunar time capsule? Lunar Mission One, “the most inspirational mission to the Moon since the Apollo landings, and your chance to reserve your place in space”, has blown away its Kickstarter funding target. The goal of raising £600,000 – almost a million U.S. dollars – was achieved with just over a day left to run on the campaign. The mission’s tagline is “Don’t just follow space exploration – be a part of it!” (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign is cool for cats at the café

December 18th - via: hucknalldispatch.co.uk
NOTTINGHAM, UK - A pair of aninal lovers from Bestwood Village are poised to fulfill their dream of opening a café for pet fans, thanks to an online campaign. (Read More)

Scots writer hoping to kickstart Morningside comic

December 18th - via: scotsman.com
EDINBURGH, UK - A SCOTS comic book writer has taken a trip down memory lane with his latest book, an autobiographical account of his childhood in Edinburgh. (Read More)

Metro Detroit idea-machine Tom Nadone invents bulletproof baseball cap

December 17th - via: mlive.com
DETROIT, MI - Tom Nardone's already mind-boggling resume may need a new section for inventions. (Read More)

An Entertaining and Positive Experience, Coming Out on Top Reviewed

December 17th - via: cliqist.com
Coming out on top is a gay visual novel dating sim that was funded on Kickstarter (Read More)

Moniker Guitars releases a saucy new Kickstarter campaign

December 17th - via: scarebear.rocks
People who see my custom Reedsdale by Moniker Guitars often grill me on where I purchased the guitar. Obviously I purchased it from those crazy Texans at Moniker Guitars. Perhaps because they’re from Texas, they realise there is a lot at steak while running a custom guitar business that ships world wide. Such businesses are rare in this industry and they’re doing everything in their power to make sure this business is well done. (Read More)

Cinemaware's Rocket Ranger Reloaded gets fully funded on Kickstarter

December 17th - via: droidgamers.com
Back in October of 2013 Cinemaware released their WWII adventure game Rocket Ranger onto Android. Not too long after that the company started a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring an enhanced version of this game to gamers which is called Rocket Ranger Reloaded. The good news is that the Kickstarter campaign was successful and the development for this game has been fully funded. (Read More)
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Moneyhorse Games Launch Kickstarter To Fund 'Glorious Leader!': Kim Jong-un Satirical Shooter

December 17th - via: emptylighthouse.com
In order to finish the long-awaited "run 'n' gun" game "Glorious Leader!", Moneyhorse Games has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $55,000 in 30 days. (Read More)
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Is Last Year a Kickstarter Scam, or Worse?

December 17th - via: cliqist.com
The Last Year Kickstarter is an attempt to raise money for a multiplayer horror game. Is it a Kickstarter scam, or something worse? (Read More)

Thalia's Capo, a Success Story

December 17th - via: lamorindaweekly.com
ORINDA, CA - Entrepreneurship must be in Orinda resident Thalia Bradley's genes; how cool is it for a 12-year-old to be at the initiation of an invention, and the creation of a product that blew all expectations on Kickstarter? The most important thing Thalia discovered is that at the root of any invention is the identification of a need, and that needs are all around us in our everyday life waiting to be recognized and transformed into great business ideas. (Read More)
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Hands-On With Sarvi Dock, A Sleek New Versatile Docking Solution Currently Seeking Funding On Kickstarter

December 17th - via: androidpolice.com
I've always loved accessories for my mobile gadgets, and docks are typically some of my favorites. But in a world packed with more docks than you can shake a stick at (I oftentimes shake sticks at docks for whatever reason), it's difficult to find something new and compelling. In fact, the last dock I was truly impressed by was 2040's Arq Dock, a pretty versatile little dock in its own right. (Read More)

Kickstarter record-breaking cooler delayed

December 17th - via: upstart.bizjournals.com
About that awesome cooler that broke records in fundraising on Kickstarter? It won't be coming on time. (Read More)

Kickstarter of the Week: The Bionic Runner

December 17th - via: runoregonblog.com
The Bionic Runner is up on Kickstarter and has blown past its goal of $40,000 (AUD) and shows no signs of slowing down (it doubled it’s initial goal in the first 12 hours). (Read More)

FLUX 3D Printer surpasses $1million on Kickstarter

December 17th - via: 3ders.org
With an initial goal of $100,000 for their crowdfunding campaign, the FLUX team have just surpassed the $1 million mark and are currently sitting at nearly $1.4 million with four days left to go in their successful campaign. (Read More)

3D Printed Toy Lab Launches on Kickstarter, Seeking to Donate Toys to Kids in Need

December 17th - via: 3dprint.com
Dallam turned to Kickstarter to secure the funding to start up what he envisions as a business with a charitable side. Through Kickstarter, he is seeking to raise $5,500 that will allow him to purchase the Taz 4 3D Printer, 3 head attachments, and 35 spools of colored plastic filament as well as to cover the cost of shipping out the rewards for donations. (Read More)
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Marielle Brinda: Filmmaker who grew up in Elyria trying to kickstart her dreams

December 17th - via: cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, OH - So, you want to make a movie? The key question: How much will it take? Marielle Brinda figures that it will cost about $8,000 to finance her short film, "The Last Course," which she describes as a "dark family dramady-horror-hybrid." (Read More)
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Raising More Than $750K In Hardware Crowdfunding

December 17th - via: techcrunch.com
For months, investors have talked about how crowdfunding is changing the hardware investing landscape. The theory goes that the advent of Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow companies to test product-market-fit in a notoriously challenging category. And the numbers suggest there may be something to this: Venture investing in hardware companies increased 233 percent from 2007 to 2013 according to CrunchBase. (Read More)

On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'

December 17th - via: twcc.com
Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that. (Read More)

Grisaia Trilogy Kickstarter Reaches 90% of Goal in 12 Hours

December 17th - via: animenewsnetwork.com
Sekai Project launched its Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to bring Frontwing's Grisaia game trilogy to the West on PC. In less than 12 hours, the Kickstarter earned more than 90% of its US$160,000 goal. (Read More)

Nugget: The Easiest Couch Ever

December 16th - via: krowdfund.com
Take everything you hate about futons and rip it out. What you are left with is the Nugget, a simple and comfortable sofa made out of pool noodle foam. (Read More)
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What's going on with Winged Cloud's The Guardian Spell?

December 16th - via: technologytell.com
Winged Cloud's The Guardian Spell had a December 2014 release window when on Kickstarter, but it's missing in action. (Read More)

Microsoft tells J.S. Joust devs their game is “NOT possible” on Windows

December 16th - via: arstechnica.com
PlayStation Move-enabled game only on Mac and Linux for now, will be open sourced. (Read More)

If 'Transformers' machines had a coffee maker, CoffeeBloxx would be it

December 16th - via: latimes.com
The CoffeeBloxx is a crush-proof device designed to make a hot cup of coffee -- and withstand the weight of a car and maybe a dust storm. (Read More)

Albany startup Twill raises $10,000 with Kickstarter campaign

December 16th - via: bizjournals.com
ALBANY, NY - An Albany, New York-area startup that donates a blanket to a needy child for every one it sells, raised $10,000 through an online crowd-funding campaign. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Spotlight: Abbadon

December 16th - via: comicsbulletin.com
Abbadon is a graphic novel written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti with artwork by Fabrizio Fiorentino and Alessia Nocera that is about the wildest sin-filled town in the Old West. (Read More)
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Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Interview

December 16th - via: actionfigureinsider.com
This past summer Bill Murphy of Fresh Monkey Fiction launched a Kickstarter to bring his Amazing Heroes action figure line to plastic life. Amazing Heroes is focused on the somewhat forgotten heroes of the Golden Age of Comics such as the original Dare-devil, Stardust the Super Wizard, the Black Terror and others, including Captain Action. The campaign successfully funded in August, but wasn’t able to to reach the stretch goals of Champion of Mars and Silver Streak. (Read More)

Texas photographer showcases most beautiful rest stops in America during 5 year trip

December 16th - via: mysanantonio.com
An Austin photographer spent the last five years driving across America to capture photos of more than 150 rest stops in the United States. (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign Creator Accused of Scamming Backers; Runs Off With Over $54,000

December 16th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Earlier this year, 20-year-old San Diego resident, Taylor Beck, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise a mere $2,000 for his new tutorial called Le arn iPhone App Development. Not only did the project surpassed its initial goal super quickly, it reached well over $54,000 thanks to nearly 660 backers. (Read More)
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Lunar Mission One Hits First Kickstarter Goal for Moon Shot

December 16th - via: nbcnews.com
Lunar Mission One's crowdfunding campaign has met its initial £600,000 ($945,000) target for a privately funded robotic mission to the moon, which means it has 0.1 percent of the money it says it will eventually need. The British-led effort plans to use the funds to deliver on its commitments to Kickstarter backers, including mission patches and T-shirts — and begin the process of planning the mission, which aims to deliver digital "memory boxes" to the moon and sample ice deposits beneath the lunar surface. (Read More)

iPhone Keyboard Gets Immediate Funding from Kickstarter

December 16th - via: chinatopix.com
An app that aims to be the "perfect keyboard" for the iPhone has received an immediate funding goal from Kickstarter just two days after it was posted. (Read More)

Photographer Victoria Janashvili’s "Curves" Kickstarter Campaign Celebrates Body Positivity in a Gorgeous Way

December 16th - via: bustle.com
Although 2014 has been something of a fraught year, one of the best things to come out of it has been the continuing conversation about body image and body positivity. We still have a long way to go, but we’ve made a lot of progress toward challenging unrealistic beauty standards and embracing all body shapes — and as one year rolls over into the next, photographer Victoria Janashvili plans to add to the conversation in a big way. (Read More)
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A DC Startup Had One of 2014’s Top-Funded Tech Kickstarter Projects

December 16th - via: tech.co
WASHINGTON, D.C. - One D.C. startup fell just behind Levar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' campaign. (Read More)

Watch This Video and Tell Me You Don't Need This Couch

December 15th - via: m.theepochtimes.com
The Nugget is a four-piece couch, it weighs only 19 pounds and is purely held together by friction. (Read More)
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Classic Point & Click Adventure Returns in Absent II

December 15th - via: cliqist.com
Absent II is a retro style point and click adventure game that's crowdfunding on Kickstarter. (Read More)
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