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Crowdfunding Mailbox: Gekkopod for iPhone, Wireless Productivity Sign & Archer Brighton Cool Lunch Bags

May 24th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Rewards based crowdfunding is perfect for small companies looking to launch a new product or validate a concept. We are seeing a growing number of SMEs become bigger companies fueled in part by platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Recently Indiegogo stated that over $300 million in venture funding can be attributed to products / companies that got their start on the Indiegogo platform. That’s what it is all about. (Read More)

Umbra Showcases Housing, Continues To Rake In Pledges

May 23rd - via: cliqist.com
SolarFall Games showcases Umbra's housing system while its Kickstarter campaign blazes past $159k. (Read More)
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Starlight Vega Finishes Kickstarter With Harem Addition

May 23rd - via: cliqist.com
Starlight Vega's campaign ends on Kickstarter, and the lesbian visual novel reaches over $22k, clearing one last stretch goal. (Read More)
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Yooka-Laylee and The Resurgence of 3D Platformers and 90s Gaming on Kickstarter

May 23rd - via: cliqist.com
Cliqist looks at the revival of 3D platformers and 90's era styled video games on Kickstarter, and what the success of Yooka-Laylee means. (Read More)

When Kickstarter projects have trouble getting started

May 23rd - via: chicagobusiness.com
CHICAGO, IL - “We know we've let you all down.” So reads the May 5 Kickstarter update from a Chicago-based company called Central Standard Timing. Aiming to create the world's thinnest watch, its founders launched a crowdfunding campaign in early 2013. CST collected $1,026,292—more than five times its goal—from 7,658 backers. The company promised each would be delivered a watch in September 2013. (Read More)

Pebble Time Smartwatch Shipments Start May 27

May 23rd - via: informationweek.com
The Kickstarter-funded Pebble Technology Corp. has revealed a May 27 launch date for its Pebble Time smartwatch. (Read More)

Raving Rabbits Brawl in Guardians of the Forest

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Guardians of the Forest is a cute but bloody brawler where players play as rabbits (and other forest animals) and beat the crap out of each other. (Read More)
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Queer Representation in Gaming in Color

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Gaming in Color by Midboss Games review, a documentary focusing on LGBT gamers, featuring gaymers, developers, & allies this movie tackles queer gaming. (Read More)
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Hand-Made Games, One Block At A Time, In Bloxels

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Bloxels is a new game on Kickstarter that lets players create their own games using a variety of physical blocks. (Read More)

FOVE Passes Kickstarter Campaign

May 22nd - via: vrfocus.com
Earlier in the week a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign was launched for a brand new virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) known as FOVE. The company behind the device was looking to raise $250,000 USD in order to bring its kit, which uniquely emphasizes eye-tracking as a means of control and more, to market. (Read More)

Roby, the 3D printable robot hits Kickstarter to teach kids programming, 3D design & robotics

May 22nd - via: 3ders.org
The Roby educational robot kit has been specifically designed to help people of all ages to get to grips with programming, 3D design and the world of robotics. (Read More)

Tiny 3D Printed Amsterdam from Ittyblox on Kickstarter

May 22nd - via: 3dprint.com
Dutch design and architecture enthusiast Stef de Vos is the man behind Ittyblox, a set of brilliant, miniature, 3D printed cityscapes he sells through his Shapeways shop. He first caught our eye last summer, and then again in March. (Read More)
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SmartPlate Helps Control Food Consumption Launched on Kickstarter

May 22nd - via: au.idigitaltimes.com
Self-control is a difficult habit to learn. Those who are on a diet won't need to fear the possibility of overeating because this 'smart plate' can help control food consumption. (Read More)

Kickstarter's great problem: The vast majority of backer rewards arrive very, very late

May 22nd - via: techly.com.au
A friend who was opening a restaurant was offered the following advice: “Be very conservative with your opening date, factor in everything that could hold you up, and then whatever the latest possible date you can foresee being the opening, add another month. Things will go wrong.” Apparently, this is sound advice for people creating Kickstarter campaigns as well. (Read More)
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The Suicide Inducing Arcade Game of The Polybius Conspiracy

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
The Polybius Conspiracy is an upcoming documentary film being funded on Kickstarter about the mysterious arcade game Polybium. (Read More)
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Moody Adventure Tokyo Dark Racking Up Stretch Goals

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Tokyo Dark raises over $120k CAD on Kickstarter, and the campaign hits the stretch goal for Japanese voice acting. (Read More)
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Voxelnauts Looks To Bring Voxeling To The Next Level

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
We take a look at Voxelnauts, an open world sandbox MMO role playing game with VR support and unique graphics that's funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)
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iPhone and Android: Light Phone mobile phone launched on Kickstarter

May 21st - via: bgr.com
The Light Phone pictured above is a phone I’d like to use on a daily basis. It’s got no touchscreen display, no texting apps, no games and no browser. It’s purpose is to solely help you reach the people in your life you want to connect with in the most basic way possible – by calling them. (Read More)
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Wayside Creations Calls Success on Kickstarter a 'Full-Time Job'

May 21st - via: thevideoink.com
Read how Wayside Creations used Kickstarter successfully many times over to create live-action video game adaptations that should make franchises happy. (Read More)

New Israeli smart pen etches its way onto Kickstarter

May 21st - via: haaretz.com
The device, which enables you to write on almost any surface, brought in $100,000 in its first day on the crowdfunding platform. (Read More)
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De La Soul Discusses Kickstarter Embrace

May 21st - via: hiphopdx.com
“We were not sure if people would feel like we were begging for money.” Kelvin Mercer writes. (Read More)
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The insane '80s action short Kung Fury is jumping from Kickstarter to your TV

May 21st - via: theverge.com
I've been waiting for David Sandberg's 1980s-inspired action short Kung Fury since the project first appeared on Kickstarter — and now audiences will be able to watch it on their TVs. The film has been picked up by the El Rey Network, the cable channel masterminded by genre filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Spy Kids, and the better half of Grindhouse no matter what anybody says), and will be debuting on May 28th at 6:30PM ET. (Read More)
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A stylish take on 'I give up' pants

May 21st - via: chicagobusiness.com
CHICAGO, IL - Jerry Seinfeld once mocked the George Constanza character on "Seinfeld" for wearing sweatpants in public. Instead of giving up on the concept of wearing soft, comfy pants in public, Chicagoan Zach Goldstein decided to create a better sort of pants for men. (Read More)

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

May 21st - via: gameinformer.com
Shadowrun: Hong Kong's deluxe edition is essentially a free upgrade this weekend. (Read More)
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Calliope Games' 'Titan Series' offers 9 new table games from the world's greatest designers

May 21st - via: geekwire.com
Want to get your hands on some of the newest table games developed by some of the greatest designers in the business? Welcome to the Titan Series, a group of “gateway” tabletop games that will bring even your most gaming-jaded friends to the table. (Read More)
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Fove, the Oculus Rift Plus Eye Tracking to Reach Kickstarter Goal Today

May 21st - via: i4u.com
A new VR headset is going on the start bringing something new. FOVE is the world's first eye tracking virtual reality headset. (Read More)

3D Printed Robot, Roby, Hits Kickstarter to Teach Programming & Robotics to Kids

May 21st - via: 3dprint.com
John Villwock and Mikhail Stolpner met at Cornell University, and while they were there, the pair say their introduction to the cutting edge of research and development got them excited about bringing technology to the maker community. (Read More)

GekkoPod Camera and Phone Mount Lands On KickStarter

May 21st - via: petapixel.com
Zuckerim Inc. has launched a Kickstarted campaign to fund their new product, the GekkoPod. Modeling its design off of gekko feet, the GekkoPod aims to be a flexible phone and camera mount for all of your favorite devices. (Read More)

'Umbra' News: Customizable Action RPG Now on Kickstarter

May 21st - via: christianpost.com
Independent game developer, SolarFall Games has started its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a new action role-playing game it would like to develop, called "Umbra." As the campaign entered its fifth day, it has so far raised $115,000 of the $225,000 it is targeting to raise. it has also be "Greenlit" on Steam, according to reports. (Read More)
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Focus, multi-material and portable 3D printer launches on Kickstarter

May 21st - via: 3ders.org
The Focus 3D Printer by 3D By Flow is a truly mobile, lightweight, multi-material high quality 3D printer that is durable enough to transport and be space efficient with minimal setup. (Read More)

Kickstart This! Support Social Causes And Good Ol' Fashion Gore In RETURN TO NUKE'M HIGH VOLUME 2

May 21st - via: twitchfilm.com
Purveyors of independent cinema and an American original, Troma Entertainment having been bringing their unique sense of cinematic spirit to festivals and screens around the world for over four decades now. And they are preparing to unleash their latest film, Return To Nuke'm High Volume 2 unto the world this Fall. (Read More)

Don’t miss these must-have, eco-friendly Kickstarter gadgets

May 21st - via: technologytell.com
It’s not very often that one finds multiple, totally incredible projects funding on Kickstarter all at the same time. I think that the hardest part of it all is having to choose which one(s) to support while staying within the gadget budget! But if you want something to distract and excite during the long workday, here are three most-excellent Kickstarter campaigns worthy of attention. (Read More)

Powerstone Inspired Brawler Combat Core Returns

May 21st - via: cliqist.com
Combat Core is a Powerstone inspired brawler indie game that's being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Looking Deeper Into Little Devil Inside

May 20th - via: cliqist.com
Cliqist takes an in-dept look at the open world survival RPG Little Devil Inside in this latest preview. (Read More)
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Yooka-Laylee & Bloodstained: Two Nostalgic, Successful Kickstarters with Very Different Strategies

May 20th - via: cliqist.com
Cliqist takes a look at the Kickstarter campaigns for Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained. Two nostalgic and mega successful campaigns that are quite different. (Read More)

Hands-on with Fove’s Eye-Tracking Virtual Reality Headset

May 20th - via: ign.com
Oculus may be the biggest name in the VR space, but one challenger is focusing on a unique feature to come out swinging. (Read More)

Local Game, Global Aspirations: Top That Toast

May 20th - via: spiritnewspapers.com
Casey Ann Beck, author of our weekly "Clean Plate" column, was out at the Trenton Ave Arts Festival on May 16 promoting a game invented by her and her family, Top That Toast. (Read More)
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iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6: LumoPack Fast-charging battery on Kickstarter

May 20th - via: bgr.com
The most annoying problem smartphone users have to deal with is battery life. Regardless of whether they prefer the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6, chances are buyers will worry about running out of battery in certain instances, and they’ll seek external battery packs to make sure they’re covered during busier days. (Read More)

'Twin Peaks'-inspired doc "Northwest Passage" is on Kickstarter

May 20th - via: technologytell.com
In case you’re not getting enough ‘Twin Peaks’-related content from the new reboot and all the attendant excitement, a documentary is being made about a boy who grew up in the town where the series was filmed, became obsessed with the show, and even suffered many of the same traumas as Laura Palmer herself. (Read More)

HeroMe Girl Female Action Figures Kickstarter Toys

May 20th - via: refinery29.com
HeroMe Labs is creating a female superhero for boys and girls. (Read More)
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