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Tiny Garden is a new life sim set in a Polly Pocket toy

July 11th
Tiny Garden, a new game from studio Ao Norte, has become the newest smash hit success on Kickstarter, for a very good reason. If you grew up in the 1990s, you’ll likely be familiar with a little toy range called Polly Pocket – a series of tiny dolls that came in all shapes and sizes, including cutesy clamshells. Tiny Garden presents a neat riff on these toys, with its farm sim gameplay taking place on a miniature Polly Pocket-like toy. (Read More)

Indie TCG Series – Super Battle Mon Card Game on Kickstarter

July 10th
Hi Indie TCG lovers! We’re thrilled to be back with another game review, and this time we have an exciting new addition to the TCG scene: Super Battle Mon Card Game, created by Coffee Cat Board Games. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Coffee Cat Board Games aims to deliver tabletop games that offer players video game-inspired experiences to enjoy with their friends. (Read More)
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Zetta 138 SUP Pump: Portable, High Pressure, Smart Modes

July 10th
The Zetta 138 SUP Pump is an ultra-portable, cordless pump designed specifically for inflatable paddle boards (SUPs). Here are its key features. (Read More)

The Lit Duo 1 Light Meter Measures All the Lights Photographers and Videographers Need

July 10th
Just over a year after filmmakers and photographers founded Lit Systems in Sweden and announced the development of the feature-packed Lit Duo 1 light meter, the team has launched a Kickstarter campaign and revealed that the light meter is arriving early next year. (Read More)

NoirG precision coffee grinder simplifies the preparation process

July 10th
Coffee enthusiasts know that the secret to a perfect cup lies in the grind. The NoirG Coffee Grinder is here to transform your coffee-making experience with its precision and customizable options. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned barista, this grinder offers advanced settings and built-in conveniences that cater to your every need. (Read More)

Mercury wireless over-ear headphones

July 10th
When you slip on the Mercury Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, you’re not just putting on a pair of headphones; you’re stepping into a world where sound is pure, clear, and immersive. Designed with a minimalist and user-friendly interface, these headphones are perfect for anyone who values high-quality audio and simplicity. Imagine being able to lose yourself in your favorite music, movie, or podcast without the distraction of external noise. The Mercury Wireless Over-Ear Headphones make this possible, offering a seamless blend of advanced technology and elegant design. (Read More)

Ninty Media's Next Book Tackles The Game Boy Advance

July 10th
Ninty Media has already given us GameBook and GameBook Color, and now the publisher is ready to show off its latest tome, GameBook Advance (no prizes for guessing which member of the Game Boy family this is concerned with). (Read More)

A new The Legend of Zelda cookbook reaches Kickstarter goal in just a few days - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

July 10th
If you feel like cooking some Hyrule-inspired food, you'll probably need a cookbook. There already is one, thanks to Aimee Wood, who made it happen with a 2019 Kickstarter. However, it's getting harder to find and you may have already made all the recipes. (Read More)

The Journal of the Travellers' Aid Society 3 Kickstarter Passes 500% Funding Mark

July 10th
Mongoose Publishing is in the midst of crowdfunding more volumes of The Journal of the Travellers’ Aid Society for the Traveller science fiction roleplaying game. The project aims to bring atleast three new 128 page volumes filled with adventure, aliens, ships, weapons, and more to gamers everywhere in Charted Space. The Kickstarter project is past the 500% funding mark and you can reserve a copy of the physical slipcase (with PDFs) for a pledge of approximately $77.00 or go digital with the PDFs for a pledge of approximately $35.00 through August 4th. (Read More)

Rokid AR Lite Crowdfunding Exceeds $1 Million with Only 3 Days Left

July 9th
Rokid AR Lite has reached a significant milestone in its Kickstarter campaign, surpassing $1 million in total pledges as it enters its final countdown with just 3 days remaining. This achievement underscores the strong support and excitement surrounding Rokid’s innovative approach to augmented reality technology. (Read More)

Meeting Goals & Making Friends: Area Author Pens Children's Books

July 9th
What do a shy penguin and an outgoing baby bird have in common? They both want to make friends! Fairchild-based author and artist Monica Theiler has finished her second successful Kickstarter to fund production of the latest volume in her kids book series, Penguin & Peep: Making Friends. (Read More)

The One Ring Moria Expansion Launches August 1

July 9th
Last summer, Free League ran a crowdfunding campaign for Moria, the latest expansion to their The One Ring and LOTR Roleplaying games. Looks like it’s almost ready: the tabletop publisher has opened preorders for anyone who didn’t pledge to the campaign, and set an August 1 release date for the game. (Read More)

Luma Island - Official Release Window Trailer

July 9th
Explore the charming world of Luma Island in this trailer for the upcoming adventure farming sim game. The trailer gives you a tour of what you can expect from Luma Island, including farming, mining, fishing, exploring caves, co-op play, and the adorable magical friends you'll meet called Lumas. Luma Island will be available on PC in 2024. (Read More)

Kickstarter - Tome of Essential Horrors 2 (OSE)

July 9th
Before The Year That Shall Not Be Named, I often worked at the Frog God Games table at various conventions. Frog God also published my Swords & Wizardry Light Rules. There was a period when The Tenkar's Tavern Discord hosted Frog God Games' Official Discord presence. I'm also friends with many of the owners at Frog God. So yes, there are some connections ;) (Read More)
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Helluva Town - A Cuphead-esq cartoon gangster RPG

July 9th
Acheron International asked for €10K to fund Helluva Town, and with a week on the clock, they have more than €100K in pledges. On offer is a wacky and rules-light that gives me Cuphead-vibes. You can see progress on this Italian and English project on Kickstarter. (Read More)

The 2nd Unofficial Legend of Zelda Cookbook blows away its Kickstarter goal

July 9th
It’s been (nearly) five years since creator Aimee Wood Works launched her first book, The Unofficial Legend of Zelda Cookbook. That project was an instant success, giving Zelda fans the chance to cook up a ton of Zelda-inspired meals in the comfort of their own homes. While that book will continue to provide years and years of meals for franchise fans, a lot has happened for the Zelda IP in the last 5 years. That’s what led Aimee to thinking it was time to revisit the idea. (Read More)

OKPad merges color IPS panel and e-ink display into a single, convertible 2-in-1

July 9th
The jack-of-all-trades OKPad from Bluegen is a convertible-style 2-in-1 sporting an 8.9-inch (800 x 1,280) IPS display in the usual position. A second screen – a 7.8-inch (1,404 x 1,872) e-ink panel – resides where you'd normally find the keyboard on an ordinary laptop. Both screens are touch-enabled, and a stylus is included for use with the e-ink panel. (Read More)

PGYTECH Launches OnePro Series on Kickstarter: Revolutionizing Outdoor Photography, Business News

July 9th
On July 9, 2024, globally renowned photography accessory brand PGYTECH proudly unveils the OnePro series, featuring two innovative outdoor camera backpacks: Flex and Focux. The series makes its debut on Kickstarter at 10 AM EDT, marking PGYTECH's return to the crowdfunding platform after more than four years. (Read More)

Grant Morrison Will Make Magic Happen For You, Via Kickstarter

July 8th
Grant Morrison is to offer three individuals a "personal magick spell cast just for them" as part of a new crowdfunding scheme on Kickstarter to fund the post-production of Magick Show. A documentary described as a "masterclass in the occult" and created by Richard Metzger of Dangerous Minds and Disinformation, and produced by media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. (Read More)

Trade Tales - Official Kickstarter Trailer

July 8th
Embark on a journey from humble beginnings into opening your own business in Trade Tales, an upcoming cozy farming and life simulation game where you can live your dream life. Check out the trailer for Trade Tales to see harvesting elements, crafting, taking care of animals, opening your shop, finding potential love, and much more. A Kickstarter campaign for Trade Tales is available now. Trade Tales will be available on PC in Q1 2026, with Alpha access available through the Kickstarter campaign, ending August 1. (Read More)

Deliver Us Home Gets New Life From Small Group Of Developers

July 8th
KeokeN has announced that the game, which was in development at the studio before all of its employees were laid off in April has been restarted. The development is being done by a “group of volunteers” with the support of backing on Kickstarter. (Read More)
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LIT DUO 1 & C1 Compact Light and Color Meters Launching on Kickstarter on July 10th

July 8th
Lit Systems – creators of the LIT DUO 1 compact light meter, which is currently under development – have announced they will soon open pre-orders for their device via a Kickstarter campaign. At the same time, they will also launch the LIT C1, which is essentially a simplified version of LIT DUO 1. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Explore the Unknown in 'Wandering Galaxy: A Crossroads Game'

July 6th
Wandering Galaxy is a cooperative adventure game for 1 to 6 players, ages 14 and up, and takes about 60 to 180 minutes per play session. It’s designed by Jerry Hawthorne and published by Plaid Hat Games, with illustrations by Elias Stern, and is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Mata Hari’s story comes to its conclusion in Jared C’s new comic book – Only on Kickstarter

July 6th
At C506 we’ve always been proud to bring you the best comics from the indie world. Today we want to share with you the end of the Mata Hari story with the presentation of the third issue of Naked Spy. Come and discover with us this thrilling story. (Read More)

Routinely Itemised: RPGs #264

July 6th
We’ve mainly had broadband this week, so progress and the amount of unread email about Kickstarters and new releases is slowly shrinking. (Read More)

Peckers: Scottish school class trying to crowdfund this creepy-cute RPG

July 6th
Here in Scotland, kids in Primary 5 are around 9 and 10 years old. It’s Primary 5 class “M” at Ferryhill School in Aberdeen, which has designed an RPG called “Peckers”. “Peckers” as in… birds. They’re asking for £500 and have a month to raise it. You can see progress or support the clever class on Kickstarter (Read More)

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