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Areal Devs Address Journalists' Claims That Their Kickstarter Project Is A Scam

July 21st - via: gamebreaker.tv
Indie gaming company West Games accused writers at Forbes and VG24/7 of lacking basic "journalistic integrity" on its Kickstarter page. However, if the evidence presented by those and other sites is accurate, then West Games has a lot to answer for. (Read More)
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Will that crowdfunded game ever actually ship?

July 21st - via: gamasutra.com
So you come across a neat-looking new game on Kickstarter. It's got fancy concept art, it has some big names involved, and their pitch is really convincing! Surely this will be the game of our dreams? Well, maybe not. The failure of the Yogscast game is just the latest in a long string of high-profile kickstarter busts. (Read More)
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Sarah Miles New EP `Hear Me Out’ Drops Tomorrow After Kickstarter Campaign; Sarah Mile Announces Mini-Tour Dates [VIDEO]

July 21st - via: kpopstarz.com
Sarah Miles' third album, "Hear Me Out," drops tomorrow, July 22nd. The award-winning pop singer-songwriter from New York City wrote a song a week last year and toured the country playing the new material. (Read More)
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TrimTab Brewing, MCMC using Kickstarter to raise funds for new downtown mural

July 21st - via: bizjournals.com
BIRMINGHAM, AL - TrimTab Brewing Co. and the Magic City Mural Collective are raising funds to put a new mural on the brewery's building off Red Mountain Expressway. (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: Grandmother Fish by Jonathan Tweet!

July 21st - via: geekdad.com
The creator of D&D 3E launches a Kickstarter for a kids' book about evolution. (Read More)

Kickstarter and Cookies: Defining Success

July 21st - via: leagueofgamemakers.com
If you’ve successfully funded and not much more than just met the goal, you need to make sure that whatever you’re goal was will still provide a quality project. I mean you’ll get very attached to your stretch goals that you’ve dreamt about and how they’ll influence your final product. You need to be prepared that if you don’t meet any of your stretch goals, you can still be happy with the project you’ll create. (Read More)

U.S.-Based Iraqi Metal Band Acrassicauda Raises Funds on Kickstarter to Record Debut Album

July 21st - via: billboard.com
When Acrassicauda drummer Marwan Hussein found out on July 9 that his heavy-metal band had successfully raised $37,383 via Kickstarter to record its first full-length album, he says his reaction was elation tempered by “a sense of guilt.” (Read More)

Framed gesture-controlled digital canvas debuts on Kickstarter, starting at $399

July 21st - via: engadget.com
It's shaping up to be a big month for digital art displays. Electric Objects popped up on Kickstarter with its successfully funded 23-inch LCD for $299, and now a familiar face has turned to the funding site with its own rebooted version. Framed 2.0, an update to 2011's overpowered 40-inch model, includes integrated WiFi, a 720p front-facing camera and motion sensors, so you can interact with the frame using gestures. (Read More)

Tiddles is a Raspberry Pi-powered bot that can draw you a picture (Wired UK)

July 21st - via: wired.co.uk
Meet TiddlyBot, or Tiddles for short. Tiddles is a Raspberry Pi-powered robot currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

KICKSTARTER NEWS – 20/7/14 – IF I HAD THE CASH, I’D TAKE A LOOK AT

July 20th - via: rivcoach.wordpress.com
This week I lift the lid on Kickstarter Table Top Game projects to see if there is anything that actually attracts my attention. And to my surprise, there are a few games that have avoided the retread tropes and provided what appear to be cool games. (Read More)

Mighty No. 9 trailer shows off transformations and unique enemies

July 20th - via: pcgamesn.com
Mighty No. 9 far exceeded its Kickstarter goal, clocking over $3.8 million dollars compared to its initial goal of $900,000. However there was some controversy when studio Comcept came back asking for even more funding to add English voice acting and more. (Read More)
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Specialty Box Office: Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Has OK Debut; 'Boyhood' Soars With Over $1 Million From Just 34 Theaters

July 20th - via: indiewire.com
Audiences continued to flock to Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" this weekend as the film took in over $1 million from just 34 theaters. That trumped any news from debuting films in the specialty market, as Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" managed a decent but unspectacular debut and Mike Cahill's "I Origins" stumbled. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Mailbox: CaseCam, Android for DeskTop & The Shirt ReInvented

July 20th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
A quick suggestion to crowdfunding campaigns that are interested in having Crowdfund Insider write about your campaign. It is pretty difficult to keep up with the direct tweets so your best bet is to email us at Info@crowdfundinsider.com. It’s tough to keep up with the email too but there is a much better chance someone will be able to check it out. (Read More)

Musicians Reached Almost $40,000 Within First 24 Hours of Kickstarter Campaign

July 20th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
New York-based musicians, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell, launched a Kickstarter campaign on Thursday (July 17th) for their new album“Tomorrow You’re Going.” The project consists of their cover songs, which were produced by Larry Campbell. Initially seeking to raise $40,000, the project received 99% of its goal within 24 hours from 618 backers. (Read More)

LeVar Burton Recalls Reading Rainbow's $5.4 Million Raise in Emotional Video

July 19th - via: mashable.com
It was barely 6 a.m. in California when LeVar Burton clicked "submit" on the Kickstarter campaign that, in just over a month, would go on to become the fifth-most successful in the crowdfunding site's history. More than 105,000 backers pledged a total of $5,408,815 to bring Reading Rainbow, Burton's educational TV classic which ran from 1983 to 2006, back to life — this time, in a web version. (Read More)

One Fast Cat: Someone has invented a 'hamster wheel' for cats and put it on Kickstarter

July 19th - via: metro.co.uk
Just what do you get for the cat who has everything? Well, here's an idea - how about a hamster wheel? (Read More)
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Shadowgate preview: Inside the modern rebirth of a point-and-click adventure classic

July 19th - via: pcworld.com
Flush with Kickstarter cash, the game's original makers are reimagining the iconic adventure, obsessed with 'Doing Shadowgate right.' (Read More)
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Launch & Release Set to Train Musicians on How to Have Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

July 19th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Montana-based website Launch & Release is setting out to help train musicians on how to raise more funds during their crowdfunding campaigns. The website is on a mission to lower the failure rate of music crowdfunding from 45% to 35% by January 2015 through published music crowdfunding tips and advice and by the release of the website’s new crowdfunding system: The Music Crowdfunding Course for Intelligent Artists. (Read More)

Stryker Tactial Pen with Anti-Microbial Coating – Hands-On and Kickstarter Launch

July 19th - via: edjelley.com
Nolan over at NMB Creations got in touch with me a few months back during the prototype phase of building the pen. His idea was unique and his background in the medical field really helps this project stand out from the rest. (Read More)

Modular Gaming Grid Tact-Tiles Revived on Kickstarter

July 19th - via: escapistmagazine.com
After almost a decade of being out of print, the modular, wet or dry erase gaming mats have returned through a Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Braff’s fan-funded film doesn’t pay off

July 19th - via: smdailyjournal.com
When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper. We can argue about whether these were worthy reasons to ask for $2 million (in fact, fans ultimately gave Braff more than $3 million, after which he also got traditional financing.) Certainly there was controversy — maybe not deserved — over whether a wealthy actor should be seeking money on Kickstarter. (If people are willing to pay, isn’t it up to them?) But here’s a more urgent question: Why didn’t Braff use this money to make a better film? (Read More)
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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

July 19th - via: ideastream.org
Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws. (Read More)

Simple Wallet Plus kick off their Kickstarter campaign

July 19th - via: socialbarrel.com
Simple Wallet Plus is the newest addition in the Simple Wallet Family. Presenting a completely new, stylish and sleek, simple design, their Kickstarter is definitely worth checking out. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Potato-Salad Guy Shares 9 Lessons For Creating A Successful Fundraiser

July 19th - via: businessinsider.my
The now famous Kickstarter campaign to support one man’s mission to make potato salad has raised over $50,000 between about 6,000 backers in less than a month. People seem to love throwing their money at this project, even though it’s obvious that the creator, Zack Brown, doesn’t need any more of it. (Read More)
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'Survive the Nights' Creeps Onto Kickstarter

July 18th - via: bloody-disgusting.com
The post-apocalyptic zombie survival game Survive the Nights is something I’ve covered here before. I’m not a big fan of games like DayZ and H1Z1, but where they embrace — and to some degree even encourage — a bandit mentality among their players, Survive the Nights focuses more on teamwork to survive. It’s for this reason that I’m actually looking forward to it. (Read More)
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Chroma Squad dev discussing ultimatum with Power Rangers owner

July 18th - via: joystiq.com
Chroma Squad developer Behold Games added a backers-only update to its Kickstarter page yesterday informing the game's funders that it is negotiating a royalty-share deal with Power Rangers owner Saban. According to the update, Saban contacted Behold Games about Chroma Squad and found the game was too similar to the Power Rangers brand, agreeing to either split the game's royalties or go to court to ensure the game would not launch. (Read More)

Doctrine

July 18th - via: penny-arcade.com
It’s been a long time since I actually stuck with an MMO, but whatever Wildstar is doing seems to be working on me. Succeeding in these requires, to my mind, some kind of obsession. Played in an ordinary way, the genre’s tropes veritably ensure that it won’t satisfy. Wildstar has more immediacy than most, in my opinion, but you gotta commit to this genre. I have discovered a level of obsession that is compatible with the rest of my life. (Read More)

A look inside: Samurai Chef

July 18th - via: geeknative.com
Samurai Chef was brought to life by an IndieGoGo campaign. Now the team at mayamada have changed platforms to raise funds for volume 2. They're lookinf for £2,500 in just a month. (Read More)

Afterland Receiving Additional Funding

July 18th - via: cliqist.com
One of the biggest mistakes a developer can make when creating something like a Kickstarter campaign is miscalculating the cost of development. I believe I spoke about this in the past, but it stands to reason that if you don’t ask for enough money, you won’t be able to create the game you want to without making some massive sacrifices. Sometimes, no sacrifice is enough to stretch the money as far you need it to go, and either you release a game that is nowhere near as ambitious as you’d originally planned, or the game is delayed until further funding can be accrued. (Read More)
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Nanoleaf Bloom Bulb Doesn't Need A Dimmer Switch To Save Energy

July 18th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
If you are looking to save money and thinking of installing a dimmer switch to save energy, you might be interested in a new revolutionary new light bulb called the Nanoleaf Bloom, which does not require a dimmer switch to be dimmed. (Read More)

Dieselstormers Launches For Steam's Early Access

July 18th - via: cinemablend.com
Black Forest Games has managed to churn out yet another Kickstarter success. The developers have announced that Dieselstormers , the disel-punk side-scrolling action game, has managed to finish its Kickstarter run with a launch on Steam's Early Access platform. (Read More)
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DC Restaurants: New Biscuit Restaurant Turns to Kickstarter

WASHINGTON, DC - Unlike many other major cities, including Seattle and New York, the citizens of D.C. have long suffered without the southern comforts of a local biscuit company – until now. The Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to bring its buttery, delicious biscuits to the nation’s capital at last. (Read More)

NERVO Will Publish A Book If New Kickstarter Reaches £35,000

July 18th - via: mtv.com
Submit your photos with the hashtag #NERVOuncovered and you could find yourself in print. (Read More)
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Lady Yum French Macaron Shop Opens in Kirkland Thanks to Kickstarter Campaign

Lady Yum, a new boutique French macaron shop, opened its doors this week in downtown Kirkland at 111 Lake Street. The store includes a café and specialty food section, with a large variety of wines and local delicacies. The store’s proprietor, Megan Gordon, aka Lady Yum, first took on the moniker in 2011, however the title of store owner wasn’t always in the cards for Gordon. (Read More)

Kickstarter for Law School Tuition and a Documentary? LOL

July 18th - via: blogs.findlaw.com
There are so many hilarious things about this, that I don't even know where to begin. (Read More)

Detroit’s Seafoam Palace Museum of Curiosity Now Raising Funds via Kickstarter

July 18th - via: laughingsquid.com
Back in January we posted about the Seafoam Palace, a museum of curiosities that is currently under construction in Detroit. The project’s creators, including urban explorer and author Julia Solis and Laughing Squid partner John Law, are raising funds for the museum on Kickstarter. The museum is projected to open in summer 2015. (Read More)

These crazy ‘Rocketskates’ have already passed $230K on Kickstarter

July 18th - via: bgr.com
Remember that good-looking, electric Marbel skateboard, that managed to raise over $365,000 on Kickstarter, or more than four times its goal? In case you wished someone would come up with a similar project for roller skates, you should check out the Acton R “Rocketskates,” which have already raised more than $230,000 on the same crowd-funding site, well over the $50,000 goal, with 35 days to go until the campaign is finished. (Read More)

InSomnia Reaches Kickstarter Goal, Pursues Stretch Goals

July 18th - via: games.mxdwn.com
InSomnia is a game that wears its influences clearly on its sleeve. The game is visually and, in many ways, atmospherically inspired by classics like Fallout and Arcanum, and the developers have no qualms about admitting the role these games have played in driving them forward in their vision for the game. Despite this, InSomnia manages to keep its own personality through what the developers refer to as a “dieselpunk sandbox” set in outer space. (Read More)

Kaptain Brawe 2: A Space Travesty Returns To Kickstarter

July 18th - via: segmentnext.com
In the spirit of persistence, developer Cateia Games has put Kaptain Brawe 2: A Space Travesty back on Kickstarter, after an unsuccessful run the first time. It’s actually been less than a month since the PC title failed to bring in its necessary means of $150,000. (Read More)

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