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Compete: Kickstarter Gets Potato Salad Traffic Bump in July

August 27th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Digital intelligence company Compete recently published a post noting that in the month of July Kickstarter experienced a surge in traffic. And what say you was the cause? Potato Salad of course. (Read More)
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Project Gorgon engages its second Kickstarter campaign

August 27th - via: massively.joystiq.com
After its Kickstarter campaign fizzled back in 2012, Project Gorgon and its team regrouped to prepare a second, and hopefully successful, crowdfunding drive. The campaign launched a couple of days ago and is attempting to rake in $100,000 in pledges before the end of its 30 days. (Read More)

Snow-Bound Shootout. Kôna VS The Long Dark

August 27th - via: cliqist.com
Kôna, developed by Parabole from Quebec, launched on Kickstarter recently and there’s a lot of people excited about it. Upon reading through the Kickstarter page and getting a feel for what this game is about, something about it seemed very familiar. I just couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but Kôna reminded me of something. The environment completely open for exploration, puzzle solving, surviving in the Canadian wild – how does this sound familiar? Then it hit me, Kôna is eerily similar The Long Dark. (Read More)

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Book Now Available

August 27th - via: cliqist.com
In June of last year, The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers book project received 140% of its required funds and a legion of excited fans. As the project wore on things got a bit messy but the promise to provide a finished book never disappeared. Here we are now just a little over a year later and this book filled with developer interviews and history is available on Amazon. (Read More)

[PODCAST] Comic News Insider Episode 564 – A Podcast to Kill For

August 27th - via: comicspodcasts.com
Jimmy is joined in studio by frequent co-host Emily Edwards and boy do they have a lot to chat about. SO many reviews! They briefly talk about the Emmys, CNI gets covered on The Beat and a reminder to give to Seth Kushner’s GoFundMe campaign. (Read More)
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Smart Plug Startup Zuli Raises $1.65M And Kicks Off New Pre-Orders

August 27th - via: techcrunch.com
Smart home automation startup Zuli has just raised $1.65 million in venture funding following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The company has created the Zuli Smartplug, a connected outlet that plugs into your existing ones and gains Bluetooth LE powers. A single outlet provides basic smart features, including in-home control of lights and appliances plugged into them, but when you get three or more Zuli smartplugs together, the magic really starts to happen. (Read More)
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Lancer Gathers The Orc Hordes On Kickstarter

August 27th - via: beastsofwar.com
Lancer Miniatures are coming to the end of a cool little Kickstarter to make some more Orcs a reality for the tabletop. See what you think of them. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Pick: Unnecessary Sentience

August 27th - via: indiegames.com
Remember lovely point-and-clicker The Long Rain? Good, for Joe Richardson, the dev responsible for said delightfully surreal game, is at it again and working on a brand new adventure: Unnecessary Sentience. (Read More)

Monsters for Everyone Thanks to Kickstarter and Howard Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft may have died in obscurity, but his works have found appreciative audiences since then, and a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is hoping to introduce the works of Howard Lovecraft to children via the three-volume series created by Bruce Brown. Brown and Arcana Studio, which owns over 250 original intellectual properties, are confident that meeting their crowdfunding goal of $5000 by September 19 will bring Lovecraft’s stories into the imaginative realm of children’s reading. (Read More)

H. Jon Benjamin makes a crazy Kenny Loggins Kickstarter even crazier

August 27th - via: popwatch.ew.com
Born in Everett, Washington, the American recording artist Kenneth Clark “Kenny” Loggins spent most of the 1980s creating music that became synonymous with the films they were featured in, like “Footloose” from Footloose or “Danger Zone” from Top Gun. He doesn’t really do this anymore, but he still makes music: This month, a Kickstarter for Loggins and his band, Blue Sky Riders, met its funding goal for a new studio album. (Read More)

New Kickstarter Project Tickle Teaches Coding To Children, From Scratch!

August 27th - via: vulcanpost.com
Last May 2013, Mashable shares that coding is the must-have asset of the future. In the article, writer Adam Popesco further shares interesting insights about how the process of computer programming is going to be “one of the most important and desirable skills”. (Read More)

Rider begins fundraising campaign for new novel

August 27th - via: erwinrecord.net
ERWIN, TN - Zoe Rider, or Z. Rider is an Erwin resident who is preparing to publish her first horror novel, “Suckers.” The official release date for the book is Feb. 17, 2015. However, supporters of the Kickstarter campaign can get copies in time for Christmas. (Read More)
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Capo Toys Relaunches Street Fighter Action Figure Kickstarter

August 27th - via: actionfigurefury.com
Capo Toys, a small start-up action figure company, is once again trying to fund their Street Fighter action figure Kickstarter. Unlike previous attempts, Capo Toys is now offering all five figures from the first series. (Read More)

A Tricked-Out Cooler Is Now The Most Funded Kickstarter Of All Time

August 27th - via: businessinsider.my
“The Coolest Cooler,” which offered a 21st century facelift to a picnic staple, has dethroned the Pebble smartwatch as the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time. (Read More)

'Hard West' Kickstarter Campaign Successful

August 27th - via: worthplaying.com
Times are hard, people are ruthless and the land is unforgiving in Hard West, a tactical turn-based western with exploration adventure. (Read More)
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Chely Wright Turns to Kickstarter to Fund New Album

August 27th - via: theboot.com
Chely Wright has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund her upcoming new project, with a goal of raising $175,000 for the new album. (Read More)
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Easthampton pair crowdfunding campaign to produce graphic novel on the dark side of Christmas, 'Malice and Mistletoe'

August 26th - via: masslive.com
EASTHAMPTON, MA - In what he calls "a bit of midnight inspiration," Nathan Graham Davis came up with a concept that excited him so much he rushed out of bed to begin writing it: a graphic novel about a twisted Christmas. (Read More)

Nutlock Protects Bicycles from Theft

August 26th - via: blog.solidconcepts.com
Nutlock protects bicycles from theft using innovative design configurations for fasteners and fastner keys. Nutlock prototyped with Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). (Read More)

GaymerX2 Panel Report: Designing Inclusive Videogames

August 26th - via: cliqist.com
Video games are not born out of a vacuum but created by one to hundreds of people. Although all types of people have been driven to create games since their inception, it’s the unfortunate statistical reality of game development that many creators are from very similar backgrounds (ie: straight and male). With this in mind, how can developers go about making their games inclusive to a whole wealth of prospective players? According to Christine Love of Love Conquers All Games, David Rosen of Wolfire Games, and Elizabeth Zelle of Volition, it’s not hard at all. In fact, it’s rather silly to not work towards inclusivity. (Read More)
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Jelly God - A new twist on the god game genre gets a Kickstarter

August 26th - via: indieretronews.com
Move over Godus as it's time to take a look at Jelly God; a new twist on the god game genre developed by Bexcellent Games. Currently going through a Kickstarter and developed for PC and iOS, your task as a God is to bring colour and life to a grey and barren world. Thankfully through the cultivation of a tribe of jelly people, you can add colour and life through the collecting of resources, building homes, unlocking new colours and discovering ways to combine objects. (Read More)
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Matt Raithel Discusses Alien Shooter Orgy Hive Jump

August 26th - via: cliqist.com
Hive Jump, the over the top multiplayer platformer from Graphite Lab, has had an up and down relationship with Kickstarter. The first campaign was an unfortunate dud for a variety of reasons. However, a few weeks ago the developers headed back to Kickstarter for another round and things have been going much smoother. Graphite Lab head honcho Matt Raithel was kind enough to take some time to talk to us not just about Hive Jump, but his teams Kickstarter experience, Gabe Newell, drugs, and Orlando Bloom. (Read More)
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Kickstarter: ‘Vagante’ is a fantasy metroidvania with a dash of realism

August 26th - via: indie-love.com
People who knows just a little about fantasy may associate its heroes with glittering armor, perfect hair, and mountains of muscles. Nuke Nine’s Vagante features heroes with a bit more character. The heroes of the game have a stronger tie to their vagrant lifestyle than most stories delve into. Their wardrobes are worn, and they travel by caravan rather than on the backs of shining horses, adding some humanity to the classic hero’s story. (Read More)
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How Glyph maker Avegant became a Tech Pioneer

August 26th - via: usatoday.com
Avegant, the creator of the Glyph virtual display, has gone from Kickstarter to tech pioneer. (Read More)

Gramovox announces $650,000 in funding

August 26th - via: chicagotribune.com
Gramovox, a Chicago-based consumer-electronics startup that makes a Bluetooth-enabled speaker resembling a 1920s-era gramophone, on Tuesday announced $650,000 in Series A funding from Chicago-based Hard Eight Ventures. (Read More)
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Coolest Cooler Inches Closer to Kickstarter Record

August 26th - via: crowdsourcing.org
The Coolest Cooler campaign is on the verge of breaking the Kickstarter record for the most-funded project on the platform. (Read More)

Pressy Review: I Had No Clue Something Could Suck This Badly

August 26th - via: androidpolice.com
I'm going to keep this short and sweet: Pressy is the worst product I've ever reviewed. I generally find some redeeming quality about even the worst products, but Pressy doesn't have one. It is, without question, complete garbage and a waste of money. (Read More)

After Reset Kickstarter Closes at $94,892

August 26th - via: games.mxdwn.com
It’s been a long time coming, but After Reset, the classic-styled RPG from indie devs Black Cloud, closed its latest kickstarter with nearly triple its initial funding goal. (Read More)
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This Ingenious Butter Knife Already Has More Than 10,000 Backers On Kickstarter

August 26th - via: businessinsider.com
A new Kickstarter project aims to solve one of the biggest problems with breakfast: cold, hard butter. (Read More)

Parkitect Kickstarter Trailer Revives Old Theme Park Vibes

August 26th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
When we last covered Parkitect, it was but a dream in the GIFs of its development log. Now it’s a dream on Kickstarter, with substantially more images, GIFs and details for the Theme Park-like theme park management game. It’s already raised $14,505 Canadian dollars towards its $50,000 goal with 26 days left on the clock, and the trailer below is well-worth a watch to see the team’s progress thus far. (Read More)
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Signal Boost Tuesday — New Kickstarter for Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s Kara O’Keefe series.

August 26th - via: ljagilamplighter.com
Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has started her first Kickstarter for a project entitled Eternal Wanderings: The Continuing Journey of Kara O'Keefe. A spin-off series to her popular Eternal Cycle trilogy of Irish-themed urban fantasy novels, Eternal Wanderings follows Kara's adventures after she saves humanity from ultimate evil, discovering in the process that she bears the soul of a goddess. (Read More)

Halfbike: The bicycle, abridged

August 26th - via: bbc.com
This Kickstarter standout deftly splits the difference between scooter and rolling elliptical machine. (Read More)
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[VIDEO] Aegis Defenders Kickstarter Still Trending Upward; PS4 Port Joins List Of Funded Stretch Goals

August 26th - via: idigitaltimes.com
There are only eight days left in the Aegis Defenders Kickstarter campaign, before Guts Department begins using whatever funds it has raised to put the finishing touches on its 2D tactical-platformer, but we're happy to report Aegis Defenders has already secured enough cash for at least one console port. (Read More)
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Winner of Ballston Restaurant Challenges Seeks More Funds on Kickstarter

August 26th - via: washingtoncitypaper.com
ARLINGTON, VA - Christiana Candon won a year of free rent, a $245,000 interest-free loan, free legal services, and free financial advising as the winner of Ballston BID’s controversial Restaurant Challenge. Now she’s seeking an additional $15,000 via Kickstarter for her Spanish restaurant, which will be called SER (Simple, Easy, Real). (Read More)

PawPressions, a scrapbooking app for your pets, launches $34K Kickstarter

August 26th - via: bizjournals.com
It's National Dog Day, and therefore the best of all possible days to launch a Kickstarter campaign for PawPressions. (Read More)

Kickstarter Weekly: Script Kiddies, Ray’s the Dead, and A Rite from the Stars

August 25th - via: thekoalition.com
What separates these Kickstarter projects from the rest of the competition is their personality. (Read More)

New StorTech Twist Tube Storage System

August 25th - via: toolguyd.com
StorTech has come out with a new Twist Tube storage system that is centered around these small plastic tubes with twist-lock closures. It looks like a clever organizational system that could be versatile for storing small parts and tools in the workshop or home. (Read More)

Reading Pariah Missouri

August 25th - via: multoghost.wordpress.com
Writer Andres Salazar contacted me not too long ago, about his new series Pariah, Missouri (Book 1: Answering the Call is due to hit comic book stores this Wednesday, August 28). (Read More)
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Alexandre Fiset Discusses Survival Story, Kôna

August 25th - via: cliqist.com
My name is Alexandre Fiset, I’m a former Activision (Beenox) associate producer with more than six years of experience in interactive media development. This interview is all about Kôna, our upcoming survival-adventure game for PC, Mac and Linux. (Read More)
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Weekly Launchpad. What Kickstarters Launched Aug 17 – 23?

August 25th - via: cliqist.com
Every week we take a brief look at all of the Kickstarter campaigns that launched in the previous week. This isn’t to say that all of these projects are worth your hard earned cash, but with any luck having all of them in one place will make it easier to educate yourself on the projects you’d like to back, and which ones to run from. You’ll find two types of campaigns listed, “featured” and “the rest“. (Read More)

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