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Crowdfunding Watch: The Awesome Fantasy Adventure Edition

February 19th - via: comicsbeat.com
I’ve located three fantasy comics looking to raise money to help bring their wonderful worlds to life. Now that I have my pot of coffee and an angry cat who keeps biting my feet, let’s set off to explore some fantastical worlds together. (Read More)

Fable returns with collectible card game, two years after troubled Kickstarter

February 19th - via: polygon.com
Fable Fortune was originally pitched to potential backers as a free-to-play title when the Kickstarter campaign went live in May 2016. It entered Steam Early Access and Xbox Live Game Preview simultaneously in July of last year. (Read More)

This Kickstarter Campaign Wants To Give Harvest Moon 64 The Guide It Never Had

February 19th - via: nintendolife.com
The guide itself has already been made and is based off Kansas City-based Gerry's Guides own experience with the game, as well as some original illustrations from a Japanese players guide (which can be have touched up to make them look a little snazzier) (Read More)

Sherwood dad packs in job to pursue dream - making board games

February 19th - via: nottinghampost.com
[SHERWOOD, UK] - Up until last September Paul Allen, 35, was working as a graphic design teacher at the Confetti institute of creative technologies, but he decided to dedicate himself to designing and launching a co-operative game where players fight werewolves in Vietnam. (Read More)
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Latest quirky L train shutdown proposal is an East River pontoon bridge

February 19th - via: ny.curbed.com
[NEW YORK, NY] - As the impending L train shutdown, set to begin in April 2019, draws closer, service alternatives continue to roll in. Though the MTA and city officials released a shutdown plan in December, those details are still being fleshed out and are still a ways from being set in stone. (Read More)
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These are the crowdfunded robots you didn't know you needed.

February 19th - via: redbull.com
The rise of the robots is well underway. But where are you putting your money? We take a closer look at some of the best crowdfunded robots walking the line between awesome and absurd, and the creators fueling this robo revolution. (Read More)

Ravean's heated gloves and mittens smash early Kickstarter goals

February 18th - via: newatlas.com
?Ravean has been producing different self-heating outdoor accessories for several years now, from vests and hoodies to sleeping bag liners. Now the company is developing a battery-powered heated glove with a recent Kickstarter launch exceeding its goals just days after it went live. (Read More)

California 3D printer company Robo targets Asian market

February 18th - via: 3ders.org
Robo, a 3D printer manufacturer based in San Diego, California, has announced plans to expand its business to a number of Asian regions, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. (Read More)

Bearded Meeple reviews some new games

February 18th - via: beardedmeeple.blogspot.ca
[VIDEO] - Centrix: Definitely a classic game feel, but certainly fun and strategic. Play cards and manipulate the board to get your 3 pawns to the top and win. (Read More)

Briana Buckmaster Starts Recording Debut Album!

February 17th - via: nerdsandbeyond.com
Briana Buckmaster (you may know her as Sheriff Donna in Supernatural) has just started recording her debut album in Los Angeles! Briana previously launched a Kickstarter for the album in July of 2017. The album is being produced by Jason Manns, who recently also produced Gil McKinney's debut EP, which reached #1 on the ITunes Jazz Album charts! the (Read More)
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Read Grand Passion #1, Part of Dynamite's Fan Gear Pack Deal

February 17th - via: bleedingcool.com
Dynamite has sent us Grand Passion #1 by James Robinson and Tom Feister as part of their new Fan Gear Pack Kickstarter campaign. Read it here! (Read More)
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The Run Down on the Mark II Kickstarter

February 16th - via: mycroft.ai
100% funded in 6.5 hours, 1600 backers, and no sign of slowing down. The Mark II took Kickstarter by storm, providing a device for consumers, makers, and hackers alike. Our privacy-minded and customizable voice assistant is loaded with features and a transparent software stack behind it. (Read More)

Where The Bears Are Season 7 Needs Your Kickstarter Support

February 16th - via: gaypopbuzz.com
If you're a fan of the web series Where the Bears Are, or just a fan of gay content, you should consider supporting Where the Bears Are Season 7. The story follows three roommates, Nelson Dorkoff, Reggie Hatch, and Wood Burns, as their life takes a sudden and dark twist. (Read More)

The Drunken Hearts Release New Single, Announce Tour Dates And Kickstarter Campaign [Listen]

February 16th - via: liveforlivemusic.com
Colorado-based American rock band, The Drunken Hearts, have released a new single "Black Snake" in support of their Kickstarter campaign, to help fund their latest album release. (Read More)

Once Upon A Coma, The Anticipated Coma Sequel, Comes To Kickstarter

February 16th - via: games.mxdwn.com
Although this is a direct sequel to Coma, Brush has stated that it can also be enjoyed as a standalone game that is accessible to newcomers. Similar to various adventure games, Once Upon A Coma will contain side quests, bosses, and various NPC encounters. The mechanics consist of Zelda-inspired hack-and-slash, and the piano-centric soundtrack is inspired by Debussy. (Read More)

System Shock reboot that raised $1.3M on Kickstarter is now on ‘hiatus’

February 16th - via: polygon.com
"We took the wrong path" In the statement from Nightdive, CEO Stephen Kick wrote, “I have put the team on a hiatus while we reassess our path so that we can return to our vision. We are taking a break, but not ending the project. System Shock is going to be completed and all of our promises fulfilled.” (Read More)
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Laying Groundwork with Medieval City Sim Foundation

February 16th - via: cliqist.com
Polymorph Games is looking to bring the city-builder genre to medieval times with Foundation, a gridless simulator focusing on organic city development. They have started a Kickstarter for Foundation and is looking for nearly $60,000 USD to complete the medieval city simulator. (Read More)

The Lenscapt is either the silliest or most genius idea for lens caps ever

February 16th - via: diyphotography.net
I really don’t know what to make of this one. It’s either a stroke of genius or absolutely ludicrous. I’m talking about Lenscapt, which is a new type of lenscap for DSLRs, mirrorless and other cameras. (Read More)

Casual Games on Kickstarter: From Outer Space to the Subatomic

February 16th - via: casualgamerevolution.com
This month’s Kickstarter games will take you on a tour of outer space, a trip to the subatomic level, and on a twisty murder mystery. There’s even a visit from a celebrity, as Sonic the Hedgehog races in to get backing for his new board game. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Planetopia'

February 16th - via: geekdad.com
Planetopia feels a little bit like one of those match-3 video games, mostly because of the shifting patterns of aliens and the way they drop down when “cleared.” It’s a cute, puzzle-y game that will scratch the itch of gamers who love pattern-matching and a little bit of spatial manipulation. (Read More)

Documentary Filmmaker Erin Bagwell Shares Insight From Film 'Dream, Girl' About Women Entrepreneurs

February 16th - via: aplus.com
Documentary filmmaker Erin Bagwell shares her insight on intersectional feminism and women entrepreneurs while discussing her film 'Dream, Girl.' "This sounds really cheesy, but I want every little girl in the world to see this movie." (Read More)
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This RPG game lets players level up by working out

February 16th - via: builtinchicago.org
Exantra World, a mobile role playing game currently on Kickstarter, lets players level up by logging workouts with their wearables. (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons’

February 16th - via: geekdad.com
Not quite a year and a half ago, we shared the first trailer for Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons, a documentary on the artists and artwork behind the last forty-plus years of the classic fantasy roleplaying game. With an eye (Several eyes. On stalks. Shooting magic rays.) on premiering the finished movie at this year’s Gen Con, the filmmakers have launched a Kickstarter to get things wrapped up in post-production. (Read More)

This neckband records 360-degree video from your point of view

February 16th - via: theverge.com
Fitt360, from Linkflow, has already raised over $300,000 on Kickstarter. The company got its start inside Samsung and already has a working prototype, which we got to try out. (Read More)

Matt Colville's 'Dungeons and Dragons' Kickstarter Raises One Million Dollars in a Week

February 16th - via: comicbook.com
An unofficial Dungeons and Dragons Kickstarter just surpassed one million dollars in less than a week.We previously reported on Matt Colville launching a crowdfunding campaign for his Strongholds & Followers publication, a supplement to Dungeons & Dragons that would add rules on how party members can build castles and hire artisans, soldiers, and low-level adventurers to occupy and staff it. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Gear Up with Wyrmwood Gaming's Adventurer's Arsenal

February 16th - via: geekdad.com
Anyone who has been following my coverage of Wyrmwood Gaming’s Prophecy gaming table might have wondered if, with such a big project, they were abandoning their gaming peripherals. Fear not, my fellow wooden gaming gear addicts! Wyrmwood has launched a new Kickstarter so that you can arrive at your next RPG session in style and with everything you need. (Read More)
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ionnalee Launches Kickstarter Campaign For World Album Tour

February 16th - via: frontview-magazine.be
In an incredible 5 days, fans from all over the world funded the tour that will begin at HEAVEN in London on May 9th. Today ionnalee releases a powerful single and the last before the long awaiting album is released next week, (Read More)

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

February 15th - via: gearjunkie.com
From next-gen tech to ingenious innovation, our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design. This week: Stable Camp Chair (Read More)

This beauty device shattered its Kickstarter goal and wants to help you achieve flawless skin

February 15th - via: uk.news.yahoo.com
Remember when skin care just meant not sleeping in your makeup? Yeah, that ship has sailed and full on beauty routines have taken over. While a mask here and there will make you feel luxurious AF, we'll admit that they're not exactly convenient. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Creators: Alfred Hitchcock, drag queens, and a lifetime supply of fake blood

February 15th - via: syfy.com
Welcome to SYFY WIRE's Crowdfunding Creators, a series that highlights original work by artists looking to make their way in the world on sheer talent and the kindness of strangers. This week's focus is on feminist horror satire Miss Psychorama 1986. (Read More)
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Once Upon A Coma is a side-scrolling sequel to a Flash era great

February 15th - via: pcgamer.com
Thomas Brush, creator of beloved Flash game Coma, is back with a sequel eight years in the making: Once Upon A Coma, the story of protagonist Pete and his waking nightmare. Its Kickstarter campaign just launched, with Brush asking for $28,000 to wake Pete up. At the time of writing, it's raised $16,405 and will run for another 29 days. (Read More)

Arnold Schwarzenegger Cast in Kung Fury Movie

February 15th - via: ign.com
Arnold Schwarzenegger joins the cast of Kung Fury, the feature-length sequel to the cult short film of the same name. No word yet on who Schwarzenegger will play in the movie, but he'll star alongside the recently cast Michael Fassbender and David Hasselhoff. David Sandberg, who wrote and directed the original 2015 Kung Fury, will also star in and produce the sequel under his Laser Unicorns' banner. (Read More)
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Barbecue chef incorporates charity into upcoming restaurant

February 15th - via: nrn.com
When Rosenthal’s newest Lucky Well location opens in Philadelphia’s Spring Arts District this summer, it will also feature The Lucky Well Commissary, which will produce a signature dry-rub spice and sauces for the restaurants, as well as train, mentor and employ those struggling to overcome poverty or homelessness in the City of Brotherly Love. (Read More)

New BauBax 2.0 Travel Jackets, with 25 Features to Conquer All Travel Challenges, Launches on Kickstarter

February 15th - via: dailytelescope.com
Travelers will enjoy more comfort and functionality thanks to 25 features designed to make any trip easier and more enjoyable, with the launch of BauBax 2.0 Travel Jacket (Read More)

FITT360: Record 360 Degree Video, All Hands-Free

February 15th - via: androidcentral.com
We want our tech to do more for us without us having to be actively using it. The FITT360 is designed to record the world around you in stunning HD video while you stay focused and in the moment. (Read More)

Despite Previous Backer Drama, Chicago Startup BauBax Returns to Kickstarter

February 15th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Just a couple of years after securing nearly $9.2 million through Kickstarter for its self-titled famous jacket, Chicago startup BauBax has returned to the reward-based crowdfunding platform to raise $50,000 for the second version of the jacket. (Read More)

'Crossing Souls isn't about the 80s - it's about the magic of anything being able to happen'

February 15th - via: pcgamesinsider.biz
Crossing Souls from Spanish games studio Fourattic is pretty much the best case scenario for any indie developer. The five-person team, formed of two artists and three programmers, released their debut game earlier this week. Crossing Souls is an 80s-themed role-playing game that was taken to Kickstarter back in November 2014 (Read More)

Minneapolis’ Minny Spoons combines food, female empowerment, and fitness

February 15th - via: citypages.com
It’s amazing what a little nut butter can do. In May of 2017, after a late night whipping up cashew butter in her kitchen with a Vitamix, Prentice launched Minny Spoons at the Prior Lake Farmers Market. (Read More)

The End lets you become a fox in a cyberpunk world

February 15th - via: gtogg.com
You've braved cyberpunk worlds as elite hackers or hardened bounty hunters, but here's a question: did you ever take on the role of a fox? (Read More)
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One In a Crowd: Local crowdfunding campaigns

February 15th - via: austinchronicle.com
[AUSTIN, TX] - Like many artists, Austin's creative community is increasingly turning to crowdfunding platforms to cover developmental costs. For potential backers, it can be hard to navigate all the sites out there, so here's a quick guide to some noteworthy campaigns. (Read More)

Braniac documentary second Kickstarter launched

February 15th - via: daytondailynews.com
In 2017, former Daytonian Eric Mahoney started work on his passion project, a documentary on Brainiac. The film explores the beloved Dayton band’s short but powerful career, which was derailed with frontman Tim Taylor’s death in a car accident in May 1997. (Read More)
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LENSCAPT: A Hinged Camera Lens Cap You'll Never Misplace

February 14th - via: petapixel.com
LENSCAPT is a new “faster lens cap” that’s designed to never fall off your lens. It works by screwing onto the lens’ filter threads, allowing it to remain secure and safe. (Read More)

This Rite Press coffee pot takes the mess out of French Press

February 14th - via: slashgear.com
Coffee is serious business but, despite plenty of companies trying to bring traditional brewing methods into the 21st century, one has lagged behind: the French Press. The Rite Press aims to change that, though this is no internet-connected, Tweeting and HomeKit-enabled gadget for geekery's own sake. (Read More)

Ditch the dice bag and invest in Wyrmwood’s immaculate wooden vault

February 14th - via: polygon.com
The company’s latest project may be its finest — and most affordable — product yet. It’s called The Wyrmwood Adventurer’s Arsenal, and it’s already closing in on the quarter-million mark. The hand-turned pencil alone is every role-player’s dream. (Read More)
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Why does this digital abacus exist?

February 14th - via: theverge.com
Sometimes, old fashioned things are better. I understand the arguments of those who prefer taking pen and paper notes to typing for example, or even people who prefer analog, vinyl recordings to digital ones. (Read More)

A Tale of Two Kickstarters

February 14th - via: inweekly.net
If a vegan bakery and a TV pilot sound like projects you can get behind, get ready to read more about them and consider helping them reach their goal. (Read More)

Adding another string to his bow

February 14th - via: eveningecho.ie
[CORK, IRELAND] - The Notekase is Iain Maclean’s invention: a full-size, dismantlable guitar that doubles as a suitcase, and fits cabin baggage restrictions too — potentially saving travelling musicians a small fortune in additional baggage costs. (Read More)
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Seattle Group Wants to Bring Back Historic Trolleys

February 14th - via: nextcity.org
Streetcar nostalgia is alive and well in the Emerald City. When (and if) Seattle’s Center City Connector streetcar line goes in, several restored trolley cars that first appeared on city streets in the ‘80s could rattle back to life. (Read More)

New BauBax 2.0 Travel Jackets, with 25 Features to Conquer All Travel Challenges, Launches on Kickstarter

February 14th - via: chicagoeveningpost.com
Travelers will enjoy more comfort and functionality thanks to 25 features designed to make any trip easier and more enjoyable, with the launch of BauBax 2.0 Travel Jackets. BauBax 2.0 follows the most successful apparel crowdfunding campaign in Kickstarter history. The original BauBax Travel Jackets raised $9.2 million in 2015 (Read More)

Primal Supply Launches Kickstarter for East Passyunk Butcher Shop

February 14th - via: philly.eater.com
Butcher Heather Marold Thomason of Primal Supply Meats, a favorite of Philly restaurants, is opening a brick and mortar shop on East Passyunk to supply meat straight to the masses. Construction is underway but Thomason needs some more cash for the meat locker and butcher cases. (Read More)
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Feature: Suiting Up For Combat With Battle Princess Madelyn On Switch And Wii U

February 14th - via: nintendolife.com
"I hope Maddi is proud of what we’re accomplishing" With its gorgeous 2D visuals and old-school sensibilities, Battle Princess Madelyn has been on our radar for months now. A love letter to games like Ghosts 'n Goblins and Black Tiger, Madelyn is built using Unity and is currently scheduled for release on Switch and Wii U - yes, you read that correctly. (Read More)
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Behind the sunless scenes

February 14th - via: eurogamer.net
Last week the London-based studio surprised fans and Sunless Skies backers alike with the news it had delayed the game and would cut four staff - a quarter of that same, tiny studio. Those who had talked so positively of life at Failbetter just six months prior were among those headed out the door. (Read More)

Lighter, tougher packrafts en route from Denver-based Kokopelli

February 14th - via: businessden.com
A group used Kokopelli packrafts on a backcountry ski trip to British Columbia, where they helicoptered into an ice field, traversed a glacier, hiked down to a river and rafted to the ocean. Another customer took them to the Northwest Territories for a weeklong climbing trip. (Read More)
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PS4/XOne/PC Preview - 'Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire'

February 14th - via: worthplaying.com
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is an isometric, party-based RPG, that improves upon the rich narrative, beautiful environments, and intricate, tactical combat from the original. (Read More)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance reviews round-up, all the scores

February 13th - via: vg247.com
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an open-world action RPG with many ambitious goals. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter a little under four years ago, after having raised its initial goal several times over. (Read More)
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Multithreaded Games Reveals First Two Stretch Goals For Bevontule Kickstarter

February 13th - via: onlysp.com
The Kickstarter campaign for Bevontule is going well, and the developers have announced the first two stretch goals. Along with this announcement, the developers also provided a short video showcasing the graphical improvement of Bevontule over the last year. The 15-second video demonstrates the changes by contrasting the current visuals against those of a build recorded last year. (Read More)
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Old Havana Sandwich Shop's Last Day Is Sunday. New Restaurant COPA To Open Down Main Street By Mid-March

February 13th - via: indyweek.com
[DURHM, NC] - We aren't quite ready to say goodbye to Old Havana yet, but it's become clear to us that we need to focus all of our energies on COPA right now so we can welcome our guests as soon as possible to the new space." - Roberto Copa Matos (Read More)

Miami Mompreneur Who Raised $20,000 on Kickstarter Is Open for Business

February 13th - via: blackenterprise.com
After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017 for her party supplies business, Craft My Occasion mompreneur Lynnette Abbott said it is time for her to deliver on sales to prove that her products are not only a necessity but that it is also financially viable. (Read More)

'Rogue' Packraft Rolls To Size Of Paper Towel

February 13th - via: gearjunkie.com
The Kokopelli Rogue, launching today on Kickstarter, has a Kevlar reinforced floor and weighs under five pounds in its 'Lite' configuration. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Alert: 'Stardust Explores the Solar System' Is an Amazing Children's Science Book by a Kid

February 13th - via: geekdad.com
Check out this great Kickstarter campaign for the second in the kid-created 'Stardust' children's science literacy series, 'Stardust Explores the Solar System.' Help kids everywhere learn more about our universe, and the Scientific Method. (Read More)

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