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Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise money. Just don't count on getting a refund if something goes wrong.

April 15th - via: chicagotribune.com
Rob Loukotka launched his fifth Kickstarter project in the summer of 2017. Within a month, the Chicago-based artist had raised more than $20,000 online from nearly 400 people across the country. In exchange for the capital, Loukotka promised to create posters with gold ink that depicted ACME Corp. products from the Looney Tunes cartoons. (Read More)

6 things you need to know before giving money on a crowdfunding website

April 15th - via: chicagotribune.com
Online crowdfunding is a relatively new phenomenon, but the leading websites have quickly gained wide name recognition and become common tools for raising and donating money online. Still, there are some potential pitfalls. The platforms have faced little regulation and few legal challenges to strengthen consumer protection. (Read More)

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: Break a Leg with 'Sideshow Swap!'

April 15th - via: geekdad.com
While most of my go-to games are nice long, drawn-out affairs, it’s of course always nice to have some quick titles to pull out at the beginning of game night, or when one group finishes before another, or when you just want to play a game that doesn’t require the whole afternoon. Sideshow Swap!, currently on Kickstarter, is just such a game: easy to learn, quick to play, but with a decent amount of strategy to keep everyone engaged. (Read More)
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Cell One grows organic microgreens and sprouts in your kitchen

April 15th - via: newatlas.com
Not everyone has access to enough land for growing veggies, making indoor garden devices quite attractive prospects for those looking for year-round fresh produce. Over the years, we've seen quite a few break cover – including the AeroGarden from 2006, Windowfarms from 2011 and the striking OGarden update from earlier this year. The latest is a multi-tier setup called the Cell One. (Read More)

WaveRaxx gives surfboard racks the strapless treatment

April 15th - via: newatlas.com
California-based surfer Joseph Abrantes didn't like his roof rack's straps messing up the wax job on his board, nor did he enjoy hearing them flap and buzz in the breeze while on the highway. His solution was to create his own product, the strapless WaveRaxx system. It's presently on Kickstarter. WaveRaxx consists of four padded polymer hooks, two of which slide into each of the two crossbars on third-party racks incorporating the T-Track Channel system. Compatible rack brands include TracRac, Thule, Yakima and Rhino. (Read More)

Sarnia man creates fantasy-themed card game

April 15th - via: gananoquereporter.com
Sarnia’s Martin Renaud is a man of many talents. Aside from being a financial advisor at Scotiabank, the Northern Collegiate and Lambton College grad is an artist who previously worked as an illustrator for five years and also published a graphic novel trilogy entitled Half Dead. (Read More)
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3D-Printed Printing Press Allows Anyone to Print Art From Home

April 14th - via: mymodernmet.com
Printmaking has been around for hundreds of years, and it’s still popular today among many contemporary artists who want to achieve the traditional, embossed aesthetic. However, printing presses are expensive and extremely heavy, making them inaccessible to a lot of people. That’s why Martin Schneider is on a mission to make basic printmaking machinery available to everyone by designing a miniature, 3D-printed press. (Read More)

Trans fairy tale becomes most funded LGBTI children's book on Kickstarter

April 13th - via: gaystarnews.com
A transgender illustrated fairy tale is officially the most funded LGBTI children’s book in Kickstarter history. Raven Wild is the latest book in the Promised Land series — a collection of illustrated and LGBTI-inclusive children’s books. (Read More)

‘Sheetz vs. Wawa’ filmmaker launches Kickstarter funding effort

April 13th - via: triblive.com
As any king, or queen, of the road will tell you, your choice of pit stop matters. And sometimes, depending on the direction one is bound, motorists will be on the lookout for a Sheetz or a Wawa when seeking fuel, a clean restroom or their preferred cup of joe. (Read More)
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FIRST WATCH: A Day in the Life of a Paradox with this Preview of PARADOX GIRL Vol.1 From Image/Top Cow

April 13th - via: comic-watch.com
Image/Top Cow has unveiled a sneak peek at the forthcoming superhero graphic novel, Paradox Girl, Vol. 1 by Cayti Bourquin and Yishan Li. The series begins this May from Image/Top Cow Productions. As a hero with the power to go anywhere and anywhen, Paradox Girl has made an absolute mess of her own life. She’s changed history so often that she isn’t even sure who she is anymore. (Read More)

Kickstarter & story trailer for STALKER-inspired science-fiction survival horror game, Chernobylite

April 12th - via: dsogaming.com
The Farm 51 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming STALKER-inspired science-fiction survival horror game, Chernobylite. In addition, the team has also released the game’s story trailer that you can find below. (Read More)

Published 12 Minutes Of Gameplay Meat Shooter Prodeus

April 12th - via: sparkchronicles.com
Published 12 Minutes Of Gameplay Meat Shooter Prodeus – When The Whole Screen Is In The Blood. At the end of March, we announced the launch of the Kickstarter retro shooter campaign. Prodeus, which combines pixel graphics and modern lighting. Recently, developers have published 12 minutes of gameplay, where they again showed a lot of blood, cut off pieces of flesh and fierce battles with monsters. (Read More)
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3 FIT Theory shirts provide the ultimate fit

April 12th - via: thegadgetflow.com
All too often, big-name clothing brands only cater for people with particular body types. In contrast, 3 FIT Theory makes T-shirts that provide the ultimate fit whether you’re XS or XXXL. (Read More)

Buzzzy! is an affordable 16-voice polysynth and needs your help on Kickstarter

April 12th - via: musicradar.com
Frédéric Meslin has announced Buzzzy!, a 16-voice polysynth module, which aims to be both affordable and easy to use, under the brand Fred’s Lab. The synth is now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign and despite its relatively simplistic interface, looks to be capable of a broad array of sounds. Four oscillator engines are featured, alongside nine effects and an arpeggiator. (Read More)
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Leap Into Spring With 5 New Comics Kickstarters

April 12th - via: pastemagazine.com
Thanks to crowdfunding, comics publication is becoming more accessible than ever before, and with every passing day there are more and more independent comics projects vying for backers. The influx of campaigns at Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and elsewhere can get just as overwhelming as trying to find a new comic to try on the shelves at your local shop. If the premise looks interesting, how likely is it to get funded? What tiers offer the best values for backers? Paste Comics is committed to bringing you regular coverage of campaigns across the internet that offer not only exciting new ideas, but a solid investment and good value for your money. This month we’re ringing in spring with a fresh batch of crowdfunding campaigns. (Read More)

2017 Game Boy Platformer Tobu Tobu Girl Is Aiming For A Deluxe Game Boy Color Re-Release

April 12th - via: nintendolife.com
The Game Boy is rapidly approaching its 30th anniversary - something we're celebrating right now by gathering your votes for the best Game Boy games - but that doesn't mean that we can't still get new games for the system. Back in 2017, we shared the news of a brand new Game Boy release called Tobu Tobu Girl, an arcade-style platformer which received a very limited run of physical Game Boy cartridges (it was also offered online for free via emulation). Now, the original team is back in partnership with First Press Games with the aim of treating the game to a larger physical run - as well as giving it a Deluxe makeover. (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: 'Yuri Was Very Brave,' a Children's Book About the First Human in Space

April 12th - via: geekdad.com
When it comes to space exploration, the first names that come to most people’s — or, at least, most Americans’ — minds are Glenn, Armstrong, Aldrin, and maybe Shepard. But the Space Race ended with the breakup of the Soviet Union back in 1991, so it’s high time the cosmonauts got their due. So it’s fitting that today, April 12, also known as Yuri’s Night, we mention a Kickstarter campaign for a book to teach little kids about Yuri Gagarin, the Soviet cosmonaut who was the first human being to leave the Earth’s atmosphere and the first to orbit the planet. (Read More)
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Irradiating Chernobylite Kickstarter Launched

April 11th - via: cogconnected.com
The Farm 51 has Launched the Kickstarter for Chernobylite to Give Fans the Chance to Take Part in its Expansion and Release! The Kickstarter will help ensure players get a 100% accurate, immersive experience. (Read More)

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