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From Monitors to Tables - 3 New Games That Grabbed Our Attention

May 21st - via: kick.agency
Adapting video games into board games is getting really popular. There are 3 campaigns for games like these running on Kickstarter right now. (Read More)

New plug-and-play privacy device lets you opt out of giving away all your data

May 21st - via: builtinchicago.org
We've mostly resigned ourselves to being tracked online constantly, but what if you didn't have to be? Winston Privacy, a cybersecurity startup based out of Chicago’s mHUB innovation center, doesn't think you should. The company has built a new plug-and-play device that lets everyday internet users opt out of this tracking. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Spotlight - Icaion Kickstarter by Tabula Games

May 21st - via: techraptor.net
In this Crowdfunding Spotlight, we cover the Icaion Kickstarter by Tabula Games, a brand-new tabletop game where you hunt treasure in a forsaken land. (Read More)
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Take Peak Design's new Travel Tripod with you on your next adventure

May 21st - via: androidcentral.com
Now Peak Design has announced a new Kickstarter campaign for something altogether new- the Travel Tripod. The design for the new tripod started from the ground up and took more than four years before the company was ready to announce it to the world. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Take a Journey Through 'The One Hundred Torii'

May 21st - via: geekdad.com
Walk through a Japanese garden, stopping to appreciate the landmarks and visiting various people along the way, as you step through The One Hundred Torii. The One Hundred Torii is a tile-laying game from Scott Caputo and Pencil First Games for 1 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 45 minutes to play. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with a pledge level of $39 for a copy of the game. (Read More)
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Peak Design Travel Tripod on Kickstarter - Compact and Lightweight, Reinvented

May 21st - via: cinema5d.com
Peak Design is back on Kickstarter with a new campaign for an innovative tripod design, called the Travel Tripod. As usual, the team at Peak Design take a brand new approach at tripod design, and this one is no different. (Read More)
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Peak Design’s Travel Tripod is must-have gear for traveling photographers

May 21st - via: finance.yahoo.com
Peak Design has returned to Kickstarter to launch its latest product, the Travel Tripod. The company's first tripod, it uses a unique design with a triangular center column to minimize the volume it takes up in your bag. (Read More)
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ROX (Reign of X) - a Roguelike From an Industry Veteran

May 20th - via: kick.agency
Nowadays roguelikes seem to be really popular among indie game creators. Recent years gave birth to games like FTL, The Binding of Isaac, Spelunky and hundreds of others. The game we’re writing about today also belongs to the same genre and brings a bunch of innovative ideas to the table. (Read More)
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Glasgow games indie launches crowdfunding bid

May 20th - via: heraldscotland.com
Two Glasgow entrepreneurs have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the development of a computer game based on thieves trying to get their hands on famous works of art. (Read More)

It’s Time to Give Back

May 20th - via: thriveglobal.com
Their Kickstarter campaign allows everyone to participate in not only giving back but also selecting their newest watch designs. The affordability of these two new timepieces throws the net to a much wider buyer pool. (Read More)

OFF! touring, hopefully still releasing ‘Watermelon’ album

May 20th - via: brooklynvegan.com
In addition to some upcoming tour dates, OFF! launched an Kickstarter for a movie and accompanying album. It wasn't successful, but hopefully we'll hear the new songs they've written somehow soon. (Read More)

[PODCAST] Designing Adventures (Part 5) Hooks and Openings – Misdirected Mark Productions

May 20th - via: misdirectedmark.com
Shawn and Chris’ conversation about adventure design moves into hooks and openings but before they get to that Shawn interviews AL Administrator Amy Lynn Dzura. Enjoy and we’ll catch you next week. (Read More)

The Mola Structural Kit 3 can simulate real-world structures.

May 20th - via: fastcompany.com
Mola’s next generation toy uses metal chains, bases, poles, and magnets to simulate the way complex structures behave in the real world. (Read More)
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Palmerstown businesswoman leading the way on tackling plastics

May 20th - via: dublingazette.com
A local businesswoman, who runs the Zafran 5-in-1 takeaway in Palmerstown Village, is hoping her invention will help in the fight against plastic pollution. The Outlery set of cutlery is a portable cutlery set made of metal which can be screwed together for use and then tucked neatly away in its metal box. (Read More)

Danish watchmaker capitalising on early success

May 20th - via: cphpost.dk
It’s difficult to argue against it being a scintillating couple of years for Danish watch designers Nordgreen. (Read More)

Screenshot Saturday Featuring Spleen, John Wick Hex, Many More

May 19th - via: hardcoregamer.com
Hello, and welcome to those who popped in here to check out yet another edition of Screenshot Saturday! As usual, we’ve gathered up an assortment of impressive games that have used the #screenshotsaturday tag in order to provide a little shout that alerts everyone to the little bits and/or updates from games that they’re currently working on. (Read More)
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NEScape! para NES llega a su objetivo de financiación en Kickstarter en menos de 24 horas

May 19th - via: nintenderos.com
Nos acaba de llegar una buena noticia relacionada con el videojuego llamado NEScape! para la videoconsola NES. Desde la plataforma de financiación de proyectos Kickstarter, los desarrolladores de dicho videojuego pusieron una cifra objetivo de $ 15,000 para poder traer el juego a la primera consola doméstica de Nintendo. (Read More)

This Portable Gadget Washes Delicate Clothing Without Detergent

May 18th - via: mentalfloss.com
Keeping delicate items of clothing clean often means subjecting them to the abuse of your washing machine. After several washes, garments like bras, underwear, and formal wear can lose their shape and color. Hand washing is one alternative, but it can take a lot of effort and often produces underwhelming results. The WASHWOW 3.0, now raising money on Kickstarter, offers a different solution. (Read More)

THE GOON Animated Movie Has Finally Moved Into Development At Disney's 20th Century Fox

May 17th - via: toonado.com
The long, winding path The Goon has taken to become a theatrical film appears to be nearing a conclusion as the film's Kickstarter page has revealed that it's officially entering development at Fox. (Read More)

Descend Developers Pledge to Continue Development After Kickstarter Campaign Fails

May 17th - via: dualshockers.com
While the Kickstarter campaign for Descend did not meet its funding goal, developer Twinspell Studio is pledging to continue development. (Read More)
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The Socks No.1513 uses copper-infused material to reduce feet odor

May 16th - via: thegadgetflow.com
Like it or not, some of us are born with stinky feet. While you can’t stop your feet from sweating, the Socks No.1513 uses copper-infused fabric to kill bacteria, reduce odor, and keep you comfortable all day long. (Read More)

Novus combines kids’ smartphone, watch and smart speaker in one modular system

May 16th - via: newatlas.com
Smartphones and smartwatches for kids aren't exactly new, but China-based Abardeen has done things a little differently. The company has taken a modular approach with its latest offering – launched this week on Kickstarter – bringing considerable flexibility to the kids phone/watch space. (Read More)

High-tech style - Fashion File

May 16th - via: castanet.net
From Elon’s and Jeff’s rockets to the latest-and-greatest smartphones, technology is advancing at a blistering pace. However, few people notice the correlation between our growing scientific know-how and fashion. But like almost every other industry, what we wear is being dramatically shaped by technological marvels. (Read More)

PocketScreen Is an Arduino-Compatible, Multi-Purpose Device That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

May 15th - via: blog.hackster.io
If you’re just getting started with Arduino, the Uno is a great choice, but it can be relatively large for some projects at roughly 68 x 53mm. Tinier and/or more powerful boards are available such as the Arm-based MKR family, but you’ll most likely need to add other components to come up with a truly interesting project. For an even smaller option that includes the same SAM D21 processor as well as an impressive array of accessories built-in, look no further than the PocketScreen?—?now funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Bloodborne: The Board Game Is an Incredible Success on Kickstarter

May 15th - via: playcrazygame.com
Bloodborne: The Board Game’s fundraising campaign on Kickstarter ended a few hours ago and the results achieved went well beyond expectations. The Kickstarter campaign of the game had in fact the initial objective to raise about 200,000 dollars and, at the time of its closure, it exceeded the goal of 4 million with almost 24,000 users who decided to finance the project. (Read More)
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Space Invaders Board Game Kickstarter

May 15th - via: playstationlifestyle.net
There is a Kickstarter campaign for an officially licensed Space Invaders board game, and the campaign has already reached its goal with 30 days left to go. The board game from 612 Entertainment, LLC has earned $55,508 USD (at the time of writing), smashing its initial goal of $45,000 USD with crowdfunding still going strong. (Read More)
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'Men of Hawkshold' Expansion for 'Battleground Fantasy Warfare' Funds

May 15th - via: icv2.com
Your Move Games’ Kickstarter for the Men of Hawkshold expansion for Battleground Fantasy Warfare met its funding goals, ensuring the product will go to print. Expected ship date to backers is May 2020 with a trade release to follow. (Read More)
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Blasphemous Receives Steam Page, New Trailer

May 15th - via: hardcoregamer.com
Two years ago, Seville-based developers The Game Kitchen had a highly successful Kickstarter campaign for Blasphemous, their upcoming action-platformer. Having reached its funding goal more than six times over, it’s safe to say a lot of people are eagerly anticipating it. Well, Blasphemous still doesn’t have a set release date yet, but today saw a major development. (Read More)

New LED Message Board, RoadWayve, by MOD, Aims to Make the Roads Safer for All Drivers

May 15th - via: finance.yahoo.com
Today, RoadWayve has launched an LED message board that intends to facilitate a safer environment for drivers and help combat road rage. To create a new method of communication on the road, RoadWayve launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $20,000 with the goal of making the roads a safer place. (Read More)

Morningdew Farms is a gay farming game now on Kickstarter

May 15th - via: stevivor.com
Morningdew Farms is a gay farming game looking for crowdfunding on Kickstarter, publisher Y Press Games today announced. (Read More)

Fully-Automated iKuddle Smart Kitty Litter Box Launches on Kickstarter

May 15th - via: finance.yahoo.com
iKuddle is launching a smart IoT enabled litter box to make manually cleaning your cat's waste a thing of the past. iKuddle automatically self-cleans, eliminates odors, and packs away the waste for a simple, hygienic disposal. (Read More)

Bloodborne, the Board Game Exceeds $ 4 Million on Kickstarter

May 15th - via: sparkchronicles.com
Bloodborne is a brand still very popular among fans, so it is no coincidence that the Kickstarter campaign to finance the project of a board game inspired by the title of From Software has broken down. (Read More)
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This start-up has created the first-ever reusable cotton bud

May 15th - via: fashionjournal.com.au
It’s the little things that count. Every day over 1.5 billion cotton buds are produced, with the average person disposing of 415 a year. It’s time to clean up our act (pun intended) and make single-use cotton products a thing of the past. Introducing LastSwab, the world’s first reusable cotton bud. (Read More)

Notes on Board Games

May 14th - via: therewillbe.games
Most board games are mediocre. This shouldn’t be controversial: most books are mediocre. Most movies too. Culture is a lot like the universe it tries to give meaning to, which is to say a mess, when it is anything at all (and it’s mostly nothing, or communities of nothing that amount to, in their patterning… something). A recent thread here on the “Golden Age” of board gaming has us wondering if the medium is in decline, and whether or not what we thought was gold... (Read More)

Sweet N Savory owner holds Kickstarter meeting for second location

May 14th - via: wwaytv3.com
Brunswick County residents are excited another restaurant could be coming to Leland. When some Leland residents heard, Sweet ‘N’ Savory was asking for support they jumped up to the call to action. Earlier Tuesday evening, owner Robert Shapiro hosted a community meeting to discuss the crowd sourcing plan to build the second location. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Game Canopy Expands With 'Deep Space'

May 14th - via: geekdad.com
Three years ago, I wrote about a set of bags specially designed to transport board games: the Game Canopy. They’re nice, padded bags with some nifty features, and mine have seen a lot of use over the years. Today, Level3B is launching a new product in the line: the Deep Space bag, designed for your big games. They sent me a sample ahead of the Kickstarter campaign so I could check it out. (Read More)
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Space Invaders: The Board Game is looking for funding on Kickstarter

May 14th - via: warpzoned.com
Taito’s Space Invaders celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018, and now the classic arcade cabinet is being adapted into a board game by 612 Entertainment. The developers behind Space Invaders: The Board Game are seeking $45,000 from backers on Kickstarter to produce several special editions of the game. (Read More)
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Backer's Guide to Kickstarter - Board Games in May 2019

May 14th - via: kick.agency
Wondering which board games to back on Kickstarter this month? Today we've previewed 4 titles that grabbed our attention the most. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

May 14th - via: geekdad.com
In case you were getting too comfortable with having money in your wallet, here’s a quick look at a few tabletop-related Kickstarter campaigns that might lighten that load a bit. (Read More)

KwikPro turns the traditional cordless-tool format on its head

May 14th - via: newatlas.com
A British engineer with a long career in electric vehicles and hovercraft has created the KwikPro system, which he hopes will revolutionize the way tradespeople work, and get around.? The 10-piece array of trade-worthy tools fits into just one case, because the motor is in the handle, not the head.? (Read More)

Fully-Automated iKuddle Smart Kitty Litter Box Launches on Kickstarter

May 14th - via: finance.yahoo.com
iKuddle brings smart technology to your cat litter box, making clean up completely scoop-free and app-controlled while monitoring your pet’s health. iKuddle is launching a smart IoT enabled litter box to make manually cleaning your cat’s waste a thing of the past. (Read More)

Investment for luxury watch brand

May 14th - via: insidermedia.com
A luxury watch brand, which was founded by a Welsh businessman, has surpassed fundraising targets for its first travel collection. (Read More)
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‘The first reinvention of sheets in 100 years’: Beddingo solves a common bedding problem

May 14th - via: domain.com.au
Nobody likes making the bed. Putting on fitted sheets is half the battle, and making sure they stay neatly wrapped around the edges of the bed after a good night’s sleep is the other half. Finally, after countless years of dreading washing day, an electrical engineer has come up with a solution. (Read More)

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