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Throw Trucks With Your Mind!

A project in Mountain View, CA by Lat Ware
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I have wired an EEG headset that reads your brain into a video game to give you telekinetic super-powers controlled with your thoughts.
Backers: 584
Average Pledge Per Backer: $81

Funded: $47,287 of $40,000
Dates: Feb 12th -> Mar 14th (30 days)
Project By: Lat Ware
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Throw Trucks With Your Mind – Previewed

April 11th - via: cliqist.com
I think we can all agree that the Jedi Counsel is a pretty cool crowd, and pretty much anyone with a decent midi-chlorean count can, at very least, do a cool trick or two. I grew up with parents who were both very firm believers that the Star Wars trilogy was the single best piece of media to expose me to at a young age, and they were right. I was even young and stupid enough in 1999 to appreciate Episode 1, and ever since I first saw that beautiful yellow crawl of text, I’ve wanted to be a Jedi, but unfortunately, the technology to lift something with brain power alone hasn’t quite arrived yet… Yeah, that’s what I thought. That’s exactly what I thought. Turns out, it’s not true. I’ve been throwing trucks with my mind all damn day. (Read More)

It's time for an update!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
So, with the successful Kickstarter, we demoed Throw Trucks With Your Mind at the Game Developers' Conference.  It was a blast.  We even got to see a few of you, which was great. I severely underestimated just how hard it would be to demo the game... (Read More)

Please, answer your surveys!

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

When do we get our stuff?

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
The fact that we're going to GDC is pretty unexpected and we have to spend a lot of time prepare for that.  Unfortunately, this means a delay in when rewards get shipped out.  We will start sending out the rewards in the first week of April.... (Read More)

We did it!

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
At 118% of the goal, we made it.  Thank you, backers.  Thank you.  This has been an amazing month that we need to spend a few days sleeping to recover from.  As soon as payments are processed, we'll start sending out the rewards. By the way,... (Read More)

Thank you.

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm more than a little overwhelmed right now.  I'll give you a proper update later.  Right now, I just want to say thank you.  Thank you all.  You're making our dreams come true.  (Read More)

Brain-wave video game project reaches Kickstarter goal

March 12th - via: latimes.com
With just two days to go, Lat Ware reached his Kickstarter goal of raising $40,000 that will allow him to finish work on a video game played using brain waves. "Sometimes dreams come true," Ware said in an e-mail. (Read More)

The Video Game Kickstarter Report – Week of March 8

March 8th - via: zeboyd.com
It’s a famous computer RPG extravaganza this week! First, we have a spiritual sequel to Planescape: Torment with Torment: Tides of Numenera. It’s not an actual sequel to Planescape: Torment since they couldn’t get the rights, but it has many of the same staff members and takes place in a similar but original setting (intersection between various planes). The kickstarter set a new record for fastest kickstarter to reach $1 million in around 8 hours. It’s currently at $2.1 million so it has a good shot at breaking the all-time record for most money raised in a game software kickstarter (currently held by Project Eternity with just under $4 million). (Read More)

Mind games: Using brain waves to play a video game

March 8th - via: latimes.com
Lat Ware placed the NeuroSky headset on my 10-year-old son's head and then began making the adjustments. The device detects brain waves, and then digitizes them. Ware, 28, had to make sure the headset was picking up the right waves before the real fun could begin. (Read More)

Groundbreaking Neurofeedback Video Game Poised To ReachKickStarter Goal

March 8th - via: gamasutra.com
Crooked Tree Studios announces that its KickStarter campaign has surpassed the 75% funding level for ‘Throw Trucks With Your Mind’, a multiplayer first-person "gunless shooter" that uses a wireless EEG headset to measure players' brainwaves and move virtual objects on screen! (Read More)

That poster we were talking about!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Here you go! Love, The Team  (Read More)

Exclusive Interview with Mastermind Behind the ‘Throw Trucks With Your Mind’ Kickstarter

March 6th - via: starpulse.com
It might have taken longer than you would have expected ten or even twenty years ago, but you can now use your mind to play a video game. Haven’t picked up such a headset yet that lets you do that? That’s not surprising given all the major game developers aren’t that interested in the technology. That’s where a new Kickstarter for a game called Throw Trucks With Your Mind comes in. (Read More)

We've decided to make things better for the backers

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
First of all, we will be shipping the physical poster that you all voted on to everyone who backed at the $15 dollar level or higher.  The reward text is a little weird, because I can't edit existing rewards to include new rewards.  For almost all... (Read More)

Jedi wannabe creates mind-controlled video game

March 2nd - via: latimes.com
A "Star Wars" fan has made a video game that lets players throw virtual objects with their minds, but he's having trouble selling it because people don't believe it works. "One blogger that I reached out to accused me of fabricating the entire thing," said Lat Ware, a 28-year-old game developer in Sunnyvale, Calif. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

March 2nd - via: techdirt.com
For many, many years, we've talked about all kinds of business models, including ideas (and early attempts) at crowdfunding before "crowdfunding' was a word. Obviously, over the past couple years, Kickstarter has become "a thing," along with a number of other platforms, like IndieGogo, PledgeMusic and many more. On a nearly daily basis, we get pitches from people running cool crowdfunding projects, but we rarely write about them. Mostly, I've tried to only write about campaigns where there was something new or instructive about the way the crowdfunding was being done -- rather than the specific product itself. (Read More)

Why Can't This Breathtaking Game Get Funded on Kickstarter?

March 1st - via: allthingsd.com
The promise of crowdfunding is alluring: Creative people can turn their ideas into reality democratically, without having to compromise or sell their souls to a big corporation. And certainly, more than a few projects live up to that dream, a notable recent example being the super-cool 3-D printing pen 3Doodler, which AllThingsD’s Liz Gannes wrote about earlier this week. (Read More)

Maybe Kickstarter’s Just Not That Into You

March 1st - via: technologyreview.com
Eric Johnson over at AllThingsD calls our attention to a “breathtaking” game, the pleasingly literally titled Throw Trucks With Your Mind, on Kickstarter. The game, beloved by those who try it, uses a NeuroSky headset to enable you to control objects onscreen with the sheer force of your mind. Multiple people who’ve played the game say it’s about as close as you’re going to get to feeling like a Jedi. Sounds like a winner, right? (Read More)

The results of your voting!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We're sorry about the lack of updates, but awesome things have been going on lately that have kept us all very busy.  The most important of which is this article that VentureBeat did on Throw Trucks With Your Mind.  We did a live tech demo for them... (Read More)

Throw Trucks with Your Mind is the best Star Wars game ever (preview)

February 25th - via: venturebeat.com
I threw on an EEG headset and used the power of my brain to crush enemies in the indie Kickstarter candidate Throw Trucks with Your Mind. Early verdict: Hell, yeah! (Read More)

Vote for character concepts!

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

25% in the first 2 days!?

February 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers, this is amazing.  You're amazing.  We love you.  We're making cool things to show our love.  Keep telling people about this and stay tuned.  Awesome things are coming.  (Read More)

Insane Kickstarter Promises A Video Game You Can Play With Your Mind

February 13th - via: kotaku.com
In the world of zany Kickstarter projects, this is one of the zaniest. Give these guys $40,000 and they'll let you blow things up with your mind. (Read More)

The Weblog Throw Trucks With Your Mind using this Kickstarter project

February 13th - via: indiegames.com
A Kickstarter project Mentok would surely approve of, five developers seek to let players control a game with their minds in the aptly titled Throw Trucks With Your Mind. (Read More)

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