A project in Ottawa, Canada by Tynan Sylvester

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A sci-fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller.
Backers: 9497
Average Pledge Per Backer: $28

Funded: $268,112 of $20,000
Dates: Oct 2nd -> Nov 1st (31 days)
Project By: Tynan Sylvester
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Latest News

RimWorld sells over a million copies

February 2nd - via: pcgamesn.com
The end of development for space colony builder RimWorld is in sight, but there (Read More)


January 15th - via: pcgamesn.com
Space pioneering sim RimWorld went into beta back in November, and nearly five years after its original Kickstarter it seems the game (Read More)

Crowd-funding fuels thriving Ottawa indie game industry

November 14th - via: ottawacitizen.com
OTTAWA, CAN - Step aside video game publishers. Small independent game makers don’t need your deep pockets anymore. Crowdfunding services such as Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com have helped provide close to $500,000 to Ottawa area indie game developers over the past year so they can release their titles to the masses. (Read More)

RimWorld Kickstarter enters its final hours

October 31st - via: pcgamesn.com
Canadian Kickstarter recently became a thing, and that thankfully means the most polite nation on earth can now campaign for our money. One of those lovely people is Tynan Sylvester of Ottawa, and he’s making RimWorld, a sci-fi colony simulator influenced by Firefly (AKA the best sci-fi show in the known universe). An AI-driven storytelling system drives the whole thing, producing an emergent narrative that molds to your gameplay. (Read More)

New developments and release timing

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Passing 190k, on the way to 200 - it's been pretty shockingly awesome over here watching all this happen. All I can say is thank you! After the Kickstarter closes, the new hub for RimWorld will be rimworldgame.com. Release dateSo I want to get the... (Read More)

The Funding Crowd 22 (Oct 14th-28th)

October 28th - via: gamingonlinux.com
Welcome to The Funding Crowd! In fact, The Funding Crowd #22 to be exact. As always, we'll do our best to entertain while recapping what's happened since the 14th October and today, taking you on a tour of some marvellous Hidden Gems before ending on a high with our five Biggies. Yes, it's quality over quantity in this issue of The Funding Crowd. Enjoy! (Read More)

Local video game developers finding success on Kickstarter

October 25th - via: obj.ca
OTTAWA, CAN - An Ottawa startup has become one of the first Canadian groups to complete a successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter since the popular crowdfunding website officially launched in Canada last month. (Read More)

Kickstarter stats analysis and creative rewards guidelines

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all, The RimWorld kickstarter continues to defy all expectations (especially my own) as it cruises past the $150K mark without any sign of slowing down. So - thank you, very very much! Now - let's get on with the update. Creative rewards... (Read More)

Greenlit! Also other fun stuff

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
RimWorld has been Greenlit! Thank you to all 21,240 people who voted Yes. This means that once the game is actually up on Steam, we'll be able to distribute keys to all the backers at the appropriate times. If you're not on Steam, you'll still be... (Read More)

GamingOnLinux - The Funding Crowd 21 (Oct 4th-13th)

October 14th - via: gamingonlinux.com
Welcome back to The Funding Crowd, issue #2 ACS (After the Crowd Sourcing). You may notice that the amount of content has been somehow reduced, but we're always for quality before quantity. Moreover, in this new epoch of the column we'll try to go back to one of its original goals: focusing on the true Hidden Gems, those worthy projects lacking the necessary attention and coverage for becoming big hits. (Read More)

Linux, insane squirrels, trailer songs, and media coverage

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, As we blow past the 80k mark (thank you!) I just want to update everyone on various goings-on with RimWorld. A lot of new videos and articles on RimWorld have appeared. On Youtube, there are gameplay videos up from Mathas,... (Read More)

40K, Molotovs and Quill18's video

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We've doubled our goal in about three days! Thank you everyone for all the support! Last night I put some incendiary weapons in the game. So now raiders will sometimes spawn with molotov cocktails or incendiary shot launchers. And, of course, you can... (Read More)

Outer Limits: RimWorld Lands On Kickstarter

October 4th - via: rockpapershotgun.com
Already pretty close to its $20k goal in just a day (at the time of writing) the Kickstarter for Prison Architect-in-space, RimWorld, looks like a done deal. (Read More)

The Pirate King arrives

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone, So, we just passed 32K a little bit over 48 hours into the Kickstarter. Awesome! It's getting real around here. And thank you all again! In other news, we've just added the Pirate King tier at the $150 level (backers at any lower level,... (Read More)

Launched like a Saturn V

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
At about the 24 hour mark, RimWorld stood at around $14,500, just shy of three quarters of the total. So my first note to all of you is (in the Neo voice): Whoa. Thank you. This is beyond expectation. If you want to picture me, imagine me like a... (Read More)

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