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Rokid AR Lite focuses on lightweight design and personalized fit as it aims to increase everyday use

May 28th
Rokid’s latest offering, the AR Lite, stands out in the AR market for its effort on prioritizing comfort and adaptability as it seeks to attract more people to embrace AR headsets. Priced at USD 749 officially, early backers can secure the device on Kickstarter for just USD 499, making it a compelling option. (Read More)

Co-Optimus - News - Co-op Action RPG 'Infinity Knights: Xross' Announced for 2025

May 28th
All the cool RPGs are going 3-player co-op these days. First, Sea of Stars announced its co-op mode earlier this year. Now, Australian developer Timesea Studio has followed suit by announcing their new game, Infinity Knights: Xross. The upcoming game promises beautiful pixel art, an epic soundtrack, a title that people can't fully pronounce, and 3-player local co-op. Take that, Sea of Stars! (Read More)

ICv2: 'Mork Borg' Action Figures Hit Kickstarter

May 28th
Severed Toys and Stockholm Kartell launched a new line of Mork Borg action figures onto Kickstarter, with a scheduled delivery date of October 2025. (Read More)

Terraria: The Board Game live on Kickstarter - goal met almost instantly

May 28th
Their goal was met almost instantly! At time of writing the main goal is £19,850 and they have £223,697 pledged. So yeah, clearly a lot of people are wanting in on this one and who could blame them? It looks great! Official too of course, made by Paper Fort Games in collaboration with Re-Logic! (Read More)
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HoloBike - an exercise bike with a 3D monitor from a Google employee

May 28th
Californian startup Saga Holographic introduced a unique exercise bike called HoloBike on Kickstarter. Designed by cyclist and former Google VR employee Samuel Matson, HoloBike combines a traditional exercise bike with a large display for a fully immersive street riding experience. (Read More)

Blade Runner The Role Playing Game: Replicant Rebellion, Fully FundedNews

May 28th
The Replicant Underground is officially enlisting new recruits, as the Kickstarter campaign for Replicant Rebellion, the massive new expansion for Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game from Free League Publishing, is now live on Kickstarter. The campaign was fully funded in 12 minutes, and has raised over $50,000 USD in its first half hour. (Read More)

Coming Soon: ACTION INTERNATIONAL! - by David Larkins

May 28th
In just about 24 hours, a game I started working on about six years ago is at last coming to Kickstarter. ACTION INTERNATIONAL! can fairly be called a passion project for me and my co-author, Alex Drusts; long, long ago, a couple of young gamers picked up a game called Ninjas & Superspies and played the hell out of it, despite the rickety system underpinning it. (Read More)

LightBoks brings handmade wooden charm to the world of video projectors

May 27th
While many projectors produce stunning images, the projectors themselves are often nothing much to look at. The LightBoks is out to change that, with a retro-classy solid wood body – and no, it's not made of cheap Ikea-esque pine. (Read More)

Machenike KT68 Pro Review | my experience after using it for a month

May 26th
A budget-friendly mechanical keyboard with a vibrant LED strip, customizable features, and a responsive volume wheel, offering a unique and eye-catching design. (Read More)

ProtoArc is crowdfunding a tech packed office chair - the Arc Protector Ergonomic Smart Chair

May 26th
NEWS – ProtoArc has a new product they’re launching through Kickstarter, and early bird backers will get up to 20% off the $699 MSRP for this unique ergonomic chair. We’ve featured ProtoArc for the last couple of years, and I’ve become a fan of this ergonomics brand in part to the quality they consistently deliver for the price. (Read More)

Routinely Itemised: RPGs #258

May 25th
It’s a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, and next week there’s UK Games Expo. Geek Native will be spending — me! Say hi. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Rapid Dungeon'—Think Fast!

May 25th
Rapid Dungeon is a dexterity set-collection game for 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 15 minutes to play. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with a pledge level of ¥3,500 (about $23USD) for a copy of the game (pay attention to the additional shipping costs since it’s coming from Japan). The game is quick to play and kid-friendly, but because it requires some fast decisions and good aim, it may not be appropriate for those with mobility issues. (Read More)

First details on Don’t Starve: The Board Game, coming to Kickstarter

May 24th
GlassGlass Cannon Unplugged, a publisher known for board game adaptations of video games such as Frostpunk, Dying Light, and Apex Legends, has ambitious plans for its next crowdfunding project. This time the Polish studio is tackling Klei Entertainment’s breakout hit from the 2010s with Don’t Starve: The Board Game. But what does a roguelike survival game even look like on the tabletop? Polygon recently spoke with both teams of creatives about defining the board game’s relationship to the original and explori (Read More)

Analog Fundamentals Book Plus Lab Kit Coming Soon on Kickstarter

May 24th
Back in eighth grade, a classmate of mine named Bruce brought in a transistor-circuit siren made by his older brother, which was installed in a transistor radio case. Immediately enchanted, I went to the library and tried to find a book on how to make one of those things. (Read More)

Planet of the Apes the Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Campaign Announced

May 24th
Premium graphic novel and games publisher Magnetic Press has announced the launch date for their pre-order campaign for the official tabletop Role-Playing Game based on 20th Century Studios' world-renowned property, THE PLANET OF THE APES, along with details about campaign-exclusive offerings, to be hosted by popular platform Kickstarter. (Read More)

Rokid AR Lite: The first AR glasses powered by Snapdragon® 6 Gen 1 mobile platform

May 24th
Rokid has announced the launch of its new AR device, the Rokid AR Lite, on Kickstarter, marking the first AR glasses powered by the Snapdragon® 6 Gen 1 Mobile Platform. This integration brings the power and versatility of a mid-range smartphone into an AR device, opening up a new chapter in the industry. (Read More)

HoloBike aims to put indoor cyclists right in the glasses-free 3D action

May 23rd
Indoor cycling could soon be getting a lot more appealing. The HoloBike system combines a stationary bike with an immersive, interactive 3D holographic display … and it doesn't require riders to wear cumbersome VR helmets or glasses. (Read More)

RPG Spotlight: 'Savage Worlds' Makes Generic Rules Systems Approachable

May 23rd
Written by Shane Lacy Hensley and published in 2003 by Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Savage Worlds is one of those tabletop RPGs that utilizes a generic rules system. Savage Worlds began immediately earning acclaim and success the system was awarded Gamer’s Choice Award at Origins 2003. But it’s made a number of revisions, reprints, and expansions since. (Read More)

Sydney-Based Development Team 'weforce studio' Surpasses 'Macabre' Kickstarter Goal in 2 Days

May 23rd
In some exciting news for Australian independent video game developer weforge studios based out of Sydney, their recently Kickstarted video game project Macabre went live a couple of days ago seeking a $85,000 AUD goal to raise funds to expand the team developing the game so they can push towards an Alpha build for the community in Q1 2025, (Read More)
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Aussie-made Macabre hits Kickstarter goal in just 38 hours

May 23rd
The Aussie-made Macabre has hit its $85,000 AUD goal just 38 hours of being launched on Kickstarter, developer Weforge Studio has confirmed. The news comes alongside a new trailer for the very shortly after its campaign launch for the horror-themed stealth extraction shooter. (Read More)
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What Are The Best Sleep Earbuds? Try Soundcore

May 22nd
In 2020, Bose killed their smallest but most appreciated lines, the Sleepbuds. They were a hard sell — paying $250 for earbuds that don’t play music doesn’t make a lot of financial sense — but they were loved by those who used them. They are small, light, comfortable earbuds to be worn whilst you sleep, that play in-device nature sounds or white noise and block out the world around you. (Read More)

Kickstarter Is Opening Up Its Platform to Creators and Making Big Changes to Its Model — Here's What's New

May 22nd
Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has been a place to fund your next business idea. On Tuesday, the company announced that it is opening up the service and offering new features, including an in-house marketing team to help users maximize the money they raise, and an option to keep the door open for more backers, even after a campaign ends. (Read More)

Tenkar's Tavern: Kickstarter - Nuclear Destruction - a Nuclear War Card Game

May 22nd
Sadly, my Nuclear War and Nuclear Escalation game boxes have long since disintegrated, and what's left is incomplete. That being said, these games WERE the go-to games (along with Chaos Marauders from Games Workshop) when we were looking to drink and chat instead of delving into a deep RPG session. Beer & Pretzels? Nuclear War is the game for you. (Read More)

Pilum Press Launches Kickstarter for Weird Fiction

May 22nd
On Tuesday, May 21st, Independent Publisher Pilum Press launched a Kickstarter for their next project, “Ursula of Lum” by author JB Jackson. The crowdfund for hopes to help pay for production expenses and offer readers a continuation of the story that began in the previous book in this new series. (Read More)

Mytrix phone gaming controller hits Kickstarter from $59

May 22nd
Are you ready to take your mobile gaming to the next level? Look no further than the INVZI Mytrix, the ultimate mobile gaming controller designed to transform your smartphone into a professional-grade gaming console. Whether you’re a competitive gamer or just enjoy casual play, the INVZI Mytrix offers precision, performance, and portability that will elevate your gaming experience like never before. (Read More)

Tuesday Tunes - The Last Redoubt

May 22nd
With the kickstarter for Ursula of Ulm - the sequel to Shagduk - making it over the finish line I wanted to highlight music that I still truly like that would have been around in the background, even if Steven and his band would not have been playing it or even liked it. Since Shagduk ends in May, it already excludes favorites like “Dust in the Wind”, but not “Carry on My Wayward Son” from Leftoverture. “Come Sail Away” from Styx’s The Grand Illusion fails for similar reasons. (Read More)

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