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Ding downward and forward facing light - exclusive first look

May 26th - via: bikeradar.com
New lights often pop up on Kickstarter, but rarely do they offer something genuinely unique or with unarguable expertise backing them up. (Read More)
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Believe it or not, The Creator of this Gift Wants You Not to Keep It

May 26th - via: mikeshouts.com
We had a housewarming party many years ago. Many people came and brought gifts and it was among those gifts that we found an easter egg surprise. (Read More)

Modular Headphones Let You Personalize Your Audio-Visual Styles

May 26th - via: psfk.com
AXEL’s Spotify-powered web app guides you in building a customized listening experience (Read More)

Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

May 26th - via: npr.org
The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that. (Read More)
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This Game Boy the Size of a Credit Card Is Incredibly Cool

May 26th - via: popsugar.com
If you're finding that Candy Crush just isn't as exciting as it was before, then get prepared to meet your new gaming companion. Arduboy is a game system that fits in your wallet and costs only $39. (Read More)
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Notion Pulls In $2M For Its Connected Home Sensors

May 26th - via: techcrunch.com
Home sensor startup Notion, which last fall Kickstarted its first batch of sensors for in-home monitoring, has pulled in a $2 million seed investments from Draper Nexus Ventures, Gabriel Investments, Galvanize Ventures, Foundry Group Angels and TechStars. (Read More)

Little Devil Inside has reached Wii U stretch goal on Kickstarter

May 26th - via: alwaysnintendo.com
The Kickstarter game Little Devil Inside has officially reached its first stretch goal of bringing the game to the Wii U. (Read More)
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Another Team of Former BioShock Devs Go to Kickstarter for Horror Game

May 26th - via: actiontrip.com
One team of former BioShock developers failed at their Kickstarter project for The Black Glove, but another team hopes to have better success. Deep End Games' first project is a horror game called Perception, which features a blind woman making her way through the Echo Bluff mansion in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The only things she has at her disposal are a walking stick, smartphone, and her hearing. When she taps her walking stick, the vibrations "recreates" the world in Cassie Thornton's mind, much like the Daredevil. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Roundup: Light Fall, Guardians of the Forest and Umbra

May 26th - via: technologytell.com
With so much focus on former aces publishing on Kickstarter, it only seems fair to shine a spotlight on some smaller projects on the crowdfunding platform. (Read More)

Help to back a soup-er Kickstarter for Union of Genius

May 25th - via: edinburghfoody.com
We always need more soup. Two years ago Slaine backed a #kickstarter project for Union of Genius. Now they're back with new plans. (Read More)

Crowds, Experts Agree On What Should Be Funded

May 25th - via: valuewalk.com
A comparison of Kickstarter projects and expert assessment shows broad agreement and an ability of crowds to eliminate false negatives (Read More)

Ever wished your iPhone 6/Plus had a back button? With this $17 screen protector, you can have one...

May 25th - via: 9to5mac.com
Apple may have introduced Reachability to aid one-handed operation of its larger-screened iPhones, but if you’ve ever found yourself happily enjoying the full-screen experience only to need your second hand to reach the back button at the top of the screen, there’s a clever solution on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Is That Crowdfunding Campaign Really Just a Scam?

May 25th - via: yahoo.com
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have changed how tech products come to market, but not always for the better. Many would-be creators fail to deliver on their promises, leaving funders in the lurch. Here's how to minimize your risk. (Read More)

Taking a Peek at Through the Woods Prototype Demo

May 24th - via: cliqist.com
Cliqist checks out the Through the Woods demo, a psychological horror game set in Norway where a mother is traveling through the woods looking for her son. (Read More)
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The Characters of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

May 24th - via: cliqist.com
Koji Igarashi's new gothic-themed adventure platform, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Cliqist takes a brief look at the game, and details its characters. (Read More)
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ModVive Kickstarter Preview- Light Fall

May 24th - via: modvive.com
Whether you grew up with Atari, Nintendo, or just took a trip to an arcade when you were younger, everyone has experienced the platformer genre. It is one of the most enjoyable genres, but also one of the hardest types of game to make. Nine out of ten platformers have floaty controls, unresponsive movement, and crappy secondhand mechanics that make the game feel dumbed down or repetitive. (Read More)

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Gekkopod for iPhone, Wireless Productivity Sign & Archer Brighton Cool Lunch Bags

May 24th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Rewards based crowdfunding is perfect for small companies looking to launch a new product or validate a concept. We are seeing a growing number of SMEs become bigger companies fueled in part by platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Recently Indiegogo stated that over $300 million in venture funding can be attributed to products / companies that got their start on the Indiegogo platform. That’s what it is all about. (Read More)

Umbra Showcases Housing, Continues To Rake In Pledges

May 23rd - via: cliqist.com
SolarFall Games showcases Umbra's housing system while its Kickstarter campaign blazes past $159k. (Read More)
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Starlight Vega Finishes Kickstarter With Harem Addition

May 23rd - via: cliqist.com
Starlight Vega's campaign ends on Kickstarter, and the lesbian visual novel reaches over $22k, clearing one last stretch goal. (Read More)
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Yooka-Laylee and The Resurgence of 3D Platformers and 90s Gaming on Kickstarter

May 23rd - via: cliqist.com
Cliqist looks at the revival of 3D platformers and 90's era styled video games on Kickstarter, and what the success of Yooka-Laylee means. (Read More)

When Kickstarter projects have trouble getting started

May 23rd - via: chicagobusiness.com
CHICAGO, IL - “We know we've let you all down.” So reads the May 5 Kickstarter update from a Chicago-based company called Central Standard Timing. Aiming to create the world's thinnest watch, its founders launched a crowdfunding campaign in early 2013. CST collected $1,026,292—more than five times its goal—from 7,658 backers. The company promised each would be delivered a watch in September 2013. (Read More)

Pebble Time Smartwatch Shipments Start May 27

May 23rd - via: informationweek.com
The Kickstarter-funded Pebble Technology Corp. has revealed a May 27 launch date for its Pebble Time smartwatch. (Read More)

CSPLYeu Brings Together 50 Cosplayers From 12 Countries Into One Stunning Photography Book

May 22nd - via: fashionablygeek.com
The CSPLYeu photobook is a wonderful Kickstarter project developed by Kyman Cheng, a photographer from The Netherlands. Partnering with Stefan Dorresteijn, his mission was to unite the European cosplay community through a stunning display of vivid images. (Read More)
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Raving Rabbits Brawl in Guardians of the Forest

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Guardians of the Forest is a cute but bloody brawler where players play as rabbits (and other forest animals) and beat the crap out of each other. (Read More)
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Queer Representation in Gaming in Color

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Gaming in Color by Midboss Games review, a documentary focusing on LGBT gamers, featuring gaymers, developers, & allies this movie tackles queer gaming. (Read More)
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Hand-Made Games, One Block At A Time, In Bloxels

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Bloxels is a new game on Kickstarter that lets players create their own games using a variety of physical blocks. (Read More)

FOVE Passes Kickstarter Campaign

May 22nd - via: vrfocus.com
Earlier in the week a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign was launched for a brand new virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) known as FOVE. The company behind the device was looking to raise $250,000 USD in order to bring its kit, which uniquely emphasizes eye-tracking as a means of control and more, to market. (Read More)

Roby, the 3D printable robot hits Kickstarter to teach kids programming, 3D design & robotics

May 22nd - via: 3ders.org
The Roby educational robot kit has been specifically designed to help people of all ages to get to grips with programming, 3D design and the world of robotics. (Read More)

Tiny 3D Printed Amsterdam from Ittyblox on Kickstarter

May 22nd - via: 3dprint.com
Dutch design and architecture enthusiast Stef de Vos is the man behind Ittyblox, a set of brilliant, miniature, 3D printed cityscapes he sells through his Shapeways shop. He first caught our eye last summer, and then again in March. (Read More)
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SmartPlate Helps Control Food Consumption Launched on Kickstarter

May 22nd - via: au.idigitaltimes.com
Self-control is a difficult habit to learn. Those who are on a diet won't need to fear the possibility of overeating because this 'smart plate' can help control food consumption. (Read More)

Kickstarter's great problem: The vast majority of backer rewards arrive very, very late

May 22nd - via: techly.com.au
A friend who was opening a restaurant was offered the following advice: “Be very conservative with your opening date, factor in everything that could hold you up, and then whatever the latest possible date you can foresee being the opening, add another month. Things will go wrong.” Apparently, this is sound advice for people creating Kickstarter campaigns as well. (Read More)
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The Suicide Inducing Arcade Game of The Polybius Conspiracy

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
The Polybius Conspiracy is an upcoming documentary film being funded on Kickstarter about the mysterious arcade game Polybium. (Read More)
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Moody Adventure Tokyo Dark Racking Up Stretch Goals

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
Tokyo Dark raises over $120k CAD on Kickstarter, and the campaign hits the stretch goal for Japanese voice acting. (Read More)
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Voxelnauts Looks To Bring Voxeling To The Next Level

May 22nd - via: cliqist.com
We take a look at Voxelnauts, an open world sandbox MMO role playing game with VR support and unique graphics that's funding on Kickstarter. (Read More)
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