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Nowhereville is a horror RPG inspired by Stephen King novels and Twin Peaks

May 5th - via: dicebreaker.com
Attempt to escape a small town that traps its inhabitants in Nowhereville, an upcoming roleplaying game with some key horror influences. A horror tabletop RPG, Nowhereville will see players encountering monsters and stopping dreadful plots in the hopes of one day leaving the terrible town they find themselves in. (Read More)
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Experience espionage alone in a solo card game about spies called Harsh Shadows

May 5th - via: dicebreaker.com
Find and capture an enemy agent with no back-up in Harsh Shadows, an upcoming card game that serves as a solo tabletop experience. Harsh Shadows is a single-player board game about espionage, that sees the player attempting to apprehend another spy with little time to spare. (Read More)
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Someone Has Invented Bluetooth Wheel Fasteners That Can’t Be Stolen

May 5th - via: autoevolution.com
Called Wheelguard, this project comes down to a very simple yet innovative product: it’s a Bluetooth-powered wheel fastener that sends a notification when it’s becoming loose. So in theory, it has a dual role: it warns you when thieves remove the fasteners trying to steal your wheels, but also sends an alert if they’re getting loose while you’re in motion, therefore helping prevent serious accidents. (Read More)

[COMING SOON] Echoes of Esteria: Resonance of Ruin Kickstarter Launches May 7

May 4th - via: theouterhaven.net
Novel Horizons announced that the Kickstarter for Volume 1 of their next Original English Light Novel series, Echoes of Esteria: Resonance of Ruin is going live on May 7! The series will be available in both print and digital editions as individual volumes are released. (Read More)

[COMING SOON] Broken Veil Getting Kickstarter Campaign—Coming to PC

May 4th - via: cgmagonline.com
The upcoming release of Broken Veil, the 3D-puzzle-platformer described as “Little Nightmares set in post-Soviet Russia” is receiving a Kickstarter campaign later this year, with its PC launch around the corner. The developers at Sinistrum Games are creating a horrifying 3D-puzzle-platformer in the same vein as Little Nightmares, featuring a post-Soviet Russian setting and diabolical scenes of horror and fantasy. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Creating 'Vivid Memories'

May 4th - via: geekdad.com
Vivid Memories is a game for 2 to 4 players (with an optional 5th player), ages 13 and up, and takes about 30–45 minutes to play. The game’s theme is about kids and their imaginations and is kid-friendly, but the gameplay, which involves manipulating the fragments on a board, could be a bit challenging for younger players. Still, it may be okay for kids under 13 who enjoy spatial puzzles. Vivid Memories was designed by Matthew Dunstan and Brett J. Gilbert and published by Floodgate Games, with illustrations by Andrew Bosley. (Read More)
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TUKI: Jeff Smith Talks Bringing the Prehistoric Epic to Kickstarter

May 4th - via: cbr.com
Jeff Smith is one of the most celebrated comic book creators today, with ten Eisner Awards and eleven Harvey Awards as the writer and artist of such enormously successful titles including Bone. For Smith's first-ever Kickstarter campaign, the acclaimed creator is revisiting his past prehistoric tale TUKI for a pair of original graphic novels that reimagine the world he created into brand-new stories. (Read More)
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Treasures of the Troll King is a Mörk Borg adventure

May 4th - via: dicebreaker.com
Treasures of the Troll King, a new adventure module for black metal RPG system Mörk Borg now on Kickstarter, doesn’t just look like a filthy and fun romp - it’s emblematic of an ever-growing deluge of interesting work from independent designers. (Read More)

Stationfall is more than a board game version of Among Us

May 4th - via: dicebreaker.com
Survive the collapse of a stellar research base in Stationfall, an upcoming board game that mixes deduction and hidden roles with a desperate action economy that tasks players to make it back to Earth with their lives - and secrets - intact. Players will have to rely on each other to navigate the station, operate its quickly failing systems and jettison an escape pod into the mesosphere. A traitor or two among their ranks will attempt to sabotage these efforts, but that’s far from the only mystery. (Read More)
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ACASIS external SSD and 10-in-1 hub hits Kickstarter

May 4th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
If you are searching for a customisable external SSD drive capable of accepting a wide variety of both M.2 NVMe and M.2 SATA SSD drives you may be interested in the new ACASIS external SSD and 10-in-1 hub which has launched via Kickstarter this month and already blasted past it required pledge goal with still 29 days remaining thanks to over 200 backers. The portable external SSD hub provides read and write speeds of up to 1000 Mb per second and allows you to tailor your storage to your exact requirements and budget, swapping out drives when needed. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Kiwi Chowdown'

May 4th - via: geekdad.com
Flocks of ravenous kiwi birds race around their small island to find the best places for their favorite food: kiwi fruit, of course. However, each flock wants all of the fruit to themselves. They push other kiwis out of the way and build nests so they can reap in the harvest at the end of each season. Their goal is to dominate the island and the kiwi fruit which grows there. (Read More)
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Someone Has Created a Hygienic Way to Keep Your Mask Secure in the Car

May 4th - via: autoevolution.com
Someone on Kickstarter has come up with a super-simple alternative that allows us to always keep the mask securely without actually hanging it on the mirror. The solution is called CarMasKeeper and comes down to a pair of clamps that can be installed on the sun visor. (Read More)

[COMING SOON] Midautumn is a Newly Announced Hades-like Dungeon Crawler/Roguelite

May 3rd - via: techraptor.net
Sisi Jiang, the maker of IGF-nominated Lionkiller, has announced Midautumn, which is a supernatural dungeon crawler roguelite that has you blasting evil spirits, and focusing on Asian Disapora and Gentrification. It is coming to Kickstarter later this year and focused on Robin Lam, a recent college grad with no clear direction in her life. She resorts to moving to live with her grandmother in the fictional town of Nambo Quay, California, where it's revealed that the Spirit World is real, its entrance is in the basement, and Robin is to be its latest protector. (Read More)

This Wristband Lets You Play Music Using Body Movements in Real-Time

May 2nd - via: beebom.com
The wristbands send a bunch of multi-access accelerometer data to the companion app on Android and iOS. The app then uses the data to determine what sounds to play. The wearables have four set sound patches or modes. (Read More)

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 Anime's Kickstarter Campaign Reaches Goal in 42 Minutes

May 1st - via: animenewsnetwork.com
AnimEigo's Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its Blu-ray Disc release of the Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 original video anime (OVA) reached its goal of US$50,000 on Friday within 42 minutes of its launch. The release will include a new HD transfer of MADOX-01 with English subtitles and an English dub, a "Weapons of MADOX-01" featurette, color and line art galleries, list of all Kickstarter backers, a six-panel insert with a poster and list of backers, and all bonus features from the 2003 DVD release. (Read More)

[COMING SOON] Deep Sea Adventure studio Oink is bringing its delightful board games to Nintendo Switch

April 30th - via: dicebreaker.com
Oink Games, the Japanese board game publisher behind dinky delights Deep Sea Adventure, A Fake Artist Goes to New York and Insider, has revealed it will be developing digital versions for the Nintendo Switch. One of Oink’s biggest hits, Deep Sea Adventure is a push-your-luck game in which players control divers retrieving treasure from the ocean floor. (Read More)

Kickstarting Comics: ‘Octobriana With Love’ Brings Back The Hero Of The Russian People

April 30th - via: comicon.com
Octobriana, a name long spoken by comic fans, beloved by the likes of Bryan Talbot, David Bowie, and Billy Idol. And now, she’s being brought back to comics in Octobriana With Love, a new Kickstarter that launched this week. Octobriana With Love is a 64-page, full-colour softcover graphic novel with many different takes on this cult underground Russian superhero by an exciting mix of creative talent. (Read More)

Ironsworn: Starforged spin-off RPG swaps dark fantasy for a sci-fi setting inspired by The Mandalorian

April 30th - via: dicebreaker.com
Build bonds in a dangerous and disturbing galaxy with Ironsworn: Starforged, an upcoming RPG that takes place in a world inspired by The Mandalorian, Alien and Guardians of the Galaxy. Starforged is a roleplaying game that centres on a setting filled with ancient lost civilisations floating in the void of space. (Read More)
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3 Upcoming Board 2021 Games

April 30th - via: kick.agency
Great news for all fans of Mike Gnade and Rock Manor Games. Their most popular game, funded on Kickstarter back in 2019 is getting a brand new stand alone expansion. The sequel to Maximum Apocalypse called “Wasted Wilds” will launch on Kickstarter on May 18th. A new title by APE Games is coming to Kickstarter this summer. Dealers in Hope is designed for 3 to 5 players and merges two popular genres: card games and wargames. (Read More)

LOODO NINJA - Best Tabletop Gaming Projects to Back in May

April 30th - via: kick.agency
Q Workshop, a dice crafting company you may know if you follow Kickstarter tabletop projects, has launched a new campaign for Witcher themed sets of dice. Marvel United: X-Men is a stand alone expansion, but can be integrated with the base game to add much more replayability and difficulty. The campaign offers an insane amount of expansions and add-ons covering a major part of the Marvel universe: from the titular X-Men to Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. (Read More)

Jim Calder's 'Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour' Is Almost Funded

April 29th - via: laxallstars.com
Jim Calder has authored “Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” and “Women Play Lacrosse – A History of the International Field Game” and is now onto his third project: “Tales of a Lacrosse Troubadour.” His latest book aims to celebrate the game and its transformations over the last 50-plus years, beginning hundreds of years ago when lacrosse first brought Indigenous peoples together. (Read More)

A SOUND OF THUNDER To Release The Krimson Kult Album In October

April 29th - via: bravewords.com
Metal band, A Sound Of Thunder, has announced their forthcoming album, entitled The Krimson Kult. A crowdfunding campaign for the recording of the album was launched on the Kickstarter platform on April 28 with a $40,000 fundraising goal. The band’s fans surpassed the fundraising goal in less than 48 hours. (Read More)

Keepsake game The Shape of Shadows transforms a day planner into a magician’s grimoire

April 29th - via: dicebreaker.com
Break through the barriers between acolyte and master to save your teacher in the new keepsake game and solo journaling RPG The Shape of Shadows, now on Kickstarter. The Shape of Shadows looks to follow that emotional legacy with its story of a magician gone missing and the apprentice who must step up and prove their skills both in stage performance and real, honest-to-goodness magic. (Read More)
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[COMING SOON] Green Hell, a survivalist video game set in a deadly rainforest, is being adapted into a board game

April 29th - via: dicebreaker.com
Attempt to survive in a jungle filled with dangers and psychological terror in Green Hell: The Board Game, an upcoming tabletop title adapted from the video game. Green Hell: The Board Game will see players becoming a group of survivors trapped in an Amazonian rainforest looking for a way to stay alive despite the threat of hunger, enemies and isolation. (Read More)

INTERVIEW: Ilana Zeffren on how her cats took over her daily comic strip URBAN TAILS

April 29th - via: comicsbeat.com
Beginning in 2006, Ilana Zeffren has chronicled her life as a weekly newspaper comic strip. Urban Tails brings these strips together in English for the first time, presenting a 200+ page collection which is down to earth, honest, and provides a gentle look into the lives of Ilana, her girlfriend, and their two cats. (Read More)

Boeleo touchscreen pen scanner, recorder and translator

April 29th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
A new multifunctional pen scanner, translator and recorder has been launched via Kickstarter this week, capable of instantly translating scanned text, capturing recorded voice messages and even capturing photos if needed. The 4G compatible pen scanner can access 116 languages online and is capable of storing 10 of your most popular off-line in the pen for easy transportation and use without the need for an Internet connection. (Read More)

A collection of working-class lockdown diaries is set to show what others won't

April 29th - via: thecanary.co
Lockdown Diaries of the Working Class is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. It was founded by Dr Lisa McKenzie. McKenzie’s approach always aims to be inclusive. She includes working-class people in the research process rather than just looking from the outside in at them. (Read More)

Comgrow ROBO CNC router milling machine

April 29th - via: geeky-gadgets.com
If you are in the market for a compact, beginner friendly and affordable desktop CNC milling machine may be interested in the Comgrow ROBO which has recently launched via Kickstarter and has already blasted past its required pledge goal thanks to over 130 backers with still 28 days remaining. The small form factor CNC router allows you to transform your idea into reality. Not only a CNC milling machine, ROBO is also a laser engraver and cutter with two laser laser head kits available to choose from offering 5W and 500mW, simply replace the milling bit with the laser head kit as needed. (Read More)

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