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Parents create innovative game to teach kids emotional intelligence

April 19th
To meet the exploding need for games that address kids’s emotional intelligence, three parents with backgrounds in animation, design, and tech, created Hey Feelings, the first Books and Board Game experience for families. Hey Feelings launched on Kickstarter on April 16, 2024 and was fully funded in three hours.As word spread among the parenting community online, Hey Feelings very quickly doubled its Kickstarter funding goal. (Read More)

Airseekers' Tron 360-Degree AI Robot Lawn Mower Has Auto-Mulching Feature

April 19th
Unless you’re a sitcom dad from the ‘60s, mowing the lawn is not fun. It’s boring, it’s loud, it makes you smell like sweaty grass dirt, and it requires you to spend some 30 minutes in a slightly hunched position while pushing a barely-mobile wheeled tank incredibly slowly. (Read More)

Dungeons & Datemates Brings Romantic Drama to the Table

April 19th
In Dungeons & Dragons, players can experience a wonderful wish-fulfillment fantasy. Slaying powerful monsters. Accruing fortune and status. Getting reliable restful sleep. Meeting a special someone to settle down with. The latter is explored in the Kickstarter campaign for Dungeons & Datemates, a new fantasy supplement by Fiona Shade Stories. (Read More)

Real Photos From the Excope DT1 Kickstarter Reveal Its Limitations

April 19th
For complete details on the situation, please read the original story published yesterday. However, in summary, Beaverlab Technology launched a portable and affordable telephoto camera that works alongside a user’s smartphone. The camera promises features that are ambitious, to say the least, and the Kickstarter campaign features some very misleading images. (Read More)

It's Witchcraft! Black Powder and Brimstone RPG Partnership Announced

April 19th
Embark on dark and daring adventure where death and destruction lurks around every corner. Free League Publishing and Benjamin Tobitt today announced a publishing partnership for the grim-dark fantasy RPG Black Powder and Brimstone that will be launched at Kickstarter by Benjamin Tobitt on April 25. (Read More)

The most metal tabletop RPG gets new, equally rad action figures

April 19th
Developed by Severed Toys and available to back soon via Kickstarter, these gritty collectibles recreate a skeletal monster seen on the Mork Borg rulebook's cover. Actually, there are four versions of this 'Dread Risen' - the standard edition, Blood Drenched, Glow-in-the-Dark, and Cursed (Fully Blacked Out edition). (Read More)

Free Stars: Children of Infinity — Sequel to "The Ur-Quan Masters"

April 19th
Pistol Shrimp™ Games — an independent studio founded by Toys for Bob veterans — recently launched the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Free Stars: Children of Infinity, a direct sequel to the award-winning science-fiction action-adventure game, Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters®. After only three hours, the project was fully funded! (Read More)
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First-Ever ADVENTURE TIME Roleplaying Game Launches on Kickstarter

April 19th
To paraphrase one of our favorite little humans ever, “Time to let your brain dial turn your joy volume up.” Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products have partnered for a first-of-its-kind RPG. And not even The Lich is going to be able to stop this Adventure Time RPG from reaching tabletops. Fans needed only an hour to fund the Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter - Swords & Wizardry: Expansions, Monsters, and More!

April 19th
Optional supplemental rules for S&W (and other OSR games), a book of new monsters, an adventure, and much more! I'm a HUGE fan of Swords & Wizardry. Of all of the early sets of OSR rules, Swords & Wizardry Complete felt like AD&D 1e without the baggage. (Read More)

New RPG "Maggot Machine" Promises a Twisted Journey Through a Lost World

April 18th
Nightfall Games has announced the release of their latest role-playing game, “Maggot Machine.” Set in an alternative version of 1994, the game features a world where time has stopped, and monstrous entities known as Maggot Machines dominate the landscape. Humanity has retreated underground to avoid these threats. (Read More)

Swords & Wizardry: Expansions, Monsters, and More! Kickstarter Passes 800% Funding Mark

April 18th
Mythmere Games is in the midst of a successful Kickstarter to bring more Swords & Wizardry OSR roleplaying content to the masses. Swords & Wizardry: Expansions, Monsters, and More! contains new game and character options, creatures, adventures, and more. The project is over 800% funded and you can reserve physical copies of all five releases (with PDFs) for a $115.00 pledge or just grab the PDFs for a $40.00 pledge through May 7th. Expected delivery on the digital files is July with physical releases slated for this November. (Read More)

Dnsys X1 wearable power exoskeleton frame from $499

April 18th
Artificial intelligence and robotics are transforming the world we live in. A world where you can achieve more with less fatigue, and where your daily life and adventurous pursuits are supported by an advanced mobility wearable exoskeleton that adapts to your every move. The Dnsys X1 Exoskeleton is here to turn that imagination into reality, offering you a new way to navigate the demands of your active lifestyle. (Read More)

Essential Kickstarter Spotlight with Luke Arnold and Chris "Doc" Wyatt: The Comic Source

April 18th
Jace is joined by actor, author and film maker Luke Arnold and TV/Animation writer/producer Chris “Doc” Wyatt to talk all about their Kickstarter Campaign for ESSENTIALS. This is a wildly imaginative book that takes a very strange and somewhat elaborate premise and makes it imminently relatable. Also, the co-main leads of the story are so vastly different, but somehow still remain relatable as the represent different aspects of humanity we all have within us. When you add in the huge roster of talented artist you have an incredible title that deserves your attention. Check out the campaign and be sure to share it with your fellow comic readers. (Read More)

Kuura smart ring hits Kickstarter for $99

April 18th
Another day, another smart ring crowdfunder has landed – this time from startup Kuura. Kuura is offering its health-focused smart ring at an early bird price of just $99, which is certainly an attractive proposition against the likes of Oura. (Read More)
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Interview: Wandering Planet Toys founders discuss THE PRISONER Wave No2 retro action figure line

April 18th
Earlier this week, Wandering Planet Toys launched the Kickstarter campaign for The Prisoner Wave No2 retro action figures. Unsurprisingly, given the dedicated fanbase for the cult classic British television series, the crowdfunding campaign reached its goal and was fully funded in less than 24 hours. The independent toy company is now three for three with successful Kickstarter campaigns. (Read More)

Exclusive Preview: M.K. Perker constructs an underwater fantasy in ESSENTIALS

April 18th
Yesterday, The Lab Press debuted with the launch of the ambitious sci-fi graphic novel Essentials on Kickstarter to thunderous acclaim—and today, The Beat has an exclusive sneak peek at a particularly juicy scene. (Read More)

This Viral Kickstarter Telephoto Camera Makes Impossible Promises

April 18th
The camera, which promises to “capture beyond the horizon with your smartphone,” has shattered its modest $20,000 funding goal. At the time of writing, it had just eclipsed $372,000 in support, and it is rapidly increasing by the hour. There are still 57 days left in the campaign, which has earned Kickstarter’s “Project We Love” sticker, adding more legitimacy to the Excope DT1. (Read More)

Campaign Builder: Dungeons & Ruins Funds in First Kickstarter Minutes

April 18th
Kobold Press has launched a Kickstarter to fund Campaign Builder: Dungeons & Ruins. Two items are the focus of the crowdfunding project with a hardcover tackling the classic dungeon delves for Tales of the Valiant and 5E as well as a poster map folio of locales. (Read More)
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Runa: Open-world JRPG reaches $52,000 Kickstarter goal in 18 hours

April 17th
Adevelopment team took to Kickstarter on Tuesday (April 16) with the aim of fundraising €45,000 (the equivalent of just under $48,000 in USD) and smashed that goal in just 18 hours. A total of just over $52,000 has now been donated. (Read More)

Path-24: The Super Modular Compass

April 17th
Certainly! The Path-24 compass is a remarkable piece of navigation gear that offers unparalleled flexibility. Let’s dive into its features. (Read More)

Free Stars: Children of Infinity coming to Linux after smashing Kickstarter goals

April 17th
The Kickstarter campaign has only been up for just over a day and it's already managed to pull in over $240,000 in funding. This means the $220,000 stretch goal for Linux and macOS support has been achieved as confirmed by the developer. Since it also passed $240K, it will also now see a DRM-free PC release as well so that's double good news. It's not confirmed what DRM-free stores they will put it on but their announcement mentioned possibilities being itch.io and GOG. (Read More)

THE DESTINED LUNAR LEGEND - MOON SAMURAI LAUNCHES MARTIAL ARTS CYBERPUNK KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TODAY

April 17th
The future-thinking minds at Nunchaku Games studio have announced that hand-drawn martial arts adventure Moon Samurai has launched its Kickstarter campaign. Currently planned for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, the sci-fi love letter to 80s and 90s action movies promises to blend dystopian cyberpunk lunar colony landscapes with muay thai, kung fu, and boxing bouts when it launches in late 2025. (Read More)

SkyNest modular hammock tent works as a whole or in pieces

April 17th
The SkyNest combines a hammock, bug mesh net and rainfly in a single package that can be used all together or in its separate components. It's claimed to be roomier than other hammock tents, and easier to set up. (Read More)

Exclusive: Feast your eyes on Black Sails star Luke Arnold's graphic novel Essentials

April 17th
Today, the pirate drama Black Sails lands on Netflix. Black Sails is a cult hit show that ran from 2014 - 2017 on Starz, and I've long held that it's one of the undersung masterpieces of our recent golden age of genre television. The series takes pirates from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book Treasure Island like Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and Long John Silver (Luke Arnold) and imagines what actual pirate history might have looked like if they were involved. It's a hell of a ride, helped along by razor-sharp production values and performances. (Read More)

Mobius Strip single-sided mathematical sculpture

April 17th
AltDynamic has returned to Kickstarter for 1/22 time to launch its new Mobius Strip a CNC machined anodized work of mathematical art. Open your eyes to the endless possibilities that lie within the Möbius strip. As you hold this piece of infinity in your hands, (Read More)

Mobius Strip single-sided mathematical sculpture

April 17th
AltDynamic has returned to Kickstarter for 1/22 time to launch its new Mobius Strip a CNC machined anodized work of mathematical art. Open your eyes to the endless possibilities that lie within the Möbius strip. As you hold this piece of infinity in your hands, (Read More)

Volla Tablet Launches on Kickstarter with Support for Ubuntu Touch

April 17th
Volla, the maker of the Volla Phone smartphones, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their first tablet device, the Volla Tablet, which will also support the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS. (Read More)

'Halfbeard's Daughter' is For the Bard Who Wants to Seduce Every NPC and More on Kickstarter

April 17th
Come check out this week’s batch of crowdfunding and Kickstarter highlights – including Lewd Dungeon Adventres, board games, RPGs, and STLs! (Read More)

Doorbell camera designed to shoot paintballs at intruders

April 17th
In today’s edition of “nothing can possibly go wrong,” a company in Sweden is developing a new doorbell camera that is armed to automatically shoot paintballs at intruders approaching your home! (Read More)

'Monsters of Drakkenheim' Kickstarter Heads for $1 Million In Last Week

April 17th
Monsters of Drakkenheim, the first 3rd party title to Kickstart with official D&D Beyond support (though I’d wager a far cry from the last one), has been smashing their funding goals throughout the last week. And as the campaign rounds in on its final week, the Ghostfire Gaming-published collection of epic monsters, lairs, and eldritch mutants, eyes the $1 million mark. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Skip to the Boss Fights in ‘One-Hit Heroes’

April 17th
One-Hit Heroes is a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and takes about 45 minutes to play. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with a pledge level of $67CAD (about $49USD) for a copy of the game; there are additional tiers if you want to include the Epilogue episode or the big bundle that also includes all of Wiggles 3D’s other titles (5-Minute Dungeon and 5-Minute Mystery). (Read More)

Formlabs’ new pro 3D printers claim 2–5x speed by ditching lasers for an LCD screen

April 17th
Formlabs was one of the early Kickstarter success stories, and its laser-blasting 3D printers are now used by model makers, prototypers, dentists, and maybe even action figure companies around the globe. But its newest printers are ditching those resin-blasting lasers because they’re comparatively slow. (Read More)

Solar Intentions, Astrology-Themed Sober Bar, Coming To Logan Square After Successful Kickstarter

April 17th
Morgan Martinez’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the opening of Solar Intentions reached its goal April 7, with funders kicking in $47,000 for the planned sober bar with an astrology theme. Thanks to the successful campaign, Sober Intentions will look to bring a sober, LGBTQ+-friendly social space to the Logan Square area in late summer, Martinez said. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

April 17th
What do you know, it’s time for another roundup of tabletop projects! I’ve got several games that I’m reviewing this month already (see my reviews of Tiny Epic Game of Thrones and One-Hit Heroes as a start), but it seems it’s the season for lots of projects again—every week there are several games that I’ve heard about or wanted to check out. As a reminder, these are games I haven’t gotten to play myself, so caveat emptor: they just caught my attention! (Read More)

Moon Samurai Kickstarter campaign launched

April 17th
Publisher Rogue Games and developer Nunchaku Games have launched a Kickstarter campaign for pixel art side-scrolling martial arts action adventure game Moon Samurai, which is planned for release across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in late 2025. (Read More)

Prince of Persia meets Cyberpunk 2077 in new action platformer

April 17th
I don’t know about you, but when I wake up in the morning I need a few moments, at least, before I get going. That’s unfortunately not an indulgence Moon Samurai protagonist Buddy has the luxury of receiving. As soon as he smashes out of his detention-tube he has to hit the ground running with hordes of burly foes to carve up and a whole city to save. (Read More)

Beautiful open-world JRPG inspired by Persona and Xenoblade is set to smash its $50,000 Kickstarter in barely 16 hours

April 17th
Runa, an indie game "inspired by classic and modern JRPGs," is closing in on its $50,000 Kickstarter campaign target after just 16 hours. A gorgeous, open-world JRPG with shades of the Xenoblade series, Runa promises to fill out that world with turn-based battles, base-building, farming minigames, and a Persona-style social links system to help you befriend its substantial cast of 15 romanceable characters. (Read More)

Review: Ankerwork S600 Speakerphone, nearly perfect but only available on Kickstarter (for now)

April 17th
I’m always seeing people holding the phone in random orientations while having the speakerphone on but in the end the speakerphone on the phone is often limited by the quality of the speaker in the phone. Ankerwork has a solution for those who want to answer their smartphone (when not out and about). Their new S600 Speakerphone is more than just any old speakerphone though. (Read More)

The Prisoner: New Action Figures Teased by Wandering Planet Toys

April 16th
The Prisoner is one of the most beloved sci-fi shows of all time, but it wasn't until 2021 that it finally received some long-overdue action figures. Now there's more good news for fans, as Wandering Planet Toys is back with a second wave of The Prisoner figures. As with the first wave, Wandering Planet Toys will be crowdfunding The Prisoner: Wave Number 2 on Kickstarter. IGN can exclusively reveal images of the single-carded figures in Wave Number 2. Check them out in the slideshow gallery below: (Read More)

This Exciting Adventure Time RPG Was Kickstarted In An Hour

April 16th
The Adventure Time RPG was funded on Kickstarter in just 1 hour, and has surpassed $298k at time of writing. The new RPG will follow D&d's 5e rules in the Land of Ooo, with diverse character options and a unique gameplay mechanic. Exclusive rewards like a Jake-themed dice set are available at higher pledge tiers on the Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

After 32 years, the 1992 open-world space game that helped inspire Mass Effect is getting a proper sequel

April 16th
The devs who founded Toys for Bob are going back to finally build a proper sequel to their beloved 1992 open-world space game, and while they no longer have the rights to the original game's name, the Kickstarter for this new title has smashed its $100,000 goal in less than three hours. (Read More)
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Mike Mason boards the train: Horror on the Orient Express The Board Game

April 16th
With just three days to go in our Kickstarter, Call of Cthulhu creative director Mike Mason has boarded the train! Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game introduces a terrifying collection of new Mythos entities, and these monsters will all end up in future releases for the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game. And to describe the indescribable, these otherworldly horrors will be prepared for Call of Cthulhu by none other than Mike Mason, the game's creative director! (Read More)

Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game is heading our way

April 15th
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, today announced the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game. Fans can pledge now on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign for English Release of To the Sea, Seaside Beta, More Manga Reaches Goal

April 15th
Glacier Bay Books' Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the English release of Aoi Mukoubi's To the Sea manga, ohuton's Seaside Beta manga, Byu Kijitori's One Hundred Views of Reality manga, and the second volume of Sayaka Mogi's Final Testament to the Moon manga reached its US$50,000 goal on Sunday. The campaign has raised US$50,512 from 386 backers as of press time. (Read More)

Experience the World of Lex Arcana: Support the Kickstarter Now!

April 15th
Tabletop publisher Acheron Games last week launched a new Kickstarter for its long-standing series ‘Lex Arcana’ on behalf of Quality Games. A tabletop game with strong ties to Italian culture and a game that has been played worldwide by many over the last 30 years, Lex Arcana returns to the scene with three new volumes: ‘Roma’, ‘Rise of Atlantis’, and ‘The Fall’ and the goal for this Kickstarter has been surpassed hundreds of times over just like the publisher’s previous titles—with over 350 thousand Euros raised. (Read More)

Eternal Void Kickstarter Campaign Launching April 20

April 15th
Indie development studio 0000-02 will launch on April 20th a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of Eternal Void, an atmospheric sci-fi video game on Steam. (Read More)

MIGO Ascender stair climbing robot vacuum cleaner

April 15th
One major drawback for most robot vacuum cleaners is their inability to be able to climb stairs. That problem has now been solved with the MIGO Ascender. Imagine a world where your home is always pristine, from the ground floor to the top, without you having to lift a finger. (Read More)

A New Witchy-Themed Board Gaming Cafe Is Coming To SoCal!

April 15th
In 2024, prepare for the enchanting arrival of Hexes & Brews, a witchy-themed board gaming cafe in SoCal, brewing excitement with its upcoming launch! Currently undergoing renovations, their Kickstarter campaign starts April 23rd, unveiling a treasure trove of merch and rewards including shirts, playmats, dice, and more. (Read More)

Atomic Owl - Official Reveal Trailer

April 15th
Dive into the vibrant pixel-art world of Atomic Owl in this trailer for the upcoming side-scrolling roguelike game coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation. The trailer gives a peek at eight roguelike zones you'll explore, gameplay, 'Wing Remnants’ items you can equip to change the topography of combat, and more as you join Hidalgo, the Owl Shinobi, on an adventure through the world of Judanest. A Kickstarter campaign is available now for Atomic Owl. (Read More)

GlassFrog Productions Embark on a Grand Journey into Imagination with Their Debut Kickstarter Campaign

April 15th
Phillip Berg (Director) and Oliver Askew (Producer), esteemed visionaries in the film and entertainment realm, united under the GlassFrog Productions banner to embark on a thrilling new venture — their inaugural Kickstarter campaign. This marks the dawn of an exhilarating chapter in their careers, as they endeavor to bring to life their first web series, “Vikings & Aliens: Fjord of Shadows.” begins. (Read More)
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Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game Launches on Kickstarter

April 15th
Cryptozoic Entertainment, in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products, has initiated a Kickstarter campaign for “Adventure Time: The Roleplaying Game.” The campaign quickly achieved its funding goal within one hour of going live. (Read More)

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