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Crowdfarter is Nintendo's answer to Kickstarter - ComputerAndVideoGames.com

Crowdfarter is Nintendo's answer to Kickstarter - ComputerAndVideoGames.com | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Nintendo promotes Game & Wario with tongue-in-cheek crowdfunding parody

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With $7.7M raised via crowdfunding, Chris Roberts makes his sci-fi game in the public eye (interview)

With $7.7M raised via crowdfunding, Chris Roberts makes his sci-fi game in the public eye (interview) | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Chris Roberts is under a lot of pressure to get Star Citizen right. The new massively multiplayer online sci-fi title from the creator of the legendary Wing Commander sci-fi spaceship combat games raised $7.7 million via crowdfunding on the promise of bringing back the glory days of science fiction combat simulations in a persistent online universe.

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Kickstarter and Games - December 2012

Some analysis on the data for games on Kickstarter.
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Kickstarter – Beginning of December numbers
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Why Kickstart when you can Indiegogo? [interview]

Why Kickstart when you can Indiegogo? [interview] | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

When it comes to raising money to produce a video game, few words have garnered as much attention in the last few years as “crowdfunding.” But while Kickstarter might be the biggest dog on the block, it wasn’t the first crowdfunding site on the web, and it may not even be the best.


As Kickstarter gets more and more crowded, developers are quickly looking for alternatives to raise the funds they need – and Indiegogo seems to be cementing itself as the alternative of choice. We recently talked with Indiegogo’s games guru John Vaskis to find out just why that is.

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Is Your Game Crowd-Ready? | TechCrunch

Is Your Game Crowd-Ready? | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Several people have contacted me and asked whether such-and-such a game would work with crowdfunding, or whole sectors. Could educational games benefit from crowdfunding, for example. Or what about game-like projects, or gaming hardware innovations?
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Games Are A Difficult Investment Proposition, But Crowdfunding Could Change That | TechCrunch

Games Are A Difficult Investment Proposition, But Crowdfunding Could Change That | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Game startups have long struggled to find funding (especially in Europe) because of a tension between being perceived to be hit-driven (like movies) while actually needing to be funded like technology companies.
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Gambitious launches crowdfunding platform for video games only

Gambitious launches crowdfunding platform for video games only | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
It's like crowdfunding goes pro. Gambitious combines fan contributions with investor participation as well in its crowdfunding platform.
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Kickstarter Calls 2012 The “Year Of The Game” Thanks To $50M Raised, Up From $48,190 In 2009 | TechCrunch

Kickstarter Calls 2012 The “Year Of The Game” Thanks To $50M Raised, Up From $48,190 In 2009 | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
I've backed a few things on Kickstarter in the past year, and I'm apparently not the only one. Today, the company shared some numbers as to what types of things are getting the most funding on the platform.
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Super Indie Update - Crowd Funding: How Much is too Much?

In no way is this an attack on the video game industry, Kickstarter, or crowd funding in general and I think David Crane is no doubt a huge inspiration...


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Planetary Annihilation Kickstarter launched by SMNC dev Uber Entertainment | GamesRadar

Planetary Annihilation Kickstarter launched by SMNC dev Uber Entertainment | GamesRadar | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

The developers behind Monday Night Combat and Super Monday Night Combat have announced that they'll be heading to Kickstarter to seek funding for their next project. Called Planetary Annihilation, the title will be an RTS featuring huge battles based on the cult classic Total Annihilation.

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Insurgency 2 tempts Kickstarter pledges with 8 minutes of gameplay

Insurgency 2 tempts Kickstarter pledges with 8 minutes of gameplay | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
While Kickstarter has seen successful campaigns to revive out-of-favor genres like adventure games and classic turn-based RPGs, the tactical FPS hasn't fared so well, with several developers failing to fund one. Undeterred, folks behind Half-Life 2 mod Insurgency have turned to KickStarter to fund a commercial sequel, and released eight minutes of gameplay to sway you.
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Kickstarter And The Wisdom Of Crowds | GamesIndustry International

Kickstarter And The Wisdom Of Crowds | GamesIndustry International | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
"Crowd-funding is the most important opportunity indies have ever had, and there's a good chance it will come and go if we don't protect people that are putting money in"
Mike Wilson, Gambitious
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Carmageddon dev warns of Kickstarter “fatigue”

Carmageddon dev warns of Kickstarter “fatigue” | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Stainless Games admits novelty has worn off and warns that pitches will need to be better if crowd-funding projects are to succeed.

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Over $100 Million Pledged to Games » The Kickstarter Blog ...

Over $100 Million Pledged to Games » The Kickstarter Blog ... | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
As we gear up for PAX East, the big gaming convention in Boston this weekend, we thought we would share an exciting stat: more than $100 million has been pledged to Games projects on Kickstarter, giving 1,476 new games the green light!
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Kickstarter Darlings Team Up: Double Fine Adventure Coming to Ouya

Kickstarter Darlings Team Up: Double Fine Adventure Coming to Ouya | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Tim Schafer’s Kickstarter-funded game Double Fine Adventure will launch on Ouya, the Android-based game console
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Star Citizen’s Crowdfunding Campaign Finishes With Record $6.2 Million

Star Citizen’s Crowdfunding Campaign Finishes With Record $6.2 Million | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Chris Roberts, the prominent games developer behind the Wing Commander and Starlancer franchises, is returning to the video games industry with a bang.


Roberts’ fans shelled out $6.22 million to help finance the upcoming Star Citizen title, making it the most successfully crowdfunded video game yet. Roberts and his team ran a dual campaign, with $2.13 million coming from Kickstarter, and $4.09 million from their own crowdfunding initiative. Star Citizen, like Wing Commander and Starlancer, is a space flight simulator. The game, which will come out on the PC, has been in development since 2011.

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Braithwaite cancels Kickstarter after raising $250k

Braithwaite cancels Kickstarter after raising $250k | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

The Games Industry begins to debate long-term sustainability of crowd-funding platform...

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Project Eternity Kickstarter passes $3.4m mark to become the biggest Kickstarter game project ever | News | PC Gamer

Project Eternity Kickstarter passes $3.4m mark to become the biggest Kickstarter game project ever | News | PC Gamer | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
There's fifteen hours left on the clock, but Project Eternity is already the most funded game ever to grace Kickstarter.
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The DeanBeat: After raising $8.6M on Kickstarter, Ouya keeps the ball rolling

The DeanBeat: After raising $8.6M on Kickstarter, Ouya keeps the ball rolling | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Former IGN chief Roy Bahat is becoming chairman of Ouya, which continues to attract indie game developers to its Android-based open game console.
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Duke Nukem's 3D Realms Crowdfunding (Not Kickstarting) Their Next Project, Earth No More - Forbes

Duke Nukem's 3D Realms Crowdfunding (Not Kickstarting) Their Next Project, Earth No More - Forbes | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Another day, another crowdsourced video game project, but this one is from a well known developer and more interestingly, it's not through Kickstarter. Amazing , I know.
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Revolution Turned Down Publisher to Crowd Fund New Broken Sword Game | GamePolitics

Revolution Turned Down Publisher to Crowd Fund New Broken Sword Game | GamePolitics | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

According to Edge, Revolution Software turned down a publishing deal with the industry's "biggest third-party publisher" for its latest game, Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse, in favor of trying to crowd fund it via Kickstarter.

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VR Headset Maker Oculus: Please, Don't Back Our Kickstarter | Wired.com

VR Headset Maker Oculus: Please, Don't Back Our Kickstarter | Wired.com | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift may be the first great virtual-reality headset, according to everyone that's tried it. You can order your own unit today by supporting the project on Kickstarter. But its maker would rather you didn't.
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Creator of Pitfall! Seeks $900,000 to Kickstart JungleVenture

Creator of Pitfall! Seeks $900,000 to Kickstart JungleVenture | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
David Crane has announced his plans to Kickstart the “spiritual successor” to classic the action title.
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Square Enix backs Kickstarter-funded console Ouya

Square Enix backs Kickstarter-funded console Ouya | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Upcoming Android-based console Ouya, funded via Kickstarter, receives the backing of one of the world's biggest video games developers.
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Crowdfunding inspires Namco Bandai's preorder experiment

Crowdfunding inspires Namco Bandai's preorder experiment | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Namco Bandai has found a way to capture the spirit of crowdfunding somewhat with a new preorder experiment, taking advantage of a business model that's so far been used by mostly independent developers.
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