I'm a Game Designer. I'm a Gun Owner. It's Time To End All This 'Us vs.…

When I originally pitched writing this piece to Kotaku, I was a bit worked up. I had read some of Kotaku’s coverage of the post-Sandy-Hook gun vs. games debate, and I sent some pointed Tweets to Kotaku staff. I felt that the games industry media had not provided balanced coverage. » 4/05/13 1:00pm 4/05/13 1:00pm

Tactical Shooters Live: Your First Look at Takedown, A Game You May…

Six months ago, gamers helped veteran game developer Christian Allen meet his small team's $200,000 Kickstarter goal, a goal he hoped would enable them to create a throwback to the wonderful, super-realistic, tactical, plan-or-be-killed shooters of old. They would call their new game Takedown and want to make it into… » 9/20/12 2:00pm 9/20/12 2:00pm

Christian Allen's Tactical Shooter Kickstarter Makes Its Money

We told you that former Halo developer Christian Allen wanted to collect $200,000 to start making an old-school tactical shooter. Then Christian confessed he botched the Kickstarter; tried to revive it. At the last minute, he's hit his goal! » 4/02/12 9:45am 4/02/12 9:45am

I Messed Up My Video Game Kickstarter. Now, I'm Fixing It.


Three weeks ago, we launched a Kickstarter page for our project, "Crowdsourced Hardcore Tactical Shooter." With a week to go, we have reached, as of this writing, just over $70,000 dollars of our $200,000 goal, putting us at 35% funded. If we stay at our current rate, we won't get funded. » 3/26/12 6:00pm 3/26/12 6:00pm