​Games Still Getting More Money Than Anything Else on Kickstarter

Kickstarter just let the world know that they've pulled in more than $1 billion dollars for thousands of crowdfunding projects since the company launched. And the category that raked in the most cash? Games, once again, to the tune of $215.75 million. » 3/03/14 11:03am 3/03/14 11:03am

Next-Gen Historical RPG Gets "Surprise" Kickstarter Campaign

For the past week or so, Warhorse Studios has been teasing some new information about their upcoming historically-inclined RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, on their website. There was a big countdown clock and everything. And now, the cat's out of the bag: Kingdom Come will be crowdfunded! Surprise! » 1/22/14 6:00am 1/22/14 6:00am

Square Enix Gets Into Crowd-Funded Gaming, With a Tantalizing Twist

Square Enix, international conglomerate behind everything from Final Fantasy to Tomb Raider would like to help your best game ideas get some crowd-funding. Oh, and they might let your game star some of their characters. Whoa. Slow down there. Eidos characters. You ain't going to be remaking Final Fantasy VII. » 10/08/13 1:00pm 10/08/13 1:00pm

Ouya's Latest Scheme Tries to Crowdsource Its Console Exclusives

It hasn't been a great first month for Ouya. The best reviews of the console have been mild in their praise. Lots of day-one backers (mostly overseas) didn't get their unit until after it was commercially available. Ouya offered store credit as a make-good, but no one is buying anything online. » 8/10/13 5:00pm 8/10/13 5:00pm

Wing Commander’s Spiritual Sequel Sets a New $5.7 Million Video Game…

Want proof that people want to soar through the cosmos in video games again? The people who've helped Chris Roberts' upcoming space sim Star Citizen smash through more than $5.7 million of crowdfunding pledges are giving doubters all the evidence they might need. That's more than any other video game project has… » 11/19/12 9:30am 11/19/12 9:30am

Kickstarter Pulls In More Money For Games Than For Almost Anything Else

People giving money to Kickstarter projects love games. How much do they love them? According to Kickstarter's number crunchers, over $50 million dollars over the last eight months have gone to games campaigns. That's more money than has gone to film, tech or music projects. » 9/06/12 2:00pm 9/06/12 2:00pm

EA Offers Crowdfunded Games Three Months of Free Distribution on Origin

So, you've successfully rallied hundreds of strangers to pay for your brilliant game idea on Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or some other crowdfunding site. Now you need to make the damn thing. But an even bigger problem looms after you develop and test Amazing Game X: getting it to everyone who wants it, including backers. » 5/18/12 3:30pm 5/18/12 3:30pm

People Like You—Yes, You—Gave $9 Million to Kickstarter Video Game…

After the monstrous success of the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter campaign, it's impossible to escape talk of video game development powered by the internet's largest crowdfunding destination. Part of all the buzz comes from the perception that there's a lot of money out there that people want to contribute to help … » 4/19/12 11:00am 4/19/12 11:00am