12 Successful Kickstarters That Never Delivered

All is not right in the world of crowdfunding. For every massive critical success like Shovel Knight or Divinity: Original Sin, there are numerous games or game-related projects that disappoint, under-deliver, or, as has become scarily common, take people's money and never make what they promised in the first place. » 2/20/15 1:12pm 2/20/15 1:12pm

Strange 'STALKER' Developers Re-Emerge To Ask For More Money

Remember Areal, that suspicious Kickstarter project made by a studio claiming to be in an "information war" with Russia after receiving a signed letter from Vladimir Putin? It disappeared after its Kickstarter campaign was suspended. Areal is still gone, but its creator is back with something even more strange. » 12/12/14 5:30pm 12/12/14 5:30pm

After successfully reaching the English voice acting stretch goal, Mighty No. 9's slacker backer campaign is now raising money for a post-release DLC pack consisting of an extra stage with its own boss fight. The planned release window is Summer 2015, provided they can collect another $190,000 by the end of this year. » 10/30/14 5:00am 10/30/14 5:00am

A Nest of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans

You eventually tune it out, but the constant whir of a desktop computer's cooling fans can take a toll on your psyche. It's like a buzzing mosquito that never strikes, and never stops. So the folks at a German company called Silent Power have created a compact desktop PC that trades noisy fans for a block of exposed… » 7/30/14 3:19pm 7/30/14 3:19pm

Mighty No. 9 Gets An Animated Series And A New Crowdfunding Campaign

Having raised more than $4 million to reincarnate Mega Man as a less stagnant property, Keiji Inafune's Comcept doesn't need more money to deliver the game they promised. They need more money to make it better, and so a new crowdfunding campaign is born. » 7/06/14 1:00pm 7/06/14 1:00pm

The Creator of Robotech Predicted Crowdfunding in 1995

Yesterday we learned that 80s classic anime Robotech will be returning with the new series, Robotech Academy. It will be paid for via Kickstarter—which is more than a little apt as Robotech's creator, the late Carl Macek predicted the eventual existence of crowdfunding all the way back in 1995. » 7/05/14 1:00pm 7/05/14 1:00pm

The 7th Guest Takes Another Stab At Crowdfunding A Sequel

Back in the early days of CD-ROM technology, there were two games everybody had to have — Myst and The 7th Guest. Myst's legacy lives on, but the horror puzzles of The 7th Guest and it's sequel, The 11th Hour, haven't gotten the same love. Perhaps The 7th Guest 3 can help, if its second crowdfunding campaign works out. » 5/07/14 5:04pm 5/07/14 5:04pm

5 Crowdfunded Projects That Defy All Logic and Reason

The online fund-begging havens of Kickstarter and Indiegogo (among quite a few others) are bursting with wild, fantastical visions of things once thought impossible. Some of them are awesome, some outlandish, some flat-out insane. These are but a few. » 5/07/14 4:27pm 5/07/14 4:27pm

​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

Well, that didn't take long. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the historical sandbox RPG, reached its funding goal in 36 hours. That's half a million dollars over a one-and-a-half day period. Damn. » 1/24/14 6:15am 1/24/14 6:15am

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

2014 Might Be the Year to Believe in Kickstarter and Video Games Again

That sound you've been hearing all week? Oh, it's nothing: just the collective exhale of millions of people who are all grateful that Broken Age doesn't suck. » 1/17/14 5:00pm 1/17/14 5:00pm

The guys over at the indie gaming collective Babycastles have just announced that they are seeking donations for a permanent gallery space in New York City. We have covered some of their events before, including a game of Pac-Man projected on an entire room. For more, visit their site. » 11/26/13 5:11pm 11/26/13 5:11pm

Uncharted Craftsman Seeks More Help in Battle Against Cancer

David Vigil, a master leathersmith, is well known for his replicas of props appearing in the Uncharted series (and other games made by Naughty Dog.) The 25-year-old craftsman is also fighting stage 2 pancreatic cancer, and trying to raise money to pay for his treatment. » 11/17/13 3:00pm 11/17/13 3:00pm

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

Uncharted Craft Maker Is Taking Online Donations To Battle His Cancer

David Vigil has stomach cancer. He's been fighting it for a while now, but without health insurance, the 24-year-old is having a hard time paying for the medical procedures he needs to battle his disease. » 12/24/12 1:00pm 12/24/12 1:00pm

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