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Twitch is holding a promotion for The Banner Saga 3 that includes donations to the game's Kickstarter

Twitch is currently holding a promotion that is far too complicated to spell out in a simple headline. Right now, The Banner Saga 1 is free for all Twitch Prime members until February 28. Then on March 2 until March 6, The Banner Saga 2 wil...   read

 
 
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Nutaku and I get busy talking about sex games

Yesterday, I told you about the launch of the Kimochi Red Light, a crowdfunding project created exclusively for adult video games. While adult projects aren't banned from other crowdfunding sites, this one sets itself apart by giving all th...   read

 
 
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Psychonauts 2's new publisher Starbreeze dumps $8 million into game

Tim Schafer and Double Fine have announced that Psychonauts 2 will be published by Starbreeze (The Darkness, Payday 2), who is bringing eight million dollars to the table, more than doubling what was raised on Fig (a crowdfunding...   read

 
 
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Nutaku is about to sex-up crowdfunding

For indie developers looking to fund their art - or any AAA studio that wants to take advantage of its fans - there are a wide array of crowdfunding websites to turn to for money. Some are popular and some are obscure, some let you fund any...   read

 
 
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Pillars of Eternity II is definitely happening, reaches its goal in less than a day

Yesterday, we told you about Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, a new CRPG from Obsidian that would only happen if people were willing to fund it before development. Well, people were certainly willing to fund it before development. Like the...   read

 
 
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Obsidian's making Pillars of Eternity II, again turning to crowdfunding

Pillars of Eternity is one of the best video game crowdfunding success stories there is. It raised nearly $4 million during its Kickstarter campaign, and then developer Obsidian took that money and made a quality product. Pillars of E...   read

 
 
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Apocalypse Now now has a Kickstarter for a game adaptation

In the old-school era, nearly every film had some kind of video game adaptation. It didn't matter if the film hadn't been relevant in decades, you were bound to find some form of interactive adaptation for a beloved classic. The Angry Video...   read

 
 
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Despite a studio closure, Hero's Song players are getting refunds

Plenty of crowdfunded projects fail to come to fruition, or do make it out, but fall short of expectations. It's the risk we take as backers. In the case of Hero's Song, an action-RPG from veteran developers who worked on titles like EverQu...   read

 
 
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This is probably the funniest look at game development I've ever read

Those of you who grew up in the late '90s and early 2000s might remember Sean "Seanbaby" Reiley from his comedy website where he reviewed awful Nintendo games and comic fruit pie ads. Or you might recall some of his articles in EGM or on Cr...   read

 
 
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Throw cheese in StarCraft II as a cartoon overlord

StarCraft II's third and final expansion, the Protoss-themed Legacy of the Void, came out a little less than a year ago. Since then, players looking to freshen up their game could play a Nova-centric side story, but that's about it.&nb...   read

 
 


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Star Citizen's single-player campaign won't make it out this year

For a while now, Star Citizen has existed in my mind as this nebulous, far-off thing. That doesn't change today. Cloud Imperium Games has once again pushed back the space sim's single-player, story-driven, Gary Oldman-having Squadron 42 mod...   read

 
 
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Psychonauts 2 update camps it up in Unreal 4

The latest update to backers of the crowdfunded sequel to Psychonauts went live a little while ago, and Double Fine's president Tim Schafer sat down with project lead Zak McClendon to show off some of what their team has been working o...   read

 
 
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Igarashi doesn't sound confident about a Wii U port of Bloodstained

When we first reported Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night had been pushed back into 2018, I openly wondered about the fate of the Wii U and Vita ports. As a backer of the Kickstarter campaign, who only backed it after the Wii U stretch ...   read

 
 
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Check out the first footage of Wasteland 3

As we first told you last week, developer InXile Entertainment is working on Wasteland 3 and is looking for your help to make it happen. Its Fig campaign launched today and is already raking in the dough. The developer is looking ...   read

 
 
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InXile Entertainment is banking on Fig for Wasteland 3

In 2012, the folks at InXile Entertainment turned to Kickstarter to finance the development of the critically acclaimed Wasteland 2. The next year, it returned to the crowdfunding platform to fund 2017's Torment: Tides of Numenera. Next wee...   read

 
 
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Backing is now closed for Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park

[Editor's note: This story ran in our community blogs a week ago. Backing is now closed, so I've made tiny adjustments to the headline and calls to action for fundraising. As backing the project isn't necessarily a pre-order I thought I'd p...   read

 
 
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Sex sim pulling in over $40,000 per month canceled over developer drama

Breeding Season, a Harvest Moon-esque simulator with large-breasted cowgirls (like half-cow, not someone who makes uncomfortable Facebook posts about Obama's birth certificate), has been canceled after a messy spat between the art director...   read

 
 
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Here's a demo for that System Shock remake

You can lay your hands on a demo for that reimagined System Shock game now. Night Dive hopes to raise $900,000 on Kickstarter to launch the refreshed game at the end of next year. To date, the campaign -- which launched today -- h...   read

 
 
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Fable card game by ex-Lionhead developers is heading to Kickstarter

Apparently there has been a free-to-play Fable card game in the works for the past 18 months at Lionhead before the studio closed. Now that game, titled Fable Fortune, is heading to Kickstarter with Microsoft's blessing under a ne...   read

 
 
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Good lord, Dark Souls board game closes near $5.5 million

The Kickstarter campaign for Dark Souls: The Board Game has mercifully come to a close (though you can still offer a late pledge) at around $5,466,884. Almost five and half million dollars. It began with a goal of just under $73,000. It mad...   read

 
 
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The weirdos behind Starr Mazer are eating peppers to raise last minute funds for Potions: A Curious Tale

Remember Starr Mazer? I previewed it at GDC and found it incredibly entertaining, but found game designer Don Thacker's charisma to be overwhelming, terrifying, and ultimately charming. Dude's weird as heck, but the fun kind of weird. Speak...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine board game Kickstarter surpasses its goal

The Kickstarter for a tabletop version of This War of Mine has already made its goal and then some, with 20 days left to go. Looks like people are excited for more shivering in the dark, starving for food, and hiding from soldiers. At the t...   read

 
 
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We really want to play that Dark Souls board game

The Dark Souls board game Kickstarter has surpassed £2 million. Over 21,000 backers have pushed the Kickstarter fund past over £2.3 million (that’s roughly $3.3 million)… and there’s still seven days to go. "&...   read

 
 
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There's no point hiding in these Friday the 13th: The Game teasers

Friday the 13th: The Game has a new trailer.  The horror game - which secured $700K on Kickstarter last year - is back with a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it teasers showcasing what Jason has in store for you. Pro ti...   read

 
 
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Well dang, the Dark Souls board game crowdfunded half a million dollars real quick

I imagine the Venn diagram of people who play Dark Souls and people interested in board games has a fairly significant overlap. So of course Steamforged Games' Dark Souls board game was always destined to make a bunch of mone...   read

 
 



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