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The heartbreaking saga of Mighty No. 9

[Might No. 9's crazy trip from promising concept to resounding thud can be hard to follow. It felt like it had been in the cooker for years and fans at first were willing to accept it because they wanted the game to be good. But somewhere a...   read

 
 
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Let's check in with the Shenmue III Kickstarter one year later

Did you back Shenmue III? Want to see where your money is going? Well legendary developer Yu Suzuki is checking in one year later in video format (via Gematsu), stating that the "cheers at the Sony announcement still ring in [his] ears." Aw...   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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Dang, I should've been following Shiness this whole time!

Do you know about Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom? I didn't know a thing about it -- not until a couple of weeks ago, at E3 2016, where I was given a rapid-fire rundown. Schedule changes and general last-day-of-the-expo busyness meant I had ...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone-like Fable Fortune Kickstarter canceled, funded elsewhere

Late last month, Flaming Fowl Studios managed to snag the rights to Fable for a free-to-play card game called Fable Fortune, that basically amounted to their take on Hearthstone, set in the world of Albion. It had some support but...   read

 
 
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Bloodstained is getting a backer-only demo soon

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will have a playable demo available at E3, but you won't need to be in Los Angeles with us next week to try it out. During the show or sometime "shortly after," Inti Creates will send out the same preview ...   read

 
 
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That's a slick-looking NES visual compendium

A visual compendium for the Nintendo Entertainment System is something I'd happily leaf through and that concept has successfully taken to Kickstarter. A day into its month-long crowdfunding campaign, Bitmap Books has met its funding goal f...   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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Playtonic confirms playable Yooka-Laylee demo, but no release date yet

A playable Yooka-Laylee demo will be available to some backers of its Kickstarter campaign. The spoiler-free demo offers a glimpse of the game’s sandbox, platform design to those who have donated at least £20 towards the £...   read

 
 
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New Yooka-Laylee details and 'representative' screenshots

It has been almost a year since the Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie-like Yooka-Laylee closed, but studio Playtonic has been mostly quiet about it, aside from the occasional new character reveal. Today the studio let loose some screenshots "re...   read

 
 
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Ghibli-like Lynn and the Spirits of Inao canceled in light of recent allegations

As an indie project, Lynn and the Spirits of Inao looks really enticing, and seemingly had a lot of heart behind its development. Unfortunately, after five years, the project has come to a close -- news the team announced on its offici...   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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Rival Genie design chosen for Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Recently, developer WayForward held a small community poll for the rival design in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. They settled in on three finalists, and as of last night, the final one was chosen, which you can view in the gallery below. I had ...   read

 
 
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Is this it? Final platform surveys go out for Mighty No. 9

[Update: The errors that occurred with the initial survey are being fixed with a new survey that could take up to "two days" to reach your inbox.] So uh, this might actually be it this time, folks. Comcept has sent out surveys for Mighty No...   read

 
 
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System Shock Remaster needs a kickstart(er)

That System Shock Remaster we told you about it? It’s heading to Kickstarter next month. A "teaser" video — which just shows an animated logo screen for 15 seconds — popped up on Facebook overnight, accompanied by a n...   read

 
 
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Fabular brings its cool medieval spaceships to Kickstarter

If Fabular: Once upon a Spacetime hadn't won me over with its "medieval space folktale" premise, the frog king would've gotten me. But I haven't committed that name to memory yet. Fabular. Fabular. Typing it out helps. Since Steven covered...   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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Bloodstained will take the good Shovel Knight content delivery route, not the bad Mighty No. 9 one

It's been roughly a year since Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was Kickstarted, and you know what? Development seems to be going rather smoothly. So smoothly in fact, that the team has decided to ensure that the game isn't delay...   read

 
 
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Blackroom on hold

Romero and Carmack put Kickstarter for new FPS, Blackroom, on hold

The recently announced Kickstarter for Blackroom, an FPS from Doom co-creators John Romero and Adrian Carmack, is already on hold. Fundraising has been suspended and the campaign clock has been set back to zero. An update posted on the pr...   read

 
 
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Blackroom is a new FPS from Doom co-creators

Last week's tease was building up to Blackroom, a fast-paced, mod-friendly first-person shooter from id Software co-founders John Romero and Adrian Carmack. It's seeking $700,000 on Kickstarter, with additional funding support coming from ...   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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Sentinels of the Multiverse dev wants to add in all current tabletop expansions

Sentinels of the Multiverse is an interesting game for a couple of reasons. For one, cooperative card games can be a good time no matter the subject matter; just chill with some friends while you see if you can collectively best an inanimat...   read

 
 
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