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Kickstarter Katchup – 15th December 2012

By Adam Smith on December 15th, 2012.

I’ve got a terrible headache this morning and I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet. The temptation is to throw copper coins out of my window at passing urchins, demanding that they purchase food and gifts on my behalf, but instead I decided to tuck into the selection box that is the Kickstarter Katchup to see what’s happening in the world of crowdfunding and gaming. The SPORTSFRIENDS survived, Consortium’s first-person role-playing adventure impressed and much else besides. I would say more but I really need to go and eat some painkillers though and then brave the crowds that are funding Father Christmas’ Commercial Extravaganza.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 8th December

By Adam Smith on December 8th, 2012.

Almost everybody was a winner last week so it would be greedy of us to expect a stocking packed with success this week as well. There is something in my threadbare footwear though and it’s a project I sadly etched into the ‘losers’ column so recently that I didn’t even have time to recognise its return before it passed its new goal. Antharion shot past its $10,000 target after just six days of its second campaign had passed. In other developments, Meriwether emerges from the wilderness and knocks both of my socks (distinct from my stockings) straight off my feet, David Braben and Chris Roberts indulge in SpaceChat and Peter Molyneux’s GODUmentary continues to raise smiles and eyebrows.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 1st December 2012

By Adam Smith on December 1st, 2012.

As we enter Christmasember and the elves enter the sweatshop, it seems only fitting that today’s Kickstarter Katchup is filled with merriment. More winners than EVER BEFORE! Two projects that DOUBLED THEIR FUNDING IN THE FINAL DAYS! I doff my comical Santa hat to Maia and Sui Generis, both of which are hugely ambitious and required more than small potatoes to fund their dreams – and both convinced the world to pledge. They’re not the only winners though and even the week’s loser (I might change that word in future Katchups because I’m a softie) has a positive spin, with hardy developers planning to continue their hard work. Bless ‘em all.

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The Kickstarter Successes: Where Are They Now?

By John Walker on November 28th, 2012.

Of all the many interesting discussions raised by the Kickstarter phenomenon of 2012, there’s one that’s only going to get more contentious: release dates. When a gaming project sets up a Kickstarter, they put an estimated date for the delivery of their stretch goals. And since these inevitably include a copy of the game, in doing this, developers are announcing a release date, often before they’ve even drawn any concept art. That’s not really how games development works. And so far, people don’t seem so hot on the guessing. Below is an epic list of all the $100k+ Kickstarters successful this year, and how they’re doing at keeping us up to date.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 22nd November 2012

By Adam Smith on November 24th, 2012.

We are approaching the singularity. First there were bundles and then there was Kickstarter. That’s pretty much how I’ll remember the last couple of years. Exciting sci-fi god game Maia has done the unthinkable and combined the two. That’s an update worth checking out. Currently performing victory dances in the endzone are Hero-U and Shadowgate, while two promising RPGs fall short – one promises to return soon, perhaps too soon, while the other may be gone for good. And if all that isn’t enough for you, there’s also a one-man space game that’s quite a bit cheaper than Elite: Dangerous, an egg and Peter Molyneux. Let’s take a look.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 17th November 2012

By Adam Smith on November 17th, 2012.

Three winners this week: StarForge still has plenty of time to reach some of its incredibly tempting stretch goals, Super Comboman cruised through the whole process and Distance had a remarkable boost last week, demonstrating how much a single update can change a game’s fortunes. Some projects, Ars Magica and Antharion in particular, are perilously close to failure, but, as ever, there are newcomers as well. A new game from the maker of Middens immediately assaulted my attention and the clever sorts behind Fallen London have a playable prototype of their latest. Onward.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 10th November 2012

By Adam Smith on November 10th, 2012.

The mechanised middle class march onward, beating the bushes and scouring the horizon for fresh prey. Sir, You Are Being Hunted has been funded and is the only winner this week. In other news, Elite has a new logo, wrestling attempts to set up its squared circle on the PC and some promising projects stumble and stall. It’s another week without losers, but there are lots of slow movers. Also, be aware that newcomers are at the top of the ‘Players’ column so there is some mingling of dollars and pounds. Always check which currency your pledges would be in.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 2nd November 2012

By Adam Smith on November 3rd, 2012.

The British are coming! Lock up your tea, crumpets, biscuits, mild sexual innuendo and depressing postcards of empty beaches, because the toodle-pipping rotters need all that and more to fuel their infernal game-machines. The beginning of the Britstarter era brings a great deal of tempting prospects for your perusal – for starters, we’ve got the spirit of Bullfrog, the sequel to The Ship, a martial arts masterclass, dark fantasies and a dash of tweedpunk robo-horror. Never change, fair isles of wonder, never change.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 27th October 2012

By Adam Smith on October 27th, 2012.

There are no losers and lots of new entries this week, which should make for more positive reading but the number of projects clinging to the edge of the abyss is alarming. Space games are the most threatened, with a fantasy MMO also scrabbling for survival. Timber and Strong is in the winners’ column though. The future is voxels. I’ll be etching the memorials in the Losers column next week because I am the King of the Katchup now, so if you have any projects you reckon I should affix my beady eye to then make sure to email me, not John. If you send them to him he has to forward them to me by carrier pigeon and we’re running out of birds.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 20th October 2012

By John Walker on October 20th, 2012.

It’s one of those weeks where lots of projects sit on just over a week left, and a million miles to go. It’s kind of a pessimistic read this week, I’m afraid. But don’t be put off – there’s fresh blood in there too, new hopefuls with sparks in their eyes and a youthful spring in their step. And a great big gaping hole in their wallets.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 13th October 2012

By John Walker on October 13th, 2012.

Er, hello. Um, I’ve completely forgotten how to do this. Where do I put the red wires again? Adam’s been in charge of the Katchup for so long that at this point I’m filling in for him. I think I’ve got it, hang on. Phlurrbbubububububub. Phlurrrbbububuubbb. Phlurbububububububububububububububu…

Got it. So, down below you can see the gaming Kickstarters that have caught our eye of late. I’ve managed to nab one of those weeks where lots that Adam has been following have just ticked over their targets. Thus stealing all sense of closure from him.

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