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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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Kickstarter Katchup – 6th October 2012

By Adam Smith on October 6th, 2012.

It’s glum in the Katchup this week and I’ve been spending most of this fine Saturday morning wiping the tears from my eyes with a twenty pound note. If only I’d pledged it to the promise of a game instead of using it as a handkerchief for all these long months. If only! Two of my personal favourites have fallen by the wayside and there’s only one winner, although it is an interesting one by virtue of not being an obvious success story, powered to victory by the presence of a celebrity developer. There are a few projects on the verge of success and if I were writing this on Monday, the ‘Winners’ column would probably be much more satisfactorily populated.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 29th September 2012

By Adam Smith on September 29th, 2012.

I find myself Katching up with the world of Kickstarter again this week. Apparently John is at the Eurovision song contest or something, so if you see him there do give him a hug. Tell him it’s from me and that the restraining order can’t stop me from showing my affection by proxy. This week is SPACE WEEK, with lots of space games happening, or at least trying to happen. Only two winners, both of which were close things. Neither game seems to be set in space though. You’ll have to scroll down a little more to see the space hopefuls, which include the likes of Nexus 2, Ring Runner and Blackspace.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 21st September 2012

By Adam Smith on September 22nd, 2012.

Hello, mic check mic check, is this thing on? John has left me in charge of the Kickstarter Katchup while he’s holidaying on The Moon so let’s kommence this safari through the korridors of krowdfunding. I’m going to stop with the ‘k’s now lest I inadvertently awaken Midway’s legal team. We are here to observe the week’s happenings in the world of crowdfunded games and some game-related paraphernalia. There’s only two winners this week and one is a big ‘un. Can you guess what it is? Can you? Oh, Alec already told you…read the rules and then dig in.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 15th September 2012

By John Walker on September 15th, 2012.

As you watch the vast sums of money being poured into games that don’t exist yet, you can then wonder at the finances of the world and ask yourself confusing questions. There are two utterly massive million-makers below, along with the usual happy-go-lucky attempts to raise more modest sums. And remember, reading the rules before whinging in the comments makes you far less likely to be stuffed full of bombs!

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Kickstarter ♥ Games: $50 Million Raised In Six Months

By Andrew Smee on September 10th, 2012.

I want to make $50 million in six months. No fair.

I suppose we all knew this deep down, but it’s startling to see it laid out in pretty graphs: 2012 has seen a massive, massive increase on games funding through Kickstarter. Eye wateringly huge. In six short months they have exploded from the eighth most-funded category in Kickstarter history to the second most-funded, and the first-most funded category of the year, having raised a staggering $50,330,275 in 2012 alone. I mean, just look at that graph. JUST LOOK AT IT.

And I do mean in 2012 alone. Look at 2011! Nothing! Pittance! Pennies compared to this year.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 8th September 2012

By John Walker on September 8th, 2012.

The winners keep pouring in. Another long list of successful projects this week, which I always like to think of as, “ones I don’t have to think of a new sentence for any more.” A few losers too, but so far the Katchup column is bucking the trend for Kickstarter success rates. Clearly I’m a lucky charm. Unless I show any confidence that your project will inevitably succeed, at which point I’m a curse and a millstone around your neck. As ever, please read the rules before huffing in the comments – I don’t know how to get more passive-aggressive about this.

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