Posts Tagged ‘crowdfunding’

Psychonauts 2 Backers Can Be Investors, Says Regulator

Many backers who funded Psychonauts 2 on the crowdfunding site Fig are now considered ‘investors’, says a US regulatory body, paving the way for them to get a return in real money if the game sells well. Fig is a video games-focused fundraising site partly founded by a bunch of veteran developers including Brian Fargo and Tim Schafer. It lets you throw some quids into a project as a punter – just like Kickstarter – but also lets people invest in it. As well as welcoming serious accredited investors, it hoped to let any old mug invest by giving $1,000 or more at an ‘investor’ level – but the US Securities and Exchange Commission needed to have the final say on letting anyone have a crack. Now they have, and they’ve approved the whole thing. What does this mean? Can you invest in the next big project? More importantly: should you?

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Wasteland 3 Announced, Crowdfunding Once Again

inXile Entertainment’s RPG Wasteland 2 revived a long-dead post-apocalyptic world with the help of crowdfunding, and now they’re trying to return there. The studio today announced Wasteland 3, and it’s no surprise that they’re crowdfunding it again. They want to take the heroic Desert Rangers to frozen Colorado this time, giving them new toys like vehicles and an interesting take on cooperative multiplayer. They’re taking their crowdfunding to a new locale too, planning to launch a Fig campaign in October.

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Black Watchmen Devs Crowdfunding Hack ‘Em Up NITE Team 4

John is a fan of the ARG-y puzzle games of Alice & Smith [not our Alice, Adam, or Graham, honest guv -ed.], looking at games like The Black Watchmen as part of his Bleeding Edges series, but their latest demands the attentions of a specialist. ‘5up d00dz’, as we ‘l33t’ planet-hackers say on the ol’ datanet.

NITE Team 4 [official site] is a hacking RPG about military hackers and cyberwarfare. As well as probing and jacking computers remotely, hackers will get to send out a military unit for field work, which is an intriguing combination. If you’re interested, hey, Alice & Smith have launched a Kickstarter to fund finishing it.

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Dropsy Dev Jacks Into Hypnospace For Kickstarter

NICE

“Uplinklikes” is the term our Adam suggests for games presented as another computer’s desktop. “Uppies.” Whatever you call them, Hypnospace Outlaw [official site] has one of the nicest I’ve seen. It’s an AOL-y peek into a pastel-tinged, GeoCities-ish cyberspace with silly animated GIFs and plingy-plongy midi music. Lovely! Jay Tholen, creator of the clownventure Dropsy, wants to take us to the Hyponospace to cruise the dreamtime cyberspace as an Enforcer in search of outlaws. He’ll need a little help on Kickstarter to get us there, though. Watch this aceness:

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Twisted Metal Flashbacks With Car Shooter Diesel Guns

You know, we don’t get too many car shoots these days. We have car football and dino shoots and even shootsball. But we don’t have so many of the car shoots. There’s GRIP, which isn’t bad. But nothing like the old nonsense, you know, nothing like Twisted Met– wait, what’s this? Why it’s a CAR SHOOTS.

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Life Flashes Before Your Eyes With Each Blink In This First-Person Tragedy

You know how it is. One minute you’re playing with toy cars in your nappy and the next minute you’re 35 years old and Jenkins wants those reports by Monday. Close Your [official site] is a first-person game that hopes to replicate the speedy passage of life. Each time you – the real you – blinks, your webcam will detect it and launch the story forward, sometimes by several years. You might be hanging out with your new mates on the first day of school, blink, and suddenly be in da club, dancing with strangers. Blink again and would you look at that, you’re at your desk job and there he is. Jenkins. Read the rest of this entry »

Look At You, Backers: System Shock Kickstarter Ends

The Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a remake of System Shock [official site] ended yesterday and – surprise surprise – the news is good. Shooting for $900,000 (£680,000-ish), Night Dive Studios drew $1,350,700 (about £1.02 million) in pledges from 21,625 backers. Turns out, quite a few people would like to see a remake of Looking Glass Studios’ classic sci-fi horror. Who knew! Now begins the wait until December 2017, when Night Dive plan to release the game.

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