Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter katchup’

Kickstarter Katchup – 25th August 2012

The loser column is sadly busy once again this week, with no winners we’ve been following. But as usual there are a lot of other Kickstarters in progress, and a bunch of new ones. Don’t forget to note the rules below, and the next person who writes “Why no love for…” in the comments is going to be buried on the moon. Have a great Saturday!

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Kickstarter Katchup – 18th August 2012

The loser column is sadly busy this week, with a couple of high profile projects not making it. But then there’s also a big surprise in the winner’s section too. And as ever, an awful lot of other Kickstarters in progress for your perusal. Don’t forget to note the rules below before throwing your cash in every direction.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 11th August 2012

A very busy week in the Katchup, with a piling of projects succeeding, another pile falling short, and more new additions than ever before. So grab your wallet, empty out the contents, and start throwing it all at your screen.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 4th August 2012

There’s an absolutely enormous winners’ list this week, which is always a pleasure to see. Unless they turn out to be international money laundering thieves who release mediocre games at best. Then it will be a bit of a shame. So at what will you throw your money?

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Kickstarter Katchup – 28th July 2012

As the Kickstarter Katchup grows, I’m scanning the budget to see if I can hire a personal assistant. With 29 tabs open for projects, if Chrome crashes at this point I’m going to walk out the front door and just keep walking. Just for the sake of my sanity, I’m going to have to keep some of the entries shorter, but give them a click if it sounds like something you want to know more about. If there’s a project you’re just aghast we haven’t included, email me via my name above and I’ll take a look – but, you know, try to do it nicely.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 21st July 2012

Lots more projects in the loser column this week, although the real plump projects are still in the midst of their runs. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a packed winner column in coming weeks. As ever, if there’s a fund raiser for a game you’ve spotted, or you indeed are hoping to make, let me know via my name above. One thing – unless someone changes my mind, I’ve decided to no longer include any “flexible funding” projects, as offered by Indiegogo. They aren’t in the spirit of the whole endeavour, and are essentially temporary tipjars, with too much risk that donated money will reach developers who fall far short of reaching any useful amount. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a metric ton of projects to peruse below.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 15th July 2012

A day late, thanks to an angry English Channel attempting to smash everything on board a ferry, including all the children. But still just as shiny. And increasingly ridiculously long. Here are a bunch of PC games looking for funds. And below are some rules:

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Kickstarter Katchup – 7th July 2012

Lots of losses this week, demonstrating that 55% failure rate that gaming Kickstarters experience. Some aren’t surprises, others really are. But there are winners too, and an awful lot of new games appearing in the list this week.

Usual disclaimer: Featuring a game here doesn’t mean we endorse giving it your money. If there’s something you’d like to see appear, email me via my name above, but that doesn’t guarantee inclusion. And finally, be warned about “flexible funding” on some Indiegogo projects – it means they’ll get your money even if they come nowhere near their target.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 30th June 2012

Bloody hell, that took ages and looks completely shit. Someone do a better job for me.

As I stare down the epic list of Kickstarted and Indiegogoed PC projects, my tired eyes cry out, “sleep John, it’s Saturday morning.” But then my fingers call back, “No eyes! That is weakness. And we can show no weakness in the face of trying to think of a word other than ‘goal’ or ‘target’ for every entry.” “But you just typed ‘goat’ instead of ‘goal’,” retort my eyes. But even this can’t stop me.

Usual rules. Our mentioning a game here doesn’t mean we endorse giving it your money – it’s all on you. And if there’s a game you’d like to see mentioned, email me via my name above – but this of course doesn’t guarantee that a project will be mentioned. And a new one, below.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 23rd June 2012

The URL for this one is in April. Imagine if I actually updated it.

Oh dear, this is getting out of control. With 28 tabs open on one screen, and a blank page on this one, Kickstarter Katchup is getting busy. Do keep sending in suggestions to the email linked in my name above. That doesn’t guarantee they’ll be featured, of course. And being featured here doesn’t mean we endorse the projects. It’s your call what you choose to fund. Lots of new games added this week, with just one previous mention finishing unfunded, and three success stories.

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Kickstarter Katchup – 16th June 2012

Nope, still not improved this.

I dub this week, Success Week. A lot of projects have seen themselves crossing over the finish line with their targets reached, or massively exceeded. As we mentioned last week, Tex Murphy made it, but incredibly it just finished cents away from $600,000 of their $450,000 goal. I wonder if we are already blasĂ© about these figures, but they got an extra one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Give me that much money and my life is changed forever. And that’s on top of the $450k they asked for. Just incredible amounts of money are out there for the taking, so long as your project is interesting enough, and your promotion canny enough. With perhaps a dash of luck.

Usual reminder. Please email me at the address above with any Kickstarters you think should be on the list. There’s no promise that everything will be featured, and of course, our mentioning a project here is in no way an endorsement that you should give it your money. That’s your call.

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Kickstarter Katchup 9th June 2012

I keep thinking about making a logo on a ketchup bottle, but thinking isn't doing.

Another week, another inbox stuffed full of Kickstarters people believe are worth a mention. So below you’ll find the latest on the status of all the projects that have caught our eye, successes, failures, and the in-between.

As ever, two things. Firstly, our including a link to a project here does not mean we endorse it, or believe it’s worth giving your money. That’s your choice. Secondly, if you think there’s something that should be in the list, email me at the address behind my name above, rather than leaving comments. (And can I suggest not being rude about, or titling your email, “I can’t believe you forgot…”) Sending us a link is no guarantee it’ll appear in the Katchup. The value of Kickstarter projects can go down as well as up. Your home may be at risk if you do not keep up your payments to Tim Schafer.

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Kickstarter Katchup 2nd June 2012

I'll figure out a better logo eventually.

The pace of change in Kickstarter is perhaps the most interesting thing. Just a weekly dip reveals enormous changes, successful and failed projects, and perhaps most revealing of all, those stuck and static. So once again, here’s a round-up of what’s going on in PC projects.

A quick note: saying, “But what about X?” in the comments won’t get anywhere. Email me via my name above to bring projects to my attention. And as ever, our including a project here is not an endorsement, and we are in no way saying that you should give it your money. You can make that decision for yourself.

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Kickstarter Katchup 26th May 2012

And now it is a regular. Below you’ll find the latest on the PC Kickstarters that have caught our eye over the last week, including many that people have contacted us about. Want to let me know about your/a vital Kickstarter? There’s no promise of being included at all, but send an email via the link in my name above, and it’ll go in the pot. I think the theme that really comes out this week is just how much money half a million dollars is. When Schafer pitched at $400,000, he thought he was being crazy. That he made $3.5m I think made it look too easy. A few aren’t going to make it, because the numbers are simply too high for the accompanying interest. On the other hand, smaller indies looking for more modest targets are reaching their totals this week. Which opens up the next question of whether these modest targets are unrealistically low… I think there are going to be a lot of interesting tales told in six to eight months time. So as usual, please understand that our listing games here doesn’t mean we endorse them, or think they’re definitely worth your money – it’s your gamble to back anything.

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Kickstarter Katchup

All of the money.

This makes sense as a thing to do. With so many gaming Kickstarters running, for games we’re genuinely interested to play, let’s have a look to see where they all are this weekend. The headline news is that Grim Dawn has finished its run, with just shy of double its target reached. Below you can catch up on Moebius, Xenonauts, Tex Murphy, and many more. And you can also note that almost all of them aren’t pledging to Kick It Forward, which completely sucks, so you should get in touch with them all and yell at them.

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