For anybody who doesn't want to hop through a dozen Variety links to get to the goddamn Kickstarter page.
As of right now, about $650,000 has been given since MacFarlane pledged to match donations, so we're without a doubt going to beat the $5 million goal. Go us! Reading Rainbow forever!
It would still be really awesome if we got over that last $286k bump on our own! Reddit has 113 million unique visitors per month, so we can make this goal if everybody on Reddit gives 1/4 of one penny to the Kickstarter in the next 34 hours!
If you give a dollar, you're contributing 400 redditors' share of money! That's like giving more than all of /r/Goblinism combined!
Show those filthy goblins who's boss! Donate now!
Tabletop Simulator developer here, thank you very much for sharing it! Reddit has funded over 25% of our Kickstarter you guys rock! We just unlocked the Oculus Rift too!
Steam Greenlight -
If you guys have any suggestions or questions I'd love to hear them!
edit: Scatch that reddit is now +30% of our project at $6k! You guys are insanse, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
edit2: Let's try again +35% at 8k! I am speechless, you guys are making an indie teams dream come true!
A book of Soviet bus stops on Kickstarter.
You can undo a kickstarter backing, you say? Drunk me thought of that too! The bastard marked the emails as read then dumped them into a different folder so I had no idea this shit happened until I got an email saying it had successfully backed. Over 1,000 people wanted a book about goddamn bus stops from the Soviet Union.
Thankfully it was only 40 bucks, so it wasn't as bad as some of the other stuff on here. Come August, I'm going to have my very own coffee table book about fuckin' Soviet era bus stops.
Edit: If you'd like to know more about Soviet era bus stops https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sovietbusstops/soviet-bus-stops-limited-edition-photo-book
FYI Seth is MATCHING the next $1 million, not outright donating $1 mil. So RR still needs our help to get to $5M!
From a RR rep, around 11pm, in the comments on their Kickstarter:
>"Starting right now, Seth has agreed to match our next $1,000,000 of pledges, to help us reach even more schools in need! That's right: for each dollar pledged over $4,000,000, Seth will MATCH IT, dollar for dollar, up to 1 MILLION DOLLARS!"
Missed the order post, but just from the ingredients looks damn tasty.
Edit: Name, fym hot sauce.
Edit:Edit: sorry website owner hot sauce dude. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/136598712/fym-hot-sauce-spicy-and-flavorful-from-fresh-ingre. This is the site he linked. Can probably handle heavier traffic.
I'd been watching old torrented copies with my 7 and 3 year old kids and we've been loving every second. I miss this show terribly and feel like LeVar Burton was the closest kids had ever had to a worthwhile successor to Fred Rogers. If he's asking for money to bring something like Reading Rainbow back, then it should be a no-brainer.
But you don't have to take my word for it!
On his kickstarter page here he's posted some rambling anti-capitalist screed. NEWSFLASH: If you post a kickstarter asking for money (capital if you will) in exchange for a product you have made you are participating in the capitalist system. If you then take that money from people and don't give them the product that they paid for then you are a thief. If you then try to justify your theft by decrying the system you just voluntarily and actively sought out to engage in that just makes you a douchebag thief.
Edit: Here's the script
Set wshShell =wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
do while num < 18000
num = num + 1
wscript.Echo "A friend has just pranked you via PrankSticks"
Also, I haven't tested it so don't blame me if something goes wrong. Got it from here
Best I can do now is tell you about not free samples here:
This sucks to have to say, but....
I grew up in the south, around a lot of black people, raised by relatively bigoted parents. LeVar Burton was one of my first role models, and memories, as a child. Laying in the backroom of the house watching reading rainbow. I didn't realize that black people and white prople were different at all until my parents tried to instill their prejudices in me at a later age. Of course, growing up and playing sports with black kids helped negate their bullshit, but LeVar Burton made that possible. All I knew about black guys from my own experiences, until I was like 8, was that they read me fucking books on TV. And to me, that was pretty fucking cool. It definitely laid the groundwork to break free from my parents segregation era views.
Edit: I know the top comment has it already, but repetition seems to be the key to getting people to listen and/or visit...so:
I animated this as a test for a short film I'm trying to make. We motion tracked the environment and added the house and the bug. You can see the full resolution video on our Kickstarter page.. I hope you'll check it out. We're trying to raise the funds to film it.
If you guys would like to see more animation like this, please support us by backing us on Kickstarter. Even $5 really helps us out. Remember if we don't reach our goal you keep your money. Thanks!
Edit: Wow the response to this has been incredible! When making this we never thought It could be this popular. We'd love to bring more animation like this to you guys! THANK YOU!
Must run! Friend with a new baby is here!! Thank you for being a fan, I love you guys SO much. Thank you SO much for coming and asking and playing! My friends at Funporium put this together so PLEASE DONATE A DOLLAR SO WE CAN MAKE MORE!!!! I have so much fun with puppets and Riz it's seriously crazy hilarious guys!
Thank you all for your support. Please check out the Kickstarter.
If anybody has any questions, tips, suggestions, etc., fire away!
EDIT: FULLY-FUNDED! My reaction
Wow, thank you all so much. This is -- wow. This is amazing. Now I gotta figure out what to make the Stretch Goals about. First I gotta get lunch. 
Greetings RZA, what do you think about the Kickstarter project established to raise money to bid on the new Wu album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, and release it for all the world to hear?
This comic is by OMOCAT, a popular Internet artist, who just closed a very successful Kickstarter (700% funded) for a horror RPG game called OMORI. It's in the style of Mother/Earthbound. The trailer is full of beautiful artwork and has a catchy tune (My Time by Bo En). Also fapping might be some sort of game feature.
That's actually our old Kickstarter page. We've relaunched our with a new video, rewards and a much more modest goal. You can also see the high quality video of this gif on the page as well. Here,
We really want to make this film.
Hope you guys will check it out. Thanks! :D
Anyone pledged on the game?
> Kickstarter FAQ: Can I cancel a pledge?
> By pledging, you are committing to supporting that person’s project; canceling that commitment is discouraged. If you must cancel, visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” At the bottom of the next page you’ll see the “Cancel Pledge” button.
Link to the kickstarter for the lazy
Edit: Youtube mirror
The kickstarter with trailer for the curious.
What I want to know is what is the difference between this, and making a Smokitude documentary about smoking? Both are unhealthy, could kill you, and are personal choices.
Hey all, Ryan here, the project lead for Spectre, a horror multiplayer game active on Kickstarter. I'm back again to reveal our new character model for the game, made by Fabrizio Bortolussi, a hollywood creatures artist who's worked on blockbusters like the Silent Hill saga, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and District 9. I hope you like our new creation! You'll be able to play as this thing and chase your friends in the game.
Please don't forget to check out Spectre's kickstarter page! We have 4 days to go, and we're almost at our goal! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1260566890/spectre-virtual-reality-horror?ref=live
Probably the guy raising $10,000 to make potato salad didn't help
EDIT: It's now almost at $40,000. This is just idiotic. 66 people pledged $50 to it.
It's important to note that this wasn't a Kickstarter for a video game or anything. It was a project for poker cards with custom art.
I was actively searching for them and fantasized about seeing them, but
did not see any with my own eyes. I believe that other life exists
somewhere, and I want to show people my interpretation of it (as well as
my team's), through Space Pioneer.
I think it's a little bit of both. Though the budget for Sochi was absurd in it's own right... People need to be
inspired to venture out into space and politicians need to see that people are interested in space exploration.
That's happened before with the Soviet/U.S. space race and it can happen again if there is enough interest. I'd
also like to say that star trek was something that inspired a lot future of NASA and Roscosmos employees. We
want to accomplish the same thing with Space Pioneer!
I can definitely elaborate -- every cosmonaut that's listed on our team
has been making professional grade space sims for most of their
career (that includes me) -- it's much easier for us to make something
that's fun and incorporates RTS game-play then it is to make accurate
space simulators. I can also add that one of our team members (he's
not listed on our Kickstarter yet) worked a long time with twisted pixel, and a lot of our team is very experienced in crafting games.
We are in pre-production and so we are focusing on story first and
coding second. So we can show you early builds, but they
wouldn't accurately represent what we want our game to be. Thanks
for taking the time to write on this thread! But we need your help to reach our goal so that we can actually make this game. Our team is unique to the video game industry and we are completely confident that we can make this game all that we want it to be.
That Foodini they mention... what the fuck is the point? To buy a machine to dump food paste into, food paste you have to buy as whole ingredients and spend your time blending... for what? So it can print puddles of goop? Some of which you can bake, I gather? ... Ok... When you can print me a burger with all the fixin's, I'm on it. Hell, when you can print me a pepperoni pizza, that should be easier. But turning my good fruits and veggies into paste to sit in a machine until I feel like telling it to shit some out in globs? Nah.
Edit: I really should point out that I'm not belittling the effort or the concept. I know where they're trying to go with it and I'm supportive of that. I just think it needed some more development before being put up on offer like this. While most people didn't take it in a negative way, I wanted to be clear.
The Kickstarter was for a fantasy RPG that asked for 500 grand and got $178. The original video is on that page, and here's Retsupurae making fun of it.
EDIT: Linked the wrong Kickstarter.
From the FAQ section on Kickstarter:
>Is a creator legally obligated to fulfill the promises of their project?
From the wording here, it sounds like Kickstarter itself might need to sue him for a breach of its Terms of Service. I'm not sure whether individual backers can sue.
Haha, thanks a bunch!
If you ever feel compelled to throw money at me, try one of these two things that will actually help me out directly!
Here's a current research project that we're trying to fund!
And here's a collaborative children's book that I'm working on with a whole bunch of amazing scientists and artists!
BMS' parties at the goat house were truly epic...how will they compare to the party you will throw at the winning university?
For those of you who are unaware of the contest: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/773106364/blue-mountain-state-the-movie/posts
PS- Can we get some y-axis labels on that graph??
It depends what you mean by "guarantee". From Kickstarter's FAQ:
> Is a creator legally obligated to fulfill the promises of their project?
So if the creator doesn't fulfill their rewards or refund backers, it should be possible to take legal action against them. I'm not sure that anyone has actually tried to do this yet though, and it would probably also be more difficult in "non-tangible" areas like gaming. A lot of the rewards people pay for are something like "a finished copy of the game", and the game that backers end up being delivered may end up being "finished", but far inferior to what the Kickstarter project initially promised. I have no idea how difficult it would be to make a case around that.
If you like what you see here, please check out our Kickstarter! This February, we're opening a new 2,000 square foot learning center to teach laser cutting and 3D printing to makers of all ages and experience levels. And we can't do it without your help! We are beyond excited about this opportunity and can't wait to get started. If you have any questions about laser cutting or 3D printing (the process, what we can make, etc) ASK AWAY !!! Check out our Kickstarter (complete with custom laser-cut prizes) here
i hate being a dick because starting your own business is very difficult, but this kickstarter is real cringey.
clip on, pre-tied eldridge knot plz make it stop.
>Lately Kickstarter changed their launch rules allowing creators to launch without being reviewed by the company.
That explains it. I tried to launch a Kickstarter campaign a while back, and it was denied because they wanted more proof that I had actually started the project (yet they didn't have any way to edit it, and never responded to my emails). Now I see things like this getting through.
Hi again Reddit,
Trial of Trails is designed for gamers who want to get fit but might not be able to find the motivation. Players must travel between towns trading goods, completing quests, and upgrading your inventory. The only way to travel, though, is to get on your exercise bike and get there yourself.
Thanks to the hugely positive feedback after my last post, I decided to take the community's advice and launch a Kickstarter to fill the game with high quality art for all the game's characters and enemies. Please visit the Kickstarter and consider contributing.
A few seconds of actual gameplay footage is labelled in the trailer, though mostly of building the vehicle and exploring the crafting screen. Also, they have about a minute long roaming video of some nifty elements of the game on their kickstarter page under the Technical Challenges section. (If I knew how to link the video itself or to the section I wouldnt >.<)
The drawings were done with charcoal on Bristol paper over a period of six months.
I've also got a kickstarter going to get the cards printed, if you happen to be into that kind of thing.
Before people start complaining too much about it's current 60 Dollar price tag for early access. Please note that if you look at their Kickstarter page the reward tier that included Beta was 55 Dollars and that the lowest tier to receive the game was 15 dollars.
They have already stated before that when the game launches the price will be lowered, likely to $25, The only reason the price is 60 bucks is to not shortchange the people who were willing to support them from the very beginning, and as is per usual with Kickstarter games the after-investment price of the game is slightly more expensive (hence 60 instead of 55) and the same can be assumed for the complete game (25 instead of 15)
How do you write an article about this and not include a link to the Kickstarter page? Is there a legitimate business reason behind that?
Hey, I'm one of the directors of the documentary Welcome to Leith. I'll be doing an AMA tomorrow, June 4th, at 1pm EST/10am PST. Come by if you'd like to learn more about what went into making the film. Thanks!
Greater fucking Daemons. And it's a damn shame too, since Greater Daemons (especially the Bloodthirster) are iconic symbols of both Warhammer universes.
Thankfully there's companies like this making great alternative models.
Needs a model badly but doesn't have one:
Still in metal
Expensive resin kits that should be in plastic
Plastic models that cost too much to make an army with
Generally shit models
First, they aren't going to stop making new content. It's why the current app is so popular. (The current app contains almost all new content and only a few segments from the show.)
Second, you're right about the existing app... The update couldn't be more clear:
>Tonight, I can tell you that, as excited as we are, there’s a lot more we can still accomplish together, and that every single dollar pledged to this Kickstarter will go to the same two goals: put Reading Rainbow onto more platforms, and get Reading Rainbow into even more classrooms for free.
Why is this a bad thing, though? If you have an app that's reaching an audience and is demonstrably popular with that audience, why is asking people to invest in expanding that audience a bad thing? Why is making this app more available, especially to those who can't afford it, not a worthwhile investment?
Also, we still have some of the better Kickstarter rewards left:
Interactive screening of your favorite episode of Fresh Prince with the cast, along with a Q&A (or live feed for $50)
Voicemails from Chris Rock, Carlton, Geoffrey the butler, and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Shopping spree with Tatyana and me!
Since you contribute code to Krita, you must know me -- me being the maintainer of Krita. So I sort of wonder why you didn't ping me with your concerns :-)
In any case, as a contributor to Krita, you must also know that we've been trying get funding for Krita development in several ways:
The fact is, if a project like Krita wants to grow beyond a hobby and become something people, artists, can depend on, it needs a big time investment. And that means that we need to get money... And that's what the Krita project is trying to do.
As you know, nothing about this has been done in secret or hidden from the community -- and the upshot is that, as a user of Krita, you will have an application that gets better and better, and as a code contributor, you will be part of a really lively, fun community, where every contribution is welcome and where you can be sure that your work is getting out there, where the users are, under a proper Free Software license.
Thanks everyone. Your feedback is really appreciated and we hope to reach our goal and continue to expand.
Please check out the kickstarter campaign @ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/n8v/n8v-couture-the-relevant-native-american-clothing
Andy Sarcia Peltier
Gary Schwartz didn't upload this.
This was probably one of the backer rewards from his recent KickStarter. I know that I have an 8"x10" of the Heavy with it signed by Mr. Schwartz with "Powerlord is credit to team" written on it and a sound spray with him saying the same phrase in the Heavy's voice.
Sadly, the only people who hear sound sprays are those who set cl_customsounds 1 in their autoexec.cfg.
You might be interested in "Universim", a currently kicktarted game, its campaign finishes in a few days and will probably be funded!
I've been following Darkest Dungeon for about 8 months now and I'm so incredibly stoked for it that I hate waiting.
Some of the other games I'm looking forward too that might not be mainstream either:
I had more but now I've blanked on their names...I'll just leave this as it is and if I remember the others I'll update.
EDIT: I just remembered Gang Beasts which I've heard described by the GiantBomb guys as "What 5 year olds think wrestling is"
From the kickstarter:
>Video Games: The Movie is a feature length documentary which aims to tell the untold story of video games by an in depth look into not only how games are made, marketed and consumed by looking back at the industry’s history, current trends as well as the evolution of gamer culture.
There were also the people at Old Apple Hill Brine, who raised over $15k for their pickle company. They were originally seeking only $2,400. They didn't have enough money to ship the promised pickles so they did YET ANOTHER fundraiser. They reached their shipping goal. Then they said they needed time to grow all of the pickles to meet the demand. Then once the pickles were produced they said they still needed FDA approval to sell them. Radio silence from the company, until someone in their area posted a local news article that this company was selling their pickles at a local store. Likely THE SAME batch of pickles they made for their Kickstarter contributors. Most people who funded gave over $20 to this project and still have yet to be compensated.
kickstarter page here
The Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android is the highest funded Kickstarter so far, at $10,266,845. I wonder how close Reading Rainbow will get to it.
Holy shit I did not realize that those were all prominent smashers, this is going to be so hype. Everybody donate!
Welcome to the rabbit hole called gaming!
Right now, your addiction is manageable. You can go to your Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) and calm your cravings. If you continue down this path, there is not much hope for you.
Soon you will discover BoardGameGeek.com (BGG). Then You will need more, and newer, then you turn to Kickstarter. Next thing you know, you are getting packages in the mail with games you dont remember kickstarting. Then you will start going to gaming conventions to get brand new games and haggle on prices. This is a dark, dark place.
If you like the current thickness of your wallet, stay off Kickstater. It's too late for me, I have GenCon tickets, but there may still be hope for you.
>expecting all their dreams to be realized in a couple of months. Now that it hasn't play out like that a lot of people are disappointed.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it kind of sounds like you're saying the backers just had unrealistic expectations. The developers provided a delivery date of October 12 for the beta on their kickstarter. Six months later, in March, they still hadn't released the beta so decided just to let them have access to the prototype instead. As a backer you only have the information provided from the developers to go on. So it seems reasonable to expect things to come on the timeframe they provide.
Yup, I'm trying to put it to good use right now, actually!
This is a research project that I'm trying to have funded through crowdsourcing and I'm also collaborating with a whole bunch of great scientists and artists to make a children's book about evolution!
He ADORES Christmas and even did a documentary where he joined an organization of professional Santa Clauses. I'm not sure what came of it, but it was Kickstarted last year.
Links for the lazy:
For those wondering what happened to the show
They basically never got paid so they had to make a kickstarter to keep the show going...and didn't even get close to reaching the goal
Overall it's been very positive. I plan to use it in the future.
But I would never, ever, ever make an open world game with it again. It's just not what the engine is built for. The low-level manual resource management just isn't there and it makes stuff like dealing with texture memory a total nightmare.
But again, now that I've 'broken' it I have a firmer grasp on how it wants / expects me to do things, and I can see myself using it for all kinds of non-open-world projects. If I use a hammer as a toothbrush it's not the hammer's fault when I chip a tooth.
Yes, it is called the Contour Camera. I knew the CEO, Marc Barros and they started in 2003. Unfortunately for him, GoPro came along and simply out marketed his company while he was too focused on refining his product. To all of you entrepreneurs, "Don't let perfection get in the way of a good job."
FYI: Barros is now working on this
Yes. This film is absolutely amazing. As a side note the Sebastian Junger (The guy who made Restrepo) is currently running a kickstarter for a theatrical release of his new film Korengal which follows the same group of soldiers during another tour in Afghanistan.
That's why I only back projects from either people I know or developers/people who have a history of doing things of a similar sort.
For example, I backed games like Planetary Annihilation, Wasteland 2, and Star Citizen because I knew each of the studios developing it had developed games in the past and that they were honestly enthusiastic about the projects. I may not end up loving all three of them, but they'll definitely be finished and released at a point. I've also backed other projects and games on the same platform. Some of them smaller. They've all worked out so far.
Part of the problem with the big game rush that happened when all those kickstarters were going on was that everyone started backing smaller, less trustworthy games. "Hey this guy hasn't ever made a video game, but his prototype looks cool, let's give him $40,000!" (I'm looking at you, Echoes of Eternia). Some people abused that to get funding for projects that honestly never should've been funded. I'm not saying all small games are untrustworthy, just that you have to research what/who you're funding first. If I'm kickstarting in a group of guys making a video game, I'll go and look them up to make sure they've actually made video games before. The games don't have to be AAA games, but just games in general.
Hell yes, there are controversial games.
The big one that comes to mind, because it made fools out of dozens, if not hundreds of us, was <strong>The Emperor's New Clothes</strong>.
The "game" was promoted as a plain white box with various plain white gaming components. The kickstarter marketing suggested that the game pieces were not actually blank but could had images that could only be seen by certain people.
The general public reaction was one of confusion. Some seemed to get the joke and the reference to the Hans Christian Andersen fable. Some proclaimed utter bewilderment. Most puzzling of all were the people who were falling over themselves to support the project.
By the time the project was backed, the project leader seemed to have started to backpedal. The empty box and parts are now being promoted primarily as a source of bits for prototyping, yet the game is also accompanied with rules that allow you to play a game using the unmarked pieces.
The whole affair seems to have left no one particularly satisfied. I was originally amused by the whole thing but when the designer began flipflopping, the purity of the whole thing got flushed down the toilet. It also makes it hard to go back and trace the project from its inception to its completion, because the project changed so much along the way to respond to the rage of confused backers.
The Kickstart creator just posted this reply: http://i.imgur.com/ODDiefh.png
Brb, getting out my pop-corn
EDIT: And we have a video reply: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577656602/areal/posts
I will point you to energy hook (out sometime later this year?) created by the designer of the web-sling system of spiderman 2 and uses similar mechanics.
Can I object? Here's an example of an amazing Kickstarter that didn't take off:
Clear goal: indigenous chocolate. Immediate benefit: chocolate bars for backers. No nonsense: clear business model.
There's simply nothing that made it "viral". So now it will fail. Oh well
Don't worry this woman is going to revolutionize the idea! She only needs £15,000 to make it happen.
Here is the /r/shittykickstarters post on it.
Relevant. Just wondering if this may have had something to do with his detainment... In addition to his other, often, anti-government work.
HOLY SHIT, I just checked out the kickstarter. That's an amazing amount of money for less than half a day.
The tutorial video on their Kickstarter page really makes it seem like a blatant copy of Magic with renamed abilities and minor tweaks to how mana works. Hell, the turn structure is identical:
>Ready, Prep, Draw, FirstMainPhase, DeclareAttack, DeclareAttackPriorityWindow, DeclareDefense, DeclareDefensePriorityWindow, AssignDamage, SecondMainPhase, EndPhase, Discard.
Also notable in that video, at about 9:30, opponent plays the Instant card Shock for one red mana, which deals 2 damage to a creature or player. Oh, wait, I meant the QuickAction card Burn for one red mana, which deals 2 damage to a troop or champion. And then the person making the video casts ~~Giant~~ Wild Growth for G to give his ~~creature~~ troop ~~+3/+3~~ +4/+4 in response. So the stack is identical, but at least they gave Giant Growth a buff.
War for the Overworld is a game heavily influenced by dungeon keeper and coming out soon, that is if you're nostalgic for the gameplay.
If you're interested in being a part of sharing this story, definitely check out their Kickstarter page. If you can - share the trailer with your friends. The crew would love to show this documentary with you, and they need as much support as they can get. The more donations they receive, the wider their audience.
A friend of mine described this as turning out to be quite the soap opera! In an earlier update (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1748556728/the-untold-history-of-japanese-game-developers/posts/775871), he writes "These are dangerous people, and I must make their attempts to destroy my life public. I told them: no one will walk away from this wasteland unaffected. Their behaviour is grossly unprofessional as they drag the entire Japanese games industry into a cesspool for their petty vendetta." And that's just the introduction...
It's gotten reactions from "how dare you" to "what took you so long" but we are actually producing a stylized, Tarantino-esque film inspired by such vigilante action called The Pink Sorrys.
I used to love John K, growing up, but nearly 2 years ago I put my faith in his kickstarter. It was a simple, 11 minute cartoon that we expected, and it seemed funny enough in concept. Now its over a year since the expected delivery date, and still all we get in updates are concept sketches. The kickstarter comments page is full of broken promises.
Meanwhile, instead of working on the cartoon some people paid $10,000 for, he animates some stupid Miley Cyrus shit.
I think I fucked up by trusting him to deliver, but I just gotta say: the rumors about his shitty work ethic seem 100% true. Very disappointed. The guy seems to have nothing but disdain for modern cartoons like Adventure Time, Regular Show, etc, no respect for his fans, and just moans about how 'geniuses' like himself would have been treated better in the 60s.
As for me, I don't even want to see the 11 minute cartoon I paid for anymore. Its just a harsh lesson for me to learn. I paid for an anime short of similar length called 'Kick-Heart', and it was made on schedule with perfect quality. I don't see why John K can't do the same.
Sorry that's a bit off topic, just had to get it off my chest.
Kickstarter keeps track of the most funded here if you are curious:
Most funded Kickstarters
That's super cool though and I was pretty disappoint when I realize it was all sold out except for T-Shirts. :/
It's called an AirDog. There is a kickstarter for it; they start at $1000 (I don't think that includes the GoPro). I'd love to have one, but I need a better computer first.
Game is Catlateral Damage and is currently on Kickstarter. You can play the demo online here.
"The object you want to print must first become a 3D model in Blender. The software we wrote as an add on to blender takes the data from that 3D model and translates it into an audio waveform. It then plays the audio file out to the printer through the headphone jack in your computer. This waveform drives a pair of electro magnetic mirrors. The higher the volume, the higher the voltage, the more the mirrors move. The purpose of these mirrors is to reflect and control the path of the laser beam. By using the audio waveform generated from the 3D model data to drive the mirrors, we are able to get the laser beam to draw out the shape of the object. That's takes care of the X and Y axes."
> Notice that the Kickstarter isn't asking people for ideas at all.
That wasn't his or Yahtzee's point. He's saying people in general wouldn't know what is a great new gaming concept (Ford's faster horse analogy). So they tend to fund things that they are familiar or nostalgic with, ie Baldur's Gate fans want to fund another Baldur's Gate.
> Also, his assertion that Kickstarter is all about nostalgia is wrong.
While KS mission isn't funding nostalgia, the top-funded games are nostalgia-driven: Planescape Torment, Baldur's Gate, Megaman, Wasteland, Wing Commander, Total Annihilation, Shadowrun, Ultima, Lucasarts adventure.
For the lazy: kickstarter link
£99 = ~$168USD
I backed the Dash for $199USD which seems like a better deal with the extra features (assuming both kickstarters actually deliver as promised).
I animated this as a test for a short film I'm trying to make. We motion tracked the environment and added the house and the bug. You can see the full resolution video on my Kickstarter page. I hope you'll check it out. We're trying to raise the funds to film it.
Edit: If you guys would like to see more animation like this, please support us by backing us on Kickstarter! Even $5 really helps us out. Remember if we don't reach our goal you keep your money. Thanks!
You guys, while it's intermission, can we talk about how great it is that the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter is already funded? But you don't have to take my word for it...
Always wondered what happened to the cancellation of the police warfare kickstarter...
I was wondering if they received some kind of cease and desist or a payout. Or maybe it's nothing.
In any case count me as excited!
I'm sure you've seen this before, so I can't believe that I'm quoting it again, but from Kickstarter's FAQ (boldface is mine)
When a copy of a product being produced is a "backer reward", Kickstarter is a store for pre-orders, and people who donate money are guaranteed to either get their backer reward or a refund, according to Kickstarter's own policies and requirements. Not only doesn't Kickstarter need to "campaign this stronger", they're actually arguing exactly the other direction from what you're saying.
Want to make sure that backers are clear that it's a donation, and not a pre-order? It's easy to do. And yet nobody does. Here's how you do it: simply don't include a copy of the final product as a reward for backers. That's it.
Make your backer rewards be t-shirts, art books, licensed copies of your previous games, big hugs, whatever -- ANYTHING except for a copy of a finished game funded by the pledges. Then, people will be under no illusions that their money is a pre-order for a product, rather than funding someone to try to make that product. And you won't find yourself running afoul of this sort of consumer-protection lawsuit.
It's so simple, and so ethical, and everyone would immediately understand exactly what they're paying for.
So why aren't people doing that?
Within the next 50-100 years? I think that it is a given that there will be a thriving commercial space industry by then. I hate to self promote
so much, but our game will cover that in great detail!
> I use Facebook to log in to Kickstarter. Is my login compromised?
> No. As a precaution we reset all Facebook login credentials. Facebook users can simply reconnect when they come to Kickstarter. Source
If you miss Megaman, slightly-bitter-but-mostly-sweet news! The creator of the Megaman character is working on a new title independently from Capcom, and it's basically the successor.
Link to already-massively-successful kickstarter.
The resulting game is still a ways out, sadly :(
Here's the Kickstarter page for Hex Heroes! Danny and Egoraptor will be two of several other cameo character skins featured in the game.
The guy who wrote this had a complete meltdown.
He had a successful Kickstarter, raised over $50k for his comic project in 2012. Managed to ship 75% and then went crazy and started burning his books. All his comics are now offline.
They just (and I mean today/yesterday/Feb 19, 2014) passed certification!
> This is an extremely short update:
> Our dashboad on dev.windows.com finally says:
> VLC for WinRT: Release 1 passed certification.
> We need to polish a few things but we'll publish soon: the major crashes seem to be gone!
> We'll keep you posted.
In any case, there are a lot of updates over here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1061646928/vlc-for-the-new-windows-8-user-experience-metro/posts (some of them require you to be a backer, but not all of them)
For clarification on what this is;
If you look at the wall around all sides of the monitor, there are lights that correspond to whatever is showing on the PS4
As you can see, it's blue when he's in the menu, and as soon as he highlights NBA2k14, the lights turn red.
Here's a link to the Lightpack kickstarter:
Here's a list of the highest funded Kickstarters.
Hm, a mixture of mysteriously disappearing projects (Homestuck video game...Kickstarter video games that are funded tend to mysteriously vanish for years.), disappointments (Ouya), and some decently successful stuff (Veronica Mars movie). Oculus Rift is probably the biggest name on the list. Reading Rainbow has already surpassed it.
this one got funded
the plushie in the picture looks like it knows what will be done to it once it arrives at the destination home.
Apparently this guy has also created these horrible projects
Edge of Excinction Online
Edge of Excinction
No dayz later is just a complete copy pasta of these projects,they used the same pictures,footages and text
(Just look at the t-shirt)
I don't think I need to say that this is just half-assed cashgrabbing of the worst kind!
>But you donate. That's what it is called.
No, it's not. It's a pledge. Here's a kickstarter so you can see for yourself. Look at "Back this Project" and the text underneath.
I run a small Kickstarter to help Monarch Butterflies, raised 1551 USD. This potato salad thing makes me sad :( People do not give a shit about butterflies. I tried to promote it on reddit, got harassed, even acquired a stalker.
EDIT: A downvote 1 minute after I posted a comment. Typical.
I'd been wanting to mention this somewhere but I kept forgetting and I think this is a relevant thread for it, =) there's a company on kickstarter right now hoping to make bras for young girls and it isn't only S-M-L crop top trianing bras, they actually also want to offer underwired bras in sizes 28 A&B, 30-32 A-C, 34B&C and 36C (I'm assuming on that last one as the 36C isn't actually labeled but the box where 36C would be is filled in...) along with some non wired bras in 28AA &A, 30AA-C, 32A-C and 34B&C https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redwoodgirls/redwood-girls
So, I don't normally like to do shit like this, but here goes:
I'm friends and colleagues with one of the film's creators. She's the mother of the cinematographer, and one of the kindest people I've ever met. These are good people doing great work, and they've been working on their own time and their own dime so far. They really deserve your support.
Here's a direct link to their Kickstarter page. I encourage anybody reading this to take a moment to check it out and support this worthy cause.
EDIT: thier > their. Thanks, bot.
Keep an eye on A Hat in Time. It's a collect-a-thon inspired by Banjo Kazooie with music done by Grant Kirkhope himself.