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Video Game Crowdfunding site Fig is Launched

Say hello to Fig, a new crowd funding platform for game developers, brought to you by Justin Bailey, formerly of Double Fine. Fig offers a reward-based funding solution much like Kickstarter but alongside equity investment. Fig's advisory board will include the likes of Tim Schafer, Brian Fargo and Feargus Urquhart.

Blackwake, a Naval Combat FPS Made by Two People

Blackwake is a work-in-progress game in a grossly underrepresented genre - FPS naval combat. As the game's Kickstarter page and trailer show, everything the genre entails are well accounted for already - sea dogs getting blown away by cannonfire (complete with some glorious ragdolls), ships crashing into other ships, galleons battling on the high seas, the works. If the sheer number of glorious moments shown in the game's Kickstarter trailer above taken from a bunch of different Twitch streams is anything to go by, the game's looking like a right laugh already.

The TouchJet WAVE Turns any TV into a Touch Screen

Don't you just hate that when you want to watch something on your TV, you have to find the remote, pick up the archaic device, and choose the channel you want to watch. How bad is that? Fortunately TouchJet are back with a completely new device which turns your TV into a touch screen, just like your smartphone or tablet.
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The 13th Doll Officially Comes to Kickstarter

In a never-before seen deal, Attic Door Productions' The 13th Doll - a fan-game that pays tribute to Trilobyte Inc.'s classic 90s horror puzzle game The 7th Guest - has been given permission by the original game's developers to be made into a full-fledged official release. Responding to this, Attic Door Productions have taken to Kickstarter with the newly resurrected Trilobyte's blessing in tow.

Pirates War – The Dice King is like Monopoly Meets Hearthstone

What would you get if you crossed the popular property trading board game, Monopoly, with the free-to-play trading card game, Hearthstone, with a healthy dash of pirates? Probably Pirates War - The Dice King, a new free-to-play digital board game which is looking for your help on Kickstarter.

Con Man trailer launches at San Diego Comic Con

Back in March, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion teamed up with the idea to produce a parody of post-Firefly life, in the form of...

Thunderbirds 1965 Kickstarter Launches

Thunderbirds Are Go! With the help of Thunderbird Kickstarter of course.

Perception Kickstarter Ends Successfully

The Kickstarter campaign for Perception has come to an end and has been successfully funded!

Perception Gets a New Trailer, Looks Terrifying

Deep End Games has shared a new gameplay trailer for Perception, a game where players take the role of a blind woman named Cassie exploring a haunted mansion. The trailer offers an extended look at the game's unique gameplay, and let me tell you, it looks terrifying.
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Cheese Toasties in your Letterbox? Cheese Posties has your Back

Food, we love it. Food without any effort, we love that even more. So why not head to Kickstarter and pledge some money to Cheese Posties, a new campaign which hopes to bring the deliciousness of cheese toasties to your door.

Shenmue 3 Dev Wants $10 Million for a Truly Open-world Game

In case you missed it, Shenmue 3 was announced at E3 last week, kind of. I mean, it was announced, but the game technically doesn't exist in any way shape or form at the moment. It's just a Kickstarter campaign for the game, and while it secured funding in under 12 hours, there seems to be a hell of a long way to go before the game is how the developer actually wants it to be.
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Micro Drone 3.0 Smashes IndieGoGo Goal in 3 Days

Remember the Micro Drone 2.0, the already insanely versatile and easy to use palm sized drone? It was tiny, extremely user friendly, and pretty affordable. However if you wanted to record things using its camera, you'd have to shell out for that separately. The Micro Drone 3.0 however, comes all in one, and has already secured over 300% of its funding goal on IndieGoGo.

This is SipSup, the First Social Drinking Glass

In this day and age everyone's a photographer. If they have a phone in their hands, chances are they'll use it to take a picture of their day, whether it's a selfie, a photo of food, or how the day is being spent. But out of all of the images we share on social networks, we hardly ever look at them again. The SipSup hopes to change that.

E3 2015: Shenmue 3 Secures $2 Million Funding on Kickstarter

Sony wanted to blow players' minds with various unexpected reveals, the first was The Last Guardian, the second was the existence of Shenmue 3 and that, if fans wanted it enough, it would be coming to PC and PlayStation 4. During the announcement, Sony revealed that it would need to be funded first and they were looking for $2 million on Kickstarter. Well, just 9 hours later, Shenmue 3 passed the $2 million mark.
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Holus Makes R2D2’s Holograms a Reality

We've all seen Star Wars at some point in our lives and we all know about R2D2's ability to display little hologram messages to people, but this sort of technology has always been a thing of science fiction. Holograms are still even today a technology which is used to reference future technology advancements. But not any more as Holus hopes to bring hologram technology into your homes for various applications.

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