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  • Mr-Brett 21 Jun 2011 13:37:17 13,261 posts
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    I thought there was a thread for this but I couldn't find one, so hopefully this isn't a duplicate.

    Here's an interesting one:

    Indie Game: The Movie
    Trailer
  • Kensei 21 Jun 2011 15:03:19 267 posts
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    Excellent idea, Mr-Brett

    I currently have an invested interest in Children of Liberty

    And Tweetland looks interesting

    I know both of these games already have their target sponsorship but it doesn't hurt to raise awareness about the projects :)
  • Mr-Brett 9 Dec 2011 09:54:03 13,261 posts
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    Wow this thread has been a great success! :)

    Another one of interest: C 299,792 km/s
  • El_MUERkO 10 Feb 2012 15:53:46 17,251 posts
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    I've backed a number of projects on Kickstarter:

    Double Fine Adventure
    Osombie (feature film)
    The Last Cause - feature film
    No Time To Explain indie game
    Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

    And one on Crowdfunder:

    What Dreams May Come
  • opalw00t 10 Feb 2012 17:28:19 11,702 posts
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    Check this one for the Order of the Stick webcomic.

    This is just to reprint the earlier hardback collections of freely available online strips! I also like the graphs depicting the rise of contributions :D

    Target: $57,750
    Current amount: $604,074
    Days left: 10

    Phenomonal - this was the #5 ever on Kickstarter before the Double Fine one started.
  • Lexx87 13 Feb 2012 10:24:37 20,853 posts
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    $1.6million 0_o
  • Tonka 13 Feb 2012 10:48:56 22,990 posts
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    The cynic in me can't help but think that if DoubleFine made games people liked they wouldn't have to go to Kickstarter.
  • El_MUERkO 21 Feb 2012 12:45:39 17,251 posts
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    The New Kind - Web Series
  • MetalDog 21 Feb 2012 13:07:48 23,928 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    The cynic in me can't help but think that if DoubleFine made games people liked they wouldn't have to go to Kickstarter.
    How does the cynic in you feel about the two million they now have to develop with?
  • localnotail 21 Feb 2012 14:24:52 23,084 posts
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    Awesome theft-resistant bike light

    heh, they've done brilliantly since I first saw this last week, well over target. That means back lights will be coming soon then \o/

    Edited by localnotail at 14:26:52 21-02-2012
  • localnotail 21 Feb 2012 14:44:48 23,084 posts
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    Similar thing is Pledge Music - help bands to release and promote albums independently - for example, I recently helped a local band The Destroyers (who are ace) to produce their difficult second album
  • Mr-Brett 23 Feb 2012 19:09:42 13,261 posts
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    Matter, it'd seem a bit wrong to try and sum it up in short sentence so I'll quote them:
    The web is the future of journalism, but let's be honest: the future isn’t living up to expectations. Newspapers and magazines have cut back on in-depth reporting. Gossip sites have proliferated. The web has become a byword for fast and cheap. Why isn’t it synonymous with fearless, investigative and enthralling writing?

    We think it can be.

    We’ve developed a way to support independent, global, in-depth reporting about science and technology, two subjects that are close to our hearts. We’re going to use it to build MATTER, the new home for the best journalism about the future. And we need you to help us make it happen.
    The Idle Thumbs Podcast is returning, if you're not familiar with it already then you've done yourself a dis-service, it is excellent and clearly other people think so since it's almost tripled it's target after only a few days.
  • Mr-Brett 26 Feb 2012 14:04:27 13,261 posts
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    An Indie Game documentary called Us and the Game Industry.
  • El_MUERkO 28 Feb 2012 12:24:19 17,251 posts
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    FTL - A Space Roguelike

    Been reading about this on PCG and RPS, it looks really good!
  • Mr-Brett 28 Feb 2012 12:31:54 13,261 posts
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    I was just about to post that :)
  • MetalDog 28 Feb 2012 12:36:35 23,928 posts
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    FTL sounds awesome!
  • Mr-Brett 29 Feb 2012 09:49:21 13,261 posts
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    Auditorium Sequel: Auditorium Duet
  • Whizzo 13 Mar 2012 20:50:56 43,951 posts
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    Well I've thrown my money into the Wasteland 2 project as I really want it to happen, I can't see this getting its funding though.

    Oh dear.
  • mal 24 Mar 2012 02:35:23 24,180 posts
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    So, Matter is about to complete funding. If you want in, jump NOW. I can't tell you when it ends as the ending time is in some sort of American, but I believe it's today. Early morning Saturdayers, do your stuff!
  • mal 24 Mar 2012 02:44:16 24,180 posts
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    Well, you certainly don't get in for free... that's kind of how it works, where you pay to become a backer. There's no guarantee that they won't sell whatever you opt for cheaper in the future, just the knowledge that you chose to provide the backing that got something cool off the ground.
  • mal 24 Mar 2012 02:49:41 24,180 posts
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    Yeah, I've been lucky that everything I've backed so far has delivered in the end... but given that's only one project and I've got five or so to come in the next year or so... we'll see.
  • mal 24 Mar 2012 02:55:47 24,180 posts
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    Just because one project fails, it's usually less than a friday night out for anyone if one does go pop. Doesn't mean the whole thing's fucked.
  • El_MUERkO 26 Mar 2012 13:06:41 17,251 posts
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    The Banner Saga

    I've also donated to http://hover-bike.com/index.html because HOLY FUCKSOCKS IT'S A HOVERBIKE!
  • mal 26 Mar 2012 13:26:08 24,180 posts
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    Oh glory, Fruit's GI makes me look like a mentalist.
  • JiminyBob 26 Mar 2012 14:59:23 7 posts
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    Takedown - Christian Allen's Kickstarter FPS was relaunched today with some very cool concept art and what promises to be a high-quality video due to feature on the Kickstarter page imminently. There has been nothing else like this project in the videogame market since Swat 4, so it deserves to be a success. Fingers crossed.
  • El_MUERkO 31 Mar 2012 12:36:52 17,251 posts
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    I've also supported the Takedown Kickstarter, Not been a good CQB tactical game since SWAT 4 so I'm hoping it hits its target.

    And...

    Heroes of Forevia a game inspired by arcade action rpgs like Gauntlet Legends.
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