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Video games crowdfunding estimated to bring in $25m in 2017

Figures from Ico Partners have shown that the video games crowdfunding market has dipped by less than two per cent in 2017. Ico’s chief Thomas Bidaux has said that the firms estimates point to around $25m being raised by video game crowdfunding in 2018 in a piece for PCGamesInsider.biz, with …

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A spiritual successor to Skate has breezed past its Kickstarter target

Session, a game that very much draws inspiration from EA’s much-loved Skate series, has smashed its Kickstarter target in just four days. Skate 3 was famously republished and pushed back out to retail four years after its initial release after a starring role in a number of PewDiePie videos. Now …

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Kickstarter launches Patreon rival Drip

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has launched a new service designed to rival the likes of Patreon. While Kickstarter can be used to crowdfund products and projects with a one-off payment from backers, Drip instead looks to provide creative individuals with an ongoing monthly payment. As the company phrases it: “Kickstarter is …

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Versus Evil to publish Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Independent publisher Versus Evil is to publish Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the company has announced. The sequel to the hit RPG will launch on PC, Mac and Linus in early 2018. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire recently made crowd-funding history when developer Obsidian brought the title to …

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Swery’s The Good Life arrives on crowd-funding platform Fig

Swery, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die and founder of new indie studio White Owls, has announced that his next game will be funded through crowd-funding platform Fig. The Good Life, which Swery describes as a ‘debt repayment life simulation RPG’, is part murder mystery …

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Fig unveils first investor returns

Fig has today announced its first-ever returns to investors. Accredited investors who purchased Fig Game Shares for Kingdom and Castles, the first Fig-funded game to be released, has earned a 2x (or 100 per cent) return on their initial investment after just a few weeks following the game’s launch. The …

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Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter falls way short

The proposed new rhythm action title from two of the genre’s biggest names has fallen well short of its crowdfunding target. Project Rap Rabbit was to be made by PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura and Gitaroo Man creator Keiichi Yano. The game was looking for a somewhat ambitious 855k, …

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