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News: Space Shooter Cosmochoria Lowers Wii U Kickstarter Stretch Goal To $25,000

Space Shooter Cosmochoria Lowers Wii U Kickstarter Stretch Goal To $25,000

Development technicalities ''a lot more doable'' than originally thought

Kickstarter projects are rarely without their changes somewhere along the line. Stretch goals can be added, new features can be implemented and fan response or criticism can even have an impact on the final release. During our last Kickstarter round-up we wagered that the...

Weirdness: Game Consoles and More X-rayed for Art

Game Consoles and More X-rayed for Art

Crowdfunding campaign is underway

We've seen some interesting projects emerge through Kickstarter, but a new campaign from BRS Innovations perhaps steals the show. A group of three individuals with extensive experience in X-ray technology are planning to launch a series of art projects that include images of various everyday items. It's so you can...

News: Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Actos Games Announces Special Promotion for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Kickstarter Campaign

Word up

In our Kickstarter campaign summary at the weekend we included APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat on our list, as it's an intriguing word game that will attempt to blend in RPG elements. If funded it'll come to the Wii U as well as PC, with the GamePad likely to be a particularly useful controller for the title. It's entering the home stretch...

News: RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic Will Be Casting A Spell On Wii U Next Year

RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic Will Be Casting A Spell On Wii U Next Year

Q2 2015 can’t come sooner

After close to one year, crowdfunded RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic is now officially headed to multiple platforms – including the Wii U eShop. With less than two days remaining, developer Snowcastle Games managed to meet and surpass its goal of $150,000. It has taken longer than expected, with a few setbacks and...

News: Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Castlevania Composer Michiru Yamane Joins Flying Hamster II Team

Aiming for a campaign boost

Composer Michiru Yamane, best known for her work on music for the Castlevania series, has joined forces with Parisian indie studio Game Atelier for its upcoming Kickstarter-funded title, Flying Hamster II. Check out Game Atelier's reveal video for the composer below: Flying Hamster II is currently in development for...

News: Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

Hex Heroes Lead Wants "To Develop a New Experience on the Wii U"

"There's so much that can be done on the GamePad"

Back in March we told you about an upcoming project called Hex Heroes, the development team for which includes artist and co-developer of popular PC title The Bridge, Mario Castañeda, and music from Grant Kirkhope, a name familiar to fans of Rare's golden era. A "party RTS" (real time strategy)...

Interview: Renegade Kid Discusses Its Cult County Kickstarter Adventure, With Wii U Included

Renegade Kid Discusses Its Cult County Kickstarter Adventure, With Wii U Included

We’re told why the 3DS version has been replaced

After Renegade Kid’s announcement last week that it would be launching a Kickstarter campaign for a home console project, it’s now lifted the lid on what that will be. It’s not an all-new previously unannounced title, nor is it the much anticipated Mutant Mudds 2, but actually Cult County...

News: Nintendo Underdogs Reorchestrated Will Give Fan-Favourite "Hidden Gems" The Symphonic Treatment

Nintendo Underdogs Reorchestrated Will Give Fan-Favourite "Hidden Gems" The Symphonic Treatment

Using high-quality MIDIs to imitate a live orchestra

Nintendo soundtracks include some of the most celebrated pieces of video game music in the long history of the industry. From the ubiquitous theme of the original Super Mario Bros. to the waterworks-inducing tones of Koji Kondo's wholly epic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time score, nostalgia...

News: Renegade Kid Confirms a Console Game Kickstarter Campaign for 2nd April

Renegade Kid Confirms a Console Game Kickstarter Campaign for 2nd April

Joins WayForward in making the crowdfunding jump

In news that shouldn't necessarily be surprising, considering the trends and precedents set by others, Renegade Kid has announced that it'll be launching a Kickstarter campaign for a console game on 2nd April, starting a countdown on its website and no doubt intriguing fans in the process. It's a...

News: APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat Launches New Kickstarter Campaign, Wii U Included

Nintendo's system now a core goal at just $5000

Last year we told you about a crowdfunding campaign for APEXICON - Fantasy Puzzle Combat, a wordplay game with elements of puzzle, RPG and Adventure genres. It had a core target of $15,000 and a Wii U stretch goal of $20,000 yet unfortunately fell well short, with the campaign closing on $3,353...

News: JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Game You've Ever Seen, And Could Be Hijacking Wii U

Described as "Just Cause 2 meets Battlefield 4"

JetGetters is — in the developer's own words — "a game about jumping out of jets, and landing on other jets". A unique team-based dogfighting title by indie studio tinyBuild, it has just hit Kickstarter and a Wii U eShop edition is one of the many console-based stretch goals on offer. The concept...

News: Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campaign, Says Creator Yu Suzuki

Shenmue 3 Could Happen Via A Kickstarter Campaign, Says Creator Yu Suzuki

Famous game designer is "researching" crowdfunding the sequel

Shenmue and its sequel cost around $70 million to make — an incredible figure when you consider that Sega was on the ropes when it bankrolled them. Unsurprisingly, the death of the Dreamcast — combined with Sega's gradual shift from developer to publisher — has put Shenmue 3 on the...

News: Nintendo Force Magazine Secures Second Year With Kickstarter Success

Nintendo Force Magazine Secures Second Year With Kickstarter Success

Nearly 2000 backers supported the cause

Last year brought the launch of Nintendo Force magazine (update: now simply known as NF Magazine), a publication with the goal of keeping the Nintendo Power spirit alive and kicking following the latter's closure. Contributors were found from across the web, including our own Corbie Dillard, and it completed a...

News: Festival of Magic Kickstarter Relaunches With a Fresh Name

Festival of Magic Kickstarter Relaunches With a Fresh Name

Earthlock is already well on its way

Late last year we reported that SnowCastle Games had launched a crowdfunding campaign for Festival of Magic, an RPG that had been in the works for a number of months and including a Wii U eShop release. That original campaign was put on hold, however, and was due to go live once again on 20th February; it's taken...