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God game Maia pulls in $1 million while in Early Access

Maia, a sci-fi colony management sim from developer Simon Roth, has pulled in more than $1 million, and it's not even fully out yet. This figure includes the £140,481 ($225,219) Maia secured on Kickstarter in 2012, plus $11,000 on Indiegogo, pre-sales on Roth's site and Steam Early Access...

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The lighter side of murder with Jenny LeClue

Young detective Jenny LeClue is the star of a fictional choose-your-own-adventure book series written by Arthur K. Finklestein, and her latest story is her most important yet – her mother is accused of murder, and it's up to Jenny to figure out who did it and why. As a game, Jenny LeClue is...

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Kickstarter-funded game developer at heart of Airbnb squatter scandal

Reports from multiple sources identify the culprit behind a recent high-profile Airbnb squatting case as Maksym Pashanin, a game developer who turned to Kickstarter last year to fund the courier-themed roguelike RPG Confederate Express. Airbnb is an online service that allows travelers to seek...

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Yogventures dev breaks down costs of a Kickstarter failure

Developer Winterkewl Games has issued a financial breakdown of its failed Yogventures project, offering insight into how nearly $600,000 in backer pledges was spent without a finished product to show for it. After wrapping up its Kickstarter project in 2012, Winterkewl weathered a series of...

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Chroma Squad dev discussing ultimatum with Power Rangers owner [Update]

Chroma Squad developer Behold Games added a backers-only update to its Kickstarter page yesterday informing the game's funders that it is negotiating a royalty-share deal with Power Rangers owner Saban. According to the update, Saban contacted Behold Games about Chroma Squad and found the game was...

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The sun sets on Tale of Tales' funding for next game

Sunset has been funded on Kickstarter with $67,636 raised of a requested $25,000, allowing developer Tale of Tales to conquer a stretch goal aimed at creating a richer, bigger game through the addition of an animator, programmer and concept artist. Sunset is a narrative-driven exploration game...

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Yogscast's Kickstarter-funded Yogventures canceled

Winterkewl Games has halted development of its crowdfunded open-world sandbox game Yogventures, announcing that it will "probably need to go out of business and possibly file for bankruptcy" after failing to deliver a product to backers. Announced in 2012, Yogventures featured characters from...

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Pillars of Eternity enters beta next month for backers

Obsidian Entertainment has announced that a beta version of Pillars of Eternity will launch exclusively for Kickstarter backers next month, marking the first playable release for the team's long-in-development crowdfunded RPG. Noting that Pillars of Eternity has entered the "finalization stage,"...

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Mighty No. 9 seeking $100K more to add Japanese voice acting

Comcept revealed additional stretch goals for Mighty No. 9 a few short days ago, giving fans the opportunity to bolster the game's development with funding via PayPal on its official site. The $100,000 stretch goal was introduced to fund English voice acting for the game, which the original game's...

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$5.4M pot of gold at the end of Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

Take a look, it's in a book. Oh no, wait, you'll have to look on the internet if you want to find the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, which has closed at $5,408,916, shattering its $1,000,000 goal. In addition to utterly destroying its base goal, cresting the $5 million mark satisfies a stretch goal...

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