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Auditorium 2: Duet raises the full $60,000 through Kickstarter

When we first began covering Auditorium, Pulse, and Fractal creator Cipher Prime, developer Will Stallwood spoke mostly in uncertainties concerning his coming sequel, Auditorium 2: Duet: "We're hoping to," "Only if," "We're going to try" and similar phrases. Today the update on Duet's Kickstarter...

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The Schafer stigma: How his successful Kickstarter went to your head

I first heard about Kickstarter at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 in an early morning panel about black writers and artists in the graphic-novel industry, titled "Nappy Hour." I was there to secure a seat in the following panel -- which was a Dark Horse feature and may have included an appearance by the ...

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How one indie studio burns $15K per month (or: this graph looks like Pac-Man)

$15,000 sounds like a lot of money -- why yes, I would like to buy a brand new motorcycle, thank you -- and for an indie studio, it's just enough to keep the engine running. Indie Studio Cipher Prime know this better than most, having tried various funding styles for its three titles, Auditorium, P...

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The price of independence: What it really costs to be an indie developer

Will Stallwood is a gambler. He's had the same addiction for years, yet he's never stepped foot inside a casino. He's never found himself hunched over a table fitted with worn green felt, sliding his last two chips between sweaty, shaking palms. He's never felt the sick dread as a slot machine whir...

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Auditorium 2: Duet multiplayer wants you to make sweet harmonies with that special someone

Indie studio Cipher Prime has launched a Kickstarter project for Auditorium 2: Duet, the sequel to 2008's rhythm-physics title Auditorium, which is celebrating its debut on Steam today. Duet aims to be a polished playground built on the experience Cipher Prime has gained developing Auditorium, Puls...

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Auditorium devs look to Kickstarter for sequel funding

Will Stallwood and Dain Saint of indie studio Cipher Prime don't want to buy new Ferraris. Actually, they may want to do that -- because hello, Ferraris -- but that's not where their current focus lies. Cipher Prime wants to make a sequel to its first title Auditorium, titled Auditorium 2: Duet, an...

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Portabliss: Fractal: Make Blooms Not War (iPad)

Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

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Get Pulse on iPad for $1.99 through August 12 [update]

Auditorium developer Cipher Prime released Pulse on iPad back in May and has since enjoyed 12 consecutive weeks in the top 10 iPad music game charts. To celebrate this success, Cipher Prime has slashed the price of Pulse: Volume One down to $1.99 through Wednesday, August 10 -- a 60 percent savin...

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Pulse, from makers of Auditorium, now on iPad

The lovely, addictive Auditorium is a big favorite at Joystiq HQ, and developer Cipher Prime has just delivered an equally enjoyable follow-up, Pulse: Volume One, a new rhythm game for iPad. It's unsurprisingly tough to describe, but if you like tapping screens in time with music as you simultane...

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Auditorium flowing to XBLA, PSN and PSP next year

We haven't heard anything about Cipher Prime's plans to port its hypnotic musical puzzler, Auditorium, since the studio won a publishing contract in the 2BeeGames competition back in July. Today, a press release from newly named publisher Zoo Games revealed a few details about the title's console d...

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