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Twitch slays Pokemon after two weeks of non-stop action [Update: New game on Sunday]

The livestreamed crowd-play event Twitch Plays Pokemon has ended, as thousands of players pooled their efforts to defeat the Elite Four in Pokemon Red. The game was completed after 16 days of consecutive play and saw over 35 million viewers during that time. Twitch Plays Pokemon is a Pokemon Red...

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Obsidian CEO eyes a quick return to crowdfunded games

Though the newly-titled Pillars of Eternity has yet to debut, Obsidian Entertainment is already working on ideas for its next crowdfunded roleplaying epic. "What I'm trying to figure out is, how could we make something that is more like a Skyrim for PC – forget console for now – with...

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Steam Greenlight pulls in 2 million voters, has a chat with its indies

Getting accepted through Steam's community-voting service, Greenlight, is an ongoing, complex project for many indie developers – and for Steam itself. Valve hosted a chat with Greenlight developers this week to discuss concerns, suggestions and propose what Greenlight may look like in the...

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Riot in the streets, at a desk, in your hand: An indie documentary game

"Riots are powerful. They are moments in which lots of different people blend into a unique and cohesive mass to fight for their freedom. It is something that you cannot pursue for yourself, but only for a greater good. How can that not be incredibly emotive?" Designer Mattia Traverso approaches...

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Star Citizen adds Kickstarter to crowdfunding drive

After its official website (and only source of crowdfunding income) went offline due to server-crushing amounts of traffic, Chris Roberts' Cloud Imperium Games have opened an ancillary Kickstarter project to support Star Citizen. The main difference between the Kickstarter and the website itself...

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Minecraft language update inadvertently contained racial slur (but it's fixed now)

Minecraft has demonstrated some magnificent feats of community creation, but now it's also offering a lesson in the volatile side of crowd-sourcing. Changing the language to Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa and Namibia, yesterday caused the title screen to display the phrase "You are a NIGGER." As...

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Slightly Mad Studios using WMD, crowd-funding for new racing game

Need for Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad Studios is breaking out the big guns with a crowdsourced funding scheme titled World of Mass Development, or WMD (see what we did there?), which will take its first run with a new racing game, C.A.R.S. Through WMD, Slightly Mad will release C.A.R.S.'...

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Crowdsourcing company introduces the 'game-ification' of dull labor

What might look like a bridge of gibberish to you is more precisely a string of seemingly random Finnish words (so, yeah -- gibberish). See a word and type it. Do so correctly and you'll have constructed a segment of the bridge, leading a parade of moles across a chasm. You repeat the process --...

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'8-bit Funding' is crowdsourcing for game funding

Do you appreciate all aspects of Kickstarter except that it can be used to raise money for things that aren't video games? Geoff Gibson has the perfect alternative: 8-bit Funding, a crowdsourcing site just for video games and video game-related projects. It works a lot like Kickstarter: creators...

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