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Barely Related: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is full of surprises

Surprise! It's Friday! Now let's get down to some geeky business. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and...

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Uber axes Human Resources Kickstarter campaign

Planetary Annihilation developer Uber Entertainment canceled its Kickstarter campaign for Human Resources, the developer's human-harvesting, apocalyptic real-time strategy game. "Every Kickstarter prediction model is showing that we will come up woefully short of our goal," the developer wrote in...

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The Flame in the Flood survives roguelike rains

Roguelike survival game The Flame in the Flood reached its $150,000 target on Kickstarter today, promising the delivery of the PC and Mac game. Developer The Molasses Flood will soon announce stretch goals, which may include PS4 and Xbox One ports, according to the project's FAQ. The developer...

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Former BioShock devs seek funding for The Black Glove

Day For Night Games, a studio largely comprised of former BioShock Infinite developers, needs your help in developing The Black Glove. By "help," of course we mean "money." Though Day For Night was unable to kick off its crowdfunding efforts in July as originally planned, the studio has now...

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Adventures of Pip secures funding for 2015 trip, hip-hip

It ain't easy being a single-pixel hero in a 32-bit world, but that hasn't stopped red block Pip or his creators at TicToc Games from pushing forward to secure the funding needed to bring his adventures to life. Thankfully, their efforts have not been in vain: the Adventures of Pip Kickstarter...

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Planetary Annihilation creator unveils robot apocalypse RTS Human Resources

Monday Night Combat creator Uber Entertainment revealed its next project, Human Resources, today. The game is the follow-up to its previous Kickstarter success story Planetary Annihilation, with another uniquely-themed crowdfunded RTS. Taking place during an apocalypse, players control one of...

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Star Citizen earns Guinness world record for crowdfunding efforts

As Star Citizen recently crossed $55 million in funding, Roberts Space Industries founder Chris Roberts announced that the game is entering the Guinness Book of World Records "not as the largest crowdfunded game of all time, but as the largest crowdfunded anything of all time."...

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Battle Chef Brigade creates Iron Chef and platforming emulsion

Cooking competitions Iron Chef and Top Chef cross over into the realm of a fantastical fantasy platformer in Battle Chef Brigade. Developed by Trinket Games, a band of digital cooks made up of vets from Disney Interactive's Wideload Games, Battle Chef Brigade recently blew by its Kickstarter goal...

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They sent a poet: Elegy for a Dead World due in early 2015

Elegy for a Dead World, a game that transforms players into British Romantic poets traversing a sci-fi landscape, is due out in early 2015 for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam, developers Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal announced on their Kickstarter page. Beta keys are due out for eligible backers in...

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Kickstarter changes terms regarding unfinished projects

Kickstarter updated its terms of use late last week, mostly cleaning up the site's fine-print language to better spell out the relationship between project creators and backers. It will remain hands-off while project leads enter agreements with their supporters, which worked well for the funding...

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