Crowdfunding

Solar Roadways – A Cautionary Tale About Crowd-Funding Cons

There’s no denying that in general, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and platforms like them have made a big impact on the way that entrepreneurs realise their ideas, and enabled some fantastic products to be mass-produced. 

Unfortunately, (and sometimes hilariously) the open nature of crowd-funding means that anyone can create a campaign for any idea whatsoever. One of the worst, in my view, was Solar Roadways, which became especially concerning because its Indiegogo campaign was actually successful – in fact, it is Indiegogo’s most backed campaign ever, raising 2.2 million dollars.

Solar Roadways – A Cautionary Tale About Crowd-Funding Cons

Augmented reality horror game 'Night Terrors' transforms your house into a haunted house

We know the 'found footage' horror genre is a little played out, but what if there was one set in your own home that you could actually play? Introducing 'Night Terrors:' an augmented reality smartphone game looking for funding on Indiegogo, which looks set to terrify you.

Augmented reality horror game 'Night Terrors' transforms your house into a haunted house

Post-Apocalyptic Fairytale 'The Reverie' Asks "Are We Alone At The End Of The World?"

'The Reverie' has been receiving a great amount of attention over the past 3 days on Kickstarter, moving along nicely towards its funding goal and being selected as a "Staff Pick." This short film set in the wake of an unnamed catastrophe has shown our appetite for independent projects from talented people, refusing to let the film industry fall into the ironically dystopian plains of big budget cinema pleasers.

Post-Apocalyptic Fairytale 'The Reverie' Asks "Are We Alone At The End Of The World?"

Mogees Turns Everyday Objects Into Musical Instruments

Ever looked at the household objects around you and thought to yourself "what would that sound like as a musical instrument?" Not really a question you think about, but one that definitely came up in my younger music nerd days! 'Mogees' looks to answer that question with a rather innovative piece of kit.

Mogees Turns Everyday Objects Into Musical Instruments

Jamaican Bobsled Team Crowdfunding To Reach Sochi Olympics

Jamaica's two-man bobsled team has successfully qualified for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, bringing back the glory days for Cool Runnings fans the world over. However, bringing the unfortunate side of the aforementioned film's plot into the 21st century, it's going to take a lot of money to get them there, which they do not have. That is where you come in.

Jamaican Bobsled Team Crowdfunding To Reach Sochi Olympics

#NRMPresents 'WREN.' A Crowdsourced Satellite You Can Directly Control

We've seen many efforts in bringing the world closer to space, all from a plethora of multi-billion pound companies. But imagine a mission to the stars ran by four guys in a garage and, possibly, you. Introducing WREN: the first satellite you can fly.

#NRMPresents 'WREN.' A Crowdsourced Satellite You Can Directly Control

#NRMPresents 'Super Techno Ninja.' Castlevania Meets Dishonored In Side-Scroller

Take the unique blend of Castlevania, Strider, Dishonored and Mark of the Ninja, and you get an ambitious side-scroller by the name of Super Techno Ninja.  Taking the best of classic action games and combining it with modern gameplay mechanics, London-based independent game developer Darryl has introduced something new to what has become a rather tired genre.

#NRMPresents 'Super Techno Ninja.' Castlevania Meets Dishonored In Side-Scroller

#NRMPresents 'TouchKeys.' Multi-Touch Gestures For Your Piano

For the past few centuries, the piano has been commonplace in music.  During this same period of time, the instrument hasn't really evolved either.  Well that is until now, as the 'Touch Keys' DIY sensor kit brings touch sensitivity to the surface of piano keys, similar to the screen of a smartphone or tablet.

#NRMPresents 'TouchKeys.' Multi-Touch Gestures For Your Piano

#NRMPresents 'Pocket Spacecraft.' Send Your Own Spacecraft To The Moon

We've become closer to space than we could ever imagine recently.  Through the likes of SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, it's fair to say the idea of taking the kids on a holiday excursion to deep space is becoming less far-fetched as the years pass by.  However a recently launched Kickstarter, called Pocket Spacecraft, project doesn't hope to get you into "space tourism," rather give all backers their own "personalised spacecraft" to send into orbit.

#NRMPresents 'Pocket Spacecraft.' Send Your Own Spacecraft To The Moon

Kevin Smith Rejects Possibility Of Kickstarter For Clerks III

Kevin Smith has changed his mind about using Kickstarter to fund Clerks III, saying that doing so would be unfair to struggling film makers.

Unlike Zach Braff, Smith has decided to use the capital and influence he already has rather than use funding from the public.

Kevin Smith Rejects Possibility Of Kickstarter For Clerks III

'Wish I Was Here.' Zach Braff Turns To Kickstarter To Seek Funding For 'Garden State' Follow Up

Zach Braff, most famously known for his role as JD from Scrubs, has launched a Kickstarter project to seek funding for his next movie, titled Wish I Was Here. After writing, directing and starring in cult classic Garden State, Braff is looking to follow-up the success and creative freedom of this by turning to the crowdfunding platform.

#NRMPresents 'Battle Worlds: Kronos.' Kickstarter Campaign Launched For Unfinished Fan Favourite

Six years ago, KING Art Studios made a prototype of turn-based strategy game Battle Worlds: Kronos, which underwent community testing and gained popularity with the European strategy community.  However, no publisher came forward to back the project, and as the developers moved onto new games, this highly regarded title was to remain unfinished.

As you could probably tell with this substantial amount of build-up, that is until now. 

 

Petroglyph Aims For Kickstarter 'Victory' With Online RTS Set In World War II

Petroglyph, a studio founded by the industry veterans behind 'Command & Conquer,' have launched their latest game on Kickstarter called 'Victory.'  This World War II action strategy game has the goal of delivering a fresh, new experience in online strategy gaming with community support.

X-Wing Squadron Seeks $11m On Kickstarter In Response To Crowd-Funded Death Star

The Rebel Alliance have started a Kickstarter campaign, requiring $11 million for an X-Wing fighter and pilot to destroy the recently proposed 'Open Source Death Star.'  Crowdfunding has become the new frontier for battle between the Empire and Rebel forces.

'Death Inc.' Spread The Bubonic Plague In This Adorable Strategy Game

In the current economic climate, it can be hard for graduates to get into work, but thankfully, Death is hiring. Looking for enthusiastic young go-getters looking to work in a fast-paced 17th century to spread the Bubonic plague across the globe. Pay on commission.

Kickstarter Project Launched For 'Open Source Death Star'

If one thing has been made abundantly clear, it's that you people really want a Death Star.  Following last year's petition being turned down by the White House, and continuing threats made by the Dark Side, the Kickstarter community have taken things into their own hands.

'The Freeman Chronicles.' Amazing Live Action Half-Life Web Series Needs Funding

In late 2012 a fan-made short film based on the Half Life universe called Enter the Freeman premiered on youtube. Boasting great production values and decent acting, the film received over half a million views. The film was self-funded, and now the director Ian James Duncan is looking for fan donations to take the project even further with The Freeman Chronicles.

'Homesick.' Lucky Pause Kickstart Their Debut Game

Homesick, a truly gorgeous adventure/puzzle game, reminiscent of Myst and other precious gems from a bygone age is making the rounds on Kickstarter. With almost half of their $8,000 goal pledged, they need a little more help from you to see their vision come to life.

'Homesick.' Lucky Pause Kickstart Their Debut Game