Crowd Funding

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Pixelmage sees "seismic shift" in game marketing

A month ago With Hero's Song, John Smedley's new studio is taking a transparent approach to paid influencers and crowdfunding


7 A Gambitious Proposal?

A month ago Paul Hanraets of Gambitious discusses why indies miss out on investment, crowdfunding concerns and the company's future plans


Pressure Drop: From Grim Dawn to a Brighter Tomorrow

2 months ago How crowdfunding helped Crate Entertainment invert the usual third-party developer difficulty curve

Breeding Season's Patreon campaign turns sour

3 months ago When sex and farming sims go wrong

Video games on Kickstarter raise just $8.2m in first half of 2016 - ICO

3 months ago That's down from more than $20m in the previous period, but the ratio of successfully funded projects has increased

Ex-Lionhead devs form Flaming Fowl

4 months ago Studio Kickstarting officially licensed Fable Fortune free-to-play card game

Kickstarter UK has raised 26m for games

5 months ago And has raised 100m since 2012 overall

Dark Souls: The Board Game raises over 3.7m

5 months ago Steamforged Games asked for 50,000

1 Paypal ending payment protection for crowdfunders

5 months ago Indiegogo et al too subject to "risks and uncertainties" says provider

1 Romero and Carmack suspend Kickstarter

5 months ago Doom developers press pause after just four days, want to have a demo ready before resuming campaign

7 John Romero, Adrian Carmack return to FPS development

5 months ago Blackroom Kickstarter campaign launches today

Gambitious looking for 50 new investors

6 months ago "Gambitious is committed to respecting the investors"

Fear Effect returns with Kickstarter campaign

6 months ago Sushee reviving dormant IP as Square Enix manages perceptions around its involvement in crowdfunded project

Rock Band 4 Fig campaign raises half its $1.5 million target

6 months ago "There doesn't seem to be enough of an audience to make Rock Band for PC a viable project for us right now"

1 Kickstarter payment problem holds up indie adventure game pledges

7 months ago A Place for the Unwilling runs into a speed bump due to failed Kickstarter payments.

"Some people want to see the slaughterhouse" - Gordon Walton

7 months ago Industry veteran discusses how to successfully build and manage a crowdfunding community

7 Kickstarter funded Bear Simulator abandoned by its creator

7 months ago "Must be doing this PC game dev thing wrong because it is way too hard to stay happy and productive"


Mindful parents, Minecraft kids & squiffy millennials

7 months ago Sensible Object's Alex Fleetwood talks Fabulous Beasts


The stress of success

7 months ago Why did Red Hook crunch to finish Darkest Dungeon when the Early Access game was already a hit, and was it worth it?


1 The joy of unretirement

7 months ago Parallax co-founder Mike Kulas on retiring from AAA after 15 years at Volition and coming back to crowdfund a spiritual successor to Descent

Kickstarter "maturation means more money, but not for more people" - ICO

8 months ago ICO Partners' latest analysis of Kickstarter shows dominace by fewer, larger game projects; also mobile appears to be a dead-end

1 Parallax founders reunite for Descent successor

8 months ago Mike Kulas and Matt Toschlog establish Revival Productions, launch Kickstarter for new project Overload

Playdek puts crowdfunded Unsung Story on hold

8 months ago Studio down to one team, focusing resources on products that can be released sooner


Gambitious: 3 years, 6 successful projects

8 months ago "We got in this for the long haul" says Mike Wilson


1 Tips for running a great Kickstarter, from Kickstarter

8 months ago Luke Crane, Head of Games, explains the best practices for running a great campaign, and handling your community post-funding

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