Crowd Funding

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Larian raises $500k in 12 hours for Divinity: Original Sin 2

6 days ago "Nobody at Larian could imagine that we would meet our goal so fast,"


15 Equity crowdfunding is a wolf in sheep's clothing

Opinion 12 days ago Buying equity and backing a game you love are different things; conflating them is little more than an attempt to remove protections from small investors


3 Investors go wild for new funding platform Fig

12 days ago $500,000 of backing for Outer Wilds within two days of launch

7 Former Double Fine COO launches new funding platform

15 days ago Fig designed to offer best crowdfunding experience for developers, gamers and investors

10 "It's done, there is no way back. We tried, we failed."

22 days ago Belgian-based Grin calls it quits, reneges on backer rewards for Kickstarted game Woolfe

Support Girls Make Games and its latest prize winner

26 days ago Interfectorem currently 50 per cent funded, 11 days remain

ICO Partners: Major projects mask general decline in Kickstarter funding

A month ago Smaller games losing out as top-heavy market trend continues, says analyst

2 Shenmue 3 breaks Kickstarter video game record

A month ago But it's still far short of Yu Suzuki's ideal $10 million budget

6 Broken Age to break even for Double Fine

A month ago Tim Schafer says studio spent nearly twice as much on crowdfunded adventure game as it raised on Kickstarter, "will just about make that back"


8 Corporate crowdfunding might not be all bad

Opinion A month ago Sony's First Flight is a morally uncomfortable development - but could result in better games and products

10 Sony launches a crowdfunding platform for internal projects

2 months ago First Flight will let its employees assess "the needs of the market" for innovative new concepts


1 Avellone becomes The Bard's Tale IV stretch goal

2 months ago Writer and designer will join team if campaign fund reaches $1.9 million

9 Suzuki: Sony won't get "a cent" of Shenmue 3's Kickstarter cash

2 months ago But it will offer production, marketing and publishing support, leaving more money for development

18 Yu Suzuki wants to double Kickstarter record for Shenmue 3

2 months ago Only with $10 million in funding can his vision for the game be fully realised


It's time for game financing to catch up with distribution - Marks

2 months ago Howard Marks' StartEngine is looking to give devs and startups a new way to raise capital through equity crowdfunding

44 Sony commits to helping Shenmue 3 development

2 months ago Upon reaching his Kickstarter goal, Yu Suzuki secured the assistance of some powerful friends

4 FTC settles first ever crowdfunding case

2 months ago Board game creator must pay $111,000 in misbegotten Kickstarter funding

3 Igarashi's Bloodstained breaks Kickstarter record

2 months ago Now $500,000 beyond next nearest video game with less than a day to go


9 Veterans play to the Crowd

Opinion 3 months ago The backlash against established devs taking to Kickstarter seems to have dissipated; crowdfunding may have rescued an entire tier of game development

Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter passes $2 million

3 months ago Playtonic title continues to smash through stretch goals

1 Castlevania dev returns with Kickstarter

3 months ago Koji Igarashi seeks $500,000 to make a new side-scrolling exploration action game in the vein of Symphony of the Night [UPDATE: game already funded]


"The fans are our bosses" - Impeller

3 months ago Crysis, X-Wing devs behind new space fighting game discuss crowdfunding and taking feedback with a grain of salt

2 Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter already a success

4 months ago Playtonic Games hits goal in less than an hour


"Don't be afraid to set a base price that turns some people away"

Opinion 4 months ago Poppermost CEO gives advice on how to avoid becoming crowdfunding's next disaster


5 Going indie? Have enough runway to fail once

4 months ago Former XBLA producer Scott Brodie offers advice for those making the jump, explains how Hero Generations brings Blizzard dev philosophy to indie games

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