Tag: Kickstarter

iBackPack Crowdfunding Campaign Under Investigation: Over $700,000 Raised Down The Drain

The Federal Trade Commission has started investigating the iBackPack crowdfunding campaign, which raised more than $700,000. Years later, the product has still not shipped, and its official website has been taken down.

Gadgets August 30, 2018

Nintendo Switch Accessory Lets You Play Games Vertically: Flip Grip On Kickstarter

Flip Grip, a new Nintendo Switch accessory on Kickstarter, will make it easy to play games vertically on the hybrid console. The Flip Grip was created in response to the Nintendo Switch arcade games being launched.

Video Games June 22, 2018

Crusaders Kings The Board Game Funded On Kickstarter: Here's What To Expect

Paradox Interactive confirmed that 'Crusader Kings' will get a tabletop version. The crowdfunding campaign is available on Kickstarter with an estimated delivery date set in November 2018.

Video Games May 22, 2018

3D Headphones Start-Up Ossic Shuts Down After Raising Almost $6 Million: New Entry In List Of Crowdfunding Failures

The Ossic X 3D audio headphones will no longer be released after start-up Ossic said that it was shutting down. The closure of Ossic comes despite raising nearly $6 million from crowdfunding initiatives.

Gadgets May 21, 2018

'Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon' 8-Bit Rolls Out This Month

During BitSummit 2018, Inti Creates announced the upcoming release of 'Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon' for several platforms. The 8-bit retro-style game is apparently an added bonus since the developer met its Kickstarter stretch goals.

Video Games May 13, 2018

'Hellboy: The Board Game' Takes Kickstarter By Storm: More Than $1M Raised In Seconds, With A Month To Go

'Hellboy: The Board Game' launched on Kickstarter and blazed through its initial goal in seconds, raising more than $1 million. Here's what to expect from the game in terms of characters, storyline, and more.

Comic Books April 28, 2018

With Over A Million Dollars Raised In Crowdfunding, ‘System Shock’ Reboot Hits Hiatus

Another seemingly promising Kickstarter project has gone awry. Nightdive Studios has officially announced that the much-anticipated reboot of the 1994 classic ‘System Shock’ is on hiatus.

Video Games February 17, 2018

Remember The Controversial Lily Drone? It's Back, But It Should Have Stayed Buried

The controversial Lily Drone is back, but with none of the technology that made its Kickstarter campaign raise $34 million. The drone should have stayed in its grave, but there is one silver lining in its revival.

Gadgets September 5, 2017

'Unsung Story,' Spiritual Successor To 'Final Fantasy Tactics,' Given Up To Another Developer After 2-Year Delay

'Final Fantasy Tactics' spiritual successor 'Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians' was supposed to have launched in 2015. After a two-year delay, Playdek has given up the rights and assets of the tactical RPG to Little Orbit.

Video Games August 3, 2017

Jelly Pro Smartphone Review: Tiny Yet Solid, With Android Nougat On A Budget

Jelly is the world's smallest 4G smartphone, arriving as a low-cost handset with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. I've spent a week with the Jelly Pro version and I'm pleasantly surprised, but there are also drawbacks.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 13, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Creating Scientifically Accurate 'Space Odyssey' Video Game

Neil deGrasse Tyson and his collaborators just set up a Kickstarter campaign for a video game he is co-creating. Science takes center stage in the space exploration game.

Video Games June 17, 2017

Meet Jelly, The World's Smallest 4G Smartphone Running Android Nougat On A Budget

The world's smallest 4G smartphone has taken Kickstarter by storm, raising more than three times its funding goal with 34 days to go. Meet Jelly, a mini-sized 4G smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 3, 2017

Android On Your iPhone? Make It Possible With The Esti Eye Case

The Esti Eye, launched on Kickstarter, looks to bring the Android experience into the iPhone. The Android-powered case also provides iPhone users with features such as an additional 2,800 mAh battery and extra 256 GB of storage.

Gadgets March 15, 2017

LOOK: Smart Bike Helmet Signals When Cyclist Is Braking Or Turning

For cyclists, signaling could be a terrifying task since fast hand motions are required. But the smart bike helmet Lumos Helmet makes bike riding easy thanks to its built-in indicators.

Wearable Tech March 4, 2017

Indie Watch: ‘Legion 1917’ Will Take You Back To The Russian Revolution

Czech-Slovak indie game developer Sornyak Arts announced a Kickstarter campaign for ‘Legion 1917,’ an isometric turn-based game set during the Russian Revolution. The target release date is November 2017.

Video Games March 2, 2017

Indie Watch: Embark On A Colorful Adventure With ‘Ayo The Clown’

Indie game developer Cloud M1 announced its 2.5D puzzle platformer ‘Ayo the Clown’ for release on PC and Mac. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is currently ongoing.

Video Games March 1, 2017

RUAWALK Is The Wearable That Sets Workout Pace With The Beat Of The Music

RUAWALK is the wearable that uses the beat of the music to help motivate users to walk.

Wearable Tech February 27, 2017

ZTE Cancels Kickstarter For Self-Adhesive, Eye-Tracking Hawkeye Smartphone: What's Next For The Crowdsourced Device?

ZTE has decided to cancel the Kickstarter campaign for the self-adhesive, eye-tracking Hawkeye smartphone due to the lack of support. Is the company pulling the plug on the crowdsourced device?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 18, 2017

'Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire' Reaches $1.1 Million Crowdfunding Goal In Less Than 24 Hours

The team behind 'Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire' sought funding to create a truly living world with new features and more unique ways to play and evolve characters. The game is expected to be unleashed in the first quarter of 2018.

Video Games January 28, 2017

Francis Ford Coppola's Epic Vietnam War Movie 'Apocalypse Now' Is Finally Becoming A Video Game

'Apocalypse Now,' the epic 1979 Vietnam War movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is finally becoming a video game. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for the project, which will blend a cinematic narrative with role-playing game mechanics.

Video Games January 26, 2017

'Frog Fractions 2' Discovered In Another Game 'Glittermitten Grove': Here's How To Play It

A group of self-styled online detectives finally found 'Frog Fractions 2' inside a new game that surfaced at Steam. The hunt took two years and also involved clues won from a complex alternate reality game.

Video Games December 27, 2016

Fix Your New MacBook Pro Issues With This Accessory: Meet HyperDrive's USB-C Hub That Can Save You From Dongles

Does the lack of dongles on the new MacBook Pro keep you from nabbing the Apple laptop? If so, then HyperDrive's USB-C hub may be just the thing you need.

Computers December 6, 2016

Project Blue Kickstarter Launched: Campaign To Photograph Earth-Like Planets Around Alpha Centauri Star System Begins

Project Blue is taking a major step toward achieving its goals by launching a Kickstarter campaign. The group is turning to crowdfunding to turn its aim of spotting an Earth-like planet around Alpha Centauri into reality.

Space November 16, 2016

This Anti-Snore Wearable Has Taken Kickstarter By Storm: How Does It Work?

Kickstarter is on fire because of the rise of the Anti-Snore wearable. The gadget is designed to stop snorers from causing a raucous in the middle of the night.

Wearable Tech November 14, 2016

Kickstarter Live Gives Project Creators A Way To Connect With Their Backers, Provide Updates More Closely

The new live streaming feature for Kickstarter allows creators to promote their products. It also gives investors a chance to get to know the team behind the Kickstarter project and get updated with campaigns they are supporting.

Internet November 2, 2016

OmniWear Arc Brings Haptic Feedback For Gaming To A New Level Of Interaction

Haptic feedback in gaming has been a thing for decades, but not much has changed since the technology came into play. However, with the OmniWear Arc neckband, it could finally bring something fresh to the table. Everything seems to rest squarely on the device's Kickstarter success.

Gadgets October 20, 2016

Cuciniale Is The Smart Cooking System That Helps Foodies Master The Perfect Meal At Home

Cuciniale is the three-part intelligent cooking system that allows foodies to master perfect, restaurant-quality meals from the comfort of their own home.

Gadgets October 10, 2016

Kano Is Back At Kickstarter With New DIY Camera, Speaker And Lightboard Coding Kits

Kano is now raising funds to build three new DIY bundles that let adults and kids alike build and code powerful gadgets. Each kit, which will ship in 2017, can be assembled without tools within minutes.

Gadgets September 29, 2016

Shovel Knight Makes A Cameo In 'Yooka-Laylee' [Video]

The Shovel Knight was included in the array of characters featured in the latest 'Yooka-Laylee' trailer. He appeared to have taken a minor role, playing as an NPC in his latest adventure.

Video Games September 26, 2016

Timeular's Zei Helps You Keep Track Of Time In A Fun Way, And It's Now Up On Kickstarter

Timeular launched a Kickstarter campaign for Zei, a tiny device that revolutionizes the way people track time. It connects to a computer via Bluetooth and integrates with a slew of time-tracking and management system software.

Gadgets September 21, 2016

This Is The Chair Every Office Needs To Prevent Lower Back Pain And Promote Posture

The λ Chair is the fully adjustable office chair that will prevent lower back and neck pain while promoting better posture when sitting so that employees can focus on work and not their discomfort.

Gadgets September 21, 2016

Master Pouring The Perfect Cup Of Tea With The 42tea Connected Cube And App

42tea is the connected cube and app system that instructs the user on how to brew the perfect cup of tea based on that particular variety.

Gadgets September 19, 2016

This Wearable Allows Users To Experience Lucid Dreams Just Like In ‘Inception’

The iBand+ is the wearable headband and pillow speaker set that allows the user to experience lucid dreams and take control of them just like in the movie ‘Inception.’

Wearable Tech September 12, 2016

Fidget Cube Is The Desk Toy For The Anxious That Already Raised More Than $2 Million On Kickstarter

Fidget Cube is the desk toy that is the better alternative to clicking a pen that has already raised more than $2 million in its crowdfunding campaign.

Gadgets September 9, 2016

'Dawn Of The Devs' Kickstarter Aims To Let Gamers Play As Their Favorite Game Designers

If you've ever wanted to play a 2D sidescroller starring Hideo Kojima, Tim Schafer or Cliff Bleszinski, now is your chance.

Video Games September 7, 2016

FaceCradle Is The Must-Have Pillow For Sleeping On An Airplane

FaceCradle is the travel pillow that has four different modes to let users find comfortable sleeping positions when on a long flight. The project is being funded via Kickstarter.

Gadgets September 7, 2016

This Smart, Solar-Powered Backpack Will Charge Your Phone While You Head To Class

Energy Sac is the smart backpack that features GPS technology and a removable solar-powered panel that charges gadgets when on-the-go.

Wearable Tech August 29, 2016

Sunscreenr Is A High-Tech Sunscreen-Detecting Gadget That Shows If You Missed A Spot

A new gadget promises to help beachgoers determine whether sunscreen has been properly applied. Sunscreenr uses a special filter, lens and viewfinder to detect exactly where sun protection remains on the user’s face and body.

Gadgets July 22, 2016

Wisdom Tree's Unlicensed NES Bible Games Are Now On Kickstarter

Old-school Nintendo fans may remember a trio of terrible unlicensed religious games back on the original NES. Well, it turns out that developer Wisdom Tree is still around — and it's got a Kickstarter.

Video Games July 18, 2016

Why The New Kickstarter Project 'Prey For The Gods' Isn't Just A 'Shadow Of The Colossus' Clone

'Shadow of the Colossus' is a game that's not often imitated. However, an ambitious new Kickstarter project is hoping to push the PS2 classic's mechanics even further.

Video Games July 7, 2016

Das Keyboard Goes To Kickstarter, Unwraps Cloud-Connected Keyboard

Das Keyboard is launching a new mechanical keyboard, dubbed the 5Q, which features a standalone cloud-connection technology. The company, however, needs help funding the final stages of the project and has taken to Kickstarter to call for interested backers.

Computers July 2, 2016

Pebble Ends Third Kickstarter Campaign For Pebble 2 And Time 2, Raises Less Than Last Year

Pebble recently closed off its third Kickstarter campaign, and the company fared less majestic than last year. In 2016, the Pebble 2 and Time 2 smartwatches scored slightly more than half the sum from 2015.

Wearable Tech July 1, 2016

'System Shock' Remake Now Up On Kickstarter, Targets To Raise $900,000

Night Dive Studios has launched a Kickstarter page for the remake of legendary PC shooter 'System Shock.' The remake, which will be a modern take on the 1994 classic, already has a playable demo available.

Video Games June 29, 2016

Mighty No. 9's Credits Last Longer Than The Game Itself

After years of waiting, fans aren't happy that 'Mighty No. 9' hasn't lived up to expectations. The fact that the credits last longer than the game just adds insult to injury.

Video Games June 27, 2016

The Octopus Smartwatch For Kids Teaches Them Responsibility So Parents Don’t Have To

This smartwatch for kids teaches them how to be independent and responsible, while parents can set a routine to provide structure.

Wearable Tech June 23, 2016

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