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Chargeasap introduce the Flash powerbank

Following on from its successful crowdfunding projects Infinity UNO and X-Connect cables, Chargeasap has announced its latest innovation. The Flash powerbank from Chargeasap is now on Indegogo with pledges starting from £107 for early birds and £115 subsequently. The 60-day campaign will run until 27th March with units expected to …

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Banner Saga 3 adds playable Dredge stretch goal

The Banner Saga 3, Stoic’s final chapter in its epic, Nordic ‘saga’ has been fully funded on Kickstarter and that means stretch goals. One that’s now been put on the table, is something fans of the previous two games have been asking for forever: playable Dredge. All that’s needed for …

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Snooper’s Charter challenge fund reaches £50,000 in a week

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The crowd funding effort by human rights group Liberty, has raised more than £50,000 in its first week since going online. So far more than 1,750 people have pledged their support, with one person giving as much as £5,000 towards the legal fund. Liberty’s crowd funding campaign  is designed to provide funding …

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Paypal no longer protects crowd-funding payments

Although sites like Kickstarter accept credit and debit card payments for campaigns, Paypal has always proved a popular route since it offered some measure of protection for users. Not any more though, as the site has announced that after the end of June this year, payments made through crowd funding …

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Games on Kickstarter raised $46 million in 2015

While crowd-funded games might not be the big news they used to be, plenty of gamers are still backing projects that they really believe in. According to the latest statistics, video game projects raised just over $46 million over the course of 2015, which is more than what was raised …

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Psychonauts 2 hits funding goal, to become reality

Continuing its trend of successfully crowd funding its way to its next developmental project, Double Fine has succeeded in generating enough funds from its community of fans to make Psychonauts 2 a reality. Along with the news, Double Fine and its founder Tim Schafer released a video telling us just how …

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$4 million laser razor Kickstarter suspended

A crowd funding campaign to create a futuristic razor that uses a laser to cut hair, rather than traditional blades. The campaign had raised just over $4 million on Kickstarter over the last couple of weeks but the campaign was suddenly suspended after the company behind it also put the …

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Kickstarter is now a Public Benefit Corporation

This week, Kickstarter announced that it would be changing course fairly significantly. The crowd funding platform was founded around six and a half years ago as a corporate entity but it is now set to transition from being a traditional corporation in to what is called a ‘public benefit corporation’ …

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Divinity Original Sin 2 has just been announced

Ahead of the launch of Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition on the PC and new generation consoles, Larian Studios has gone ahead and announced Divinity Original Sin 2, the sequel to the first game and described as the studio’s most ambitious RPG ever. Just like the original game, the sequel …

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Star Citizen’s FPS module will launch in a few weeks

Cloud Imperium Games has had a fairly hectic month. Ever since announcing the delay of Star Citizen’s first person shooter module, Star Marine, due to networking issues, the developer has been dealing with complaints online after many sites claimed that the game mode was ‘delayed indefinitely’. This caused quite a …

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Sony launches its own crowd-funding platform

Sony has launched its own crowd-funding platform, with the intention of financing the company’s own projects. The platform is called First Flight and is supposed to promote new business ideas in an effort to bring the company back in to profitability after a few years of bad financial performance. The …

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Star Citizen’s FPS module has been delayed

Star Citizen, the largest crowd funded video game effort to date has been under development for some time now, with Robert Space Industries giving backers regular updates on the development process and roadmap to release. So far, the game has been released in modules, with the first person shooter module …

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The FTC is cracking down on Kickstarter scams

While crowd funding has done a fair amount of good for projects looking to get off the ground in recent years, we have also seen backers burned on several occasions by trusting scammers. In the past, we’ve seen several Kickstarter creators go back on promises and rip backers off all …

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Crowd funding will surpass venture capital by 2016

If there is any indication that crowd funding has the potential to disrupt the world’s economies, it’s this. If current trends continue, crowd funding is going to provide more investment to businesses and projects in 2016 than venture capitalists will. That could have a real impact on how companies pitch …

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Mighty No. 9 is going for a third round of crowd funding

Keiji Inafune is attempting to crowd fund even more content for Mighty No. 9, his spiritual successor to Megaman. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year but Inafune attempted to gain more funding earlier this year by offering up more crowd funding incentives, such as an English language …

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A hoverboard project has hit Kickstarter

Hoverboards finally exist and you can actually own one thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign offering up their current working model. It’s pricey though, a pre-built model will set you back $10,000 while a ‘DIY kit’ will only cost $299. The campaign currently has 53 days left to go and has …

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