crowdfunding

What Happened To?

What Happened to 'Scale,' The Game That Let You Shrink and Grow Everything?

In 2013, 'Scale' raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter. Five years later, it's still not released. Why? Here's what we learned.
Patrick Klepek
12.11.18
game development

Where The Hell Did 'Mighty No. 9' For Vita and 3DS Go?

It's been two years since the disappointing spiritual successor to Mega Man came and went, but the developers still haven't fully delivered on their promises.
Patrick Klepek
8.24.18
crowdfunding

“We Messed Up” — Patreon Backing Off Its Awful Payment Policy Changes

But it remains an open question whether the backers who left will ever return.
Patrick Klepek
12.13.17
A Hat In Time

'A Hat in Time' is the N64 Throwback 'Yooka-Laylee' Was Trying to Be

The new 3D platformer feels like a throwback to a forgotten time, in a good way.
Danielle Riendeau
10.5.17
YouTube

YouTube Says Patreon Links Are Not Banned on YouTube

The company has introduced an extra step it claims will curb “abuse.”
Patrick Klepek
9.28.17
Emulation

Atlus Tried to Take Down a PlayStation 3 Emulator’s Crowdfunding Page

The company argued the emulator's mere existence infringed on their copyright, but Patreon pushed back.
Patrick Klepek
9.26.17
crowdfunding

'Project Rap Rabbit' Shows How Not to Launch a Kickstarter in 2017

With no gameplay footage and misguided stretch goals, this dream music rhythm game is already sputtering.
Patrick Klepek
5.17.17
LGBTQ

Why This Very Queer Strategy Game Downplayed Its Queerness While Crowdfunding

The creators of 'All Walls Must Fall' pitched their project very differently to different audiences.
Patrick Klepek
5.8.17
feminism

The Legacy of Feminist Frequency's Tropes vs Women Series

When Anita Sarkeesian asked for $6,000 in 2012, she couldn't have predicted what would happen in the years to come.
Patrick Klepek
4.28.17
Sex

How Crowdfunding Is Allowing More Developers to Make Erotic Games

Thanks to crowdfunding support, erotic games are enjoying more monetary and community support than ever.
Anthony McGlynn
12.15.16
crowdfunding

Yet Another Reminder That Crowdfunding Isn't A Guarantee

The Omni was supposed to let you walk around in VR, but due to money problems, international backers who've been waiting three years will have to move on.
Patrick Klepek
12.6.16