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Updates » Crowdfunding
Kenji Eno's last project to come via crowdfunding, posthumously  
by Christian Nutt [02.19.14]
The idiosyncratic creator of D and Enemy Zero's last game concept, Kakexun, is set to be crowdfunded and developed by developer Kazutoshi Iida.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Video, Crowdfunding

Now we own you: Another caution for crowdfunded content Exclusive 6
by Leigh Alexander [01.15.14]
Crowdfunding doesn't just change the way money is raised for games -- it also changes the terms of a game's release, writes Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Crowdfunding, Alternative Funding

Art and tech come full-circle in Sentris Exclusive 1
by Leigh Alexander [01.08.14]
Samantha Kalman is working on Sentris, a unique music game whose funding campaign attracted significant talent -- here, she shares her cross-disciplinary approach to music, art and technology.
Console/PC, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Crowdfunding

Q&A: Inside the social futurism of MidBoss's Read Only Memories Exclusive  
by Kris Ligman [11.29.13]
GaymerX founder Matt Conn reveals why he went from starting tech companies to penning a queer-inclusive adventure game in this exclusive interview with Gamasutra's Kris Ligman.
Indie, Design, Exclusive, Video, Crowdfunding, Alternative Funding

A new project from the makers of Myst and Riven 4
by Kris Ligman [10.17.13]
Cyan, Inc., developer of the celebrated puzzle game Myst and its sequel Riven, has announced a new game in the style of those lauded titles: Obduction.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Crowdfunding

Kickstarter is one month from opening in Australia, New Zealand 1
by Kris Ligman [10.16.13]
After a much-hyped launch into Canada earlier this year, Kickstarter intends to keep the ball rolling by officially launching in Australia and New Zealand by November 13th.
Indie, Business/Marketing, Crowdfunding

New augmented, virtual reality tech goes from Valve to Kickstarter 11
by Kris Graft [10.14.13]
Former Valve Software hardware guru Jeri Ellsworth and programmer Rick Johnson are taking the next step in bringing a new kind of augmented and virtual reality to the market.
Video, Crowdfunding, Advanced Input and Output

Square Enix adopts crowdfunding model for new program Exclusive 25
by Mike Rose [10.08.13]
Square Enix today unveiled plans for a curated publishing platform, through which it hopes to bring together creators and players to make more game concepts become reality.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Crowdfunding

Some of the most candid advice you will ever hear about crowdfunding 20
by Kris Ligman [10.04.13]
Chris Avellone, Brenda Romero and other developers weighed in at today's IndieCade crowdfunding panel, imparting a healthy dose of practical advice in addition to some cautious optimism.
Indie, Business/Marketing, Crowdfunding

How digital publishing is shaping the future of the game industry Exclusive 2
by Christian Nutt [09.30.13]
The era of digital publishing is here -- but do you have a handle on everything you should consider when deciding whether or not to work with a publisher to release your game?
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Exclusive, Digital Publishing, Crowdfunding

Call for Blogs: Share your experiences in digital publishing  
by Christian Nutt [09.26.13]
Next week, Gamasutra will launch a special week of content focused on the role of publishers in today's industry -- and we want to hear about your experiences.
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Business/Marketing, Digital Publishing, Alternative Funding, Crowdfunding

PayPal policy change to reduce crowdfunding headaches 1
by Kris Ligman [09.13.13]
In the wake of outcry over frozen account funds from crowdfunding campaigns, PayPal has announced it will be revisiting its risk management policies to better take into account alternative funding.
Indie, Business/Marketing, Crowdfunding

Reminder: GDC 2014 call for submissions closes today!  
by Staff [08.29.13]
The call for proposals for Main Conference talks, roundtables and panel sessions for the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, CA ends today (8/29). Don't miss the deadline!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, Microconsole, Alternative Funding, Crowdfunding

Doubts cast on funding for Ouya's Free the Games recipients 16
by Kris Ligman [08.27.13]
Ouya has announced its first two successfully funded Free the Games awardees, Gridiron Thunder and Elementary, My Dear Holmes. However, questions have been raised concerning the legitimacy of the games' crowdfunding efforts.
Console/PC, Indie, Business/Marketing, Microconsole, Crowdfunding

GDC Europe 2013 breaks attendance records, returns next year  
by Staff [08.26.13]
Attendance for this year's GDC Europe hit an all-time high of 2,250 this year, with more than 25 countries sending more than 10 attendees - it'll return to Cologne, Germany, August 11-13, 2014.
Crowdfunding, Alternative Funding, Microconsole, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

Blog: Postmortem of a 180%-funded indie Kickstarter 3
by Gamasutra Community [08.23.13]
Matt Hackett writes what went right and wrong in his Kickstarter campaign -- how it ended up wildly exceeding its (small) goal, but also how confused messaging got in the way of going further.
Crowdfunding, Indie, Business/Marketing

GDC Europe 2013: All of Gamasutra's Coverage, Right Here!  
by Staff [08.19.13]
Gamasutra will be covering GDC Europe 2013 on site from Cologne, Germany. Follow all of our live reporting on our special event page, all week long.
Crowdfunding, Alternative Funding, Microconsole, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Serious, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

GDC Europe 2013 reminder on next week's packed session line-up  
by Staff [08.15.13]
With GDC Europe 2013 in Cologne less than a week away and the session schedule finalized, organizers have gathered a collection of can't-miss sessions for the event.
Crowdfunding, Microconsole, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC Europe

Kickstarter: 'Stretch goals muddy the waters' 21
by Kris Ligman [08.13.13]
"We've seen stretch goals leave some projects overwhelmed, over-budget, and behind schedule," says Kickstarter, encouraging devs to consider other ways to propel a project past its funding target.
Crowdfunding, Alternative Funding, Business/Marketing

Western RPG with Japanese flavor headed for big Kickstarter success 18
by Kris Ligman [08.13.13]
"Project Phoenix" bills itself as Kickstarter's first Japan-based games project and comes stocked with international industry talent. And it's already demolished its original funding target.
Crowdfunding, Alternative Funding, Console/PC, Indie, Production, Business/Marketing