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Yu Suzuki's Shenmue 3 has just managed to break a record, becoming the highest crowd funded video game on the Kickstarter platform. The game has accrued more than $5,553,470, just beating out Koji Igarashi's igavania crowd-funding campaign for his spiritual successor to Castlevania called Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
Two brothers who started a school program in China to help teach rural kids English have donated $20,000 to Shenmue 3's Kickstarter.
One of the most shocking announcements from Sony's E3 press conference was Shenmue 3, the long-awaited continuation of the action RPG series. Fans were so excited by the news that they've already donated the $2 million needed for the Kickstarter campaign.
Kickstarters are risky business these days. For any kind of creative venture it means the creator is putting their idea on the line where other publishers have refused to fund or invest in the product. Hi-Rez Studios, the developers behind the MOBA Smite, took a poke at the Kickstarter culture with a mock campaign of their own.
Koji Igarashi, co-director of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, will be heading into very familiar territory with his next game. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a "gothic, exploration-focused action platformer" coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Harkening back to the days when platforming games were king, Yooka-Laylee has arrived to remind gamers what the glory days of the mascot-driven adventure was all about. Itís on Kickstarter, itís already blown past its first handful of goals, and it also happens to be the spiritual successor to an old-school genre great, Banjo-Kazooie.
We've had a number of new consoles arrive during this generation that take a different approach to gaming than in past generations. Some of the new-gen consoles in this era are focused around mobile games. In fact, the latest console is called ZRRO and you may not have heard about it until today.
Humanature Studios has successfully managed to hit their Kickstarter goal with Toejam & Earl. The game is due for release on PC with a few extra stretch goals hit, including additional playable characters.
Obsidian Entertainment announced today that their crowd-funded RPG Pillars Of Eternity has gone gold. Now that the base game is finished and ready for launch, they're planning to build an expansion pack for the game.
Eric ďWingmanĒ Peterson is back and he's bringing a group of veteran space sim developers with him. Why is Peterson back? Well, because he's working on a brand new Descent game using today's software technology.
Middle-aged gamers, rejoice! After nearly two decades in oblivion, one of gaming's most influential franchises is officially coming out of retirement. With nearly a week left on its KickStarter Campaign, Underworld Ascendant has passed its $600,000 goal.
After hinting that a new Toejam & Earl game was on the way, it appears as if a new Toejam & Earl game is actually coming... courtesy of Kickstarter. The pitch video was recently put up and the game is already well on its way toward its funding goal.
Square Enix is opening up their cache of IP to independent developers to take to Kickstarter so that gamers can fund the games and then Square can publish them. The move has already garnered tons of feedback, and Square is now moving ahead with allowing indie devs to resurrect a few more old intellectual properties from their vault.
The limited number of PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles is set to become even more limited shortly after launch, as one soon-to-be owner of the PSX-themed console plans to destroy his machine on-camera. Donít worry, though, because you can also support his Kickstarter in order to snag a piece of the busted hardware for yourself.