News tagged: CrowdFunding

Star Citizen Dev To Share Internal Timelines

To keep backers in the loop and potentially reduce complaints, Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games will begin sharing its internal timeline. While the company's target dates are bound to change over time, showing them to the public lets people know where things stand.

OvRcharge Can Levitate Your Phone While Charging

The OvRcharge is a new third-party wireless charging solution that uses magnets to levitate and rotate your phone while its charging. Like with other wireless chargers, you must use a special case and the charging will be slower. It's a neat (but impractical) solution for many.

Drone Created To Detect, Detonate Land Mines

A drone that's capable of finding and detonating land mines has appeared on Kickstarter with a funding target of $77,464 (€70,000). The Mine Kafon Drone (MKD) was developed with the goal of "clearing all land mines around the world in less than 10 years."

Rock Band 4 For PC Crowdfunding Fails

Harmonix's crowdfunding campaign for a PC version of Rock Band 4 was unsuccessful, ending with just half of its required funding amount. It hoped to receive $1.5 million from backers, but it ended up with $792,817 (52.85%), meaning the game will remain exclusive to consoles.

Pebble Laying Off Close To 25% Of Workers

Nearly a quarter of Pebble's employees have lost their jobs. The company, known for its crowdfunded wearables, laid off 40 people. Eric Migicovsky, Pebble's CEO, says these internal adjustments are part of a plan that'll see Pebble remain in the industry for a long time.

Star Citizen Grows To $110 Million

Contributions to the Star Citizen crowdfunding campaign are still rising, even though we're more than three years past its original campaign on Kickstarter. The game's latest financial milestone is $110 million, which is up from the $100 million reported a few months ago.

Harmonix Crowdfunding Rock Band 4 For PC

Harmonix is trying to get Rock Band 4 onto PC and it has turned to crowdfunding in order to release that version of the game. The studio has launched a campaign on Fig and it wants to raise at least $1.5 million over a period of 25 days. The total cost is over $2 million.