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Backstage: Rorschach and Synetic thrilled with Kickstarter drama & theater campaigns

Backstage: Rorschach and Synetic thrilled with Kickstarter drama & theater campaigns

When Rorschach Theatre decided to produce “Neverwhere,” adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novel and filled with such stage directions as “THE GREAT BEAST OF LONDON enters. . . .It is a creature of impossible size, of hooves and tusks, steaming flanks and glowing red eyes,” they realized they were embarking on an ambitious adventure. Ambitious and expensive. Rorschach put together a Kickstarter campaign that launched July 19, promising those who pledged $10 to $20 “your name in the program, all official looking,” and a walk -on role in the show for the over-$1,000 backers. Rorschach typically…

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American McGee’s Alice Short Films Funded by Kickstarter

American McGee’s Alice Short Films Funded by Kickstarter

A feature film based on Alice will also be explored thanks to the success. A Kickstarter seeking funding for a short film based on American McGee’s Alice called Alice: Otherlands has concluded, with the $200,000 goal being surpassed in the final 24 hours. Just over $222,000 was raised during the three-week crowdfunding campaign. With the money, American McGee’s company, Spicy Horse, will be able to obtain the film rights to Alice and arrange for a series of short films, among other things, to be created. “[T]he funding will allow us to create…

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Former Astronaut Launches Kickstarter Bid for Plasma Rocket Documentary

Former Astronaut Launches Kickstarter Bid for Plasma Rocket Documentary

A former astronaut's rocket company is...

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Precinct cancels Kickstarter, opens tiered crowdfunding

Precinct cancels Kickstarter, opens tiered crowdfunding

Precinct, an indie title from Police Quest creator Jim Walls, has canceled its Kickstarter campaign and moved to its own tiered funding model. The new goal is a bit smaller, and split into four phases that will let backers play the stages of development, as the funding reaches different milestones. The new goals are outlined on the official site (via Joystiq). The first, at $25,000, gives backers a brief proof of concept demo. Other goals include a vertical slice stage ($90,000), game demo ($250,000), and full game ($400,000). Backers are…

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Crowdfunding: Turning your reputation into money

Crowdfunding: Turning your reputation into money

The stack of black plastic cases, some of them sprouting wires, begged the question: What was PJ Conley building at his dining room table? High-tech tackle boxes? Electronic first-aid kits? Something nefarious? “This was actually my original one,” Conley said, grabbing the device he calls the RaspCarry, a protective case with a built-in screen and Bluetooth keyboard designed to hold the Raspberry Pi, a $35 no-frills computer that sells separately. Thanks in large part to the nearly $8,000 Conley raised this winter on Kickstarter, he has built and shipped 150…

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