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Author Topic: Kickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011  (Read 3854 times)

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(I wasn't sure where to put this....)

Support your favorite indie project through a safe and convenient outlet through Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.  The projects are all or nothing - they set their goal, and if it's reached, you pay your pledge.  If not, you pay nothing.  It's not about investment, but instead about patronage.  If funded, the project creators own 100% of their work, and you get the satisfied feeling of being a patron of the arts.  And there are a variety of endeavors to fund, from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

Below are some highlights from the sites:
TweetLand
TweetLand-Kick3.pngKickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
Goal$7000
End Date2011-05-04
Project Creator(s)Villalobos, Espinoza, Vasquez, Cartin(s)
LocationSan José, Costa Rica
DescriptionSocial networks meet social gaming with Tweet Land, a series of games where gameplay is determined by the real-time actions of Twitter users. With a dash of retro-styling and a super-catchy soundtrack, behold the twitterverse as it becomes a real place you can race through.

Matthew Stover's Overworld
overworld.pngKickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
Goal$8500
End Date2011-04-18
Project Creator(s)Moe Suliman
LocationSt Petersburg, FL
Description I want to create an "origin story" comic book series titled: OverWorld, featuring the art of T J Halvorsen (formerly an Inker for Marvel's Incredible Hulk and currently a Penciler for DC's Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman) based on New York Times Best Selling Author Matthew Stover's books "Heroes Die", "Blade of Tyshalle", "Caine Black Knife", his up and coming novel, "His Father's Fist" and their beyond brutal anti-hero Caine. Matthew will also write the story.

Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple
DO.pngKickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
Goal$4000
End Date2011-05-24
Project Creator(s)Daniel Solis
LocationOklahoma City, OK
DescriptionDo: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple is a storytelling game about helping people and getting into trouble.

You tell the story of young travelers who mean well, but spend most of their time getting into trouble. You use your creativity and strategy to create a humorous coming of age story. It's like a comedic crossover between Avatar: the Last Airbender, the Little Prince and Kino's Journey.

The Cosmonaut: A Wide-Grip Stylus for Touch Screens
cosmonaut.pngKickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
Goal$50000
End Date2011-04-20
Project Creator(s)Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt
LocationNew York, NY
DescriptionThe Cosmonaut was born out of our desire to have a really great stylus for our iPads. We love to sketch out quick ideas or doodle on our tablets, and using a stylus is much better than a finger for such tasks. We bought several different models currently available on the market but they all suffered the same problem: they were designed to look and feel like a pen. But why? Writing or drawing on the iPad feels nothing like using a pen or pencil. For one, tablets are ideal for low fidelity sketching. Also, it is pretty awkward to rest your palm on the screen of the device because it throws off the capacitive detection. Writing on a tablet feels like writing on a dry erase board: fast, simple, low fidelity. The perfect tablet stylus is one that feels like a dry erase marker.


Record Monsters (Laser Cut Vinyl Record Puzzles)
recordmonsters.pngKickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
Goal$500
End Date2011-04-16
Project Creator(s)Andrew Hyde
LocationLower East Side, NY
DescriptionWe make 3d models out of old vinyl records.  We have 20 designs, from Ants to Velociraptor to Pteranodon.  We ship out a vinyl record, you get to pop out the pieces and assemble the model.  

Our 'real goal' is $15k and will allow us to cut these at a much faster rate!

There are several other projects out there- these are just the ones that caught my eye!  I'll try to post these updates at least once a month, but there are new projects appearing every day, so take a look at the sites, and see what interesting things are out there!


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Re: Kickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 02:44:01 PM »
Great work wraith808 -- i can see this is going to be a great series and look forward to each week's new edition!

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Re: Kickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 02:48:52 PM »
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what interesting things are out there!

It is interesting. Keep up the monthly posts!

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Re: Kickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 02:14:44 PM »
A template- if anyone else wants to get in on the bandwagon... :)

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Re: Kickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 04:44:54 PM »
I was going to copy your template, but then I thought that would ruin the whole "No Time To Explain" theme. :D


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Re: Kickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 06:32:03 PM »
I was going to copy your template, but then I thought that would ruin the whole "No Time To Explain" theme. :D

LOL :)  And anyone that wants to help out... do!  There's so much on there that one person can't plumb the depths (at least not without more time than I have :))

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Re: Kickstarter and Indie2GoGo Projects Spotlight - April 11, 2011
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 10:22:55 PM »
I need to wake up  :-[ Hope to be posting in this thread