Entries in Kickstarter (13)
David Fincher, creator Eric Powell and the folks at visual effects studio Blur have been trying to bring graphic novel The Goon to life for years now. The team has now taken to Kickstarter to get a story reel created for the film.
This is a very interesting Kickstarter though because you don't actually get to see what you're donating money towards. Unlike the Anomalisa Kickstarter, you won't be paying for a copy of the movie or even a look at the story reel. A $10 donation gets your thanks, $25 gets a look at the production blog and $50 gets you a film pitch book.
I really hope this movie gets made some day but I can't justify throwing down money for a movie that still might never get made. You can see all the rewards at the Kickstarter page and watch the pitch video below.
One reason I rarely play games on my iPhone, especially ones that have virtual joy sticks or buttons, is that the controls are usually pretty bad. The community has been waiting for Apple to release their own gamepad but that will likely never happen. Leave it to Kickstarter to fill that void.
The Coco controller allows you to slide in your device and play games using a D-pad, analog stick, two shoulder buttons and four face buttons. You can even use it with your iPad with an extender kit. Currently it only supports a bunch of games I've never heard of and Bungie's Marathon trilogy. This project has potential with the right support.
Virtual reality company, Oculus, have begun a Kickstarter to fund development of their 'Rift' VR headset. The headset promises a huge viewing range and advanced head tracking software. Despite only offering developer kit versions of the device the Kickstarter has already reached over $586,000 of their $250,000 goal with 30 days still to go.
When Gabe Newell and John Carmack tell you something is worth your hard earned dollars, you are going to look into it. Unfortunately I can't see this device or any VR device really catching on. The concept is great of course and the tech promised inside the device sounds just about perfect but I can't see these devices reaching a critical mass to enable more than a handful of games to take advantage of it. What do you think about VR? Watch the Kickstarter video below.
Thomas Jane has been getting a good amount of geek credibility lately after his independently produced Punisher fan film took off at Comic-Con. Now the actor is turning to Kickstarter to get another project made. He has teamed up with Tim Bradstreet, a comic book artist, to form Raw Entertainment. They are teaming with Red Fly Studio to start work on a new sci-fi action game based on their comic 'Bad Planet'.
Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet clearly have a lot of passion for this project. That's why it is pretty sad to see that they have only raised $11,933 of their $575,000 goal at the time of this post. With 21 days to go anything is possible but it's not likely. For me personally the lack of any gameplay shown and the low credibility of the developer, Red Fly Studio, makes me a tentative backer.
Charlie Kaufman, writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation, Dan Harmon, creator of Community and Dino Stamatopoulos (A.K.A. Starburns), creator of Moral Orel, are teaming up to start a Kickstarter to get a new stop-motion animated film made. Written by Kaufman and titled Anomalisa.
The project sees Harmon and Stamatopoulos in producer roles with Kaufman doing the script and Duke Johnson directing the 40 minute story.