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Refunds promised to “Shenmue III” backers after Epic Games exclusivity backlash

Last month, publisher Deep Silver and developer Ys Net confirmed that Shenmue III is going to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store on Windows PC. That surprise announcement decision disappointed many Shenmue fans, particularly the backers of the original Kickstarter campaign. Not only did the Epic Game Store not exist back when Shenmue III was crowdfunded in 2015, but

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A Goodbye to the Ouya

It’s crazy to think that the Ouya first launched its Kickstarter campaign more than seven years ago. When it did, it promised to revolutionize the game industry by offering a cheap, Android-based game box that allowed game developers to create innovative, yet inexpensive games. Along the way, it somehow captured the hearts of the game industry, raising more than $8.5

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Imagine my shock! “Shenmue III” delayed yet again

Publisher Deep Silver and the Shenmue III development team Ys Net released their 100th update to Kickstarter backers today. How did they celebrate this milestone? By announcing another delay. The new release date is now 19 November 2019. Here’s how the team put it in the update: Whilst almost ready, the game simply needs a little more refinement before being truly finished.

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Do crowdfunding campaigns pay comic book websites for coverage?

On Monday, Brett Booth (Bloodshot) indicated on social media that comic book creators pay comic book news sites to cover their crowdfunding projects. This revelation came as Booth engaged with a barrage of questions from comic fans asking him if he would ever consider crowdfunding his own project (it doesn’t look like he’s interested at the moment). As part of

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Coffin Comics’ “La Muerta: Ascension” deals dual-wielded death

On Wednesday, Coffin Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for La Muerta: Ascension via Kickstarter. Much like the last Coffin Comics crowdfunding project’s, Ascension became an overnight success reaching more than 500% of its original goal at the time of this writing. This marks yet another strong showing for Coffin Comics, having conducted several other wildly successful campaigns including Brian Pulido’s

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Crowdfunding campaign for “Tokyo Rose” graphic novel ends successfully

Overnight, the crowdfunding campaign for historical graphic novel Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour ended successfully, raising more than $8 thousand. Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour is a one-shot graphic novel written by Andre Frattino and featuring illustrations by Kate Kasenow which retells the story of Iva Toguri, a Japanese American who was torn between two hemispheres and loyalties during World War II.

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“Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night” releasing in June, new trailer released

According to ArtPlay and 505 Games, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will release on 18 June for PS4, Xbox One and PC, while the Nintendo Switch version will arrive on 25 June. Bloodstained‘s release marks the end of a storied development. Spearheaded by Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, the game set new records on Kickstarter in 2015, becoming the short-lived most

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After Kickstarter success, “Pistolera” takes a victory lap on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, Headshot Horror Publishing launched an Indiegogo campaign for Pistolera, an all-new 32-page one-shot comic set in the 1800s. Sound familiar? That’s because the book was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter last month. Now, Pistolera creator Gilbert Deltrez is giving those consumers who prefer Indiegogo as a crowdfunding platform a chance to get the book. Written by Deltrez (Lair) and

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Hero or Traitor? Andre Frattino introduces “Tokyo Rose” to a new generation in his graphic novel (Interview)

Earlier in March, writer Andre Frattino launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour, an all-new one-shot graphic novel written by Frattino and featuring illustrations by Kate Kasenow. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Frattino, who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the Tokyo Rose campaign. As always, the answers

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Gilbert Deltrez goes all guns blazing in “Pistolera” (interview)

Earlier in March, Headshot Horror Publishing launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pistolera, an all-new 32-page one-shot comic set in the 1800s written by Gilbert Deltrez and featuring illustrations by Mateo Martinez and colors by J.L. Giles. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Deltrez who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the

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Headshot Horror Publishing launches “Pistolera” crowdfunding campaign

On Friday, Headshot Horror Publishing launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pistolera, an all-new 32-page one-shot comic set in the 1800s. Written by Gilbert Deltrez (Lair) and featuring illustrations by Mateo Martinez (Jetpack Activate) and colors by J.L. Giles (Herbert West Reanimator), Pistolera is described as “a blood-soaked tale of scorn and vengeance.” Here’s a plot summary of Pistolera taken from

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Graham Nolan’s “Return to Monster Island” graphic novel now funding on Kickstarter

Earlier this week, renowned comic creator Graham Nolan launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new comic mini-series Return to Monster Island, a 96-page, 20-years-later follow-up to Nolan’s Monster Island. Nolan himself has a long history in comics, most famous for his work with writer Chuck Dixon on Batman, he is also known for his work on The Phantom and 2001’s

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“Lady Death: Scorched Earth” crowdfunding campaign fully funded on day 1

On Wednesday, Coffin Comics’ latest crowdfunding campaign for Lady Death: Scorched Earth launched on Kickstarter, and much like previous Lady Death campaigns, it became an instant success raising more than $170 thousand in the first twelve hours. This type of success has become a regular occurrence for Coffin Comics and Lady Death creator, Brian Pulido. Since moving to a crowdfunding

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Coffin Comics’ “Lady Death: Scorched Earth” launches on Kickstarter March 6

The next chapter in Coffin Comics’ Lady Death saga launches 6 March on Kickstarter. Titled Lady Death: Scorched Earth, this upcoming crowdfunding campaign has some big leather boots to fill, as it follows 2018’s overwhelmingly successful Lady Death: Nightmare Symphony, which raised $295 thousand and stands as Coffin Comics’ most successful crowdfunded graphic novel to date. As is typical of

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“ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove” releases 1 March, presented by McCaulay Culkin

For those who backed the Kickstarter campaign waaay back in 2015 (*raises hand), the long wait for HumaNature Studios’ ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is almost over. After a turbulent production process, the first aliens of funk make their return to PC and consoles on Friday, 1 March. Getting the final product to gamers has to be both

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Gilbert Deltrez teases new project, “Pistolera”

Earlier this week, independent comic writer/artist Gilbert Deltrez (Lair) teased an upcoming project, Pistolera. Planned as a crowdfunded project via Kickstarter, Deltrez describes Pistolera as a revenge western. Unfortunately, not much else is known about the Pistolera project at the moment. For the time being, you can check out the cover for Pistolera below, featuring art by J. L. Jiles

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“Zombie Sama” Kickstarter campaign crosses $20k; follow-up Indiegogo campaign confirmed (updated)

Billy Tucci’s upcoming graphic novel Zombie Sama is already a crowdfunding success on Kickstarter, having achieved full funding in the first seven hours of the campaign. As of today, the action/horror gore-fest crossed yet another milestone by raising more than $20 thousand. That’s not all of the Zombie Sama news for today. After a girthy dose of badgering inquiring from

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Billy Tucci’s action/horror graphic novel “Zombie Sama” launches on Kickstarter

On Wednesday, renowned comic book creator Billy Tucci (Shi) launched a new crowdfunding campaign for Zombie Sama, an all-new 60-page graphic novel marrying horror, action and what looks to be girthy doses of violence. The project is already an instant success, as it was fully funded in the first seven hours.* At the helm is Billy Tucci in the writer’s

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“ToeJam & Earl Back in the Groove” to release in March; new gameplay trailer

After a chain of delays, the long-awaited return of Funkotron’s favorite sons, ToeJam & Earl, is finally upon us.* According to the latest backer update from HumaNature Studios, the fourth installment in the classic series, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, will land on PC and consoles 1 March, 2019. This news came along with a new gameplay trailer,

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Brian Pulido’s “Hellwitch: Hellbourne” is burning up on Kickstarter

This week, the latest project from Coffin Comics, Hellwitch: Hellbourne, launched via Kickstarter, and it is kicking ass. This brand new title character is the latest sexy brainchild of Brian Pulido, the creator of both Lady Death and La Muerta. Hellwitch is a 48-page graphic novel written by Brian Pulido and Mike MacLean, and featuring illustrations by Diego Bernard and

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Crowdfunding campaign for “Wolverton: Thief of Impossible Objects” ends successfully (updated)

On Wednesday, the crowdfunding campaign for issue 2 of Wolverton: Thief of Impossible Objects ended successfully, raising a total of $10,364. Written by Michael Stark and Terrell T. Garrett and featuring illustrations by Jackie Lewis, Wolverton follows the adventures of gentleman thief, Jack Wolverton. Issue 2 begins just after Jack has successfully pilfered the enchanted Monkey’s Paw against nearly impossible

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Exclusive Interview: What keeps indie comic writer and “Something Real” creator Joey Turnage awake at night?

In August, the crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of the horror comic series Something Real is went live on Indiegogo. At the time of this writing, the Something Real project has already been fully funded having raised over $5 thousand. Something Real is a tale of terror written by Joey Turnage and featuring illustrations by Ian J. Miller

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Crowdfunding campaign for “The North Valley Grimoire” extended; author Blake Northcott shifts from Kickstarter to Indiegogo

The Kickstarter campaign for Blake Northcott’s upcoming novel The North Valley Grimoire ended successfully this week, raising more than 73 thousand dollars (Canadian) from over a thousand backers. With those impressive totals, The North Valley Grimoire became the most-funded and most-backed fiction book of 2018. Despite raking in such high numbers, Northcott received requests from fans for a last-minute opportunity

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“Lady Death: Nightmare Symphony” is killing it on Kickstarter; over $160k on day one

On Wednesday, Coffin Comics’ Lady Death: Nightmare Symphony launched on Kickstarter and has quickly raised over $160 thousand, demolishing its original funding goal of just $15 thousand. This type of success has become a regular occurrence for Coffin Comics and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. Since moving to a crowdfunding model, Coffin Comics has nurtured a dedicated audience and is

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Sexy Thriller “Blue Mamba” Kickstarter cancelled, relaunched on Indiegogo; fully funded in hours

This weekend, the Kickstarter campaign independent comic Blue Mamba was cancelled by the project’s creator, Jim Healis. However, the project was resurrected almost immediately on Indiegogo, with updated backer tiers and funding goals. The project quickly found its audience and was successfully funded in less than 10 hours. Healis announced his plans to move the project to Indiegogo on Sunday

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Graham Nolan’s “Monster Island” Kickstarter campaign ends successfully

On Thursday, the crowdfunding campaign for Graham Nolan’s Monster Island ended successfully, raising a total of $25,091 from 248 backers. The Kickstarter project was for two books, a 20th anniversary hardcover edition of the original Monster Island as well as a special release titled Black Book: the Art of Graham Nolan, which includes a number of sketches and previously uncirculated

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Bitmap Books announces SEGA Master System Visual Compendium

On Monday, UK-based Bitmap Books launched a Kickstarter campaign to create an officially-licenced coffee table book on the SEGA Master System. SEGA Master System: a visual compendium is officially licensed by SEGA and is the first book of this kind to be released focussing on the Master System. SEGA Master System: a visual compendium is being created by an experienced

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