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Title: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on January 24, 2013, 09:37:40 PM
So, you know Kyle Kallgren, that jerk who used to post here but is now some hoity toity internet celebrity and is too good to slum with us lowlifes?

Yeah, well he's trying to fund his Master's project so he's tossed up a project that's "a short film that's a cross between a screwball comedy and a dark political thriller (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oancitizen/election-cycle-a-political-satire-with-time-travel)" involving time travel and debate performance.

I suspect it'll get funded anyway, but here's a chance to support it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on March 02, 2013, 08:04:30 PM
Not sure if this was intended as a general catch-all for Kickstarters that look interesting, but here is one:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-mill-at-calders-end-a-ghost-story-puppet-film (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-mill-at-calders-end-a-ghost-story-puppet-film)
A puppet (looks like mostly marionette and rod puppets) gothic ghost story.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 02, 2013, 08:31:02 PM
This is an old one and completely funded, but check it out!  The world's biggest choose-you-own-adventure from the creator of Dinosaur Comics!  With art by Kate Beaton and MANY MANY MORE!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/breadpig/to-be-or-not-to-be-that-is-the-adventure?ref=live

BTW, anyone know how to properly embed the videos?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on March 13, 2013, 10:58:40 AM
Whoa.

A Veronica Mars movie. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project) Yes, with Kristen Bell.

They need 2 million. And within hours of launch, they've gotten 750,000 of that.

Oh, and if they don't get 3 million, Logan Echolls is going to die in the film.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on March 13, 2013, 08:42:19 PM
And it's funded. Good to see the guy from Matchbox 20 got his movie funded.

(Fun Rifftrax fact: the show made a reference to "The Room" in season 3 long before anyone else in the country knew about Mr. Wiseau's opus, 2 years before Adult Swim aired it for April Fool's.)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: wurwolf on March 15, 2013, 07:09:00 AM
Are Kickstarters for the general public, or just for big idea/entertainment sorts of things? Or like the Save Walter White fund?

I have talked about starting up a small scale food truck in Lancaster city but of course I have zero funds with which to begin. My daughter thinks we should do a Kickstarter campaign and go from there. The thing is, we'd need probably around $25k just to start, and frankly, who would care? It's not like anyone would really benefit from it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on March 15, 2013, 07:32:26 AM
Yeah, regular people can do Kickstarters. I say go for it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Zombie Monty on March 15, 2013, 12:27:27 PM
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/we-can-rebuild-him (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/we-can-rebuild-him)

http://www.youtube.com/v/Jhzk5hA6fA0?hl=en_US&version=3

Indiegogo fundraiser to help former pro wrestler get a much needed hip replacement surgery.  A lot of those guys tear up their bodies and end up like Scott with no health insurance.  I have enjoyed watching pro wrestling over the years and Scott was always one of my favorites.  Donated $60 ($30 for the T-Shirt and $30 for the phone call).

DDP (who is fast approaching wrestling sainthood) is doing amazing work in helping Scott (and Jake the Snake Roberts) work through their health and addiction issues.

So anyway,  if you are a fan of the wrasslin', you may want to chip in a bit.   :)

ESPN story on Scott from a year or so ago talking about the fall of the once great wrestler.

http://www.youtube.com/v/gL4IbTRRtSc?version=3&hl=en_US
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on March 17, 2013, 10:59:10 AM
A bunch of my friends bands have done kickstarters.

And then there was these guys who wanted to make fun of a crappy vampire movie or something?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 21, 2013, 04:09:05 PM
Comedian Jim Bruce, who appears on the Paul Goebel Show podcast is a long time stand up who is working on his first stand up DVD "I'm Dying as Fast as I Can."  As humour goes, his is very dark, discussing his emotionally abusive family and generally rough childhood.  He's a pretty cool guy and I think he's worth supporting.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1020100249/jim-bruce-im-dying-as-fast-as-i-can-dvd-comedy-spe
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Thrifty on March 22, 2013, 09:59:38 AM
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So, you know Kyle Kallgren, that jerk who used to post here but is now some hoity toity internet celebrity and is too good to slum with us lowlifes?

No.  Never heard of him.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on March 22, 2013, 11:52:26 AM
Not sure if this was intended as a general catch-all for Kickstarters that look interesting, but here is one:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-mill-at-calders-end-a-ghost-story-puppet-film (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-mill-at-calders-end-a-ghost-story-puppet-film)
A puppet (looks like mostly marionette and rod puppets) gothic ghost story.
Aaaaand it has $52K with a day or so left, surpassing it's $30K goal! This looks like it could be very cool when done.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: doggans on March 22, 2013, 01:53:56 PM
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So, you know Kyle Kallgren, that jerk who used to post here but is now some hoity toity internet celebrity and is too good to slum with us lowlifes?

No.  Never heard of him.

He's THIS guy (http://blip.tv/brows-held-high). And I've only met him briefly, but he's a pretty cool dude in real life.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: doggans on March 27, 2013, 06:04:46 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sequential/stripped-the-final-push

There's a week left in this Kickstarter for the documentary "Stripped", about the history of comic strips in newspapers, the internet, and whatever other formats you find them in. Includes a catchy song by Kate Micucci of Garfunkel and Oates, and interviews with a number of cartoonists ranging from Bill Amend to Jim Davis to the Penny Arcade guys to AN AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH BILL MOTHERFUCKING WATTERSON, so it looks like it should be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 24, 2013, 01:08:12 AM
Michael Swaim and others are looking to create a fitness RPG for your Smart Phones and iPods and stuff.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1614006502/mytemple-the-fitness-training-game
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on May 07, 2013, 07:30:53 PM
Manos the (sigh) Hands of Felt

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/499454737/manos-the-hands-of-felt-dvd

Forgive the callback to the MST3k riff, this is an all-puppet remake of Manos. In this case, they've done this in play form before (In 2011) but they're restaging it and filming it so that folks all across the country can see it. And a download of the film is at the $5 level, so hey, go for it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 17, 2013, 06:52:07 PM
Comedian Jim Bruce, who appears on the Paul Goebel Show podcast is a long time stand up who is working on his first stand up DVD "I'm Dying as Fast as I Can."  As humour goes, his is very dark, discussing his emotionally abusive family and generally rough childhood.  He's a pretty cool guy and I think he's worth supporting.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1020100249/jim-bruce-im-dying-as-fast-as-i-can-dvd-comedy-spe

Bumping this one:  it has a few days to go, and still needs funding.  It's well past the halfway point, but he still needs about $1,500!  This is the first kickstarter that I supported!  Yay for me!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Thrifty on May 17, 2013, 07:03:01 PM
I think I liked it better when creative projects relied on wealthy benefactors.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 20, 2013, 05:34:19 AM
On behalf of Lucas M

If anyone is interested, the final volume of "Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks" is still available for preorder.  I believe the previous two sold out WAY before they shipped.  Odd as it may be, the final volume is volume 1.  I think that is because they wanted the 'meatier' film work to be the first book released so that backing would be there for them (until people saw how incredible the books were, it would be hard to get enough people to part with the money these books cost to produce if the content was just his early, pre-feature, work).  Volume 1 is his start in film, and now will have words about his death.

I have both the prior two (as well as the book reprinting all of the FXRH issues [which I have originals of for all but the first]).  These books, though pricey ($80+shipping), are absolutely gorgeous.  They are huge, and heavy (5 lbs), and are packed with so many photos and so much information they are overwhelming.  I have this pre-ordered, and just thought others might be interested.

Picture is link to the main website page for this final volume:
(https://www.archive-editions.com/Resources/v1promopngs002co6.jpeg) (https://www.archive-editions.com/purchasemajicksv.html)

It is also on Kickstarter, here: Vol. 1 of "Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks" (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ernestfarino/ray-harryhausen-book-master-of-the-majicks-vol-1)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on May 28, 2013, 11:33:03 AM
I posted about this over on the Video Games board, but this deserves a double-plug:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog

It's a spiritual successor to The Neverhood, and Mike Nelson is slated to voice-act. You can also get a commentary featuring Mr. Nelson if you donate enough, so there's that...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on May 28, 2013, 03:33:53 PM
I was on board with this as soon as they said "Terry Taylor is doing the soundtrack again". 

Adding in Mike & all the others is just an added bonus.  I'm just having trouble deciding on which package I want. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on May 28, 2013, 03:52:15 PM
I REALLY wanna go $125 on this one, but I don't know if I can justify it, financially. I suppose the responsible(ish) thing to do is to donate at the $20 early-bird price and then upgrade later if I find a $100 bill under my cushions. :^)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on May 28, 2013, 07:10:19 PM
I REALLY wanna go $125 on this one, but I don't know if I can justify it, financially. I suppose the responsible(ish) thing to do is to donate at the $20 early-bird price and then upgrade later if I find a $100 bill under my cushions. :^)

Yeah the $125 bundle is the one I'm leaning towards as well since I'm still a big fan of physical media.  (Mainly I want the physical copy of the soundtrack. Otherwise I'd go for the $75 bundle)  I'm sure they will have copies of it on DanielAmos.com at some point but...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on May 28, 2013, 07:12:10 PM
I caved. I charged my credit card for the $125. Tyrant gave me her reluctant blessing. She gets promoted from Super-Mega-Ultra-Awesome Wife to Super-Mega-Ultra-Awesome Wife Supreme! :^)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on June 01, 2013, 03:57:28 PM
Forum member & iRiffer MattWNelson has a Kickstarter up for Vol. 2 of his Catbeard The Pirate comic.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-two?ref=live

Go check it out & show him some support! (And I appear in comic form on the project page!)  My pirate-y self will be making a return to Catbeard in the future!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on June 07, 2013, 01:30:53 PM
Nifty bottle opener: The Drop-Catch.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dropcatch/dropcatch-magnetic-bottle-opener
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: goflyblind on June 07, 2013, 01:57:01 PM
just stick one on your computer case, and another on your microwave!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on June 19, 2013, 02:52:34 PM
So, Fred Gallagher just announced a Kickstarter for a Megatokyo visual novel (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fredrin/megatokyo-visual-novel-game?ref=home_popular).

For those not in the know, Megatokyo is one of the longer running webcomics on the net, having started in 2000 (and I think almost two whole days have passed int he strip now.) And since fred was heavily inspired by visual novels, well, yeah, this makes sense.

I fully expect the Feb 2014 release date to slip though. Call it a hunch.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on June 19, 2013, 03:29:41 PM
I posted about this over on the Video Games board, but this deserves a double-plug:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1949537745/armikrog

It's a spiritual successor to The Neverhood, and Mike Nelson is slated to voice-act. You can also get a commentary featuring Mr. Nelson if you donate enough, so there's that...

This better get funded. I'm sure there's people waiting until the last minute, but if it doesn't happen I'm gonna be super bummed.  I did the $125 bundle as well.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 19, 2013, 05:17:02 PM
Nifty bottle opener: The Drop-Catch.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dropcatch/dropcatch-magnetic-bottle-opener

So, it's basically just a bottle opener with a magnet so that instead of immediately throwing away a cap, it just hangs around for awhile? Seems kind of silly an unnecessary. I MUST HAVE ONE.


A band I learned about on here (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gabbyyoung3rdalbum/gyandoa-want-to-make-their-next-album-with-you) just reached their goal to record a new album, but they have a stretch goal to work with the guy that mixed their last one.

Sample songs:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbrpGoAn1Uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq9hourHzg8
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on June 19, 2013, 05:31:52 PM

This better get funded. I'm sure there's people waiting until the last minute, but if it doesn't happen I'm gonna be super bummed.  I did the $125 bundle as well.

Every Kickstarter I've watched (and I've watched a lot of them now), there's a rather large boost of funding in the past 48 hours (that's when the "remind me" email gets sent out.) If it's at about 75% of the total, it'll make it. Now Kicktraq is projecting it to stall out at 86% of the total, but that seems a little pessimistic. We'll see.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on June 24, 2013, 10:18:26 AM
Kicktraq always starts out optimistic, and then gets jaded as the final date approaches. Probably because the usual donation pattern is more of an inverted arch than a straight line. Right now it stands at $682,000, which is more than 75%. $200,000 is a lot to scrounge up in 3 days, though. Fingers crossed.

Also there's a stretch goal to release it on the WiiU if it gets to $950,000. So all you WiiU owners out there, (I know who I are!) there's one more reason to pledge. :^)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on June 24, 2013, 01:40:40 PM
Kicktraq always starts out optimistic, and then gets jaded as the final date approaches. Probably because the usual donation pattern is more of an inverted arch than a straight line. Right now it stands at $682,000, which is more than 75%. $200,000 is a lot to scrounge up in 3 days, though. Fingers crossed.

Also there's a stretch goal to release it on the WiiU if it gets to $950,000. So all you WiiU owners out there, (I know who I are!) there's one more reason to pledge. :^)

I'm planning on picking one up hopefully in another month or so. Knowing that Armikrog will be on it eventually (I hope) might make me purchase it a little sooner...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on June 25, 2013, 11:53:28 PM
33 hours to go on Armikrog and less than $100k to go. I suspect it'll end up around $950k, but that's just my estimate. We'll see.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 27, 2013, 06:40:37 PM
Well, I wouldn't say it is something I want to back and the humour doesn't quite work, but this is kind of neat Cosmo Kramer style idea: custom trophies for whatever.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/573834881/trophy-buffet-celebrate-something?

Kind of curious what the business model will be for this kind of novelty gift.  I suppose it would make it easier for smaller local contests to have trophies?  I mean, I don't know where people get trophies to begin with.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on July 30, 2013, 01:24:05 AM
Well, this ought to get some people's attention:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/channel-awesome-s-new-shows-and-more/x/1630684

Channel Awesome launches a fundraiser to fund new shows (A game show to start with), equipment, sets, etc.

Please note: IndieGogo uses a different set of rules than Kickstarter. In this particular case, this is a flexible funding campaign, meaning that if you make a pledge, CA will get it no matter what the ending total is.


Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2013, 05:18:01 PM
Finally, Werner Herzog is on Kickstarter... sort of.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1285695829/omnivore-salta-family-recipe-that-makes-food-taste?ref=NewsAug2913&utm_campaign=Aug29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 29, 2013, 05:22:15 PM
This is kind of neat.  Cheezy video though.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chopshopstore/the-altered-states-of-america-silkscreen-print-pro?ref=NewsAug2913&utm_campaign=Aug29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on September 07, 2013, 11:24:21 PM
And this one comes from Mike's Twitter feed:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375282718/raiders-of-rlyeh-horror-adventure-rpg-and-mythos-s?ref=live

RAIDERS of R’LYEH is a horror adventure tabletop roleplaying game and Mythos sandbox inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.
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I am incredibly excited to announce RAIDERS of R’LYEH.
RAIDERS of R’LYEH is a stand-alone roleplaying game and sourcebook in which mercenary rogues EXPLORE FORBIDDEN FRONTIERS, UNEARTH ANCIENT ARTIFACTS, and OUTWIT VILLAINOUS SCUM. Derived partly from the Runequest rules that have been released under the Open Game License, the game is crafted to emulate not only adventure in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle of influences, but especially the savage and evocative feel of Robert E. Howard’s Mythos and Weird menace stories.
Attention has been made to keep the game mechanics compatible with other percentile systems — while innovating additional rulesets unique to the setting and atmosphere — so those players wishing only to use RAIDERS of R’LYEH as an Edwardian era adventure sourcebook will have a massive global setting to explore and use in their preexisting Mythos campaign, as well as modular adventure, monster and scenario resources for gaming in 1900-1913. Those players wanting a standalone rulebook with its adventure modes of play, will have a complete toolkit for interacting with the Cthulhu Mythos.
Lastly, and most importantly, RAIDERS of R’LYEH is the first Mythos game set up for and supportive of SANDBOX PLAY!
RAIDERS OF R’LYEH IN GOTHIC BLACK & WHITE (PRINT AND PDF)
The PRINT EDITION (RAIDERS OF R’LYEH IN GOTHIC BLACK & WHITE) is designed for players who want ALL of the rules in one convenient & beautful tome.
RAIDERS OF R’LYEH IN GOTHIC BLACK & WHITE comes with EVERYTHING NEEDED TO PLAY THE GAME, including: the CORE RULES, the Adventurer Archetypes, the Keeper Section (How to Run the Game, How to Sandbox the Mythos, the Mythos and Monsters, Magic, Occultism & Sorcery, Patrons & Factions, Dozens of Adventure Templates), the 1910 Era Sourcebook (Travel, Weapons & Equipment Lists, Mounts, The Mythos & Weird in 1910, Hotspots, Name Lists, NPC Stats), and a Growing Appendix Full of Ruin Maps, Mansion Maps, Wilderness, Automobile & Road Stats, NPC Stats for Regions All Over the World, and more. Also available as a convenient PDF. ESTIMATED PAGE COUNT: 256 pages!
The core rules comes with a vast assortment of toolkits to build and run your own exploratory sandbox game  set in the Mythos...

Huh. Never thought I'd see Mike promoting a Cthulhu RPG.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on September 18, 2013, 08:36:35 PM
Want to help Uwe Boll make a new Postal movie? Of course you don't!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1544635303/postal-2

Fortunately, nobody does! But it's still making more money than this kickstarter for a new Mutant League Football game, which makes me weep for humanity.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 23, 2013, 09:28:13 PM
Looks like the makers of Atlas Shrugged are completely immune to their own message and are asking people for handouts.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasshrugged/atlas-shrugged-movie-who-is-john-galt

Things that amuse me about this:  People just shown saying Ayn Rand with only a hint of context.  I mean, these are videos of people who agree with Ayn Rand (well, sort of.  I think the closest to REALLY taking everything to heart might be Penn Jillette, since he is also an atheist as well as an objectivist), so why only give the name and very little context on the actual influence.

"You've got to do things for yourself, not let other people make it happen."  Like fundraising?

There's a sketch of a tent covered building with a regular Randian message on it.  Is it supposed to be impressive in the book, because it makes me wonder why someone even bothered to draw it.

EDIT: Oh, and apparently the movie is already fully funded so... why?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RoninFox on September 23, 2013, 09:35:22 PM
I like that they actually defend the idea on the kickstarter page, saying that Rand wasn't actually against giving to a cause you believe in.

So giving to a movie sequel is a cause worthy of believing in, but helping those in need is a no-no.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: anais.butterfly on October 01, 2013, 07:40:58 PM
Can I start and anti-fundraising campaign on Kickstarter? Like, if I reach $X amount can I say one of the kickstarter projects can't happen?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 04, 2013, 11:31:04 AM
Found out about this one from the pop my culture podcast, the one with Armin Shimerman:

Looks like it might be a funny project, all the potential cast members are making loads of videos to support it:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dianidevine/diani-and-devine-meet-the-apocalypse-a-feature-fil
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 05, 2013, 05:08:02 PM
Fantagraphics started a kickstarter.  When co-publisher Kim Thompson died it created a huge whole in the company, since Kim was also working on translating a lot of foreign material.  Now there's a big empty space in their spring books, which means that they need support for the spring line of books.  And there are a ton of cool stuff to get since many of their biggest names came together for this!  Like a TON of intensives for Indie comic readers.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fantagraphicsbooks/fantagraphics-2014-spring-season-39-graphic-novels
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2013, 08:24:42 PM
Jane Austen! The Video Game!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/30564009/ever-jane-the-virtual-world-of-jane-austen?ref=live

Heh.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on November 06, 2013, 10:48:06 PM
And a more appropriate one for this forum:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375293054/awesome-music-for-awful-movies-a-tribute-by-mary-j

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Help Mary Jo Pehl create a CD of original songs that pay homage to the films of Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Hello! My name is Mary Jo Pehl.

You may know me as the the leggy (-ish), blonde (kinda) co-star (sorta) of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Cinematic Titanic.

I am recording an album of original songs that pay homage to bad movies of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

After the phenomenal, chart-topping success of “When Loving Lovers Love” from the episode “Overdrawn At The Memory Bank”, tens and tens of people clamored for more.

And so, the Chanteuse of Cinema is back.

 I will be singing four or five imagined theme songs to such MST3K favorites as Mitchell, Space Mutiny, Eegah, and of course, Manos, The Hands of Fate.

The songs will be written by veteran Twin Cities musicians Michael Warren, Claudia Hankin, and Tony Balluff, and performed by yours truly in a variety of genres such as power pop, ballad, pop-country, and perhaps a duet even a very special guest singer (wink!).

We will be making this CD available online, available as a download, and at any of my appearances. One or two may also be featured in a solo show that I have been developing over the past couple of years, a version of which debuted in Austin, TX in 2011.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Tripe on November 07, 2013, 11:45:05 AM
Ok, no link to the kickstarter page yet but it's coming in the next couple of days. A friend of mine could use some help, if anyone feels inclined:

http://www.youtube.com/v/OPrWq2hHqJQ

EDIT: And here's the link. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/834110438/shakespeare-in-detroits-2014-theater-season)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 17, 2013, 06:04:07 PM
Eef Barselay of Clem Snyde to cover The Sound of Music!  Already fully funded (and only a few thousand were necessary)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1774302065/eef-barzelay-the-sound-of-music-city

Sounds great so far!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 22, 2013, 11:36:46 AM
And a more appropriate one for this forum:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375293054/awesome-music-for-awful-movies-a-tribute-by-mary-j

Quote
Help Mary Jo Pehl create a CD of original songs that pay homage to the films of Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Hello! My name is Mary Jo Pehl.

You may know me as the the leggy (-ish), blonde (kinda) co-star (sorta) of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Cinematic Titanic.

I am recording an album of original songs that pay homage to bad movies of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

After the phenomenal, chart-topping success of “When Loving Lovers Love” from the episode “Overdrawn At The Memory Bank”, tens and tens of people clamored for more.

And so, the Chanteuse of Cinema is back.

 I will be singing four or five imagined theme songs to such MST3K favorites as Mitchell, Space Mutiny, Eegah, and of course, Manos, The Hands of Fate.

The songs will be written by veteran Twin Cities musicians Michael Warren, Claudia Hankin, and Tony Balluff, and performed by yours truly in a variety of genres such as power pop, ballad, pop-country, and perhaps a duet even a very special guest singer (wink!).

We will be making this CD available online, available as a download, and at any of my appearances. One or two may also be featured in a solo show that I have been developing over the past couple of years, a version of which debuted in Austin, TX in 2011.

And it's funded!  Can't wait to hear the songs.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 27, 2013, 04:14:58 PM
A kickstarter for a video game about the 1979 Iran revolution.  This is potentially exploitative, but it actually sounds really fascinating and I think it could be an amazing game.  It's certainly a bold game to adapt a historical event for a game.  Of all the mediums, it could be the riskiest since the point of a game is generally to "have fun".  Still, there are some great games that challenge that notion, most notably the acclaimed "Spec Ops: The Line", which deconstructs war games.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1817380887/1979-revolution-black-friday

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on December 11, 2013, 04:15:37 PM
The Garbage Pail Kids documentary!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seantiedeman/30-years-of-garbage-the-garbage-pail-kids-story
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on December 11, 2013, 06:08:46 PM
The Garbage Pail Kids documentary!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seantiedeman/30-years-of-garbage-the-garbage-pail-kids-story
Sounds interesting. I hope they at least touch on the movie a bit too.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: doggans on December 11, 2013, 08:10:57 PM
There's 42 hours left in Paul and Storm's Kickstarter! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulandstorm/big-launch-for-paul-and-storms-new-album-ball-pit

They've already unlocked several things, including an anthology book that'll include a contribution from a certain Mr. Joel Hodgson, but if they reach $100,000, they'll do an animated holiday special directed by The Brothers Chaps of Homestar Runner fame!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on December 12, 2013, 11:44:32 AM
Mega-Man: The Board Game


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1821440755/mega-mantm-the-board-game?ref=live (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1821440755/mega-mantm-the-board-game?ref=live)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on December 27, 2013, 04:08:35 PM
Oh, my.

Kung Fury

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kungfury/kung-fury?ref=live

http://www.youtube.com/v/72RqpItxd8M?version=3&a

This may be the most awesome film in the history of humanity. It's already fully funded too.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on January 03, 2014, 04:39:56 PM
Apparently it's been over for a little while, but sadly the Stuart Gordon directed movie Nevermore, with Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allen Poe, didn't get nearly close to it's funding.
 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/839006124/nevermore-0?ref=popular
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on January 25, 2014, 08:07:59 AM
RiffLife kickstarter project:
http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=28298.msg840424#msg840424
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: torgosPizza on January 25, 2014, 11:52:31 AM
My Kung Fury payment just went through. Huzzah!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MrTorso on January 26, 2014, 04:56:39 PM
Who likes power-pop??  I do! My friend Richie Parsons is a Boston punk luminary and he is kickstarting his first solo record.  It is going to be produced and mixed by Ken Stringfellow (Posies, REM). After 2 days he is 29% funded!! For $50 you get vinyl/digital/autograph/t-shirt!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/177337500/richie-parsons-honey-and-tears-produced-by-ken-str?ref=live

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on January 26, 2014, 05:52:08 PM
Who likes power-pop??  I do! My friend Richie Parsons is a Boston punk luminary and he is kickstarting his first solo record.  It is going to be produced and mixed by Ken Stringfellow (Posies, REM). After 2 days he is 29% funded!! For $50 you get vinyl/digital/autograph/t-shirt!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/177337500/richie-parsons-honey-and-tears-produced-by-ken-str?ref=live

Heck yeah! Richie is a super rad dude!  Plus Ken produced Damien Jurado's Rehearsals for Departure which I absolutely love.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: mattwnelson on March 12, 2014, 01:02:21 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-three-shipwrecks-and-shed/

First day and we're almost at 20% funded already! As a friend of mine put it:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BiiuoCQCAAAUjnG.jpg)
"If your interests fall in the center of this diagram, support the comic Catbeard the Pirate. http://kck.st/1hcsf5b" (Personally, I'm fine with the support even if I only hit one or two!)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on March 12, 2014, 02:34:22 PM
There. I have kicked your start.  :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 04, 2014, 09:53:59 AM
Finally, the first game that let's you in on the ultimate adventure: being a bear!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1330754003/bear-simulator?ref=NewsMar2714&utm_campaign=Mar+27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 04, 2014, 09:58:08 AM
Oh, and help fund a sci-fi film secretly shot in China starring political dissident artist Ai Weiwei and shot by the cinematographer of "Hero" and "In the Mood for Love".

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wishnow/a-secret-sci-fi-film-shot-in-china-starring-ai-wei?ref=live
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on April 04, 2014, 08:49:07 PM
Finally, the first game that let's you in on the ultimate adventure: being a bear!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1330754003/bear-simulator?ref=NewsMar2714&utm_campaign=Mar+27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
Does it let you drive?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on April 04, 2014, 11:22:10 PM
We already have that game!


https://www.youtube.com/v/67tNwTtH0qE
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2014, 05:33:47 AM
So, you probably know that I'm the Board Chair for Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company, and if you don't know that, I'm the Board Chair for Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company. The mission and the work of MGT is very important to me.

Right now we have a campaign going on to raise money for one of our key programs - Shakespeare in Prison,

Shakespeare in Prison is a program facilitated by Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. It empowers inmates through theatre exercises and Shakespearean text to think creatively, re-examine decisions they've made, become more in touch with their emotions, and develop crucial skills which will be useful for life both in and out of prison.

I attended one of the performances at the end of the last session and I posted to the blog afterwards saying: "...the thing that struck me most was not the performance per se but rather the sense of happiness and achievement that emanated from all the participants. It could be seen in the slight self-deprecation from Prospero as her friends praised her performance, in the reaction and conversation between Trinculo and members of the audience before and after the performance, in the keenness of the cast to set up and get things going prior to our arrival. It would not be surprising to discover that happiness isn't in surplus abundance for the participants in the program, but their involvement in it provides that and, moreover, seems to provide a sense of palpable accomplishment. This, beyond all else, is the greatest benefit of the program; it provides growth and success to those who may not have known either to any great degree previously."

If you can give that would be awesome and I would be very grateful but, if you can't, please share this with your networks and friends (feel free to quote me in emails) so that more people learn of the campaign, and of the great work being done in the Shakespeare in Prison program.

Thank you.

The link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shakespeare-in-prison

OH and we had a write up on Huffpo recently: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/shakespeare-in-prison_n_5084450.html
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 07, 2014, 10:24:11 AM
Awesome.  I'll be sure to share this one on facebook.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2014, 10:26:04 AM
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 27, 2014, 12:16:43 PM
For fans of Beat the Geeks, TV Geek Paul Goebel is trying to get the next big thing off the ground: Ubergeek.  In the original Beat the Geeks, some of the material had to be dumbed down for the contestants.  Here, it's going to be a true test of geek knowledge, not just for pop culture, but also science and math.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1696771219/bring-back-beat-the-geeks/
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on May 27, 2014, 12:30:06 PM
At least he's bringing it back with a better name.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Tripe on May 27, 2014, 01:53:28 PM
My theatre company was successful in our campaign, which is great and means the programme is sustainable for the foreseeable future. Woooo. :)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on June 07, 2014, 03:29:33 PM
Haha I just found the most blatanly fake kickstarter campaign, check out these pledges.  remember the max pledge offering was $50.

http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1755857855/razors-edge-is-a-cutting-edge-new-russian-roulette/#chart-daily
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 07, 2014, 04:14:39 PM
LeVar Burton has a Reading Rainbow Kickstarter that is kicking butt with a lot of time left, pretty good cause:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: The Lurker on June 07, 2014, 04:16:29 PM
Thought they already surpassed the goal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 07, 2014, 04:29:36 PM
Thought they already surpassed the goal.

The new stretch goal is $5M, to get it on all mobile platforms and most game consoles, and free for 7500 schools.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 11, 2014, 04:01:25 PM
The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter just got some seriously awesome perks.  A lot of Star Trek cast members doing live events.

Shatner doing a live reading of a children's book, oh my....
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on June 11, 2014, 04:53:24 PM
It's funny how that project stalled hard after they announced the 5 Million goal, I feel they should have announced smaller ones in stages.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 11, 2014, 05:15:53 PM
It's funny how that project stalled hard after they announced the 5 Million goal, I feel they should have announced smaller ones in stages.

Wasn't it $2.5M when they announced the stretch goal?  I wouldn't call over a million bucks more stalling....  It does look that way because it went up so fast at the start, it wasn't going to maintain that pace no matter what.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: mattwnelson on June 17, 2014, 06:50:47 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/129435952/godzilla-heritage

A Godzilla fanfilm. What more do you need to know, really?

(I have to wonder... how are these fanfilm projects "okay" with the holders of the licenses? 'Cause I see a LOT of 'em on Kickstarter. Still. Could be fun.)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on July 05, 2014, 06:47:31 PM
[Dr.Weird mode on]


Gentleman! I bring you.. potato salad (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad)!


[off]


Yep. He's just making some potato salad. For $5 you get a bite. And just a suggestion- actually ingesting some potato salad that's been mailed to you during the summer months might not be the brightest idea.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on July 05, 2014, 07:01:45 PM
Aaaand he's made over $2,600 so far.

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130710154045/cardfight/images/thumb/6/60/Facepalm.png/463px-Facepalm.png)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on July 07, 2014, 01:30:59 PM
Try over $22,000.

There is money to be made in the irony industry...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on July 07, 2014, 02:55:06 PM
Now over $30,000

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: goflyblind on July 07, 2014, 03:41:10 PM
it was forty-something when i shared on facebook, but now it's down to fifteen. what happened, did everyone reduce their donation to a buck?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on July 07, 2014, 04:02:12 PM
Ah I guess people there are some fraudulent/fake pledges being made.

For some serious ones.
Treasure Chest: Realistic Resource Tokens for Board Games
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameystegmaier/treasure-chest-realistic-resource-tokens-for-board?ref=users

Jamie makes gorgeous tokens, and here is a chance to get a bunch to use in your games. Closes soon.

8-Bit Soundtracks: Video Game Audio Construction Kit
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1766442648/8-bit-soundtracks-video-game-audio-construction-ki?ref=users

Strangelette runs the best KS campaigns around (this is her 3rd I've backed). Well produced and on time. Many people could learn from that.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2014, 02:28:51 PM
$72,000 for Potato Salad guy :speechless:

Ya'know, maybe I should consider something like this with one of my wife's Mexican dishes.. :o
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 10, 2014, 07:27:24 AM
Because if there's anything that guarantees success, it's emulating another person's fad success.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2014, 07:42:53 AM
Because if there's anything that guarantees success, it's emulating another person's fad success.

Works for the music industry!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RoninFox on July 10, 2014, 08:54:57 AM
A good chunk of that money is sure to get cancelled before the kickstarter is over.  It's gone up and down a lot already.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MrTorso on July 10, 2014, 08:57:05 AM
And now Pasta Salad....  ::)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1056508544/pasta-salad-1?ref=home_location


and cookies:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865935422/chocolate-chip-cookies-1?ref=home_location


Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on July 10, 2014, 09:13:56 AM
And now Pasta Salad....  ::)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1056508544/pasta-salad-1?ref=home_location


and cookies:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865935422/chocolate-chip-cookies-1?ref=home_location

Hey the cookies are local! But there's no cookie party option, so no money for you mister!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2014, 12:37:33 PM
Quote
The Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Just Lost Nearly $30,000
The Huffington Post 

Posted: 07/10/2014 10:33 am EDT Updated: 4 hours ago


Is the potato salad party already over?

Not quite yet, but the campaign appears to have lost nearly $30,000 overnight. On Wednesday evening, the guy who started the project, Zack Brown, had more than $70,000 with which to make his salad. On Thursday morning, that number had fallen to $43,984.

So what happened? It's hard to know -- Brown did not immediately respond to a request for comment and hasn't posted any updates to the project's homepage. One possibility is that people regret donating their hard-earned dollars to the campaign and are canceling their pledges.

Kickstarter's rules discourage, but do not prohibit, people from taking back their donations.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on July 10, 2014, 12:43:12 PM
And now Pasta Salad....  ::)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1056508544/pasta-salad-1?ref=home_location


and cookies:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865935422/chocolate-chip-cookies-1?ref=home_location




Yeah, I'm pretty sure lightning's only gonna strike that spot once.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on July 10, 2014, 02:49:06 PM
And now Pasta Salad....  ::)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1056508544/pasta-salad-1?ref=home_location (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1056508544/pasta-salad-1?ref=home_location)


and cookies:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865935422/chocolate-chip-cookies-1?ref=home_location (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865935422/chocolate-chip-cookies-1?ref=home_location)


And, a local one, a drawing of some potato salad:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865135731/i-want-to-draw-a-tiny-bowl-of-potato-salad


Yeah, not planning to move my pledges for Robotech, the Lost Skeleton of Caldavra sequel and the new Zombicide release for the year for the potato salad.

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: mattwnelson on July 10, 2014, 04:15:40 PM
This potato salad project is essentially this:
(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-FKNNKxh/0/1050x10000/i-FKNNKxh-1050x10000.jpg)
He's an idiot, and people are willing to give him money. As one guy I know said, he hit the Kickstarter lottery. Way to go, and the only thing proven is the old David Hannum adage, "There's a sucker born every minute." Good job, suckers, continue pissing away your money. Do I wish every one of these people would give their money to a worthier goal? Sure. I can think of at least one GoFundMe campaign (http://www.gofundme.com/auc234) right now that I wish would get every cent of it. But we can't demand people do worthy things with their money or time. We can only encourage it and hope they will.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on July 10, 2014, 10:14:34 PM
It happens every now and then. Sometimes people on the Internet from all walks of life come together with one unified goal: To say "Derrrrrrr...."
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on July 11, 2014, 07:38:59 AM
Why the insults? It's just some guy who thought he'd do something silly on Kickstarter. He clearly didn't take it seriously, or try to scam anybody, that's why the original goal was $25! And it just snowballed on him.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 11, 2014, 07:50:14 AM
That's sort of my feelings towards it too. I'm assuming everyone that pledged more than $2 will remove it in the end, but that means he could still end up with a couple grand for making a dumb joke. Which is good for him, IMO. Kid just managed to put a down payment on a car or pay some student loans or whatever because a bunch of people saw his joke, laughed, and decided to give him a buck. I don't think anyone is going to say "well, I was going to support this game/movie/etc, but that dollar I gave to that potato salad guy expended my entertainment budget"
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RVR II on July 11, 2014, 08:00:53 AM
Well we all need to think of something brilliant that people will support 8)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on July 11, 2014, 09:13:18 AM
Oh, I'm not insulting Potato Salad guy. I'm insulting the menality that says, "Hey, wouldn't it be hilarious if I gave this guy my money?"
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 11, 2014, 09:15:38 AM
I just wish people would pay me a dollar for my dumb jokes.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on July 11, 2014, 07:15:38 PM
I just wish people would pay me a dollar for my dumb jokes.
That's what iRiffs are for.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on July 17, 2014, 03:46:00 PM
And moving on from Potato salad guy (still at 50k!), we head towards Yogscast.


Two years ago, Yogscast had a very successful Kickstarter for an adventure game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winterkewlgames/yogventures) with a final total of $567,000. It entered beta last August and today, well, it got cancelled. The development team basically said that they ran out of money and it's probably a good thing since the project had gotten too big for their 6 person team and it likely wouldn't have ended up being very good. That may not hae been the brightest thing to say.


Needless to say, the backers seem a bit annoyed about the situation.


The Yogscast folks are offering a free game to compensate, but again, that's not mollifying some of the backers.  Granted, Yogscast technically doesn't need to offer refunds because a) Kickstarter rules and b) they weren't the people who launched the Kickstarter in the first place. But a high dollar failure like this (the 39th most funded video game project by my count) is going to just add fuel to the "Kickstarter is just a giant scam" fire.



Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Miku Fan on July 17, 2014, 06:17:30 PM
Oh, I'm not insulting Potato Salad guy. I'm insulting the menality that says, "Hey, wouldn't it be hilarious if I gave this guy my money?"

Oh, it IS hilarious, and I can prove it!  Just send me your money, and see  how you feel!  If you don't think it's hilarious, don't worry!   I offer a 50% refund guarantee!  Guarantee not valid in this Universe

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: ScottotD on July 17, 2014, 09:24:09 PM
It's their money, what difference does it make to anyone else how it's spent?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 21, 2014, 12:49:01 PM
For Twin Peaks fans, someone is looking to turn Laura Palmer's original house into a B & B:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1702168223/the-palmer-house-twin-peaks-museum-and-tourist-des?ref=users
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 02, 2014, 06:25:39 AM
I didn't even notice this was being kickstarted.  I am so glad it met its goal!

https://www.youtube.com/v/72RqpItxd8M

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: The Lurker on August 17, 2014, 08:29:52 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1608911243/470038749?token=e3eadfb0 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1608911243/470038749?token=e3eadfb0)
Well that's interesting.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 17, 2014, 08:39:54 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1608911243/470038749?token=e3eadfb0 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1608911243/470038749?token=e3eadfb0)
Well that's interesting.

The hardware seems pointless, and the description is kind of odd "a rooted android PC"?  Why not just a regular android PC?  Unless he plans to get a bunch of old smart phone guts and root them...

Seems like what people would be paying for is some kind of database of all streaming content and an app to access it.  Or in other words, the search feature on a Roku box....  >:D
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on September 04, 2014, 04:34:56 PM
One of the guys in a band that was on tour with my old band has a new album coming out via Kickstarter.  It's chip-pop.  He & his wife do all the music with a keyboard & an old school Game Boy.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1221355660/diamonds-and-glass-chip-pop-album-from-the-fluores

Here's a video to them doing a cover of The Cave by Mumford & Sons

http://www.youtube.com/v/kO_XJEesmOk?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on September 29, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
So, Potato Salad Guy read the names of contributors:


http://www.youtube.com/v/gacUgnNHh7Y?version=3&amp
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on September 30, 2014, 03:16:59 PM
Dejobaan, an indie company that I dig, wants to make a game about writing, which is a topic I dig.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dejobaan/elegy-for-a-dead-world-a-game-about-writing-fictio?ref=ksr_staff

As you explore the game, it prompts you to write the story that you percieve based on your experiences. Sounds like a fun way to get over writer's block...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on December 03, 2014, 09:54:37 PM
Adventure Game legend, Ron Gilbert, is kicking a retro Maniac Mansion style game.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thimbleweedpark/thimbleweed-park-a-new-classic-point-and-click-adv/posts
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on February 11, 2015, 07:50:37 PM
And this just arrived on Kickstarter:

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/1631513/photo-1024x768.jpg?1423692076)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/ghostbusters-the-board-game (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cze/ghostbusters-the-board-game)

Speaking as a backer of a lot of boardgames, they tend to be less drama-filled than the video games are. And this one's already funded too.

Oh, hey. I know the veep of that company. He still owes me money, actually. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on February 12, 2015, 12:50:20 AM
And Cryptozoic is known for it's shitty tie-ins.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on March 18, 2015, 08:26:54 AM
When you want to look snooty, but forgot your ascot and cardigan:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weiner/the-gentlemans-single-use-monocle
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 18, 2015, 08:39:26 AM
Not Kickstarter, but Indie Go-Go.  An internet sitcom starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion as actors from a sci-fi show that was cancelled and then one of them became much more successful than the other.  You know, fiction.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/con-man
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on March 30, 2015, 04:30:23 PM
Hmmm.

Steve Jackson games, maker of games such as GURPS, Munchkin, and Ogre, is slowly reviving their old Car Wars game line. Car Wars was a game where armed cars fought each other. It was awesome.

Anyway, they launch a new Kickstarter for a set of Arena maps on Wednesday, and one level is the $250 Sponsorship level, where you get to rename one of the arenas. Anyone want to group up and get Mass Solar Autoduel Arena in the game?

Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on March 30, 2015, 07:00:23 PM
Not sure if this was intended as a general catch-all for Kickstarters that look interesting, but here is one:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-mill-at-calders-end-a-ghost-story-puppet-film (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/935772123/the-mill-at-calders-end-a-ghost-story-puppet-film)
A puppet (looks like mostly marionette and rod puppets) gothic ghost story.
I checked up on this, and luck would have it there was a posting just a little while ago. The movie is done and making the rounds of the festivals for a while. SO not really sure how much longer until the DVD is for sale.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on April 03, 2015, 12:21:14 PM
Here is the Kickstarter for the band Luxury:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2019093747/luxury-documentary-biography-autobiography

They are looking to make a documentary about their life.  It's a really crazy story & definitely documentary worthy.


Quote
THE BAND: Luxury is a band that began in the 1990's in the small town of Toccoa GA, but from the start, it was clear that their aspirations and influences were elsewhere. Sounding like Fugazi or Shudder to Think fronted by a younger, more vicious Morrissey, they were an anomaly, in Toccoa, or almost anywhere. They brought together such disparate influences that one could barely imagine them co-existing in a band, much less pulling it off as a thoroughly distinctive sound. The English melodicism laid on top of such pummeling instrumentation was a study in contrasts, but it was of a piece, as there was enough of the melodic in the instruments and enough brutality in the lyrics and vocal delivery that it hung together, just so. As singer, Lee Bozeman describes it, "I write these beautiful, nice songs, and then the band destroys them."  Upon the release of their first record, Amazing and Thank You (1995), Luxury seemed poised to move to another level, but a wreck in the summer of 1995 (with tour-mates and fellow Georgians, Piltdown Man) had the opposite impact. All told, there were 3 broken necks between both bands, with Bozeman sustaining the most devastating internal injuries. The wreck changed their fortunes as well (evidently) as their ambitions. With each successive record, there was a greater sense of self-reflection in Bozeman's lyrics, and the music followed that deepening maturity, all the while maintaining the fundamental dichotomy of soaring melodies on top of angular post-punk instrumentation. The first record was essentially a document of their live shows, which were remarkable events in their intensity and the band's posture of defiance directed even at their own audience. On successive records, though, Luxury learned to use the studio as an instrument. While, on the first record Bozeman asks "So, what do you expect from life?" he seems to have spent  each of the following records seeking to answer that very question.

Causation is a notoriously slippery force to get one's hands around. Yet, humanly speaking, it is hard not to point to the wreck of 1995 when hoping to understand how three members of Luxury are now Eastern Orthodox priests (the other two members are an ordained Presbyterian [PCA] elder and an occasional Lutheran board of directors member, surely cementing their status as one of the most ordained bands in history).  Now, it is doubtlessly a noteworthy fact that members of a band went on to become priests, as members of most bands are obliged to go on and do something different with their lives. But what can it mean for a band led by priests to continue making records?  On their newly recorded fifth album, Trophies, the lyrical themes may be said to be further musings on the expectations and memories of life. But as with prior Luxury records, spiritual concerns are obliquely addressed, if at all. So does Luxury sound anything like a band full of priests? There are several legitimate answers:
1. Who can say? There are no others.
2. Self-evidently they do. For they are.
3. No. They don't even sound like Christians.

(Their new album "Trophies" that is coming out fairly soon is REALLY good.  I got an early copy of it & it's in heavy rotation at our house.)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Sugar Ray Dodge on April 06, 2015, 08:57:34 AM
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/b1f277699bcf1d411641ddd4cc237a02/tumblr_nme66rRdgE1s0719ho1_1280.png)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sugarraydodge/mystery-science-storybook
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on April 17, 2015, 11:37:38 PM
So, William Shatner is trying to trying to start a $30 billion Kickstarter to save the state of California from a drought (https://www.yahoo.com/tech/exclusive-william-shatners-30-billion-116672789084.html?soc_src=unv-sh&soc_trk=tw).

Mr. Shatner? The state of California has a budget of about $113 billion this fiscal year. Maybe you might want to talk to Governor Brown about you know, funding stuff. I would think that not dying of thirst might take a higher budget priority than other items in the budget.

And dear lord. Building a pipeline to take water from some other state and ship it to CA? You're next to an ocean. Build some desalinization plants. And some reservoirs.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on May 28, 2015, 05:11:47 PM
I didn't even notice this was being kickstarted.  I am so glad it met its goal!

https://www.youtube.com/v/72RqpItxd8M


The full movie  is out now, and it certainly is the Kung Furiest thing I've seen all day.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: mattwnelson on September 14, 2015, 05:41:05 PM
My fourth book campaign is live!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-four-corsairs-and-catnip
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on September 15, 2015, 03:25:20 AM
My fourth book campaign is live!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-four-corsairs-and-catnip

As soon as I get a paycheck I am kicking some start!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on September 15, 2015, 06:25:16 PM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/the-others-7-sins/

I've leapt onto CMON and Eric Lang's latest campaign.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: mattwnelson on September 16, 2015, 04:34:45 AM
My fourth book campaign is live!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-four-corsairs-and-catnip

As soon as I get a paycheck I am kicking some start!
Yay! Thanks!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Tripe on September 16, 2015, 04:34:27 PM
Indigogo but still, a great little theatre in Detroit could use some funds:

Quote
Can I borrow your underpants for 10 Minutes?

The Ringwald is nine years old and needs braces, a training bra, money for volleyball camp….and a sugar daddy!

The Ringwald Theatre, the trailblazing Ferndale theatre, is about to embark on its 9th season!  And in order to look ahead, we must first look back:  8 seasons of great, sometimes groundbreaking theatre:  Southern Baptist Sissies.  Bug.  The Bad Seed.  Rent.  Evil Dead: The Musical.  The SantaLand Diaries.  When the Rain Stops Falling.  Killer Joe.  Angels in America.  Mercury Fur.  {title of show}. The Book of Liz.  August: Osage County. Glengarry Glen Ross. Stupid Fucking Bird.

This is just a fraction of the over 70 productions The Ringwald has produced since opening their doors in 2007.

And there are still stories to tell!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-ringwald-theatre-2015-2016-season-fundraiser#/story
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on October 09, 2015, 04:08:12 PM
My fourth book campaign is live!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/86891268/catbeard-the-pirate-book-four-corsairs-and-catnip

Who else wants to be a part of the Catbeard crew in a strip? You know you want to.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2015, 08:21:15 AM
Here's a Kickstarter that just MIGHT interest some of you...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on November 10, 2015, 08:32:06 AM
Here's a Kickstarter that just MIGHT interest some of you...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

2 MILLION DOLLARS?! What the hell?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 10, 2015, 08:36:06 AM
Here's a Kickstarter that just MIGHT interest some of you...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

2 MILLION DOLLARS?! What the hell?

I guess he's not going to go with CGI and will need to lease a studio and rebuild all the sets?  That's the only reason I can think of for it to cost that much to start up the show again.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on November 10, 2015, 08:38:24 AM
I can't watch the video since I'm at work, so maybe he answered it there. But maybe they are looking to licence more recognized movies, and that's why it costs so much.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2015, 08:42:25 AM
Point of reference: The average episode of Game of Thrones costs 6 Million. The average 30-minute sitcom pilot costs between 1.3 and 3 million. Joel is trying to make 3 episodes with that first 2 million.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2015, 08:44:42 AM
Here's a Kickstarter that just MIGHT interest some of you...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k

2 MILLION DOLLARS?! What the hell?
And that's just for 3 Episodes..
$5.5 Million for 12 Episodes :speechless:
And the rewards are not that great in my opinion :-\
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on November 10, 2015, 08:49:44 AM
Part of the reason they made MST3K the way they did originally was because it wasn't very expensive to make. Yeah, that will be more now due to inflation, and not having the existing studio space. The only thing I can think of is if he wants it to be more elaborate, a la Other Space, with more sets and stuff. If that's what he's doing, that would feel like an evolution of the original show.

I'm all for him trying this. And I will certainly check it out if it gets made. But I have 198 episode of MST3K, Rifftrax, Rifftrax Live, and many different iRiff groups. I am happy with the state of riffing nowadays.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2015, 08:53:21 AM
I'm all for him trying this. And I will certainly check it out if it gets made. But I have 198 episode of MST3K, Rifftrax, Rifftrax Live, and many different iRiff groups. I am happy with the state of riffing nowadays.
Same here.
I'll wait to see if any new perks are created but I just don't have the funds available for another Kickstarter right now :-\
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2015, 09:04:59 AM
That Blu-ray set is awful tempting...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2015, 09:08:18 AM
That Blu-ray set is awful tempting...
What Backer level is that?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2015, 09:35:22 AM
$200 gets you a Blu-ray of every episode, however many they end up making. (If they get to 5.5 Million, they'll make a whole 12 episodes, which implies that most of the first 2 million is start up costs...)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on November 10, 2015, 09:56:02 AM
It's tempting but if it ends up only being 3 episodes that would blow. I'm holding off until later before I kick any towards it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on November 10, 2015, 10:04:37 AM
I do wonder if all the Kickstarters that Rifftrax has done already will take some of the wind from his sails.

And I did see that he said the old MST3K alumni would be "invited" back. I would be surprised if Mike, Kevin and Bill would actually join up in this. Maybe a cameo, tops.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: RVR II on November 10, 2015, 10:16:16 AM
It kinda sounds like J Elvis talking in the cameo theater parts of the vid..
Or does anybody recognize who that is ???
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2015, 10:26:34 AM
I'm good with voices and that isn't Josh. Don't know who the human or Tom is. Crow sounded kinda like Trace, but seemed a tiny bit off.

Since he hasn't announced casting, they might all be fillers, or Joel might be testing them out for reactions..
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2015, 11:09:01 AM
And $300,000...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 10, 2015, 05:04:46 PM
It's tempting but if it ends up only being 3 episodes that would blow. I'm holding off until later before I kick any towards it.

More logically, pledge for the full set, and reduce/cancel your pledge if they don't make it.

If everyone did what you propose, they won't make the goal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on November 10, 2015, 05:06:38 PM
It's tempting but if it ends up only being 3 episodes that would blow. I'm holding off until later before I kick any towards it.

More logically, pledge for the full set, and reduce/cancel your pledge if they don't make it.

If everyone did what you propose, they won't make the goal.

I don't disagree. I would do that if I hadn't been out of work for the past month.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 10, 2015, 05:08:31 PM
Fair enough!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on November 10, 2015, 05:56:20 PM
It's tempting but if it ends up only being 3 episodes that would blow. I'm holding off until later before I kick any towards it.

More logically, pledge for the full set, and reduce/cancel your pledge if they don't make it.

If everyone did what you propose, they won't make the goal.

I don't disagree. I would do that if I hadn't been out of work for the past month.

You don't get charged until the end, and only if it meets the minimum goal.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 10, 2015, 09:03:12 PM
Just use the reminder feature, Kickstarter will send an email 2 days before the deadline, if it looks like they are going to make all of the episodes then pledge the amount needed to get the set.  And by then maybe there will be better rewards.  That's what I'm doing, I think there's a good chance the minimum is going to be met, just a question of how far it will go into the stretch goals.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 10, 2015, 09:22:45 PM
Just use the reminder feature, Kickstarter will send an email 2 days before the deadline, if it looks like they are going to make all of the episodes then pledge the amount needed to get the set.  And by then maybe there will be better rewards.  That's what I'm doing, I think there's a good chance the minimum is going to be met, just a question of how far it will go into the stretch goals.

Or pledge first, use the reminder feature to check if you want to keep the pledge, as, as I said, if people do what you are suggesting, you keep the tally below what it would be. And if you have no way of knowing how many people are doing the same, how will you know what it will actually hit?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on November 10, 2015, 09:30:22 PM
I thought Kickstarter had a thing where you can't pull your investment after it's been funded (Which could very well happen tomorrow). Or maybe that's only if your pull-out would bring the kickstarter back below goal. Something to look into, at least...
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 10, 2015, 09:32:52 PM
I thought Kickstarter had a thing where you can't pull your investment after it's been funded (Which could very well happen tomorrow). Or maybe that's only if your pull-out would bring the kickstarter back below goal. Something to look into, at least...

The latter.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 10, 2015, 09:34:31 PM
Just use the reminder feature, Kickstarter will send an email 2 days before the deadline, if it looks like they are going to make all of the episodes then pledge the amount needed to get the set.  And by then maybe there will be better rewards.  That's what I'm doing, I think there's a good chance the minimum is going to be met, just a question of how far it will go into the stretch goals.

Or pledge first, use the reminder feature to check if you want to keep the pledge, as, as I said, if people do what you are suggesting, you keep the tally below what it would be. And if you have no way of knowing how many people are doing the same, how will you know what it will actually hit?

I just think it's worse to say you are supporting something and then take it way, if too many people do that then the total drops at the end instead of going up.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 10, 2015, 09:37:36 PM
Just use the reminder feature, Kickstarter will send an email 2 days before the deadline, if it looks like they are going to make all of the episodes then pledge the amount needed to get the set.  And by then maybe there will be better rewards.  That's what I'm doing, I think there's a good chance the minimum is going to be met, just a question of how far it will go into the stretch goals.

Or pledge first, use the reminder feature to check if you want to keep the pledge, as, as I said, if people do what you are suggesting, you keep the tally below what it would be. And if you have no way of knowing how many people are doing the same, how will you know what it will actually hit?

I just think it's worse to say you are supporting something and then take it way, if too many people do that then the total drops at the end instead of going up.

I only propose you doing that if your concern is you want it to reach a certain point, not if you are on the fence with backing. If they aren't producing enough episodes for it to give you the value of your pledge, why would you give them the money?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 10, 2015, 09:44:45 PM
I thought Kickstarter had a thing where you can't pull your investment after it's been funded (Which could very well happen tomorrow). Or maybe that's only if your pull-out would bring the kickstarter back below goal. Something to look into, at least...

The latter.

I just looked it up, that rule where you can't cancel only applies to the last 24 hours.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: mattwnelson on November 11, 2015, 03:37:14 AM
Well, I backed it. I don't care if I get three or thirty episodes. More riffing from funny people is great, and I love supporting artists that I enjoy. I somehow doubt we'd get twelve episodes, to be honest, but who knows? They are almost 50% there after the first day.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2015, 07:24:55 AM
Almost to a million. It will taper off after the first day, as they all do. But with 30 more days to go, I wouldn't be surprised if this makes it. And if they do only end up making the 3 episodes, shouldn't that be enough to shop around to studios for them to pick it up? I know he probably wanted to own the rights to it and do it independently, but as long as the studio isn't going to change it a lot (which given it's fanbase they'd be foolish to try), it'd be better than nothing.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 11, 2015, 02:15:18 PM
I think as they announce some of the people involved, it will get little boosts. And maybe they will announce some movies too?
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2015, 05:36:08 PM
Here's another pretty cool Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warpo/dont-cuddle-the-krampus-retro-80s-toy-line

A plus Krampus toy in the vein of My Pet Monster:

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2164234/photo-original.jpg?v=1446383926&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=9dc780cbac1fe58894f47c1764e2c231)

They even did an awesome 80s style commercial for it:

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZLLSfcbCpi4
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 24, 2015, 08:40:54 AM
 The Kickstarter for the Dragon's Lair movie was just canceled, they are moving the project to Indiegogo in December.

 Not sure why they would bother to cancel it instead of just let it time out and not get funded, they were only half way to their goal with about a day left.  Not sure I'd fund anything on Indiegogo, they only seem to have minimal consumer protections in place, lots of complaints about them.

 The Star Trek Renegades Episode 2 and 3 Kickstarter is about 3/4 of the way to their goal with 8 days left, hope they make it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on November 24, 2015, 11:26:27 AM
The only reason to switch to indiegogo is to move to flexible funding. Very few reasons to go from KS to Indiegogo. I never saw any promotion for that KS, seems they did a pretty terrible job.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on December 14, 2015, 11:33:22 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/856842557/shield-the-world-s-first-signal-proof-headwear?ref=card (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/856842557/shield-the-world-s-first-signal-proof-headwear?ref=card)

A Kickstarter for "Stylish & Comfortable Signal Proof Hats That Incredibly Fit And Reflect Electromagnetic Waves."

So this, but more stylish:
(http://images5.fanpop.com/image/user_images/4269000/disneyworld007-4269958_273_209.jpg)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on December 14, 2015, 11:41:46 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/856842557/shield-the-world-s-first-signal-proof-headwear?ref=card (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/856842557/shield-the-world-s-first-signal-proof-headwear?ref=card)

A Kickstarter for "Stylish & Comfortable Signal Proof Hats That Incredibly Fit And Reflect Electromagnetic Waves."

So this, but more stylish:
(http://images5.fanpop.com/image/user_images/4269000/disneyworld007-4269958_273_209.jpg)

Finally, I can BE crazy without LOOKING crazy!

Some gems from the campaign:

Quote
We are not saying that it protects 100% against all kinds of electromagnetic waves that are bad for your health, what we are saying is that if you care about yourself, be smart and put on this first signal proof apparel instead of the usual one - no one will spot it and it will protect you. Maybe once it will pay off.

Ooooh. I getcha!

Quote
Many people are asking about signals that come through other parts of head and hit the inside of the reflective cap, then pass back through the brain a second time or stay inside and multiply their power - This is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on December 31, 2015, 12:45:57 AM
Hey, remember this?


(http://a1.res.cloudinary.com/csicdn/image/upload/c_pad,h_300,w_300/v1/Images/Products/Misc%20Art/Cryptozoic%20Entertainment/full/CZE01968.jpg)


It's $42.50, plus shipping, at Cool Stuff Inc. (http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/215816) right now as part of their year end sale. Shipping will be pricey though as that sucker is heavy. It's also the retail version, so will lack all the Kickstarter only stuff.

Oh, and while looking for my post, I found my reference to the Megatokyo Visual Novel, which I had forgotten about . As I suspected, it's still not done. Predicting that Megatokyo is late is about as risky as betting that the sun comes up.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: The Lurker on December 31, 2015, 06:17:11 AM
Hey, remember this?


(http://a1.res.cloudinary.com/csicdn/image/upload/c_pad,h_300,w_300/v1/Images/Products/Misc%20Art/Cryptozoic%20Entertainment/full/CZE01968.jpg)


It's $42.50, plus shipping, at Cool Stuff Inc. (http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/215816) right now as part of their year end sale. Shipping will be pricey though as that sucker is heavy. It's also the retail version, so will lack all the Kickstarter only stuff.

Oh, and while looking for my post, I found my reference to the Megatokyo Visual Novel, which I had forgotten about . As I suspected, it's still not done. Predicting that Megatokyo is late is about as risky as betting that the sun comes up.
Played that recently.  Pretty good, though a bit challenging.  However I wish their were some actual interior missions.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Darth Geek on December 31, 2015, 09:48:28 AM
Here's another pretty cool Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warpo/dont-cuddle-the-krampus-retro-80s-toy-line

A plus Krampus toy in the vein of My Pet Monster:

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2164234/photo-original.jpg?v=1446383926&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=9dc780cbac1fe58894f47c1764e2c231)

They even did an awesome 80s style commercial for it:

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZLLSfcbCpi4

Unfortunately they didn't make their goal, so this isn't happening (at least right now). It's a shame, it looked really neat.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on February 02, 2016, 02:28:28 AM
So, remember the Rifftrax Manos liveshow? It had this in it:

https://www.youtube.com/v/dRsVyZqwWY8?

Yeah, that got cancelled two years ago. There were apparently some issues around the filming of it.

Well, now comes word of another sequel, this one produced by "Debbie" from the original and including several other folks from the original.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1840778752/manos-returns (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1840778752/manos-returns)

They're only looking for $24k, which is about twice what the folks who made the puppet version of "Manos" wanted.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: The Lurker on February 02, 2016, 08:34:32 AM
High fantasy tabletop with dog characters
http://nerdapproved.com/gaming/pugmire/ (http://nerdapproved.com/gaming/pugmire/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: The Lurker on February 03, 2016, 02:36:29 PM
http://comicsalliance.com/idw-kickstarter-tmnt-board-game/ (http://comicsalliance.com/idw-kickstarter-tmnt-board-game/)
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on March 01, 2016, 01:05:39 AM
Just a reminder- The Manos sequel Kickstarter ends today, if you'd like to contribute. It's been funded already, but some of the stretch goals will make it, ahem, a "better" film.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Compound on March 13, 2016, 09:11:20 PM
Was checking Kickstarter and noticed in their "featured" section a documentary on Frank Zappa. I also noticed the director, a Mr. Alex Winter, aka Bill S. Preston.

He's been directing for years, but I'm always amused to see his name pop up. Anyway. Zappa doc. Might want to fund it.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 14, 2016, 05:24:40 AM
Compound: Watch the movie Grand Piano.  It's a silly but very fun thriller and Winter plays a key role.  Very fun.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Pak-Man on April 25, 2016, 09:21:33 AM
Freezepop (Now with a tenuous connection to MST3K!) is Kickstarting their next album.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/freezepopband/freezepops-new-album

Freezepop is on a very small list (Like- 5) of artists for whom I will unquestionably buy albums. Their music makes my ears smile.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on April 25, 2016, 02:46:45 PM
Freezepop (Now with a tenuous connection to MST3K!) is Kickstarting their next album.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/freezepopband/freezepops-new-album

Freezepop is on a very small list (Like- 5) of artists for whom I will unquestionably buy albums. Their music makes my ears smile.

I might have to back this! Hopefully my wallet doesn't super sprode!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on April 25, 2016, 06:05:49 PM
I would be quite suprised if they don't have some Cameo or something in the new series.

I'm backing 2 new ones at the moment:
Dark Souls Boardgame
 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/steamforged/dark-soulstm-the-board-game/

Dresden Files Card Game
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 10, 2016, 08:07:32 PM
Mary Jo and Trace have a new project that they are Kickstarting:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renfest/renfest

Other cool people are involved too!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on May 10, 2016, 09:23:37 PM
Yeah I wasn't sure where to start the thread! I backed it , but I'm pretty sceptical that it will get over the line, for a new IP that's a ridiculously steep hill to climb.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 10, 2016, 09:36:39 PM
Mary Jo and Trace have a new project that they are Kickstarting:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renfest/renfest

Other cool people are involved too!

Backed it.  It's an unusual concept, has potential to be funny. 
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 02, 2018, 04:42:59 PM
To all Aquabats fans: if you want a new season (or at least special) of the Aquabats Super Show and/or a new Aquabats album, go here!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theaquabats/wearetheaquabats?ref=user_menu

Frankly, I'm more a fan of the music (If I were 20-30 years younger, I think the show totally would be my jam) but it did have some great guest stars, killer musical numbers, an appearance by Strong Bad (except not) and a killer theme song.

https://www.youtube.com/v/UtlHz9PZS-8
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: k1 on August 03, 2018, 08:18:45 PM
To all Aquabats fans: if you want a new season (or at least special) of the Aquabats Super Show and/or a new Aquabats album, go here!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theaquabats/wearetheaquabats?ref=user_menu

Frankly, I'm more a fan of the music (If I were 20-30 years younger, I think the show totally would be my jam) but it did have some great guest stars, killer musical numbers, an appearance by Strong Bad (except not) and a killer theme song.

http://UtlHz9PZS-8

I jumped all over that as soon as it launched!

Fingers crossed for a super successful campaign!
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: BathTub on August 19, 2018, 08:22:31 PM
Doesn't appear to be doing that well.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 20, 2018, 09:28:15 AM
Yeah, I was afraid of that.  A million bucks is a lot to ask for.  Hopefully they'll get closer during the last few days but at halfway through and not half-funded, this doesn't look too good.

EDIT:  They more or less admitted things aren't looking good and are going to reboot the kickstarter to a much more reasonable goal.  It works for me, as it looks like it's only 100,000 to get to a new album, then everything after that is gravy.  As stated, I'm more interested in a new album than a new show, so this works well for me.
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 25, 2018, 06:16:09 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wildsidepress/frozen-hell-the-book-that-inspired-the-thing
Title: Re: Kickstarter Projects
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 25, 2018, 07:05:39 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wildsidepress/frozen-hell-the-book-that-inspired-the-thing

It's annoying that the 1951 film is listed as a side note, but some great authors are already unlocked for contributing stories for backers so I'm in at the e-book level.