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The Eyes Have It
Feb 9, 2008

Third Eye Sees All
...snookums

I love this idea of a way to use your smartphone + some ultralight components to make remote-controlled, powered paper airplanes:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/393053146/powerup-30-smartphone-controlled-paper-airplane?ref=home_popular

It's [unfortunately?] one of those runaway success things with over 500k pledged and still like a month and a half to go in the campaign. Love the idea, though.

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DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


A documentary on Garbage Pail Kids?

Why the Hell not?

sub supau
Aug 27, 2007



The documentary's got to be better than the movie, at least.

Xom
Sep 2, 2008

文化英雄


Fan of Britches

crosspost from TG kickstarter thread:

The Pandante Kickstarter is in its final TWO HOURS!

Trump (of Hearthstone and Starcraft fame) is live-streaming it:



Try the game here: https://pandante.neocities.org

(I scrambled like hell to get that site together at the last minute. It's literally my first web app ever!)

But don't forget to pledge before it's too late!

Adult Sword Owner
Jun 19, 2011

u deserve diploma for sublime comedy expertise


I want to like that game.

I have a really hard time getting over just how into pandas the creator seems to be.

Like

WAY into pandas.

sub supau
Aug 27, 2007



That game looks super confusing.

Also I don't understand how David Sirlin developed a game that's supposed to be fun. I thought Sirlin was of the opinion that having fun with games is for scrublords.

Lucy Heartfilia
May 31, 2012




TetsuoTW posted:

That game looks super confusing.

Also I don't understand how David Sirlin developed a game that's supposed to be fun. I thought Sirlin was of the opinion that having fun with games is for scrublords.

Not really. David Sirlin has pretty good insight in what makes games engaging on many different skill levels. He is all about easy to play and hard to master. And of course asymmetric gameplay, which makes everything more interesting even though you have to do more work to make it balanced.

He also did some interesting stuff with the chess ruleset:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-11-03-chess-2-the-sequel-how-a-street-fightin-man-fixed-the-worlds-most-famous-game

Surprisingly Dope
Jan 12, 2011

Lope burgs again


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/80534516/eskimo-bob-series-reboot?ref=card

evilmiera
Dec 14, 2009

Status:Perpetually fearful

I've supported a lot of game kickstarters in my time, so why not one for a short movie? I mean, there has to be something I can bac-

Kung Fury

Hell yes, favorite new kickstarter just from the video.

SaltyJesus
Jun 2, 2011

Arf!


evilmiera posted:

I've supported a lot of game kickstarters in my time, so why not one for a short movie? I mean, there has to be something I can bac-

Kung Fury

Hell yes, favorite new kickstarter just from the video.

Greatest movie trailer of all time.

MeaningOfLife
Nov 30, 2001

<(I can tell you that it is NOT '42'.)


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/talyaarbisser/a-visual-diary-saba-and-savta-two-fotofest-2014-ex

A friend of mine's Kickstarter on getting her works out for a regional photography event.

The Eyes Have It
Feb 9, 2008

Third Eye Sees All
...snookums

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085386850/my-n3rd-connect-and-control-anything-from-anywhere

I like the fact that it's made with a simple goal (internet-enabled via smartphone "switch" for anything) but also the fact that you can configure it to connect to wi-fi stuff like usual wi-fi connected stuff, but with the added perk that if there's no wi-fi available it can create and act as it's own wireless access point so it can always be reached.

redcheval
Dec 26, 2009

That's a little better.



Hey hey y'all!

I'm doing the illustration for a card game, made by fellow goon Reo and the kickstarter just went up yesterday!



Long story short, it's a simple and easy-to-play kickstarter with an overarching convention theme. Gameplay is similar to stuff like Cards Against Humanity in that it's a great party game that's easy to pick up, and is super fun to run through with your geekier/con-going friends! Thanks for checking it out!

sub supau
Aug 27, 2007



Mister Sinewave posted:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085386850/my-n3rd-connect-and-control-anything-from-anywhere

I like the fact that it's made with a simple goal (internet-enabled via smartphone "switch" for anything) but also the fact that you can configure it to connect to wi-fi stuff like usual wi-fi connected stuff, but with the added perk that if there's no wi-fi available it can create and act as it's own wireless access point so it can always be reached.
That looks pretty cool, but I don't understand how it's supposed to connect to ordinary appliances, like a coffee machine or whatever. It looks simple enough in that fireplace video, but what about poo poo you can't just pry open like that?

The Eyes Have It
Feb 9, 2008

Third Eye Sees All
...snookums

I *think* that the idea is you DIY wire it with the relay(s)? You're making me realize I hadn't given that worky part of it much thought.

Opioid
Jul 3, 2008

<3 Blood Type ARRRRR

Mister Sinewave posted:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085386850/my-n3rd-connect-and-control-anything-from-anywhere

I like the fact that it's made with a simple goal (internet-enabled via smartphone "switch" for anything) but also the fact that you can configure it to connect to wi-fi stuff like usual wi-fi connected stuff, but with the added perk that if there's no wi-fi available it can create and act as it's own wireless access point so it can always be reached.

They don't really discuss the security of the ad-hoc network it makes either. Putting an insecure wifi node that controls your car's electronics sounds like a horrible idea. I want the future to happen like this but I know how easy it is for people with an intermediate programming knowledge to get into this stuff.

oxbrain
Aug 18, 2005

Put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip and come on up to the mothership.


I think you could do the same thing with a raspberry pi for much cheaper. The mobile app is the only thing that might be tough to duplicate.

One Eye Open
Sep 18, 2006
Am I awake?

oxbrain posted:

I think you could do the same thing with a raspberry pi for much cheaper. The mobile app is the only thing that might be tough to duplicate.

It's already been solved: piUI

Elendil004
Mar 22, 2003

The prognosis
is not good.




It's IndieGoGo, but Video Game High School season 3 just launched their fundraising: http://igg.me/at/vghs If you're not familiar with VGHS check out the thread here on SA (a handful of the producers/directors post there regularly), or https://www.rocketjump.com

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






Nevermind: A Biofeedback Horror Adventure Game

quote:

Nevermind is a biofeedback-enhanced horror adventure game that takes you into the dark and twisted world within the subconscious minds of trauma victims.

As you explore surreal labyrinths and solve the puzzles of the mind, a biofeedback sensor monitors how scared or stressed you become with each passing moment. If you let your fears get the best of you, the game will become harder. If you’re able to calm yourself in the face of terror, the game will be more forgiving.

Nevermind’s goal is to create an unforgettable gameplay experience that also teaches players how to be more aware of their internal responses to stressful situations. If you can learn to control your anxiety within the disturbing realm of Nevermind, just imagine what you can do when it comes to those inevitable stressful moments in the real world…

Ebenezer
Mar 21, 2007



I'm hoping that Ozobot gets funded. Looks like a pretty cool robotic gadget.

Cornuto
Jun 26, 2012

For the pack!


I'm probably late to the party on this one, but Kingdom Come: Deliverance looks amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D48PCFshHg
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294225970/kingdom-come-deliverance

Realistic medieval Skyrim style sandbox game. Open world quest with multiple solutions. Built in cry-engine.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






This is a thing, and it is a thing that must be made and I must have

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skirmos/skirmos-open-source-laser-tag

I like turtles
Aug 6, 2009



Why yes, I purchased my entire BDSM dungeon furniture/coffee table/cat tree setup from a gentleman on kickstarter, why do you ask
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690750600/everybody-needs-to-get-some-even-your-pets-can-get?ref=discovery

I like turtles has a new favorite as of 22:51 on Mar 16, 2014

Adult Sword Owner
Jun 19, 2011

u deserve diploma for sublime comedy expertise


I like turtles posted:

Why yes, I purchased my entire BDSM dungeon furniture/coffee table/cat tree setup from a gentleman on kickstarter, why do you ask
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690750600/everybody-needs-to-get-some-even-your-pets-can-get?ref=discovery

That's extremely poorly made, as well.

Nenonen
Oct 22, 2009



I like turtles posted:

Why yes, I purchased my entire BDSM dungeon furniture/coffee table/cat tree setup from a gentleman on kickstarter, why do you ask
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690750600/everybody-needs-to-get-some-even-your-pets-can-get?ref=discovery
My god!

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I would also use some of our Pledge money to try out more Custom Dirty Tops for our End Tables and Coffee Tables where the user gets to choose a messy Dirty stain they want. Choose from different messy things like oil drops, oil smears, pop stains, ketchup stains, Kool-Aid stains! I would also like to add options for you to age, scratch up or even beat up the wood for a worn Dirty Look! I would put a clear coat over the stains to preserve the messy Look into your Wood! Now you have a true Dirty Look!



I'll be honest I am NOT a businessman. I am just a Crazy Dreamer / Creator / Inventor!

I am Bipolar and my moods vary big time everyday! Its hard for me to even get out of bed sometimes! But I am very creative! I also have extreme anxiety! I am very very shy (anxious) around people. I hardly go outside anymore. This is a huge problem when im trying to tell the world about our New Fun Dirty Furniture! We just opened and have no social media skills/friends! We need your help to help to spread the Dirty word on Facebook and Twitter!

I like turtles
Aug 6, 2009



I didn't remember that text, thought you were making it up at first.
But no.
You weren't.

The best things about this project is the copy pasted

quote:

I will use part of the money for the shipping and then 5% goes to Kickstarter and 3.5% goes to Amazon for processing the payments!
in every reward higher than $20.

Also the fact that he seems to use Sega Genesis or comparable theme music on every video.

Jet Jaguar
Feb 12, 2006

Don't touch my bags if you please, Mr Customs Man.





Biscuit Hider

Concert of Akira Ifukube's music for the Godzilla films.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1094605844/ifukube-and-godzilla-a-musical-celebration

Love that Godzilla march! (Though it's odd to me that the two guys in the film don't pronounce his name the same way)

Topographic Nap
Apr 22, 2007



Right about to go to bed so I couldn't be bothered to make a thread but it looks like SA's favorite kick starter tried to kill a man, but in the process he only made him stronger:

JASON BARNES had wanted to be a professional drummer since he was a teenager. But when he lost his arm in a freak accident he thought his dream was over. Now he has a second chance at the big time – thanks to a brand new robotic arm.

Barnes lost the lower half of his right arm two years ago, after getting an electric shock while cleaning a vent hood in a restaurant. But he refused to give up on his musical dream, so he built a simple drumming device out of a brace and some springs that attached to his arm.

Link to the dude with new super powers thanks to the Frog Dogman.

Jewel Repetition
Dec 24, 2012

Ask me about Briar Rose and Chicken Chaser.


This is a game I'm really looking forward to called Sealark. Unfortunately, it proves what people say about overfunded projects never meeting their deadlines. It was given ten times the original price, and it's almost a year late. On the bright side, the creator is still working on it and posts updates.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1338986832/sealark-an-oceanic-adventure-game

Adult Sword Owner
Jun 19, 2011

u deserve diploma for sublime comedy expertise


SpicyMeatSandwich posted:

Right about to go to bed so I couldn't be bothered to make a thread but it looks like SA's favorite kick starter tried to kill a man, but in the process he only made him stronger:

JASON BARNES had wanted to be a professional drummer since he was a teenager. But when he lost his arm in a freak accident he thought his dream was over. Now he has a second chance at the big time – thanks to a brand new robotic arm.

Barnes lost the lower half of his right arm two years ago, after getting an electric shock while cleaning a vent hood in a restaurant. But he refused to give up on his musical dream, so he built a simple drumming device out of a brace and some springs that attached to his arm.

Link to the dude with new super powers thanks to the Frog Dogman.

Is this seriously a result of Doobie?

sub supau
Aug 27, 2007



transfatphobic posted:

Is this seriously a result of Doobie?
For gently caress's sake.

Adult Sword Owner
Jun 19, 2011

u deserve diploma for sublime comedy expertise


TetsuoTW posted:

For gently caress's sake.

Look it's too funny to not hope

sub supau
Aug 27, 2007



I think the food's more likely to ruin lives than the physical "restaurant".

mr. mephistopheles
Dec 2, 2009



This game looks goddamn amazing and I need it now.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1184202489/heart-forth-alicia

Except the weird live action bits that you can hopefully turn off in the menu.

37ArmsToBind
Jun 30, 2007

Every Thug Needs A Lady


From the kickstarter page:
"OpenWorm is an open science project aimed at building a digital organism, a microscopic worm called C. elegans. With this KickStarter we want you to join us in contributing to the creation of the first digital organism and we want to give you your own "WormSim" to play with on your web browser. Your WormSim will improve over time and will get smarter as our model gets better and closer to the real one."

I think this is a fantastic idea. Hoping it will start a trend for modeling more complex organisms.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openworm/openworm-a-digital-organism-in-your-browser

Shallow
Feb 9, 2005



I'm really hoping that Salvaged's funding picks up a bit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/opposablegames/salvaged

Has potential to be a really interesting game with tons of replayability. Control via a tablet ought to solve a lot of the irritations I usually find with RTS minimaps, and the whole "play as Gorman (except hopefully not an incompetent twat)" angle is really cool.

Geektox
Aug 1, 2012

Good people don't rip other people's arms off.


A friend of mine recently joined this band as the drummer, and I'm really digging their sound even though it's not normally the kind of music I like. They're based out of Vancouver, and are asking for $8000 to make their new album.

No Island - New Album!

Here's a example track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqd38RfileM

InShaneee
Aug 11, 2006

Cleanse them. Cleanse the world of their ignorance and sin. Bathe them in the crimson of ... am I on speakerphone?

Fun Shoe

One of the biggest arcades in the country, chicagoland's Galloping Ghost, is looking to expand to add another 200-300 games, including 30 more pinball tables.

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Stayton
May 20, 2006

A girl who will put you in a full nelson is worth fighting for.

A friend of mine is trying to document and preserve the extensive history of professional wrestling in Portland, and the Pacific Northwest. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/359614897/forefathers-of-portland-wrestling

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