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Shadowrun Returns: Fan funding revives a dream

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Seattle-area video-game designer Jordan Weisman has long aspired to revive his popular Shadowrun role-playing franchise, stepping back into its world of mythological creatures, machines and magic. Several years ago he negotiated a license back from Microsoft, which had acquired FASA Interactive, where the game was originally developed. But limitations on...
Shadowrun Returns: Fan funding revives a dream
Newsmakers 2012: Jordan Weisman shows the power of crowdfunding

Story Telling

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We’re at the end of the lifespan of the current generation of consoles, so the focus has been on the depth of story. When the new generation of hardware comes out, people will revel in the graphics and story will be swept aside again. –Shadowrun creator Jordan Weisman...
Story Telling

Holy smokes: Weisman’s Shadowrun project blows past $1M on Kickstarter

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Harebrained Schemes chief Jordan Weisman We’ve been closely tracking the amazing response to the Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun Returns, the revival of Jordan Weisman’s popular role-playing video-game. And we thought it was impressive when the project reached its initial funding goal of $400,000 in less than 28 hours. Well, the money...
Holy smokes: Weisman’s Shadowrun project blows past $1M on Kickstarter

After Kickstarter success game studios turn to Zipline for help

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Kickstarter is revolutionizing the way that game companies raise cash as evidenced by the recent success of Harebrained Schemes (Shadowrun Returns just raised $1.8 million) and Double Fine Productions (Double Fine Adventure pulled in $3.3 million). But once the cash is raised, the developers need to get to work, delivering...
After Kickstarter success game studios turn to Zipline for help

Videogames Using the Power of Fans to Get a Kick-Start

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Videogames are fast becoming one of the most popular categories that are able to attract start-up capital from everyday people. SFC / Shutterstock With the rise of so-called “crowdfunding,” game makers are finding fans online who are willing to pledge a few bucks toward a game they’d like to see...
Videogames Using the Power of Fans to Get a Kick-Start

Shadowrun Returns breaks through $1.5M on Kickstarter

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Shadowrun Returns, the revival of Seattle-area game designer Jordan Weisman’s classic franchise, broke through the $1.5 million mark overnight in pledges on Kickstarter. That’s more than three times the original goal of $400,000 in pledges — not the biggest Kickstarter project ever, but right up there with some of...
Shadowrun Returns breaks through $1.5M on Kickstarter

Shadowrun Returns raises $1.8M in Kickstarter campaign

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Game developer Harebrained Schemes scored $1.8 million for Shadowrun Returns from more than 36,000 backers in one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, which has become a huge platform for raising money for independent games. The campaign headed by game veteran Jordan Weisman closed its 30-day run tonight....
Shadowrun Returns raises $1.8M in Kickstarter campaign

GeekWire Radio: Facebook, Instagram, Kickstarter and the world of creative funding

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Stephen "Stepto" Toulouse in the studio (Erynn Rose photo) Our guest this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast is Stephen Toulouse, better known as Stepto, who joins us for a conversation about the Kickstarter funding platform and other methods of funding projects through fans and customers. Many people...
GeekWire Radio: Facebook, Instagram, Kickstarter and the world of creative funding

Kickstarter still a drop in the bucket when compared to VC

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The rise of Kickstarter as a new funding source for entrepreneurial ideas has been one of the most fascinating stories to watch over the past few months. But just how big of an impact is it having? VentureBeat’s Ben Popper takes an inside look, crunching some numbers and reporting that...
Kickstarter still a drop in the bucket when compared to VC

Exclusive: Jordan Weisman on free-to-play games, working with Bungie, and his new game Strikefleet Omega

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It seems slightly disingenuous to simply call Jordan Weisman a “veteran game designer and serial entrepreneur.” Over the course of his 30 year career, Weisman has founded four successful companies and amassed an enviable list of accomplishments, creating everything from the classic pen-and-paper RPG Shadowrun to the collectible combat game...
Exclusive: Jordan Weisman on free-to-play games, working with Bungie, and his new game Strikefleet Omega

Crowdfunding Confidential: How a wristband for the iPod Nano raised $1M in 30 days

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The following is an excerpt from Scott Steinberg’s new book, The Crowdfunding Bible. The book is free to download at www.CrowdFundingGuides.com, or in e-book form on Apple, Nook and Sony Reader devices. Crowdfunding, hailed by many as a better approach to venture capital and angel investment, hasn’t been lacking...
Crowdfunding Confidential: How a wristband for the iPod Nano raised $1M in 30 days
Jordan Weisman: 'Startups may be dangerous to your health (and ego)'

Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

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Dan Misener, in a fit of inspired data mining, scraped half of Kickstarter to find failed projects. He could not, it seems, find a single one. Why? Because Kickstarter hides them behind a non-searchable wall. They exist, sure, but you won’t find them with Google and they never, ever show...
Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

Cyberpunks Rejoice: Kickstarter Project Aims To Resurrect Shadowrun

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If you spent any time in high school thinking about ley lines and bio-implants, you were probably a Shadowrun player. The game, which petered out after a disastrous run as a PC/Xbox game in 2007, brought the high-tech of William Gibson to the magical realms of Mr. Gygax. It was,...
Cyberpunks Rejoice: Kickstarter Project Aims To Resurrect Shadowrun

‘Shadowrun Returns’ fully funded, $400k in 28 hours

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Veteran Seattle-area video-game designer Jordan Weisman and his colleagues at Harebrained Schemes turned to Kickstarter yesterday to fund “Shadowrun Returns,” a revival of Weisman’s popular role-playing video-game franchise. Harebrained Schemes' thank you message to Shadowrun fans They hoped to raise 400,000 over the rest of the month from fans of...
‘Shadowrun Returns’ fully funded, $400k in 28 hours

Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

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Jordan Weisman We’ve been having fun tracking the progress of Jordan Weisman’s Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun Returns, watching in amazement after it blew past its original $400,000 goal in 28 hours. Now, the Kickstarter campaign for the classic video game franchise has officially concluded. And while it was not the...
Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

Seattle 2054: Our first look at Kickstarter-funded Shadowrun Returns

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A ravaged Pike Place in 2054. It’s been nearly a year since veteran game designer Jordan Weisman and his company, Harebrained Schemes, raised more than $1.8 million on Kickstarter to develop new versions of Shadowrun Returns for tablets and PCs, which blew past the original goal of $400,000. And now, we’ve...
Seattle 2054: Our first look at Kickstarter-funded Shadowrun Returns

Newsmakers 2012: The Oatmeal stirs up a crowd, twice

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Matthew Inman Webcomic artist Matthew Inman is known for his wicked and funny takes on modern life as The Oatmeal. But the Seattle resident made another mark in the tech world this year, by tapping into the power of crowdfunding to make a big impact — not once but twice....
Newsmakers 2012: The Oatmeal stirs up a crowd, twice

Republique tops $500,000 Kickstarter funding goal

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Hope from the new game Republique A few weeks ago, we told you about Ryan Payton’s effort to get his new game, Republique, bankrolled on Kickstarter. Well, here’s the update. This past weekend, the company surpassed its $500,000 funding goal, bringing in $555,662 from more than 11,000 backers on the crowdfunding...
Republique tops $500,000 Kickstarter funding goal
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