GLITCHED by En House Studios

Pledged: $30
Rewards: Digital download of game, Digital download of soundtrack, PDF download of development book (art, design, secrets), Beta versions during development, Name in the credits
Kickstarter start date: July 22, 2016
Kickstarter funded on: August 22, 2016
Estimated delivery date: February 2018

Context:

I simply backed this game because someone said it was going to be the next Undertale, and soon, even SiIvaGunner released a high quality rip of one of the songs in the soundtrack, cementing my decision to remain a backer.

Result:

The developers have stated they are in the final stretch as of August 2018.

Patreon for Awesome Video Games

Pledged: $50 per episode
Rewards: Name in the credits, Early access to episodes, Production updates, Extended blooper reels, Access to 360 degree footage behind-the-scenes content, 4K resolution episodes
Patreon start date: March 04, 2016

Context:

Video Games Awesome is a Let’s Play series I’ve been watching for many years now. But previously, the people behind it worked on a comedy series called Awesome Video Games.

Result:

Before moving from Canada to Japan, Fraser filmed a whole new season of Awesome Video Games. The first episode of which has yet to be edited and released.

Charlie the Unicorn: The Grand Finale by Jason Steele

Pledged: $20
Rewards: Name in the credits, DRM-free/HD download of completed movie, PDF download of “Charlie the Unicorn: Lost in Dreamspace” storybook, 12 Charlie the Unicorn trading cards (signed by Jason Steele)
Kickstarter start date: February 23, 2016
Kickstarter funded on: March 25, 2016
Estimated delivery date: December 2016

Context:

The Charlie the Unicorn series is some of the earliest YouTube animations I can remember watching. I had to help bring its finale to life.

Result:

The finale has yet to be completed. The PDF storybook and physical rewards such as the signed trading cards were sent out in Early 2017.

Low quality image of some of physical rewards.

There She Is!! 6th episode ‘another step’ by amalloc SamBakZa

Pledged: $40
Rewards: Name in the credits, Digital “thank you” card, Early preview of complete movie, 3 exclusive wallpapers, PDF download of “There She Is!!” art book, Doki & Nabi T-shirt, DVD, Physical “thank you” card (signed by amalloc), 5 illustrated cards
Indiegogo start date: January 12, 2016
Indiegogo funded on: February 12, 2016
Estimated delivery date: December 2016

Context:

A masterpiece in Korean indie animation, the There She Is!! series was first introduced to me on Newgrounds. It has since been remastered in HD for YouTube, and was neatly wrapped up in it’s 5th and final episode. However, an opportunity to crowdfund a bonus 6th episode and a DVD of the series arose, and I couldn’t pass it up.

Result:

The DVD and 6th episode have not been finalised yet. Some digital rewards have already been sent.

Shenmue 3 by Ys Net

Pledged: $29
Rewards: Access to surveys/polls for ideas in the game, Digital copy of the game for PC
Kickstarter start date: June 15, 2015
Kickstarter funded on: July 18, 2015
Estimated delivery date: December 2017

Context:

I had never heard of the Shenmue series before this Kickstarter was announced at an E3 conference in 2015. After seeing the hype of how many people started to back it, and seeing gameplay of the original 2 games, I decided to back this Kickstarter.

Result:

Shenmue 3 has not yet been released.