Pledged: $34 Rewards: Physical copy of the blu-ray Kickstarter start date: July 16, 2015 Kickstarter funded on: August 16, 2015 Estimated delivery date: January 2016
Don Hertzfeldt is an animator who used to focus primarily on making animated cartoons where all the drawings were done on paper (but he does draw digitally now). He has been featured in a couch gag on The Simpsons, but he is mostly known for his short film Rejected. As all the DVDs featuring collections of his short films were sold out, this campaign to create a blu-ray of his work was definitely not one to miss.
The blu-ray arrived at my place on March 29, 2016.
It contains the full version of It’s Such a Beautiful Day, World of Tomorrow, and his short and student films, all remastered specifically for the blu-ray.
There was also a cardboard insert and mini-booklet about the World of Tomorrow film inside the sleeve.
Pledged: $15 Rewards: Access to backer-only updates/polls, Backer tag beside name in-game, Name on a plaque in the game’s plaza lobby, Desktop backgrounds, Steam Early Access copy of the game, Exclusive backer-only digital in-game item (gold trophy) Indiegogo start date: July 13, 2015 Indiegogo funded on: August 13, 2015 Estimated delivery date: N/A
In Garry’s Mod, there is a fun gamemode known as Cinema that lets you watch online videos with other people in the Source engine. There was also the elusive GMOD Tower gamemode that expanded upon this concept with minigames, and it was something which I could never join as the servers were always so far away and the ping would be unbearable. When the creators of these two gamemodes announced a spiritual successor in the Unreal engine and local Australian and dedicated servers, I was ready to back it.
Tower Unite was released on Steam Early Access on April 9, 2016.
On the 14th of June 2018, it was just updated to version 0.5.0.0
Backer Tag next to name in scoreboard (tab key by default):
Exclusive item and How to find NeonWabbit’s name in the credits:
After joining a Plaza/Lobby server, head out of the Transit Station where you will see the entrance to the Boardwalk. On the 2nd plaque here (to the left), you will see it towards the bottom. Also pictured here in the following screenshot is the exclusive item for backers in my inventory.
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
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.
Shenmue 3 was released on November 20, 2019. First promised as a Steam release, it came as an Epic Games Store key first, with the option to also get an additional Steam key offered via a survey.
Pledged: $20 Rewards: Name in the credits, Digital download on Steam Kickstarter start date: May 01, 2015 Kickstarter funded on: June 17, 2015 Estimated delivery date: October 2016
I didn’t really grow up with Banjo-Kazooie, but I did play a lot of Donkey Kong Country, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, and Viva Piñata – and those were really fun. So obviously when these ex-Rare developers announced a spiritual successor to their Banjo games, I decided to take a stab in the perfect dark (heh) and make this the first crowdfunding project I pledged money towards.
Yooka-Laylee was released on PC and multiple consoles on April 11, 2017.
To find NeonWabbit’s name in the credits:
After opening the game, head to the Options & Stuff menu where you can access the credits. Navigate the credits using the on-screen controls.
Pledged: $10 per month Rewards: Thank you, High resolution files, Exclusive 18+ content, Monthly sketch packs, Video speedpaints, Voting in polls Patreon start date: March 23, 2015
Hioshiru is a Russian artist who makes quality furry and MLP-related art. I figured I could learn a thing or two from her video speedpaints and high-resolution files, so I decided to support her Patreon beginning in mid-2018.
Hioshiru posts Patreon-exclusive content fairly regularly, and I felt like I got my money’s worth. After a year, I temporarily cancelled due to a financial situation.