With the rise of the crowd funding the consumer electronic world has been given an interesting kick in a new direction. We are now seeing some very interesting tech from companies that we might never have heard of if it were not for crowd funding. This has both good and bad consequences, although the good do outweigh the bad at this stage. One item that was brought to our attention is SVET. If you are not familiar with SVET is it a new type of lighting technology that claims it is healthier than any other light in use.
Star Citizen, which is considered as definitely the most successful crowdfunding project to date, recently surpassed $ 42 million in donations. Of course, this also means that the game itself will be refreshed with a few extras.
On the website Kickstarter, a new campaign of raising finance to complete the "open-world 3D voxel-based RPG" titled Planets³ (pronounced "planetscube") was started. Mentioned title combines RPG experience with the construction and exploration of the universe built from small voxels, or block size of 25 cm³.
Company QSAlpha launched a campaign on IndieGoGo crowdfunding service in which they intend to raise $3.2 million for encrypted mobile device with a high level of security. Quasar IV device is the first cryptographic mobile device specifically designed to protect the digital identity of the user.
Main motive for players to become willing to financially support a project on Kickstarter is to have a good concept, and developer team called comcept USA obviously succeeded in that. Head of the team is Keiji Inafune, the creator of legendary Mega Man.
According to information presented by Jonathan Lau, campaigns on Kickstarter collected six times more money than those on Indiegogo.
Lau has conducted his own research by collecting information on the number of campaigns, failed campaigns, collected money and a variety of other information on the most popular pages used to collect money for various projects.
Over the weekend we heard about an interesting project on Kickstarter that has caught our attention and imagination (while they are hoping to catch some of your money). The project is the brain child of science fiction writer Neal Stephenson and is a motion based sword combat game with the apt name of Clang (anyone else hear the black knight from Monty Python getting hit on the head?) The game will delve into the long sword fighting style as an arena combat game.