If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
Shadowrun Returns blends pen-and-paper role-playing mechanics into a dark, cyberpunk fantasy. It’s the first RPG installment in the series since the Super Nintendo, and the series’ age is showing.
Gamers can preorder Shadowrun Returns for $15.
Last year’s $1 million-plus video game Kickstarters share common reasons for their success. Plus, the developers share their campaign tips for 2013.
Gas Powered Games founder Chris Taylor seeks to raise $1.1 million from fans for his new project.
At the Casual Connect conference in Seattle, five developers discussed what they’ve learned from their failures and how to structure a project for success.
Developer Cliffhanger Productions seeks crowd-sourced backing for a massively multiplayer entry into the cyberpunk role-playing game franchise.
Game developer Harebrained Schemes scored $1.8 million from more than 36,000 backers for Shadowrun Returns, the sequel to a fan-favorite cyberpunk role-playing game. This has become one of the most successful crowd-funding campaigns on Kickstarter.
That didn’t take long.
As expected, Harebrained Schemes’ Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter project has surpassed their $400k goal. At the time of this writing, they are at $449,822 in funding.
Zipline Games has attracted 6,000 game developers to its Moai game development platform. And now it’s formally launching version 1.0.
6L, the social game company formerly known as 6waves Lolapps,is shifting its weight toward mobile games. The company has signed up 16 new independent developers as third-party partners and it plans to spend as much as $100,000 to market each major mobile title.
Let’s face it. Tablets, smartphones and music players have become the new babysitters, taking that job away from television. With that in mind, game developer Jordan Weisman’s Go Go Kiddo startup has launched a new mobile app that entertains kids ages two to five.
Our well-attended GamesBeat 2011 conference took place this week, and here’s what you missed.
Video game consoles have reached a point where they are so powerful that companies no longer need to focus on adding more horsepower to the devices, said game industry veteran and Harebrained Schemes founder Jordan Weisman.
We’ve been writing a lot of posts about our speakers at GamesBeat 2011. But here’s a summary of why we think this will be the must-attend game conference for you.