Monsters, fidget cubes and Kittens: A look at Kickstarter’s biggest toy and game success stories
Since Kickstarter launched on April 28th, 2009, 13 million people have backed a project on the crowdfunding site, with over 127,000 projects successfully funded.
Vivid’s R&D team to take on Tough Mudder for The Toy Trust
Vivid’s entire R&D team is taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge to raise money for The Toy Trust.
Anki accelerates into licensing with Fast & Furious deal
Anki has teamed up with Universal to launch a Fast & Furious edition of its Anki Overdrive robotic battle-racing game.
Modiphius brings Fallout to the tabletop space
Modiphius Entertainment is bringing hit video game series Fallout to the tabletop space.
Zuru files lawsuit against Telebrands over latest Bunch O Balloons copy
Zuru has filed a new lawsuit against Telebrands with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to protect its Bunch O Balloons product from patent infringement.
Hasbro enjoys positive Q1 2017 as gaming sales soar
Hasbro’s financial results for Q1 2017 has seen net revenue up two per cent to $849.7 million versus $831.2 million in 2016.
Toy Industry Association rebrands as The Toy Association
The US trade body for toys has rebranded as The Toy Association.
Game design workshop-in-a-box smashes Kickstarter goal
The White Box, a kit that claims to include ‘everything you need to start creating the game in your head’, has passed its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter.
PhD student adds physicality to Virtual Reality with electric muscle stimulation
Computer science PhD student Pedro Lopes had added a layer of physicality to Virtual Reality thanks to his research involving electric muscle stimulation (EMS).
Hasbro to launch games subscription service
The Hasbro Gaming Crate will be available to US residents only and will ship three new games to subscribers at a cost of $49.99 per crate.