Kickstarter

The New Normal

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes takes a look at how toys marketed to – and designed specifically for – adults are no longer just a passing trend.

itten’s Naotaka Shimamoto on Tokyo Highway, Crash Octopus – and creating games that catch the eye

Off the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign for their latest game, Crash Octopus, we caught up with itten President Naotaka ‘Shima’ Shimamoto to find out more about his approach to design.

Aardman teams with Vine Lab on limited edition model celebrating 25th anniversary of Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave

The project has launched via Kickstarter, and in a nod to the film’s original release date, there will be just 1,995 models available.

Exploding Kittens’ Elan Lee to talk creativity, lockdown and Poetry for Neanderthals at Play Creators Conference

The session will explore how Elan and the Exploding Kittens team approach game design, including looking at their work with the inventor community.

Designer Ross Atkin on his third Kickstarter project, the downside of licensing, and the one thing you MUST do to crowdfund

Kickstarter designer Ross Atkin on where crowdfunders go wrong, the skills you don’t learn at university… And robots. Lots of robots!

Unnecessary Inventions’ Matty Benedetto brings Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table to Kickstarter

The Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table is ‘the first and only coffee table that can’t actually be used until you solve the jigsaw puzzle surface’.

OjO’s Petros Nicolaou and Surya Dhir on how the firm’s line of games balance entertainment and education

OjO’s Petros Nicolaou and Surya Dhir tell us more about how the STREAME-focused firm tackles game design.

Cards Against Humanity co-founder Max Temkin launches Magic Puzzle Company

Firm looks to combine ‘the traditional jigsaw puzzle experience with ideas from the worlds of tabletop games and magic’.

BrokenToad and The Jim Henson Company celebrate miniatures success on Kickstarter

The range was launched with a Kickstarter campaign on April 24th and achieved its funding goal in just 13 minutes.

Melbot’s Ivan Expósito on the ups and downs of running a Kickstarter campaign during the coronavirus pandemic

With a few days left of the campaign (which has raised just over €52,000 at the time of writing), we caught up with Melbot CEO Ivan Expósito to find out what it was like running a successful Kickstarter campaign in the midst of a global pandemic.

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