MSE Kickstarter blows past goals

Michael Scott Earle has launched the kickstarter to fund the next novel he is publishing. It only took hours to reach the initial $15K goal to produce an ebook, audiobook, and signed physical copies of the whole series. As is, it has over $44K in support for the project, showing that MSE does not need Amazon to make money. The project has become one of the 'most backed' fiction projects on the platform. Although the $1,000 pledge has been snagged, there is still the $5,500 one that will get you a weekend to hangout with MSE. 

GeoOrbital adds power to any Bicycle

In as little as 60 seconds, GeoOrbital says they can add motorized power to just about any bicycle.

You just snap off your front wheel and replace it with GeoOrbital's electric wheel. The wheel uses a 500W motor and 36V battery to propel the bicycle up to 20 miles per hour. The battery — which is removable— will last at least 20 miles on its own, or about 50 miles if you mix in some pedaling.

The GeoOrbital wheel will eventually retail for about $900 — which is cheap by electric bike standards — and the company is offering it for as low as $500 to early backers on Kickstarter.

Bloodstained early build in action

Bloodstained early build in action

Game producer, Koji Igarashi, left with Konami when they decided to stop making Castlevania games. Igarashi started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of Bloodstained, the spiritual successor to Castlevania. The Kickstarter hit its goal of $500,000 in one day. With the Kickstarter campaign ending on June 12th, they’ve raised just under $3.8 million.

The Bard's Tale IV hits Kickstarter

The Bard's Tale IV hits Kickstarter

The Bard’s Tale trilogy were some of my favorite games. I’m very excited to see the game live on, hopefully. Check out the Kickstarter and donate if you want to see this game made.

Spiritual Successor to Castlevania heads to Kickstarter

Koji Igarashi is best known for his work on the Castlevania games. He’s left Konami and is working on a new video game project funded in part on Kickstarter.  The game is Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and is a 2.5D action game for consoles. Igarashi is going to enlist Inti Creates, the studio behind Mighty No. 9.