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  1. Pixel Harvest: 8 Brilliant Video Game Projects

    There are a staggering number of surreal explorations, biofeedback fear monitors, and fruit-based satires funding on Kickstarter right now. Here are some of our favorite projects in the Video Games category, with a gaming hardware project thrown in for good measure.

    No Pineapple Left Behind 

    A game about de-unionized schools and tropical fruit. Satirical, topical, and (rare in games) funny!

    The Black Glove 

    An eerie, surrealistic, first-person game experience from an independent team of developers who helped make BioShock and BioShock Infinite. Enter a bizarre art world and change the way artists create.

    Black the Fall 

    Navigate through this chiaroscuro post-apocalyptic world, like a strange and unexpected black-and-white dream.

    Impact Winter 

    Another post-apocalypse to explore, this time in a world buried by an unceasing winter.

    Charles Dexter Ward 

    Senscape, the team behind the acclaimed horror adventure games Scratches, Serena, and Asylum, has returned from the nether gulfs of nightmare to bring you the first officially licensed game based on the legendary works of H. P. Lovecraft. This point-and-click adventure is a faithful and painstakingly researched adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.

    The Flame in the Flood 

    In this post-civilization game, you travel by foot and by raft down a procedurally generated river as you scrounge for resources, make tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.

    Nevermind 

    A biofeedback-enhanced horror adventure game that takes you into the dark and twisted world within the subconscious minds of psychological trauma victims. As you explore surreal labyrinths and solve puzzles of the mind, a biofeedback sensor monitors how scared or stressed you become. If you let your fears get the best of you, the game becomes harder.

    Mad Genius Controllers 

    Mad Genius uses a dedicated motion capture system that allows both halves of the controller to know exactly where they are in the room. It uses this information to add motion play to unmodified consoles and PCs, while preserving the use of standard buttons and sticks.

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  2. Kickstarter Is Live in Scandinavia and Ireland!

    We're super excited to announce that creators based in Scandinavia and Ireland can launch their projects right now! People in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland are some of the most creative in the world, and we can’t wait to see what projects they have in store for us. We expect to see great ideas in the categories of design, games, film, technology, and lots more! 

    Projects in these countries function just like every other Kickstarter project, with a few small differences. Let’s go over how it works. 

    Will there be a Scandinavia-specific or Ireland-specific Kickstarter site? 

    Nope — Scandinavian and Irish projects will join the worldwide community of Kickstarter projects. But if you only want to see projects from home, you can search Kickstarter by location

    Can people outside Scandinavia and Ireland pledge to Scandinavian and Irish projects? 

    Yes! As with all other projects on Kickstarter, backers can pledge to projects no matter where they are. 

    What currency will Scandinavian and Irish projects be listed in? 

    Local currency for everyone! Danish kroner, Swedish kronor, Norwegian kroner, and the euro in Ireland. You can use your local banking and business details, and if your project is successfully funded, pledges will be collected in your local currency and transferred to you. 

    What payment methods are accepted for pledges? 

    Right now, pledges can be made with any Visa, MasterCard, or American Express card. 

    What language should my project be in? 

    Use whatever language works best for your project. But we do recommend that all projects also include an English version of their description, rewards, and other important elements. Kickstarter is a global community, and including translations will definitely help your project have a wider appeal. It also makes it easier for us to help you and your backers if a problem comes up. 

    What are the fees? 

    Kickstarter only collects a fee when a project is successfully funded. If that happens, we charge 5%. The partners that process payments for us also charge a fee, which varies depending on where you’re located. For more info, see here. If a project is not successfully funded, there are no fees. 

    Who can launch a project? 

    Almost anyone! You need to be at least 18 years old, and you should be a permanent resident of a country where Kickstarter has launched. You have to start the project in your own name, or on behalf of a legal entity with a valid business number. And you’ll need things like a mailing address, bank account, identification, and a major credit or debit card. 

    What about taxes? 

    In general, funds raised on Kickstarter are subject to taxes. That said, how much you owe can vary based on a number of factors. We highly recommend talking to an accountant or tax advisor. They can guide you through your particular tax scenario in the most advantageous way possible.

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