There's Finally Battle-Safe Foam Lightsabers That Actually Glow

In the world of Star Wars make-believe you usually have two choices: you can go with a realistic plastic glowing lightsaber, and never actually make contact with your opponent, or opt for safer foam, and battle it out without the glow. A new Kickstarter, however, promises the the best of both worlds. »11/06/15 11:22am11/06/15 11:22am

There's a Kegel Exerciser Designed to Give Men Taints of Steel on Kickstarter Right Now

Wait–men do Kegels? If you’ve heard of the exercises at all, it’s as a way for women to tone up their vaginas after they’ve been stretched to the max by childbirth. Minna Life, makers of the female-oriented Kegel exerciser kGoal, thinks men should get into the habit, too. »11/05/15 6:30pm11/05/15 6:30pm

These Art Books From Sweden's Suburban Dystopia Deserve Your Support

Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s… »5/26/15 9:00pm5/26/15 9:00pm

Crowdfund An A-To-Z Of Dungeon Monsters, Robot Western Comics, And More!

A customisable index of monsters for tabletop RPGs and a cool sci-fi western comic series lead the charge on this week's look at all things crowdfunded, but that's not all there is - Detective tales set in a Lovecraftian universe, family friendly games about colonising Mars, and short fiction anthologies await! »2/20/15 2:40pm2/20/15 2:40pm

12 Successful Kickstarters That Never Delivered

All is not right in the world of crowdfunding. For every massive critical success like Shovel Knight or Divinity: Original Sin, there are numerous games or game-related projects that disappoint, under-deliver, or, as has become scarily common, take people's money and never make what they promised in the first place. »2/20/15 1:30pm2/20/15 1:30pm

Crowdfund Queer Science Fiction, The Cones Of Dunshire And More!

This week's look at all things Crowdfunding is a humdinger. We've got Lightspeed Magazine's all-queer-creator special, 80's clothing nostalgia, the mother of all Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit viewing parties, and yes: Parks and Recreation's absurdly complex (and totally awesome) board game. Let's check it out! »1/16/15 1:15pm1/16/15 1:15pm