Neal Stephenson's Kickstarter Game Is Dead

Two years ago, beloved science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson launched a crowdfunding campaign to start making a realistic swordfighting game. The Clang Kickstarter notched more than $500,000 towards that end. But a game never materialized and, as announced today, people who backed Clang are starting to get their… » 9/19/14 3:24am Friday 3:24am

Crowdfund a 1970's action movie RPG, Fandom Nail Art and more!

A table-top RPG set in an alternate sci-fi version of the 1970's leads the charge in this weeks look at the coolest crowdfunding projects across the web - but that's not all. There's also nerdy nail wraps, a stop-motion film about one man's journey through space, 3D puzzles of Dinosaur skeletons, and even more! » 9/06/14 1:32pm 9/06/14 1:32pm

A Female Sherlock Holmes Solves Demonic Cases In A Retrofuturistic City

Like her inspiration, Sherbet Lock is a cocaine-addicted detective—although her mysteries tend to be of the supernatural variety. She's looking for a bit of crowdfunding support, as is an anthology of speculative fiction and essays, a bisexual horror web series, and gorgeous 16-bit video game. » 8/22/14 2:30pm 8/22/14 2:30pm

This Educational TV Show About A Space Station Academy Needs Your Help

A new TV series wants to entertain kids with space-faring adventures while teaching them real scientific concepts—and it needs some crowdfunding help to get off the ground. You can also fund a reprint of the lost adventures of a golden age comics hero, a comic about the dismal future of immigration, and a short film… » 8/08/14 12:21pm 8/08/14 12:21pm

Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar has been released [Updated]

I've embedded the trailer, but you can watch the full 21 minute prelude to the feature length film about the first major Federation/Klingon war, staring Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, Michael Hogan, Richard Hatch, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, Alec Peters & *Update* Garrett Wang on Kickstarter. If you like Star Trek you should » 7/31/14 3:37am 7/31/14 3:37am

Video Games: The Movie: The Kotaku Review

Most Kotaku readers probably won't need to watch Video Games: The Movie. They'll already know—and likely love—the mythology being presented in the new Kickstarted documentary. The real question, then, is if the film has the ability to ignite that love in people who aren't video game enthusiasts. Sadly, it doesn't.… » 7/15/14 2:27pm 7/15/14 2:27pm

Crowdfund A Book Of New Little Nemo Comics By More Than 100 Creators

Some of the biggest creators in comics are making their own versions of the fantastical Little Nemo comics, and you can help bring their creations into print. Plus, you can fund another season of the Fallout fan series Nuka Break and a comic that combines hardboiled crime novels with nursery rhymes. » 6/27/14 1:40pm 6/27/14 1:40pm

Crowdfund A Feature-Length Film By The Makers Of Red Vs Blue And More

The funny folks behind the goofball web series Red vs. Blue are trying their hands at a feature film—and it's a scifi comedy. Plus, an English version of Osamu Tezuka's space Western, a line of high-quality Greek mythology toys, and a diverse superhero anthology are all looking for a bit of crowdfunding help. » 6/20/14 4:40pm 6/20/14 4:40pm

Crowdfund A Musical Fantasy Web Series And A Play About Jack Kirby

Want to see a web series set in a land where singing controls magic? How about a play about the life of Jack Kirby, an audiobook of Catherine Asaro's short stories, a series of science fiction romance comics, or the weirdest puppet show ever to grace the Internet? They're all looking for a little crowdfunding help. » 5/30/14 2:40pm 5/30/14 2:40pm