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Republic Acquires Indie Crowdfunding Company Fig

Last week, a bit of an interesting acquisition as the company Republic acquired the indie video game crowdfunding company Fig The word came down from GamesIndustry.biz, who reported the deal was made last week and then quietly announced to the public Republic, if you're not familiar with them, run a similar business platform as theirs[...]

Chris Avellone Escalates Feud with Obsidian Over Xbox Deal

The software company recently purchased a number of studios, including Hellblade developer Ninja Theory.According to USGamer, Avellone tweeted at Xbox head Phil Spencer about firing the management of Obsidian and looking at the sales figures for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.When asked by USGamer for a response to Avellone's comments, an Obsidian rep took the high road and gave the[...]

Unpublished Gary Gygax Works to Become Video Games

Indie game company Fig announced today that the company has come to an agreement with The Gygax Trust to produce a series of video games based on the unpublished works of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax Essentially, the trust which is run by Gygax's family would lend the company usage of works he never got around[...]

Nightmarchers is the Latest Game to Host a Fig Campaign

Wyrmbyte has taken their post-apocalyptic Hawaiian RPG to crowdfunding platform Fig The open world hybrid RPG shooter Nightmarchers plays a bit like Far Cry meets Zelda, and is set on the island of Oahu after a cataclysmic event leaves the archipelago cut off from the rest of the world You play as Kai, a man blessed (or[...]

Swery's The Good Life Is Debt Repayment With Cats

No one is surprised.Fans of Swery’s magical game developing skills have the unique opportunity to share in the The Good Life’s financial success on Fig.co. The Good Life requires at least $1.5M USD in funding to achieve Swery-level greatness, and fans can support the campaign through traditional reward based backing as well as through investing in Fig Game[...]

Fig Game Shares For Wasteland 3 Have Been Approved By The SEC

Fig.co, the video game crowdfunding site that allows you to invest in a video game's future sales through Fig Game Shares, announced today that the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has approved Fig Game Shares for Wasteland 3.Wasteland 3 is one of the first successes for Fig, with it's campaign meeting 113% of its[...]

Fig Finishing Fund Commits To Helping Indie Devs Access Steam Direct

After the closing of Steam Greenlight and announcement of its replacement, Steam Direct, Fig the gaming crowdfunding site has announced their Fig Finishing Fund initiative The Finishing Fund will commit up to $500,000 USD to help developers "access Steam Direct and build fan awareness through paid marketing This is a counter measure to help indie[...]

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Hits Crowdfunding Goal On Day One

Within a day of launching their Fig campaign, Obsidian Entertainment announced today that they have reached their $1.1M funding goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire It took exactly 22 hours and 57 minutes to fully fund the project after the launch with 9,741 fans backing the game and 28 days remaining on the campaign[...]

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Wants Your Money

Obsidian Entertainment launched its Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire crowdfunding campaign on Fig today You can go ahead and check it out if you like, give them your lunch money like a playground shakedown or just to figure out what exactly is Fig That last one I can help you with, as some of you[...]

Fig The Video-game Exclusive Crowdfunding Platform Raises $7.84m

Fig, the gaming crowd funding site (founded by CEO Justin Bailey) has raised $7.84M Series A funding led by Spark Capital (Oculus, Tumblr, and Twitter) and Greycroft (Maker Studios, Scopely, and Venmo) to increase their ability to provide more game projects for investors and backers.[caption id="attachment_601925" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Wasteland 3 - A fig success story.[/caption]Unlike several other[...]