Tuesday, July 24, 2012

5 Interesting Projects On Kickstarter Right Now

Kickstarter is a hub for creative people to get attention for their upcoming projects. Lately on Spaceships And Spice, we've been paying a lot of attention to kickstarter projects, here are five of our favorite projects on the site right now:

5. The OUYA

The OUYA is a project that many geeks and video game nerds have already heard of (and maybe even helped fund?). We discussed it in a previous article when comparing it to the Nexus Q. It's a beautiful looking game console powered by android. It's also an open gaming platform that will allow you to stream media, it has a stylish, sleek look and it comes with a controller. As of July 21st, it has 42,637 backers who have pledged over 5 million dollars, making it the most successful Kickstarter project of all time. 

4. Dwarven Adventurers Box Set By Stonehaven Miniatures

Stonehaven Miniatures are making Dwarven hero mini action figures for their first Kickstarter project, to be used for "dungeon-crawling, RPGs and 28mm tabletop wargames". The intricate details on these mini figs, makes them perfect for serious table top gamers.

3. reMIND: Volume 2 & Box Set By Jason Brubaker

reMIND: Volume 2 is a graphic novel created by Jason Brubaker.  The first Volume, which is currently out of print, was published in 2011 and has even won some awards. For 50 bucks you can get an autographed versions of both volume 1 and volume 2 of the books.  
What is reMIND? reMIND is an all ages sci-fi about faith, underwater lizard-men and brain transplantation. I was inspired by comic artists in the 90's when I refined my drawing style and then was influenced by Miyazaki's movies and storytelling over the last decade. (From Kickstarter)

2. Nothing is Forgotten. A Collection of Short Stories By Ryan Andrews.
Nothing is Forgotten By Ryan Andrews
Nothing is Forgotten, is a collection of short stories by Ryan Andrew. You can check out more pages from his short stories for free on his website. The book will contain several of these short stories, it will be 192 pages and be an 8.5 inch tall softcover edition. Depending on your level of backing, you can get signed prints from the series and autographed prints of his book. If you want to learn how to make your very own kickstarter page look good: take some notes on Nothing is Forgotten: Ryan Andrews has one of the best organized pages on Kickstarter.

Here is what he had to say about his project:
I'm Ryan Andrews and I want to publish a collection of my short stories into the best looking book I can. Reading comics online (and for free!) is fun, but I think comics are meant to be read in a real deal book. You know, something you can curl up with on the couch and get lost in. I want to give you a book that will last you a long time, and look beautiful in your collection。(From Kickstarter)
1. CreatureBox: The Monster Volume

If you have an interest in monsters, CreatureBox Monster Volume is the thing for you. These monsters are the creations of two talented artists: Greg Baldwin and Dave Guertin, who have artfully illustrated hundreds of unique one-of-a-kind monsters for creature fans and classic sci-fi fans to enjoy. Different pledge amounts will get you various monster books, full of colorful illustrations of all types of creatures.

Have you come across a Kickstarter project that really grabbed your attention? We'd love to hear about it!

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