Local gaming companies find success on kickstarter

Becoming the supreme ruler of a galaxy and competing against your friends has just become a possibility through the dice-based game, Tiny Epic Galaxies. Queen Creek-based Gamelyn Games recently completed another successful crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter, raising  $411,693 when its goal was only $15,000 for Tiny Epic Galaxies. Gamelyn Games is no stranger to Kickstarter … Read more

Startup Broken Window to release Grave on PS4 and XBOX One in 2015

Prepare to scream and be completely terrified by ghoulish and gruesome creatures, as Grave, an open world, procedural survival horror game, will be available on PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One simultaneously in 2015. This year has been one fast-paced, energy drink-induced, lack-of-sleep, but infinitely rewarding, year for the husband and wife team and co-founders … Read more

The Egg-citing personal web server in your hand – gadget

Co-written with Travis Arbon I can’t remember the last time I thoroughly read the user policy agreement on one of my web/cloud services or software updates-and companies count on that. With all the concern about data mining, scraping and using our personal images or info for corporate gain, a group of former Intel engineers joined forces … Read more

Mental tracker headband helps you fine-tune your brain – startup – video

It seems that having a wearable on your wrist isn’t enough to help gain optimal performance, we have to put one on our noggin as well. One startup has a new wearable that pairs with a mental training app designed to help you gain focus, find your optimal mental state or simply chill out. Melon is … Read more

The secret sauce to raising money on Kickstarter

You may be a food aficionado or a technology geek, but unless you’ve been living under a rock in the last few months, you’ve probably heard about the potato salad guy who raised over $55,000 on Kickstarter and launched the first-ever PotatoStock charity festival. However, most Kickstarters are not as lucky when trying to raise … Read more

OBD Solutions co-founder shares how they exceeded Kickstarter goal by $600K

Article co-written with Becky Brisley When a company sets out to raise money on Kickstarter, the founders hope they raise enough to make it and continue their project. For OBD Solutions, a company that specializes in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of OBD cables, interfaces, software, and development tools, they had an overwhelming response for their Kickstarter campaign. … Read more

Founder of horror game GRAVE – how to get fully funded on Kickstarter

Ghastly creatures and apocalyptic wastelands will now come fully to life after the successful Kickstarter campaign from Grave–an innovative, open-world horror game. Developed by local gaming company Broken Window Studios, the project ended in April with 1,111 backers raising $37,662 of their $30,000 goal. Tristan Moore, Co-founder of Broken Window Studios and designer of Grave, … Read more

Hypoxic founder shares secrets to Kickstarter success

Let’s start a Kickstarter campaign! Maybe people will give us money to build the company! While many founders have tried and failed this route, there are a few that brought in the cash to take their company to the next level. AZTB talked with local startups that have had success with crowdfunding campaigns and shared some tips … Read more

UAT professor and creator of Star Wars parody viral vid to fund Zero Complex on Kickstarter

Remember this viral video back in December? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi7KPDi_yQI[/youtube]       With more than a million hits, Paul DeNigris the creator of “Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition” is ready to take the internet by storm again. DeNigris a Professor of Digital Video at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz. is an award-winning filmmaker and film-educator. He recently … Read more

Hardware Design Project: USB Power Adapter for Apple Products Rejected by Kickstarter?

Developers Mike Montalvo and Balaji Raghavan have set out to improve the user experience of the Apple Bluetooth Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard. Their invention: Switch the power source for both these accessories from battery powered to USB plug-in. This way, dead batteries will be kept from filling landfills, and users will never have to … Read more

Kickstarter Helps Pebble, Smart-Watch for iPhones & Androids Raise over $10M

Heard of Kickstarter.com? Kickstarter is a place where anyone can launch a creative project to raise funding by pre-selling the product to the public and using the funds to actually build the product after the sales. You fill out the “start your project” application through their website and attach a video and project description. Unlike … Read more