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50 Crowdfunded Games

From Million-Player Laser Tag to Blind-Accessible Games

— March 24, 2015 — Tech
There has been a recent explosion of crowdfunded games that have managed to see the light of day thanks to the support and enthusiasm of people on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

These games include variations of popular modern recreational gaming activities such as laser tag and paintball. Picture laser tag with unlimited players or variations of paintball where you get to control a giant paintball-hurling robot. These are the kinds of audacious gaming concepts that conventional investors would scoff at, but are still granted a chance by people on crowdfunding websites.

Crowdfunded games also include more educational games designed to stimulate learning, as well as games accessible to people with physical ailments.

From video games to real-world arena games to socially good entertainment, these crowdfunded games and gaming accessories have all left a mark in their own unique way.
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Blind-Accessible Games
Blind-Accessible Games
‘Grail to the Thief’ is an Interactive Audio Adventure Game
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Fan-Funded Video Games
Fan-Funded Video Games
Tim Schaffer is Asking for Gamers' Full Participation
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Virtual Literary Worlds
Virtual Literary Worlds
Ever, Jane is an English Lit Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
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Zombified Card Games
Zombified Card Games
The Zombie Shuffle is a Bloody Hoot Built Around a 52-Card Deck
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46
Feline-Friendly Games
Feline-Friendly Games
This Cat Simulator Game is Perfect For Those Who Have Always Wanted a Cat
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45
Functional Gamer Wands
Functional Gamer Wands
The World of Warcraft Incantor Makes Magic in the Real World
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44
Electrifying Laser Tag Games
Electrifying Laser Tag Games
The Battlegrounds Laser Tag Experience is Uber-Intense
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8-Bit Board Games
8-Bit Board Games
Mega Man: the Board Game Takes the Blue Bomber from the TV to the Table
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42
Language Learning Video Games
Language Learning Video Games
Koe is a Japanese Language Game That Makes Learning Easy
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Stress Reducing Gamer Gadgets
Stress Reducing Gamer Gadgets
This Kickstarter Gadget Detects Stress with Game Apps
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40
Blood-Sucking Video Games
Blood-Sucking Video Games
Blood Sport Collects Your Blood for Every Hit You Take
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39
16-Bit Nostalgia Books
16-Bit Nostalgia Books
'Sensible Software 1986-1999' Book Details Early Video Game Visuals
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38
Horrific POV Video Games
Horrific POV Video Games
Become a Disturbed Child in the ‘Among the Sleep’ Horror Game
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Cancer-Combating Computer Games
Cancer-Combating Computer Games
Indie Video Game That Dragon, Cancer Tells a Touching Story
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36
Virtually Explorable Famous Ships
Virtually Explorable Famous Ships
This Indiegogo Video Game Lets Players Explore the Titanic
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35
Feet-Focused Game Controllers
Feet-Focused Game Controllers
3DRudder Brings Gaming Down to Earth at CES 2015
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Voodoo Pinball Characters
Voodoo Pinball Characters
Rocksauce Studios Presents a Slightly Creepy Design
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Physical Impact Gamer Gear
Physical Impact Gamer Gear
The ‘ARAIG’ Suit Aims to Add Physical Impact to Video
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LGBT Video Game Conventions
LGBT Video Game Conventions
GaymerCon is the First Focused on LGBT Gaming Culture
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Affordable Motion-Control Guns
Affordable Motion-Control Guns
Trinity Magnum by TrinityVR Makes Gaming More Immersive
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Anti-Cheating Computer Devices
Anti-Cheating Computer Devices
David Titarenco's Game:Ref Aims to Curb Gamer Mouse Hacks
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Million-Player Laser Tag
Million-Player Laser Tag
iTager Could Theoretically Be Played By a Million Players Simultaneously
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Omni-Directional Gaming Treadmills
Omni-Directional Gaming Treadmills
The Virtuix Omni Works Gives Gamers a More Immersive Experience
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App-Controlled Paper Planes
App-Controlled Paper Planes
The Carbon Flyer Paper Plane Can Be Controlled Via Smartphone
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Crowdfunded Controller Apps
Crowdfunded Controller Apps
iRemoco App is a Remarkable Design for a Helicopter Remote
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Animated Bike Wheel Lights
Animated Bike Wheel Lights
The Monkey Light Brings Colorful Moving Cartoons to Your Bicycle
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Media Machine Consoles
Media Machine Consoles
The 'Qubi' Media Center Has Everything You Need for Entertainment
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23
Brainwave Reading Video Games
Brainwave Reading Video Games
This Kickstarter Project Lets You 'Throw Trucks with Your Mind'
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22
Game-Enhancing Smartphone Sheaths
Game-Enhancing Smartphone Sheaths
The WynCASE is Designed to Make Mobile Gaming Less of a Hassle
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21
Psychological Storytelling Apps
Psychological Storytelling Apps
This Life Coach App and Game Experience Pulls Data From Your Phone
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20
Gamer Finder Apps
Gamer Finder Apps
The GamerLink App (in BETA) Helps You Find Gamers Online You Want To Play With
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Miniature Arcade Games
Miniature Arcade Games
Nanoarcade is the World's Smallest Arcade Gaming Systems
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Interactive Arcade-Style Literature
Interactive Arcade-Style Literature
The Choosatron Marks Interactive Reading's Return
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Humongous Paintball Robots
Humongous Paintball Robots
MegaBots Are Giant Robots That Hurl Paintballs At Each Other
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16
Retro Console Converters
Retro Console Converters
The iOS GameDock Turns Your iDevice Into an Old School System
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15
Touchscreen Gaming Stickers
Touchscreen Gaming Stickers
The 'Invisible Gamepad' Gaming Stickers Makes Playing Apps Easier
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14
Social Good Entertainment
Social Good Entertainment
Global Good Games Aims to Shift the Video Gaming Paradigm
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13
Crowdfunding Apps
Crowdfunding Apps
SellanApp Lets Anyone Gain Funding and Connect with Developers
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12
DIY Portable Gaming Kits
DIY Portable Gaming Kits
The Darkmatter DIY Portable Gaming Kit is Easy to Assemble
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11
Endangered Virtual Pet Games
Endangered Virtual Pet Games
Pets Endangered Species Lets You Take Care of Disappearing Animals
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10
Retro Drawing Game Tablets
Retro Drawing Game Tablets
The Etcher: Etch-A-Sketch for iPad Combines Old and New Technology
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9
Interactive Game Projectors
Interactive Game Projectors
The Lumo Interactive Projector Turns Kids' Rooms Into Playgrounds
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8
Bulletproof Playing Cards
Bulletproof Playing Cards
These Cards by Sly Kly are Made From 100 Percent Carbon Fiber
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7
Playground-Connecting Fitness Systems
Playground-Connecting Fitness Systems
The HYBRIDPLAY Fitness Gaming Device Makes Kids More Active
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6
8-Bit Booze Containers
8-Bit Booze Containers
The NES Cartridge Flasks Let You Get Your Game and Drink On
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5
Zombified Playing Cards
Zombified Playing Cards
The Deck of the Dead Manipulates Each Suit Into Zombie Delights
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4
Animal Simulation Video Games
Animal Simulation Video Games
The Bear Simulator Game Lets You Live a Bear's Life
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3
Power-Ready Computer Desks
Power-Ready Computer Desks
This Set-Up by Gamers Paradise is the Ideal Gaming Desk
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2
Futuristic 8-Bit Board Games
Futuristic 8-Bit Board Games
The NMI Laser Team Develops This Vibrant Space Invaders Chess Set
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1
Realistic Digital Paintbrushes
Realistic Digital Paintbrushes
The Sensu Brush is the Ultimate Painting Device for iPad
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