1. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Poetics app, which allows you to create word and picture poems, is calling for postcard submissions. Download the app, make your art, and then send it to the below address. It’ll be displayed on a rack in Kickstarter’s new gallery (did you know that we have a gallery?), waiting for someone to pick up and begin a correspondence. More info here.

    NYCorrespondence 
    58 Kent
    Brooklyn, NY 11222
    USA

  2. archiemcphee:

    Check out that awesome googly-eyed velociraptor! He’s a giant industrial origami project called KitRex and he was created by Lehigh University grad student Lisa Glover.

    "KitRex began as a homework assignment where I was asked to research a manufacturing process and demonstrate it in a unique way. I decided to research Industrial Origami, and over the course of 50 hours I designed, cut, and built a wearable 15-ft long velociraptor out of cardboard. I took him to a costume ball, and when I tromped into the room, literally everyone stopped to stare. He was the star of the evening, and everyone wanted one. I knew I had to do something."

    Lisa then started (and successfully funded) a KitRex Kickstarter project to help her mass-produce an adorable 3-foot-long KitRex (since most people don’t have the space for a 15-ft paper dino). After months of prototyping and testing with kids between 8 - 12 years old, the final KitRex was born as a bristol board model that’s easily flat-packed and shipped anywhere (But you have to add your own googly eyes). A few lucky Kickstarter contributors were rewarded with giant 15-foot KitRexes of their very own.

    Lisa isn’t quite ready to ship the KitRex, but for the time being you can click here to download a free pattern that fits on a standard 8x10 sheet of paper. It’ll be like playing with a dino hatchling.

    [via Uproxx and KitRex]

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  3. max-clyde:

It Took Seven Years To Make An Indie RPG So Good-Looking
Its creator started working on Platformer/RPG Heart Forth, Alicia in 2007. The result is an aesthetically beautiful game with a complex story, a detailed world and what looks to be pretty damn fun gameplay. Sadly, it’s still not done.P
Inspired by the likes of Zelda, Xenogears and Castlevania (Symphony of the Night, specifically), Heart Forth, Alicia recounts tale of a young wizard-slash-warrior girl trying to save the world from ultimate evil.
On top of that, we’ve got the familiar metroidvania-RPG fare: a large, connected world, steady character progression, loot, side quests, crafting, and so on. There’s a little bit of that in the trailer above, if you can notice it while you’re gawking at the art.P
As I mentioned, the game is still unfinished, which is why it was put on Kickstarter—it already managed to collect over $3,000 in just four hours, impressively enough. That’s five percent funding. In four hours. I foresee a bright future for this one. Should the campaign succeed,Heart Forth, Alicia is promised to arrive on PC in one year, in May 2015.P
Heart Forth, Alicia [Kickstarter]

Kotaku on Heart Forth, Alicia! 

    max-clyde:

    It Took Seven Years To Make An Indie RPG So Good-Looking

    Its creator started working on Platformer/RPG Heart Forth, Alicia in 2007. The result is an aesthetically beautiful game with a complex story, a detailed world and what looks to be pretty damn fun gameplay. Sadly, it’s still not done.P

    Inspired by the likes of Zelda, Xenogears and Castlevania (Symphony of the Night, specifically), Heart Forth, Alicia recounts tale of a young wizard-slash-warrior girl trying to save the world from ultimate evil.

    On top of that, we’ve got the familiar metroidvania-RPG fare: a large, connected world, steady character progression, loot, side quests, crafting, and so on. There’s a little bit of that in the trailer above, if you can notice it while you’re gawking at the art.P

    As I mentioned, the game is still unfinished, which is why it was put on Kickstarter—it already managed to collect over $3,000 in just four hours, impressively enough. That’s five percent funding. In four hours. I foresee a bright future for this one. Should the campaign succeed,Heart Forth, Alicia is promised to arrive on PC in one year, in May 2015.P

    Heart Forth, Alicia [Kickstarter]

    Kotaku on Heart Forth, Alicia

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  4. If you’ve ever planned on sending postcards while on a trip, only to end up staring at the daunting blank space on the back of the card, agonizing over how, exactly, you’ll fill it, then A Memory Between Us postcard kit, our Project of the Day, is right up your alley. Here’s a set of postcards designed for you and your traveling companion to fill out to track your unique perspective on the same trip.

    If you’ve ever planned on sending postcards while on a trip, only to end up staring at the daunting blank space on the back of the card, agonizing over how, exactly, you’ll fill it, then A Memory Between Us postcard kit, our Project of the Day, is right up your alley. Here’s a set of postcards designed for you and your traveling companion to fill out to track your unique perspective on the same trip.

  5. My experience here at Kickstarter has been life-changing. After banging my head against the walls of venture capitalism for almost three years, dealing with business experts who didn’t understand what we were trying to accomplish; rescue the art of recorded sound and make great music available into the future, I found you people. You are the ones who understand what this is. You have proven it with your amazing support.

    Neil Young on running a Kickstarter. His Pono project just ended today, with the support of 18,220 backers!