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Blasphemous
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According to lead level designer Enrique Colinet, Larian Studios was one of the largest backers during the game's 2017 Kickstarter campaign, donating an unspecified four figure sum and never asking for any backer rewards.
Inverse Ninjas vs. The Public Domain
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Felix the Cat, the new playable character announced alongside the Kickstarter campaign for the game's story mode DLC RULE of Inverse Ninjas, was decided through a Twitter poll. The other three characters on the poll were The Continental Op (a private investigator character created by Dashiell Hammett in 1923 whose copyright expired in 2019), Gnorm Gnat (an insect character created by Jim Davis prior to Garfield who entered the public domain as a result of his original comics not having a copyright notice), and Tarcis the Lover (a joke slot seemingly originating from a dating simulator made by this game's co-developer Trainwreck Studios, and that voting for was actively discouraged by the developers).
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month March 31, 2024
Bubsy: Paws on Fire!
subdirectory_arrow_right Bit.Trip (Collection)
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Bubsy: Paws on Fire! attempted to raise funds for DLC with a Kickstarter campaign before its launch, which would've added new levels with new themes, mini-games, costumes, and Commander Video from Bit.Trip as a guest character. The Kickstarter was heavily criticized for the confusing structure it had, where the funding goal would merely add extra one-liners and two costumes for Bubsy while the stretch goals were individual parts of a short extra world, known as the "Impossible World". The campaign did not reach its base goal, and Paws on Fire! recieved no DLC.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
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While the game's Project Giana Kickstarter campaign was active, voice actress Cristina Vee went to Black Forest Games' forums and offered to voice Giana for the game. While her offer was considered, voice actress Katie Leigh got the role instead.
person GianaSistersFan64 calendar_month December 18, 2023
Skullgirls
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person chocolatejr9 calendar_month November 24, 2023
Frog Fractions
subdirectory_arrow_right Glittermitten Grove (Game), Frog Fractions (Collection)
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Attachment Frog Fractions 2 was a Kickstarter campaign for a mysterious sequel to the satirical browser game Frog Fractions, where the game would be hidden inside another, unrelated title with no announcement. Backers would only receive codes for the game once Frog Fractions fans managed to discover the game's identity, with many bizarre and highly cryptic clues being given until the game's discovery, unravelling a surreal story about time travelers and alternate universes involving fake websites and files stored on them, as well as physical appearances and merchandise.

Two years after the Kickstarter was funded, the game was discovered within the game Glittermitten Grove. Frog Fractions creator Jim Crawford would later state that he believed the Glittermitten Grove Easter egg to not be Frog Fractions 2, but rather Frog Fractions 3, with the ARG to locate the game being the second installment in the franchise.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month November 20, 2023
Article on the game being located:
https://www.polygon.com/2016/12/26/14085102/frog-fractions-2-found

Frog Fractions' creator clarification on the numerical placement of FF2:
https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/4/21354069/frog-fractions-3-discovered-hops-iconic-hat-dlc

Article from Game Detectives Wiki, which also discovered the game's identity, going through the ARG:
https://wiki.gamedetectives.net/index.php?title=Frog_Fractions_2
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
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Attachment For contributing a $100+ donation to the game's Kickstarter campaign, backers could choose to join a clan to appear under in the end credits. Six "Sword or Whip" Clans (connected to a vote on if Miriam's personal weapon should be a sword or a whip) were dedicated to voting on which sword or whip would be the most powerful weapon in the game (Clan Katana was the winner with the Grand Izayoi sword), while the remaining eighteen clans were Community or YouTube Partner Clans, who would each receive codes for specific items.

The Community Clans were represented by two Castlevania fan communities: the Dungeon clan (The Castlevania Dungeon forums), and the Operation Akumajo clan (a Facebook group spun off from these forums dedicated to promoting the series after its 25th anniversary in 2011). The participating YouTubers and companies were associated with Fangamer, a game merchandising company who managed the game's Kickstarter campaign. To unlock one of the Community/YouTube Partner Clan items, you must enter its respective code as the name for a save file, and as such only one clan item can be unlocked per file. The participating clans and their codes include:

Community Clans:
• The Castlevania Dungeon: DUNGEONITE - unlocks the Dungeonite sword
• Operation Akumajo: Akuma - unlocks the Dominus sword

YouTube Partner Clans:
• ProtonJon: EGGFARM - unlocks the Guardian Egg Helm (referencing a quote by Albert Wesker from Resident Evil 5)
• chuggaaconroy: chuggaconroy - unlocks the Space Helmet (referencing the helmet worn by Olimar from the Pikmin series)
• NintendoCapriSun: INTHEBATHROOM - unlocks the Dumping Helmet (a bathroom-themed in-joke from his content)
• JoshJepson: JEPSON - unlocks the Clockwork Blade (origin unknown)
• StephenPlays: STEPHENPLAYS - unlocks the Sicilian Slicer (a pizza-themed sword, Pizza both being the name of his dog and a recurring subject of vlogs)
• SwimmingBird941: swimmingbird - unlocks the Plague Doctor Face (possibly a reference to the anime "Cowboy Bebop", as series protagonist Spike Spiegel is referred to as "Swimming Bird" by the Native American medicine man Laughing Bull)
• Far From Subtle: AWESOMEVIDEOGAMES - unlocks the Big Mustache (an in-joke from their series VideoGames AWESOME!)
• The Speed Gamers: TheSpeedGamers - unlocks the Final Hour sword (a speedrunning-themed sword)
• Egoraptor: Egoraptor - unlocks Hey I'm Grump (a helmet of Arin Hanson's stylized head from Game Grumps' intro)
• Game Grumps: Grumps - unlocks I'm Not So Grump (a helmet of Dan Avidan's stylized head from Game Grumps' intro)
• Mega64: Jarvis Meower - unlocks the Mega64 Helmet (a collage of various recurring in-jokes from Mega64)
• Kinda Funny Games: TEAMFAT - unlocks A Kinda Funny Mask (the company's logo, the code being a reference to the in-joke #TeamFat)
• The Zaibatsu Clan (Super Best Friends Play): BULLFIGHTER - unlocks The-Baz Mask (a mask based on an original character they created who has made cameo appearances in various games)
• AlphaOmegaSin: ALPHAOMEGASIN - unlocks the Darkness Descends sword (referencing the album of the same name by American thrash metal band Dark Angel, which AlphaOmegaSin has described as "one of my go-to albums")
• Game Sack: 8MEGAPOWER - unlocks the Game Sack Strip sword (referencing an in-joke regarding various novelty power strips)
• Vinesauce: SPONGYVINE - unlocks the Vine Sword (a sword themed around game glitch/corruption content with the green "Vineshroom" as the sword's helm, and the code's name being derived from the recurring in-joke character Sponge, the depressed third Mario brother)
person MehDeletingLater calendar_month November 15, 2023
Bonus codes video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjDISF6e4YM

Gallery of all Credits Clan items:
https://imgur.com/a/DRIyHuU

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Kickstarter page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night weapons vote results:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iga/bloodstained-ritual-of-the-night/posts/1258115

ProtonJon Let's Play of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow with intro about being selected to contribute to Bloodstained:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOJLCMAgNik

Operation Akumajo sources:
https://www.facebook.com/operation.akumajo/
https://bloodstained.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Operation_Akumaclan

AlphaOmegaSin tweet:
https://twitter.com/AlphaOmegaSin/status/867957402003361792
James Pond 2: Codename - RoboCod
subdirectory_arrow_right James Pond: Codename Robocod (Game), James Pond: Codename Robocod (Game)
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James Pond creator Chris Sorrel has expressed disdain at the steady stream of ports that Codename: RoboCod has received in 21st century, citing changes in level design and graphics, a lack of consent or payment, and the Switch port in particular's timing aligning with his Kickstarter for a James Pond reboot.

When asked about the matter by Time Extension, he claimed:

"There are clearly businessmen who see no shame in porting an old game to a modern platform and pretending it has some timeless magic making it worth a modern gamer's time and money, but it sure embarrasses the hell out of me even when I have no part in it."
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 15, 2023
Ghost of Tsushima
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In September of 2020, a typhoon toppled a torii gate at the Shinto Shrine of Watatsumi on the Island of Tsushima. A few months later in November of 2020, a priest from the shrine, Yuichi Hirayama, created a fundraising campaign page to help rebuild said torii gate. Fans of Ghost of Tsushima flooded the campaign page and smashed the goal amount of ¥ 5 million Yen (about $48,000 USD) eventually hitting over 20 million Yen by the end of December 2020. As of now it is unknown whether the gate has been fully rebuilt or not, as updates on the crowdfunding page were only viewable to supporters, although it appears to have gotten far enough that the last supporter update headlines in 2022 concerned the construction of a memorial monument and nameplate.
person Wolfen50 calendar_month September 5, 2023
Mighty No. 9
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Attachment In the game's Backer Credits, backer Mighty No. 5040 is listed with the name "Kamiya was right". This is in reference to comments made by Capcom alumn Hideki Kamiya on Twitter about Mighty No. 9 and its producer Keiji Inafune before its release, calling the game a copy of Mega Man and "an insult to their old home", in addition to comments about Inafune not actually creating Mega Man (Inafune's design for Mega Man that would define the series' art style was based on sprite work and a basic concept originally created by Akira Kitamura) and calling him a business man.
person MehDeletingLater calendar_month September 12, 2022
Pillars of Eternity
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Attachment As a backer reward for the game's Kickstarter, backers had the option to provide a message to appear in-game on a memorial stone. One of the in-game memorial stones in the final version of the game had its message later changed due to it being considered by many as a hateful, transphobic joke.

A number of people were against the change, but Obsidian decided to have the messaged altered. The original message by the backer read:

"Firedorn Lightbringer
Here lies Firedorn, a hero in bed.
He once was alive, but now he's dead.
The last woman he bedded, turned out a man.
And crying in shame, off a cliff he ran.
"

After receiving numerous complaints from gamers about the quote, CEO of Obsidian, Feargus Urquhart, chose to change it and together with the backer who created it, decided on a new message.

"Here lies Firedorn, a bard, a poet
He was also a card, but most didn't know it
A poem he wrote in jest was misread
They asked for blood, so now he's just dead.
"