Noah J Nelson on Friday, Sep. 14th
Once upon a time there was a blogger named Brandon Boyer, who ran a site called Offworld. It was, for a year, the place where the happy mutants of the Boing Boing tribe went to get their fill of odd gaming news. It had a special place in the hearts of many gamers. But the Internet, like gravity, is a harsh mistress and its fickle ways led to the demise of Offworld.
Over a year went by before Boyer would launch a Kickstarter campaign to create a new site, Venus Patrol, that took up the Offworld cause. In October of last year Boyer closed his round of funding, earning over $100K– while seeking just $50K. The evidence was clear: people wanted a site like Offworld and were willing to pay for it. (more…)