The CrowdCrowd Episode 16

on Friday, Sep. 20th

Through rain, sleet, snow, scheduling conflicts and sudden technical glitches The CrowdCrowd endures.

Our weekly crowdfunding show was beset by a lot of problems this week, leaving only host Noah Nelson (@noahjnelson) and returning panelist Jonathan Poritsky (@poritsky) to hold down the fort. So we experimented a bit with the format, burned through a bunch of news, and turned out the oddest episode yet.

Show Notes after the jump.

The News Rundown

Item One: CLANG Fail, Motion Control, VR
Another High Profile Kickstarter Runs Out of Gas– Gamasutra

Sixense’s STEM Wireless Motion Control

Occipital’s Structure Sensor

Item Two: How Not To Do Kickstarter– Film School Rejects

Item Three: BitTorrent Bundles

Item Four:Ouya Changes the “Free The Games” Fund– Gamasutra

Item 5: Kickstarter’s New Stats

The Latte Fund

Jon: Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized: The Complete Interviews
Noah: SHADOW | Community of Dreamers


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