Nerdsourcing: M.O.R.E., iControlPad 2, Judge Dredd, And Mr. Card Game

Posted September 24, 2012 - By Alex Rubens

Nerdsourcing finds you the best crowd sourcing projects from Kickstater, Indiegogo, and other such sites, and brings them straight to your wallet. Give, help spread the word, or just find out what’s going to be the hot new thing in the future; nerdsourcing is there to help support the dreamers out there looking to make the impossible a reality or those looking for the next big thing an edge on the competition. Time is limited to fund these projects so don’t wait to long.


Running off the wish for “just one more turn”, IdeaLcenter is confident that M.O.R.E. can become that game. Based off of the old school turn-based 4X space strategy titles that brought them together, M.O.R.E. is just that, but in beautiful 3D graphics. Their goal is to turn M.O.R.E. into something that can expand the turn-based 4X space strategy genre into something that modernizes it, but doesn’t make it too complicated.

The game includes a beautiful 3D galaxy map that boast a variety of stars, nebulas, black holes, wormholes, and even a galactic black hole. That isn’t something to be trifled with. M.O.R.E. is attempting to make the genre much more accessible through intuitive interfaces that are visually appealing and easier for players to understand.

Reward: A $10 pledge will net you a copy of M.O.R.E. upon release.

iControlPad 2

Now, there’s dozens of mobile phone controllers out there right now, but they all manage to do things a bit differently. The original iControlPad was an extremely successful device, even inspiring a number of clones, but there was a pretty common complaint among adopters - it needed a keyboard. That might not make much sense, but it’s something that isn’t really offered anywhere else.

The iControlPad 2 revamps the connection to your device as well, opting for a swivel that places the keyboard behind the device when not in use. This is much better than the original design that was attached so that you ended up holding the phone like an N-Gage whenever you got a phone call. And do you know what’s the coolest part? It’s all open source, which means that you don’t have to use it with a phone at all. Connect it to a custom-built robot or even your car.

Reward: For $69, you’ll get an iControlPad 2 device without any packaging or the USB cable, though you probably have more than one laying around somewhere.

Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War

With the release of the new film Dredd 3D, there’s bound to be a horde of new fans out there looking for more Dredd content. Well these new fans are in luck, as the first supplement to the Judge Dredd miniatures game is seeking production funding, and looks wonderful so far. Mega-City One isn’t a nice place to be and the miniatures accurately portray that sense of corruption, decay, and crime that permeates every inch of the Dredd universe.

The rulebook for the original game is free-to-download through the Kickstarter, so that you can get an idea of the way that the game plays. The main game has been out for a little over two years now and is still actively played, so that’s a pretty good testament of the game’s quality.

Reward: Miniatures cost more, so you’ll need to pledge quite a bit to get many pieces from the supplement. A $150 pledge will get you fix box sets containing five complete forces for the game, enough for you and a friend to play together.

Mr. Card Game

Mr. Card Game is a standalone tabletop game based on Kingdom of Loathing. While the art style might be a bit simple, it works in the context of the game. Although the original Kingdom of Loathing guys aren’t making it, they’ve given it their approval to be the official tabletop game. Instead, The card game is being made by two fans of the series that just want to see a game made for loyal fans much like themselves.

Be advised that they’re treating the campaign more like a pre-order program than anything, but that shouldn’t be looked into as a bad thing. It seems like they’re going to put the game out no matter what, and just want to gauge fan interest.

Reward: You’ll need to pledge $37 to grab a copy of the game when it comes out early next year.

Nerdsourcing: M.O.R.E., iControlPad 2, Judge Dredd, And Mr. Card Game


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