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Nerdsourcing: Document Your Life, Dice Rings, And Bring The Arcades Home

Posted November 5, 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.

Memoto

There’s no denying it: we’re oversharers. We take pictures of our food and put them on the internet so that other people can see. It’s become a totally common and acceptable thing to document every moment of your life. If that’s the case, why don’t we just take it to the next level? Memoto does by automatically capturing a photo every 30 seconds from a clip-on wearable camera.

Memoto uploads this mass of photos to the cloud, with GPS and geotagging information so that you’ll know where each memory took place. You can then open up the iPhone and Android app to look at the photos throughout the day in a beautifully presented stop-motion “moment” or individually. You won’t have to worry about people getting access to your photos either, as they’re all encrypted and can only be viewed by you.

Reward: You can snag a Memoto for $249 through the Kickstarter campaign.

Dice Rings

It’s happened to all of us, you’re playing a Dungeons & Dragons style role-playing game when it’s your turn to roll. There might not be much space or maybe there are just too many pieces in the way, but for whatever reason, rolling dice just isn’t practical. That’s where Dice Rings come in handy. Instead of using dice, each player has multiple rings (depending on the different dice that they need) with numbers ranging with the sides that the dice would have had.

A simple flick of the ring and the numbers spin for a short second before landing on a number. It’s evenly weighted too, so there’s no need to worry about it not landing fairly. It’s just as accurate as a dice roll. They come in all sizes from r4 to rFudge.

Reward: Any one ring can be yours for a $15 pledge.

Picade

There’s been a large movement toward bringing back the classics with solid and beautiful arcade hardware. We saw this with the iCade, but it also asked players to put their iPad into this device for the sole purpose of playing classic games. This didn’t really sit with people too well since it just wasn’t that cost effective, especially when people could visit something like California Extreme Expo and get an actual arcade cabinet of the game they wanted for that same price.

Enter the Picade. It’s slightly cheaper, but it doesn’t require that dedicated hardware that you’re so used to being portable. The construction is extremely solid and uses similar original arcade control patterns. With a little elbow grease and ingenuity, you’ll be able to assemble your own mini-arcade cabinet with the pieces they send you.

Reward: You can have a full Picade for £192, which equals out to around $307.

Maia

In 2113, humans decided to start looking into the colonization of other planets. Maia happens to be one of these other planets. They send crews to start the colonization process and they deem it to be “mostly harmless” only to find out that the planet is far from harmless. The proverbial stuff doesn’t hit the fan until after a new group of colonists settle on the planet’s surface. It’s your job to escape the hostile environment alive and return them home safely.

Maia is an indie title, but it has the looks of a big-budget AAA title, it is absolutely beautiful. Developers open the game up to the modding community. With it’s custom engine, there aren’t any of the limitations that come with other standard modding engines. It’s almost nearly playable too, with a release in January and the full game available in Summer 2013.

Reward: £5 pledge will net you alpha access and a full digital copy of the game when finished.

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