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Nerdsourcing: LA Game Space, Photoshop Made Easy, Retro Game Crunch, And Loving The Glitch

Posted November 19, 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.

LA Game Space

Imagine a space where developers work together, share information, show off their newest projects, and you can be a part of it. Now stop imagining and start giving because LA Game Space won’t make it if you don’t open your hearts and your wallets.

This new endeavor aims to develop a space where indie developers can work with others and learn from some of the top minds in the business. The Kickstarter offers up 30 games from developers behind Hotline Miami, Unfinished Swan, and the BIT. Trip series for only a fifteen-dollar donation, but that’s only the tip of the reward iceberg. Additional funding will nab you original art; a pixel portrait from the likes of Paul Robertson, Adam Saltsman, and others; and generous donors can even find themselves in a game. Of course, this isn’t just about gifts and trinkets.

LA Game Space looks to build a hub of information that can be accessed by other developers outside the walls of their space. You don’t have to be in LA to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to collaborate with others or to listen to lectures from other developers that will be posted on YouTube free of charge. Don’t pass up this opportunity to get some great games but to also help those who make the great games you love.

Reward: For $15 dollars, you’ll get 30 games from some of your favorite indie developers, artists, and designers.

Ormr

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent an inordinate amount of time trying to learn the ins and outs of Photoshop or something comparable. It isn’t easy, and it usually takes a few hours to even learn the simplest action to the point that you can do it consistently without the need to look back. Ormr is the answer to all of our problems.

It isn’t just another image editor though, instead, it’s a lightweight image editor for both Windows and Mac OS X that takes away the pain of having to redo a bunch of work because one little action needs to be changed. It takes a simplistic design and focuses on making everything easy to understand, rather than giving you a bunch of random icons that don’t give any indication of what they actually do.

Reward: A digital copy of Ormr and any subsequent updates is available for only a $25 pledge.

Retro Game Crunch

How many gaming projects have you backed on Kickstarter only to realize that you won’t actually get to play anything for a year or more? After the huge amount of press that came out of FTL actually releasing as one of the first post-Double Fine Kickstarter projects, it was clear that gamers wanted to play these projects they were funding. Shaun Inman is a game designer who wants to give players a game as soon as they fund the project...and one each month after that for five additional months.

At the beginning of each month, a backer survey is sent out and backers vote on a theme. A game based on that theme is then made in three days and sent out to backers. They return feedback on the game that was delivered and the team then takes that feedback to polish and finish the game in the remaining thirty days. It’s a revolutionary concept that will sure raise a few eyebrows and a couple of bucks.

Reward: A $25 pledge will get you downloadable versions of all six games plus one game as soon as you become a backer.

GLI.TC/H

GLI.TC/H (pronounced exactly as it’s spelled, not glitch) is an open event about the collaborative study and narrative surrounding the nature of glitches found throughout life and the technology that encapsulates it. There’s a strong community of thinkers, artists, and just regular people out there with the brains to do cool things with these everyday annoyances. It started three years ago in Chicago, but at this point, it’s too big to be confined to a physical space.

That’s why GLI.TC/H is harnessing the power of the internet to bring the collaborative thinking that comes from the event to everyone. It has become a globally recognized platform for those looking to gain interest in this contemporary art.

Reward: A simple $1 pledge will net you a digital copy of the 2012 GLI.TC/H READER[ROR].

Nerdsourcing: LA Game Space, Photoshop Made Easy, Retro Game Crunch, And Loving The Glitch
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