These are the things I've written that are tagged "kickstarter"

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

A new game from Massive Damage: A rogue-like sci-fi strategy survival game with base building, tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. 90% of the words in that sentence make me so happy. Feels like equal parts X-Com, Civilization, and FTL. It looks great, too. The visual aesthetic is this kind of atemporal “18-bit” style […]

The Structure Sensor is the first 3D sensor for mobile devices

So I joined Occipital in February of this year after they put me under NDA and showed me The Structure Sensor. We launched the Kickstarter campaign yesterday. $330k in under 24 hours. We’re beaming. I built the website. It’s responsive as hell. Pretty proud of it. Thanks to my new friends at Mondo Robot in […]

Plug: the brain of your devices

Trying really hard not to turn the ‘ol site here into Phil Links Kickstarter Projects All Day but I can’t help myself with this one. Plug is a little USB dongle that plugs into your network and shares content across all of your devices, sort of like having a personal Dropbox for your house.

Kickstarter’s Spam Problem

Garrett Murray on a troubling trend in Kickstarter projects: At least once a week I receive an unsolicited request to fund a project. These messages are rarely offensive in and of themselves–they’re usually just information about the project and a paragraph or two of generic “please help us out” text–but they’re still spam. They’re usually […]

Brooklyn Soda Works on Kickstarter

All you have to do is get me to hand you some money is use the words “artisanal” and “sodas” in the same sentence. If you expand it to read: artisanal, handmade sodas made with fresh ingredients Then my support can only be described as total.

Cadence & Slang is a book about interaction design.

Written by Nick Disabato (nickd), soon to be self-published: I’m writing a book called Cadence & Slang, due in late 2010. It’s about interaction design, which is the art and craft of making technology easier to use. There have been many products in the past decade that take generous advantage of good design – the […]

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is an attempt at modern, crowd-sourced fundraising. Post a project or idea with a set timeframe, and people can pledge cash. If your fundraising goal gets reached, you get the money. If it doesn’t, then everyone gets a refund. Check out the introduction video. I could really see using this in the future.

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. I'm a designer / developer at Occipital.

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