Furfunding Highlights 2.17.16
Illustration from Mutant Genlab Alpha, tabletop RPG now on Kickstarter
Time keeps slipping away…every year around Furry Fiesta my update schedule gets away from me entirely, this year’s no exception. So a brief update from pornfundingland, and a lot of projects I wish I could spend more time on…
Sort of an end of an era, but one that we could see coming—Offbeatr, arguably the most established adult crowdfunding site, shut its virtual doors. In fairness, they hadn’t had any viable projects in a long time, probably five this year, and that’s an optimistic guess.
For us, Offbeatr will be remembered as a very fur-friendly site. We were their favorite kink. Go us!
Is there an heir apparent? “CumFundMe” tried, but it really seemed to focus on live, female, human videos, with a splash page filled with smiling ladies, selfie-style. It kind of felt sleazy and not very conducive to fantasy-type creativity. Also their website is down, which doesn’t speak well for it. I recently got a message from “Yourotica.net” saying they were going into crowdfunding, but it’s a story website with only 30 members and less than 70 submissions. I can’t imagine they’d be a viable platform any time soon. We’ll see.
A cute and fast-moving card game with an arcade fighter vibe, mammals vs. reptiles. And this extremely cute cat. His name is Pumpkin. I love Pumpkin.
Fur Vs Scale is having a slow start, not even at 10% after launch, which is generally a bad omen for a campaign. But the art is solid. Game play? Hard to tell. I’m not familiar enough with their core concept to guess. Would love to see it in play.
I love Goldenwolf’s art, she’s always been one of my favorite anthro artists. I know she’s kicked up some controversy over the years, and that’s its own story, but as one of the few furry artists who’s had some success simultaneously in the genre and outside the fandom, she deserves at least a golf clap.
She’s also really solid on crowdfunding, with six listed campaigns on Indiegogo. She started small, with some stickers, then followed with more serious content. Now she’s releasing her third Indiegogo-funded sketchbook. Work that platform, Goldenwolf!
I don’t really have a lot to say about this one, it’s…turtles. This one’s a miniatures-based sewer crawl, with fun miniatures, a good cast, and Splinter, you almost have to love Splinter. Sadly, Splinter only comes with the Kickstarter edition of the product. I can hear the bills unfolding now.
This kickstarter started with a very high goal—$250,000!—and amazingly, it’s just under $500,000, and blew past many, many stretch goals (Splinter, Casey Jones, Old Hobb…) With eight days on the clock, will Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans of the world be able to add Bebop to the game? I suspect so.
More Mutants, Please
I feel like I’m missing a beat, because I’m not actually familiar with this tabletop gaming system. I’ve flipped through Mutant Year Zero’s recent edition. Never picked up the original, which was apparently published 30 years ago (!) and was a part of the 80s tabletop RPG boom. In fairness, it was Swedish.
This standalone/supplement is focused on the “furry mutant revolution,” escapees from dark laboratories. The art is pretty damned amazing, particularly for non-furry anthro work. The world looks entertainingly grim, but post-apocalypse games really should be! And it’s almost past $60,000, which is ten times its lowball goal of $6000. Woo! I don’t trust lowball goals, but with a legit game company that usually shows it’s more about pre-buy and gauging interest than actual funding. So there’s that.
For a “complete” list of furry/fur-friendly crowdfunding projects, check out the Project Page
Fuzzy Colors (Ends: 3/5/2016)
Coloring-for-adults product with very furry content, from 11111.
Goldenwolf’s Sketchbook #3 (Ends: 3/5/2016)
The latest project by the perennial and very crowdfundy Were artist, Goldenwolf.
Wilybeasts! (Ends: 3/8/2016)
Garden statues and possibly a children’s book, vaguely in the style of Where The Wild Things Are.
Inktober 2015 (Ends: 3/9/2016)
Art collection by Ishaway Friestad. Having a hard time summarizing the artist’s style, sometimes minimal, sometimes intricate and stylized.
Check the artist out on Furaffinity, her work is minimal, tribal, intricate, all kinds of words.
The Trial of the Majickal-Elders (Ends: 2/29/2016)
The third and final part of the Matlock the magical hare series, with spiraling and intricate art and vocabulary.
My opinions about the charm (high), art (good), and word-creating (strangleable) posted a few years ago…
The Pride of Parahumans (Ends: 2/29/2016)
Anthro sci-fi illustrated novel by Zarpaulus.
Unfortunately, the sales story on Kickstarter doesn’t show the product well :( Decent interior illustration though.
Compendium of North American Cryptids and Magical Creatures (Ends: 3/7/2016)
A humorous and cartoony field guide to north american cryptos (and Wyverns? Those aren’t North American!) now with TWO different werewolves!
Okay, my dog breed is sometimes misidentified as a chupacabra. Therefore, I have to like this product. Cards on the table.
Cyantian Chronicles V3 (Ends: 2/25/2016)
The latest web-to-print collection of Shivaecat’s Cyantian Chronicles furry sci-fantasy webcomic.
Gears and Bones Graphic Novel (Ends: 2/26/2016)
Dark and gritty, sword-and-sorcery anthro title with a deadly rabbit swordsman as the lead.
I get this comic every month, but it’s not for everyone. Very gritty and over-the-top, in the Conan style.
Jonathin Quackup of the Planet Weralt #1 (Ends: 3/9/2016)
A mini-campaign for a duck superhero comic, with other anthro strangeness. A bit rough, but it has its charms.
Over goal. I’m on the fence about the art, it’s primitive but sometimes really works.
Pony D&D Charity Special (Ends: 4/9/2016)
A bid to get voice cast from My Little Pony together for a live Dungeons and Dragons play charity event!
Bad Zoo (Ends: 4/16/2016)
Adults-Swim style cartoon series pilot: ‘What if a bunch of circus animals were retired, and ended up in a zoo, and were all drug addicts?’
Not in love with this one, but it was too on-topic to skip entirely. Check their website for the poster.
WeLink (Ends: 3/11/2016)
Okay, this is technically a dog tag and owner pendant, but I’m sure a lot of furry couples would like it as one of those two-part necklaces. Now, who’s the dog and who’s the owner?
The Stellae Key (Ends: 3/18/2016)
Pony-inspired webseries and music CD by OhPonyBoy. Episode 1 is already on Youtube!
Eee. Perky French sci-fi keytar pony spaceship :) This is full of win!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past (Ends: 2/25/2016)
An intricate TMNT sewer-crawling board game with nice miniatures Splinter stretch goal unlocked :)
Almost double its high goal of $250,000. Wow!
Parallax: Warbands (Ends: 3/4/2016)
A skirmishing minis game with an anthro cast and a dark gladiatorial fantasy style.
Last time around this game *nearly* made goal…
Escape Room in a Box – The Werewolf Experiment (Ends: 3/4/2016)
Part mystery box, part one-night party, a cooperative game modelled after the escape room concept. But this time, it’s a countdown to becoming werewolves.
Way over goal. How do you play this game with furries? ‘Oh, wait, he wants to make us werewolves? Should we be scared?’
Mutant: Genlab Alpha (Ends: 3/4/2016)
An Anthro-focused expansion or stand-alone for the post apocalypse tabletop RPG, Mutant Year Zero.
Way over its lowball goal :) And great artwork!
No Mercy: Kitty Vs Aliens Card Game (Ends: 3/13/2016)
Cute artwork and humor bring a lot of life to this game loosy based on the simple card game ‘War.’
Fur Vs Scale: A Fantasy Card Game with Arcade Fighter Themes (Ends: 3/18/2016)
A high-energy card game with a cast of anthro characters, mammals vs reptiles. And arguably the cutest of a long line of cat mages from the last year.
FNAF Lego Minis (Ends: 3/12/2016)
If you’re still riding the Five Nights at Freddies wave, perhaps these lego mini figures will creep you out?
Sunny Side Up Eggs Cat Mold (InDemand Ongoing Funding)
Charmingly dumb mold for setting up a creepycute fried egg kitten. This one’s open-ended through Indiegogo InDemand.
This would be even creepier if you put a lid over the pan so the poor thing got cateracts :(
Nobody Likes a Cockblock (Ends: 3/18/2016)
In the spirit of “Go the F*ck* To Sleep” but perhaps not quite as polished a gem. But with more aminal people.
…Just for fun
Letter Stories (Ends: 4/13/2016): Cute and colorful children’s book series with lots of animals. A cheerful flashback to the kiddy books of the early 80s.
Gurgle: A Vorish Trading Card Game (Ends: 4/17/2016): Well, the title says it all, a vore-based trading card game. I’m really putting this in ‘meh’ because of its high goal, first-time nature, and flexible funding. It’s hard to imagine this not turning out as an accidental scam. Also, with a topic this niche, will you ever find anyone to trade cards with?