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Kickstarter Finally Launches in the United Kingdom

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Kickstarter kickstarts UK projects with the Picade.

Earlier this month, hugely popular crowd funding service Kickstarter announced that the service's UK launch was scheduled for October 31. For the last few weeks, UK users have been planning and building their projects in preparation for an October 31 launch. With Halloween now behind us, Kickstarter has officially thrown open the doors for UK projects. 

"Since our announcement three weeks ago that people in the UK could begin building projects, more than 1,500 people have started making one," the company wrote today. "Already several dozen UK projects have launched today," Kickstarter added, saying they've had an exciting response to the launch.

The first UK Kickstarter project to launch in the UK was Picade, which is a desk top arcade cabinet for Raspberry Pi. Designed and manufactured in Sheffield, UK, Picade comes in two versions, the Picade and Picade Mini. The Mini is 800 pixels wide while the full-size Picade is 1024 pixels wide. So far the Picade team has raised over £16,000 of a £32,768 goal.

Kickstarter doesn't have a UK-specific site. Instead, UK projects are listed alongside U.S. projects on the regular Kickstarter website. Backers can check out UK projects through the location sections of the Kickstarter homepage (the first row of projects under Staff Picks) and the Discover page (the Cities area in the sidebar). Folks from outside the UK can also contribute to UK projects.

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    Gundam288 , November 1, 2012 7:28 AM
    Well this looks good for Star Citizen to get even more funding. Hopefully it will pass at least the $1,250,000 mark for the hidden smuggler asteroids. =3

    In other news, they passed the $2.5 million mark recently, so the Anvil Gladiator will be added to the game.

    I already donated. I'm so looking forward to Star Citizen.
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    Pennanen , November 1, 2012 7:53 AM
    Kickstarter is like investing with nothing to win.
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    ojas , November 1, 2012 10:42 AM
    Gundam288Well this looks good for Star Citizen to get even more funding. Hopefully it will pass at least the $1,250,000 mark for the hidden smuggler asteroids. =3In other news, they passed the $2.5 million mark recently, so the Anvil Gladiator will be added to the game.I already donated. I'm so looking forward to Star Citizen.

    Yeah that's an epic game. I'm looking to get paid soon enough, think i'll chip in with $30.
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    wannabepro , November 1, 2012 11:32 AM
    PennanenKickstarter is like investing with nothing to win.

    Umm.. You get a $50 game when you are done for a cheaper price.
    Much better then those virtual items in your inventory in World of Warcraft.
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    Anonymous , November 1, 2012 3:08 PM
    Crowd funding will help Keep the Intel$, Misrosoft$, and Apple$ in check, just look at the Multicore CPU hardware, computer software, and devices that have found successful funding on Kickstarter!