Stiqblox Kickstarter Store Spotlight: Smartphone Robots, Classical Modern Art, and Godlike Power
Ever since we announced the Stiqblox Kickstarter Store, we’ve been searching every nook and cranny of the world’s largest crowdfunding website for the coolest geeky finds available. With a history of success stories that include the Oculus Rift and the Pebble E-paper Smartwatch, Kickstarter has established itself as a treasure trove of awesome items. We’re making life a lot easier for you by digging deep into the behemoth site and connecting you to stuff we’re sure you’ll enjoy.
Take Romo, the Smartphone Robot, for example. This quirky little app-and-dock combo converts iPhone and iPod Touch devices into fully-mobile robotic companions. Once your device is plugged in, Romo’s fun-loving personality takes over, wheeling around on its own and learning about its environment. He can recognize faces, play games, and even dance to music! You can also control him remotely from your PC or another mobile device and use him as a tele-presence app – think FaceTime on wheels! Now in its third generation of development, Romo looks to be one of the top gift choices for households with tech-savvy kids.
And what is a geeky household without a fine selection of delicious wall-candy? Add a splash of culture to your gamer’s home with the Ukiyo-E Heroes print collection, a set of beloved Nintendo video game franchises reimagined in the style of classical Japanese woodblock art.
If your appreciation for video games goes beyond just playing them, you’ll definitely want to check out Indie Game: The Movie. The ground-breaking documentary follows three renowned indie game developers – Jonathon Blow (Braid), Phil Fish (FEZ), and Tommy Refenes and Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy) – and provides incredible insight into the highs and lows of developing, publishing, and marketing games outside a big-name studio.
For those who prefer their games to contain a little more cardboard, the store also features the highly-recommended Eons, a resource management board game that has players literally creating the universe. Players begin by competing for basic elements to create stars, which then allow them to collect more complex elements used for planet creation and triggering large-scale cosmic events. Eventually, players will need to destroy stars for progress, unleashing entropy into the universe. The game ends when the total entropy released into the cosmos reaches a quota, signalling the end of all creation.
This is just a handful of what you can find at the Stiqblox Kickstarter Store. We’re constantly looking for cool new finds and getting in touch with the project owners, so all you have to do is check out our ever-growing list of goodies. You can also post or read reviews from our community of users, just so you can be extra-sure that you’re getting something good. If you’d like to keep your eye on something, posting it on your wishlist will help you guarantee that your obsession stays fresh up to the time you buy it – unless a generous friend buys it for you first!