This Week’s Coolest Canadian Crowdfunding Campaigns

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It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.

Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:

For The King

The art in this fantasy roleplaying game looks really good, with a sharp, unique design. But more than that it’s got the potential to be a fun game.

It’s got some traditional role-playing elements and turn-based combat but there are also some new things – players can either play solo or cooperatively with other players. The world is procedurally generated so every play-though is a unique experience.

The campaign was looking to raise $40,000. It’s well past that, sitting at over $54,000 with almost a month to go. $15 gets the game.

Helix – The World’s Best Folding Bike

There’s a bit of a stigma around folding bikes. They’re small, they don’t ride well, they look ugly.

This project wants to take folding bikes to the next level. It’s a folding bike that looks almost the same as a regular bike and rides just as well.

It’s made in Canada from titanium and the system that locks all the pieces into place when it’s unfolded is built so it will need less maintenance than normal folding bikes.

There are three models starting at $1,575 and going up to $2,110.

The campaign has already raise more than 10 times its $120,000 goal. With almost two weeks to go it’s at $1.4 million.

TreeRover: A Tree Planting Robot

The name pretty much says it all with this one, it’s a robot that plants trees.

Tree planting has traditionally been labour intensive proposition – lots of hard work by a lot of people. This Victoria-based team wants to change that.
They’ve built a working prototype of their tree-planting robot and it can autonomously plant trees. But they want to make it better – able to travel further, across rougher terrain, with more trees.

So they’re turning to crowdfunding. Unfortunately, the tree-planting robot isn’t one of the perks on offer but there is a selection of TreeRover merchandise and they’ll plant a tree for every backer.

After 18 days, the campaign is just above its $5,000 goal with three weeks to go.

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