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Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« on: Mar 15, 12, 01:37:31 PM »

There is a new crowdfunding site specifically oriented toward indie games.
It's called Game Crowdfund. http://gamecrowdfund.com

Here are two recent videos that explain what crowdfunding is, and a video to be used to attract gamers to donate.
Since the site is new, this is the perfect time to post any projects before the official press release goes out to all the media outlets. It is a good way to raise funds for your development needs.


What is crowdfunding?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vbpElbYVso

Get your Gaming Perks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoUPQgjWWxk

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Re: Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 12, 02:44:44 PM »

Reading through the entire terms, your company name came up a couple of times :)

What differentiates you from Kickstarter for example? What are you motives?

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Re: Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« Reply #2 on: Mar 15, 12, 03:15:34 PM »

Thanks for the questions!

The Gamecrowdfund advantages are that the site is specifically oriented toward games only. So you are not competing with film or music projects.

Also we are working hand in hand with projects to promote their games to gamers, with a marketing campaign due to start soon. We will be marketing the game projects as well on other websites, having them in podcasts, and in a variety of media to attract attention to them.

I don't believe any other site does that yet. It is a new platform and we welcome any requests for additional features that people may want.

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Re: Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 12, 06:36:19 AM »

Personally I think this is a good idea to get behind this one. Because Kickstarter, tends to compete with people in all fields. And someone's project will get lost in the soup of confusion. And Kick starter has an issue with how they present projects. They only highlight the projects that are near dead lines, or have extremely high interest. Generally it's NOT in the gaming area.
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Re: Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 12, 04:01:59 PM »

you have a bigger audience on kickstarter. kickstarter is also geared toward the indie crowd.
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Re: Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« Reply #5 on: Jun 15, 12, 11:20:44 AM »

What percentage do you take? Must you reach your goal to collect money?
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Re: Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 12, 05:27:39 AM »

My problem with Kickstarter is been based in England. I dont know if their are any options for crowed funding in England yet.
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Re: Crowdfunding for Indie Game Devs
« Reply #7 on: Aug 14, 12, 07:17:30 AM »

http://gamecrowdfund.com/en/home/search

Nobody has used this site yet to fund anything.... ?