Sunday, May 22, 2011


After reading about Iron Sky going for crowdfunding, I have been thinkig about using crowdfunding in our projects. Many crowdfunding services have games category and 8-Bit Funding is specialized only on games.
Most interesting candidates for us are IndieGoGo and RocketHub. According to Gamasutra they both have a number of successful game projects. They are also both used by Iron Sky. Kickstarter could also be interesting, but it is not available in Finland.
Compared to general services mentioned earlier 8-Bit Funding is something to different. It was created in January 2011 by DIY Gamer founder Geoff Gibson, because he found discrepancies against gaming related projects on other crowdfunding services. It is a new service and there have not been many successful projects yet, but this is definitely something we want keep eye on.
We are currently not planning to sell our games, but crowdfunding would add some incentive to our development. It would also be useful for purchasing new software to use in development. As non monetary benefit it would also be good meter how interesting our games are and provide feedback to make them better.
We probably won’t be using crowdfunding with Project SpaceMelee, but for future projects it would be seriously considered.

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