|Funding with pre-orders: experiences?||Post Reply|
|Oct 5 2012, 7:28am Anchor|
Hi, first post here so first a little introduction!
We've hit what you could call a breaking point I think.
So we're thinking pre-orders.
We have also another idea.
So in short:
Edited by: Brmbrm
|Oct 17 2012, 3:10am Anchor|
well, sounds like what you want is actually kickstarter.. you can't do preorders if you are not even sure you're going to finish your game
|Oct 17 2012, 5:18am Anchor|
As Guiboune said, Kickstart seems fit with your expectations.
From what I see, you can:
It depends on how much money do you need? and do you want to keep a 100% control of your IP?
I hope it helps (I work in the gaming industry)
|Oct 17 2012, 8:03am Anchor|
Why don't you guys get part time jobs? Working a several hours a day for three of you (in USD) let's see: $7.25/hour, * 3 people, * 3 hours* 5 days/week * 52/weeks a year = $16,965.
I thought I read somewhere that the one of the Introversion guys sold their house & moved in with their parents to fund their first game. You guys could sell your cars, TV's, X-Box's, etc. The way I look at it, if you wouldn't do it w/o preorders/donations with prizes, it's not a $$ problem it's a drive problem.
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|Oct 17 2012, 3:57pm Anchor|
I agree with Syp Kickstarter is really your only option unless you go earn money yourselves. People will respect you for coming back to Kickstarter with more development than before and seeing you made progress they might invest into your project. Also it gives you full access over you IP which is another really good bonus and you will also be rooted in indie gaming community. I recommend launching demo on kickstarter what do you got to lose? Its better on Kickstarter than sitting on your pc dormant
|Oct 25 2012, 5:29am Anchor|
any news? It's always interesting to share
|Oct 26 2012, 1:14pm Anchor|
I agree with TheHappyfrier.
Im kind of getting bored of projects begging me for money when ultimately as a potential customer you don't know what the situation is within the team, the actural progress and there is no garantee of the project even seeing the light of day, I have better things to do with my money than piss it away on projects that *might* make it.....like buy/save for my own project.
Admittedly I havent looked into any of the kickstarter style funding systems so don't acturally know what safety nets contributers acturally have but I personally wouldn't be happy to donate to a project that wasn't on the home stretch.
The last few years SHOULD have taught everybody to try living within your means, if that means gettign a job you should do that and save up,get rid of the stuff you don't use and need and reallly get things working, preferbly to a point where there is garantee the project will not collapse.
My 2 cents
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