Comments on: Is Kickstarter Heaven for Indie Games Developers? http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Michael Bujtas http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/#comment-358 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:00:50 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=3802#comment-358 Is Kickstarter a good place for indie developers? I don’t know the answer to that really, you certainly hear a lot of success stories of small companies putting together the game they wanted. But how many of those games actually are well known? I think Chivalry did pretty well, but I can’t name many other games.

I really hope Kickstarter is a good avenue for indie games, considering I’m trying to get my card game set around an assassination party game published (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/708854852/masquerade). Wish me luck!

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By: Jon Draper http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/#comment-357 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:40:02 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=3802#comment-357 Hi again…

Well today its all come together. I’ve pressed ‘submit for review’ on my kickstarter campaign, put the pitch video up on a game developers forum and starting to try and get interest with the local media. I’ve emailed you a preview link to the official kickstarter page. but in the mean time for others. Please check out my hopefully successful KickStarter campaign for indie point and click adventure ‘Dark Asylum & the 7 Lost Souls’.

http://www.stormystudio.com/kickstarter/

Enjoy… and stay tuned as it should go live on KickStarter in the next day or 2.

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By: Jon Drapwr http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/#comment-356 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:14:31 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=3802#comment-356 Many Thanks Evil Tactician…

Its a unique horror point and click adventure. I’ve spent the last 2 nights filming the embarrassing bit of talking to a camera, currently editing, and yet to mix in gameplay footage etc etc… Fingers crossed it turns out alright and have the nerve to post the project. Lots to do before I press the big go button, if you’d like access before it goes live maybe there’s a way to do that…. send me an email if your interested. Thanks Jon

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/#comment-355 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:15:12 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=3802#comment-355 Let us know about it when you launch it on Kickstarter and/or have more to show, Jon. If it’s any good and within our sphere of interests, we’ll be happy to give you some coverage.

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By: Jon Draper http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/#comment-354 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:26:55 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=3802#comment-354 Great little article. I’ve been doing a tonne of research on what makes and breaks a kick starter project in the hope of running one my self. Stormy studio is a small indie game and animation studio run part time by myself (code, graphics, animation, marketing) and my wife (accounts, tea, realistic outlook).

I’ve started filming a few bits for the potential video… I’d love to get funding to finish a project thats been going on for the last year, only to be stopped a regular intervals when I run out of time and energy to work till the early hours.

The funding really would mean I could make a great game for lots of platforms and enjoy the whole process and share it with the world.

Fingers crossed I get a good kickstarter package together …. it wont be started till its 110% ready….

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/#comment-353 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:22:11 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=3802#comment-353 That’s the danger indeed Will. If one really large project funded with several million pounds invested in it totally flops and leaves some large funders with nothing to show for it – it’ll open quite a big can of worms.

Still, there’s some really interesting stuff going on there and I’ve actually funded a couple of projects myself. Especially concepts I really want to succeed. That’s the charm, rather than relying on publishers, if there’s enough interest in a game an indie studio can actually find the funds to make it happen.

Interesting times indeed.

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By: Will Johnston http://www.manapool.co.uk/is-kickstarter-heaven-for-indie-games-developers/#comment-352 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:15:34 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?p=3802#comment-352 It’s been really interesting to watch Kickstarter become a part of the videogame industry. I really enjoyed the first game to release off of a kickstart – FTL, even if it was a bit short.

I remember reading some quote from Gabe Newell talking about how players should pay for development of games and thinking that that was the most ridiculous thing in the world. Now with millions of dollars flowing to games on Kickstarter, it’s still a bit hard to believe.

I still find it hard to believe that Kickstarter is going to last for very much longer. I think the layman is going to lose interest over time or if more scams(although I don’t think any have ever gone through) arise.

We live in interesting times

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