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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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POST LINKS TO YOUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNS HERE - LETS SEE WHAT EVERYONE'S UP TO!

To address the first issue that'll come to mind, yes, this is borderline spamming but if you too have any interesting projects being funded via kickstarter i'd love to see them (and that might make this thread more community than "Hey Guys, GIVE ME YOUR MONEY")

Here's the one i'm involved in:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...otion-the-game

This is a game i'm writing music for. Old school 2d side scrolling beat 'em up, click the link for loads of details. It's going well so far. Feel free to donate if you like the sound of it or want any of those sweet rewards, if not then not to worry.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:47 AM
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10 years ago, to just go to a public forum and say "hey, i got an idea, and i can do it, if i have the funds. but you have to give me the money first before i can give you the product" would be ridiculous. it didn't happen, all those deals went on behind closed doors. which is I love the Idea of kickstarter. The website really levels the playing field when it comes to getting ideas out there. God Bless The Internet.

now in my opinion, that's not the best part. the best part is that it actually allows for the market to be pretty fair. good ideas get accepted and funded and poor or poorly executed ideas get ignored and die. no losses for anyone. that way, The system works. nobody is forced to pay for a failing product or service.

Good Luck with your project! I hope your project turns out to be the former of the two i listed. 3,000 is a lot of money but you are already a quarter there. the game looks like it has potential.

I mainly browse the product design category and I've seen some cool ones, a theft resistant bike light, an aluminum pen, the printrbot (3d printer for 500 bucks). This website is one the shining examples of what the internet is capable of.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:21 AM
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I don't have one, but my good friend VikingGuitar does: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...tar-university
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Congrats for VikingGuitar reaching his goal!
Yeah, i think kickstarter is a really good platform for amazing ideas that you can fund and be a part of.

Update on our kickstarter status - just reached $1000 (12 days to go - we're quite far behind) but we released a track from the OST for free download to celebrate getting to $1000 - here it is

I wonder if OCRemix would ever consider starting a kickstarter... i don't really know what for. But they could probably offer some pretty sweet rewards. A kickstarter for an album or something would likely enrage people like the facebook likes thing did x 1000!
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:13 PM
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Not to mention a legal nightmare.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:30 PM
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Update on our kickstarter status - just reached $1000 (12 days to go - we're quite far behind)
I backed your project about a week ago, honestly I think it looks a lot better than the game that's on the front page today. It's a similar concept but your game art is just a lot nicer. You're not asking for that much I think you just need to get the word out on the right blogs/sites. My project was up on Kotaku for a couple hours and our backers spiked like crazy. Unfortunately our article got removed and reposted a couple days later, not sure why, but all our momentum got killed :/ But just getting eyes on your project is the biggest thing. In general around 1% of people who see it will contribute. Banner Saga is a great project but it's going through the roof because a lot of people are seeing it--I think it's on Kotaku and it's also on the front page of Kickstarter every other day. From what I've seen these really successful indie games are launching with news articles on Kotaku and getting funded within the first day or two.

It really doesn't hurt to ask/e-mail around, even a small article somewhere could put you well over your goal. I'd start by checking out various sites and finding out who is writing articles about small/indie game kickstarters like yours, then address your message to them when you e-mail the site... or find their associated e-mail if they're a staff writer. Make sure to include your best stills/concept art so it's not just a text e-mail. It's good to show them something first, just because they probably get a ton of e-mails. Since your goal isn't huge I'd focus on smaller/specialized blogs that are into oldschool games, comics, your genre/style, but try the big ones too... you never know. I think your actual goal doesn't mean that much on Kickstarter unless it's too high. Just look at this dude:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...0/artisan-dice

It will take some time but go for it dude!
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Is there a minimum amount you can start a kickstarter for? Like if I were to start one to gain like $200 to print a new original music CD... lol
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Nah, the dice guy only wanted $300 but he got $90 grand. Some smaller projects use indiegogo, but it's kind of... I don't know. On kickstarter money is pledged, so if you don't make your goal you don't get funded. On indigogo you keep everything that's donated whether you raise your goal or not. Indigogo is definitely less legit.
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What a perfect thread, LOL! Perfect for me to post the project i'm involved in, that is. You guys might have seen the thread I made for it a while back.

The project's name is Vigrior.

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VIGRIOR (we don't blame you if it takes a few tries to pronounce) is a multi-platform real-time strategy game with a novel gameplay mechanic. Instead of controlling manually selected groups of individual units, you'll control a customized bundle of ships that act as a single, coherent unit; a Fleet. The ships in each fleet fly synchronized with each other, each ship type with a special set of skills.
- Vigrior's kickstarter bio

Kickstarter link: http://kck.st/H1zaQI

My work for Vigrior has mainly been in the soundtrack & SFX department. I've recently been producing tracks for promotional videos, instrumenting atmospheric scores for game levels, and musing about concepts for alien-like sounds for versatile playback.

I'd actually really love to hear what all of you guys think of the music! I've been producing for awhile but rarely open up to feedback (I'm too self-absorbed most of the time).

I'm not sure yet what the legalities would look like, but I know that personally, once the game is finished, I'd be happy to provide remix stems and MIDI's. Additionally, if anyone wants to collab on a track to maybe(?) be featured in the game, I'd be totally down to do that! Let me know

If you guys could take a look at our game and maybe pledge, that'd be awesome!

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I wonder if OCRemix would ever consider starting a kickstarter... i don't really know what for. But they could probably offer some pretty sweet rewards.
I love Kickstarter, but everyone and their mother starting frivolous kickstarters that don't need to be done will cause the entire thing to collapse.

If you are mega passionate and have a dream, and can present it with enough fervor to get funded, more power to you. But with increased saturation, the less chance that any given project is going to get funded regardless of how good it is.

Not really any direct criticism here, just food for thought. It's kind of the feeling I got from the title of this thread, like EVERYONE should have a kickstarter, instead you know, saving money or something.
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