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  • Kickstarter: After the Kick but before the Start

    I'm the creative director at Stoic and we've been working on The Banner Saga after a shockingly successful Kickstarter campaign. We set out to raise $100,000 to help us expand our game content and ending up with...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Seven secrets for crowdfunding success

    Of all the great sessions at the Children's Media Conference, the crowdfunding panel with Naomi Alderman of Six to Start, writer of Roger Nix Nick Daze, Jason DaPontee of Firebrace and Kevin Mclean of Tinkatolli was a...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • How long before the Kickstarter bubble bursts?

    There are currently 314 projects live on the Video Games Channel on Kickstarter. Several are fully-funded already (like YogVentures). Others never will be (I've seen at least two massive open-world sandbox games proposed by people who have...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • FlickrCC Eric Wustenhagen
    How to Apply for R&D Funding Grants

    If you are a new company, start thinking about R&D funding now. Whatever stage you are at, be prepared to shop around for the right funding, the right partners and the right project. Some funding levels don't...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • 50 Questions: What are the five killer things I could do to improve my chances of funding?

    If you need a quick and easy injection of fundraising advice, Nic's latest 50 questions post should definitely do the trick. He has five simple but powerful tactics that you can use now to boost your chances...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • FlickrCC Dave Toussaint
    Why Public Sector R&D Funding for Game Developers

    You know the scene: you’ve all seen Dragon’s Den. You pitch your idea to a funder. We were just 2 programmers wanting to fund the development of our technology for a next generation of games hardware. We...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • 50 questions: Should I ever pay to pitch?

    Together with Nic Brisbourne of The Equity Kicker / DFJ Esprit, I am writing a series of 50 questions you should ask when raising venture capital. We expect the series to run for a year, after which...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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