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  • What does a big Kickstarter project look like in prize form?

    The Banner Saga was certainly not the biggest campaign Kickstarter has ever seen. Double Fine had 80k backers, Wasteland 2 had 60k, Shadowrun had over 30k, not to mention non-games. But unlike these larger, somewhat established developers...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Penny Arcade leads the way

    Yesterday, my Twitter feed was full of the news that Penny Arcade, the successful ad-funded business, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to remove the need for it to sell ads. The response was pretty negative. Words like...

    • Posted 9 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 9 years ago
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  • Kickstarter Games projects raise a MEDIAN average of only $23,000

    Thomas Bidaux of Ico Partners has done an excellent analysis of successful Kickstarter games projects. Like me, he is very aware of the difference between the mean and the median average, whereby the mean average is heavily...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Kickstarter and the Gartner Hype cycle

    Yesterday, I wrote about the inevitable bursting of the Kickstarter bubble. (The post was originally made on Gamasutra). I had meant to check out the Gartner Hype Cycle and a link from Tadhg Kelly reminded me to do...

    • Posted 10 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 10 years ago
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  • Double Fine’s Kickstarter project is just like Zynga’s Free-to-play model

    Yesterday, Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert, creators of classic point-and-click adventures such as Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island respectively, broke new ground in the funding of video games. They put up a Kickstarter page asking for...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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