Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

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Re: Kickstarter - has it worked for anyone?

Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

I might, at that. But you never post your campaigns here, so how would I know when you've got one on?

(although, come to think of it, this "wrath of lordofduct" stuff does sound amusing... what's that like? :) )
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

Well I don't have it up yet. We're creating our first vertical slice right now. We MIGHT do a kickstarter in August, if and only if we actually need the extra funds. We already have like 30K of our own in the pipe already... so, we might not actually need it (it's not a huge project, it's just a small team).

Don't worry, this forum will be getting plastered with it as we inch closer to demonstrable material.



Wrath of lordofduct... well take a little cross-dressing, add in a gimp mask, include a possy of feral cats, some septum licking (it's how I test if your good for eating), and don't forget the raping of the inflatable life-size alien doll.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

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We already have like 30K of our own in the pipe already


That's a mighty big pipe you've got there...
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

But with about a years work, and the necessity of bills to be paid (one of our team mates is going to need to put in so many hours that he can't have any other job), it's not a whole lot. Just the roof over our heads costs about 18K a year, let alone food, mountain dew, and prostitutes.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

Oh, sorry, I just realized that the level of crude innuendo had dropped below critical. Just trying to maintain some standards around here.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

PROSTITUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 01 May 2012 - 03:36 PM, said:

That's a mighty big pipe you've got there...


That's what she said...
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

I have funded two projects on kickstarter, a roller derby girls helmet business & Jason Scott's documentary of the 6502 processor (in a 3 documentary set)

As for Jason Scott, he already has the following to make successful projects. He even joked about having a $35,000 twitter post. He simply posted "new project" with no other press or effort & by the end of the weekend had raised that much. It certainly can work, but there are many calculable variables.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

I have been a part of funding 2 food / agricultural projects based in Africa, one has done well and the other never reached the full amount. The one that is doing well has been extremely successful and I'm happy to have helped with it. I'm thinking about putting a few creative projects on there (weird art projects / installations) just to see how they do since I have proposals already done. I think its a really great site (there are lots of other knockoff Kickstarter sites now too).
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:50 PM

I funded the new Shadowrun game: http://www.kickstart...adowrun-returns
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:56 PM

Nice.. I should have seen that earlier! Love me some Shadowrun!
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:48 PM

Wha....?! This was my favorite of the paper/pencil rpgs. <3
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Shadowrun was another reason why I investigated virtual reality from one of those bastard 'Teacher yourself virtual reality in X days' books... the book was clown shoes and didn't teach me much more than to curse profusely at my computer and to recognize VR hardware sucks.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

lol, my wall o' text was skipped over as I brought Shadowrun a couple days ago.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:53 AM

The first time I used kickstarter was some time last year when I backed Freddie Wong's web series. The rewards are due to be sent out next week, so we'll see if it was worth it. But considering he has 3,167,131 youtube subscribers, 5000 odd backers isn't that many.

I've since also backed the Double Fine adventure game kickstarter, but I'm probably more interested in the documentary.
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