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Do You Kickstart?

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Joined: 04/28/2013

I'm curious as to how much people actually fund projects on Kickstarter. I browse countless ones and do pledge to ones that I really like, but only with a small fee.

I'm developing a quick, fun game that is there to fill in a few minutes of waiting with a friend. It only takes 1-2 minutes to play and is incredibly simple, based off of the familiar rock/paper/scissors mechanic that we are all used to. This game isn't meant to be any more than simple, quick and quick gap filler for two people.

The game's components comprise of:
* 4 game pieces (altogether the size of a credit card)
* A plastic slip that they fit in

The rules will be supplied online as they only comprise of a few lines, really. So I want to make it as compact as possible.

I'm currently working on the costs of everything and aim to fund the production by Kickstarter. Due to the compactness of the game, I can post it to everywhere (from Ireland) for $1.23 or less, which is very useful.

With a pledge (including P&P) of looking to be somewhere in the $1-$3 range, would you pledge if you found the game interesting?

I'm basically wondering if those who pledge regularly would bother with such a low pledge and if those who rarely/never pledge would be more tempted by such a low pledge required for a copy of the game. Sorry if that was too rambly. :)

Joined: 11/06/2013
I can't speak for anyone

I can't speak for anyone else, but prohibitive high costs (both the product itself and shipping) are the biggest reason for not contributing to Kickstarters that I really like. Well, that and a general lack of funds on my part.

If the game is so small and compact, then what exactly are you Kickstarting for?

Joined: 10/08/2013

I do it quite a bit. I'm always looking to support a project I get excited about and so far I haven't been let down.
-Shadowrun Returns
-Zombicide Season Two
-Reaper Bones
-Cortex Plus Hacker's Guide
-OVA Anime RPG
-XIA Board Game
-Satellite Reign
-River City Ransom Underground
-Hyper Light Drifter
-Cosmic Star heroine

The big thing is to get people excited about it first. Word of mouth is huge. Many projects wouldn't have done well without good art and high-quality components.

Joined: 05/26/2013
Yes.. I do

Well, looks like your game cost is cheap and easy to post. That leave to how much money are you think to raise from the project. I will be putting up my game on Kickstarter early next month, looking for at least $30K. My game is a strategy tactical game with lots of game items, 6 types of play card and each player actually will have their own docket to put their cards and a launch pad card, small tokens so it is bit high in cost of making it. Further, I am from Malaysia so shipping cost is a bomb.

if you are looking at small sum, you will probably get your project funded cos the traffic is great to this site, support is great too for games. One thing, you need to build an interesting project page.


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