Double Fine Adventure game raises $3.3mil.

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Double Fine Adventure game raises $3.3mil.

Postby MJenkins » Tue May 22, 2012 4:54 pm

The devs were hoping to raise $400k and got $3.3 million. They're an exception because they were already successful with another game, but it shows the value of Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com) for raising funds.

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http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/03/1 ... er-funding

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Re: Double Fine Adventure game raises $3.3mil.

Postby Sparkling » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:04 pm

We've attempted to raise funds on Kickstarter with no success. We've also tried Rockethub with marginal success. And recently we learned about Faithfunder as well which looks promising but our first experience produced no support. It was a small test though, we might try again someday.

The main problem with crowdfunding, is your own friends and family have to be willing to participate in the viral marketing process and actually share the link with their friends and family, and so on and so on. Christians, I have found, really seem to be quite strongly against sharing links. I'm not sure why this is. But they just won't tell anyone about this cool thing they found. Even if they support it! They don't tell their friends. It's weird.

The secondary problem we found with Kickstarter specifically is that they seem to have an unspoken bias against Christian projects. We never made it to their "Projects we love" spotlight even once. That's about the only way to get recognition outside of your own network circle, is if they jump on board and help you a little with a post. But they never did.

So, for now, we're back to the way we've been doing it all along. Just working on the game and trying to get it to a point that we can start letting people in. This seems to be the way God wants us to do it. Everything else we try to obtain traditional funding has failed. We're still working though. God hasn't given us permission to quit yet. :)

God bless you,
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