Kickstarter is a site that lets people pledge money for an investment in someone’s business. You only pay if a minimum threshold is reached.
The amount of the threshold depends on how much the developers need, ranging from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars. If the amount pledged goes over the target, the extra money is used for additional design, marketing, etc. Your rewards are typically based on the amount you’ve invested, anything from a thanks to an exclusive meeting or session with the developers.
Purple Pawn has surveyed a few game projects on Kickstarter in the past. Here are some more (pledge amounts may change at any time):
|Project||Description||Company||$ Needed||$ Pledged||Days left|
|Forsaken Lands II Poster Map||RPG map||Maps of Mastery||2000||1907||4|
|Perfect, Unrevised||Story game||Buried Without Ceremony||7000||1460||27|
|Early Dark||RPG||Anthropos Games||3200||2007||31|
|Trexlin & Xephyer||RPG campaign setting and fantasy card game||Platinum Lion||3850||670||34|
|Aruneus||Fantasy zombie RPG||Troll in the Corner||1500||1020||27|
|Kooba||Weird magnetic dart game.||3000||1325||31|
|Obsidian Twilight||H.P. Lovecraft material for Pathfinder||Louis Porter Jr.||3000||160||30|
|Cyberslums||28mm fantasy skirmish game||New Evolution Games||1500||98||56|
|Gaggle||Trivia game||Gaggle Game||15000||570||5|
|Socks, Inc||ARG with web interaction||Socks Inc||6000||7029||10|
|Cholent||Jewish-themed blind bidding card game||Epicure Games||5000||210||40|
|d10 Core RPG System||Cross-genre RPG system rulebook||Late Nite Books||3000||0||33|
|Lomby Zombie: Corporate Stiff||Standalone/expansion to board game||John Goewert||4000||25||3|
|Politics From Hell||Card game||s(ands)R(andom)||1500||15||23 hours|
Your link for “Early Dark” is wrong. It’s going to the “Perfect, Unrevised” project.
What a great idea to raise funds for small projects. Forsaken Lands II Poster Map reached the goal. Wow!!