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Kickstarters?

#1 Post by KyraNarwhals » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:23 pm

Where are the best places to do kickstarters in the Visual Novel industry (if you can call it that.)

I would like to try to do a kickstarter for my Visual Novel, but I’ve never done one, any tips, where could I do one?

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Re: Kickstarters?

#2 Post by IronForPistons » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:03 pm

Check out this post by PentagonBuddy. They did a great job analyzing a bunch of EVN Kickstarters, their funding, etc etc. https://medium.com/pentagonbuddy/the-go ... f21efe73e6
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Re: Kickstarters?

#3 Post by sasquatchii » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:14 pm

I think part of launching any successful fundraising campaign is having some sort of following in the first place, along with a community/group of people who know about your game and are supportive!

That's not to say that you couldn't launch a campaign and get 100% funded without doing this, but it definitely helps to get people involved and interested before you do any kind of kickstarter (and that way you know you will have some people to back it once you're ready).
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#4 Post by morinoir » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:06 pm

If you're looking for place where you can do crowd funding, 2 options with the best traffic are Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Both has their own strong points and weaknesses, which you can research on your own. As for some tips, it'll be easier to reach funding goal when you already have a lot of supportive followers on your social media just like Sasquatchii said, but other than that, I say it's also important to have solid demo of your vn before you start any crowd funding.

There are several threads about kickstarter/crowd funding in this forum. Try searching for it, you might find a lot of useful information.
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#5 Post by PeterKmiecik » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:12 pm

Also be sure what You are getting Yourself into with crowdfunding. It takes time, investment in $ and stress, especially if You may experience bumps in the road. Jake Birkett said: it's easier to convince one angry investor then horde of angry backers about Your delayed milestone.
Patreon is another way to crowdfund creations. It's like monthly subscription based though. You do stuff overtime and ppl pledge small amout each month for example, to get that content.

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