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The runaway success of Double-Fine Adventure cemented the viability of crowdfunding games, and soon afterwards FTL proved that small projects by new teams can succeed as well. Ki...
#2 Day Job
Instead of seeking any sort of external funding, a game can be developed in free time while maintaining an unrelated primary income.
Rather than funding projects, Patreon's model focuses on the creators. Pledges represent an ongoing sponsorship and are paid either based on pre-defined units of work, or as a
Ratafire is a next generation fan funding site for new culture and new technologies. It is free to use, fan funding done right, and gamelike. Go play on it today.
IndieGoGo distinguishes itself as the highest-traffic crowdfunding site which allows "flexible-funding" campaigns for creative projects (i.e., you receive funds even if...
#6 Private Investors
Crowdfunding is new and exciting, but private investment is a tried-and-true option which remains viable as ever.
A place where you can rally support behind a project for those moments that you just need to see support.
#8 Early Access
Essentially pre-sales with bundled access to beta (or earlier) builds, early access is a common mid-development option. If primary funding falls short, it can help bridge the fin...
RocketHub is attempting to bring the affiliate marketing model into crowdfunding, inviting corporate and government partners to donate large sums and help promote campaigns.
Focused at international users, Ulule offers a model similar to Kickstarter, as well as an all-or-nothing pre-sale model where the goal is stated in units purchased rather than m...
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