Monday, October 1, 2012

Gambitious-the Kickstarter of Video Games

Sheila and I had a little thread going on Lindsey's post about the Arcane game table, and I thought it was useful knowlege to know about Gambitious.

It's a new (just announced a few weeks ago) crowfunding platform that focuses on funding and developing independent games.

Think Kickstarter for video games.

What's different are a couple of things:

1) It's only in the UK for now because
2) the company's staff makes sure there is a business plan and idea of how the projects will progress before they even allow them to be posted.

The result, future backers don't get burned out as often.

I think it's a great idea, and will be following the progress of Gambitious to see when it will be in America.


  1. I guess I don't really understand the point of things like this. I get that it's a fundraising site and whatever, but would this particular one be used to fund research? create new games? pay for someone to go to e3? if it were to help small game creators get the stuff they need to break into the gaming world (money, connections, cred, etc) i'm all for it, but it seems like there could be some nefarious purposes going on, but i guess that's why the brilliant brits are gonna test drive it first before they let us idiots get our hands on it ;] maybe i'm just a cynic?