C2 Games on Kickstarter

  • Hi all, a quick update, Spatial Flux has now exceeded its primary goal. And is now working towards its first stretch goal.

    I have also added the game to Steams Greenlight service. Just to gage interest based on the current basic images from the early Alpha build I am working on.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ajtilley/spatial-flux-2

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=127523409

  • Is there some sort of UK legal entity I can apply with, in order to get my project hosted on Kickstarter? Preferably a reliable one that isn't keeping anywhere from 20-50% of the Kickstarter pledges as "processing fee".   

    I'm not too bullish about a possible Kickstarter Germany (if it ever happens).

  • Is there some sort of UK legal entity I can apply with, in order to get my project hosted on Kickstarter? Preferably a reliable one that isn't keeping anywhere from 20-50% of the Kickstarter pledges as "processing fee".   

    I'm not too bullish about a possible Kickstarter Germany (if it ever happens).

    I'm also interested in something like this, since I live in Brazil.

    Some friends told me to use Indiegogo and I've been looking into it, but Kickstarter has so much more influence...

    edit: forgot to mention, once I saw some russians with a project on Kickstarter, no idea how did they do it though.

  • andreyin

    There are plenty of Kickstarter projects promoted by people abroad (in fact, the last game I pledged for, is made by peeps in Norway).

    They either have one team member who happens to be a permanent citizen of the US or the UK, have the support of a legal entity, or are even a legal entity in the country themselves (a Ltd is quick to setup, even for foreigners).

  • Hey all,

    At the moment there isnt a company you can simply hire to act as the middleman between you and kickstarter. There have been attempts in the past to make this work. But so far kickstarter and amazon (in the US) or their payment provider (UK) have squashed any attempts to do this.

    So the only way to do it at the moment is to become a registered UK company with a UK bank account or become a register US company with a US bank account. If you do these things then you can create an account on Kickstarter to act as if you are a UK or US company.

    Before Kickstarter came to the UK I considered doing this but the cost, even if you do it yourself is easily above the �2000 mark.

    As Blinx123 said the typical way people get on kickstarter from other countries is by having friends or families who reside in the UK and they trust them to setup their account for them.

    However a few people have run campaigns doing this and said it has caused problems, because you have to be able to completely trust the person whose account you used. E.g. if you setup a game and it raised (unlikely) �1 million, could you trust your friend to give you all the money.

    If they didnt give you the money you would have no legal way to force them. And your reputation would get trashed with the potential bad publicity. Anyway just a thing to think about if you go the friend route.

  • The cost of setting up a company in the UK shouldn't be that high, actually.

    Though if I was to found a company abroad, I would probably want to choose the Isle of Man (which, while legally a crown dependency, isn't a part of the UK).

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    Super Ubi Land Kickstarter. Launched yesterday. 24% funded.

    We are now Nintendo indie devs!

    check out the kickstarter here:

    kickstarter.com/projects/1331957958/super-ubi-land

  • looks good.

  • really!

  • AJTilley

    congratulations

  • mineet: thank you, development is moving along nicely now, and the art assets are coming in, so far on target with my goals :)

    Blinx123: As noted in my response i wasn't referring to the cost of setting up a company in the UK, but to setting up a company in the US before Kickstarter came to the UK. As a UK citizen I didn't need to set-up a company in the UK so I don't know what that cost would be. It may be cheaper than setting up in the US, but it may not be.

  • NotionGames

    Hurrah for Super Ubi Land!   Well done on meeting your first kickstarter goal, chaps. Hope the Wii U development goes smoothly.

  • <img src="http://i48.tinypic.com/104010i.jpg" border="0" />

    Super Ubi Land Kickstarter. Launched yesterday. 24% funded.

    We are now Nintendo indie devs!

    check out the kickstarter here:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1331957958/super-ubi-land

    Congratulations on your funding it seems you have gone above the expected value you were aiming for <img src="smileys/smiley32.gif" border="0" align="middle" />

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  • Congrats on your funding I was wondering how you let all the people know your game is on kickstarter? Just add a link on a lot of websites and forums or do you have a really big network?

  • I recently launched a game called Brainasium. It is a 2D brain game for windows 8 and tablets.

    kickstarter.com/projects/1541212160/branasium-a-new-brain-training-game-for-all-ages

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