Rare Gems of Crowdfunding
In the gaming world there is a definite movement towards crowdfunding. With crowdfunding comes development freedom at the cost of larger development teams, vast marketing budgets, and larger representation at conference. The bright side is that game developers have the freedom to make games for players instead of making games for shareholders.
In this new column I'll be outlining some of the rare gems I've run across and highlight crowdfunding projects that I have stumbled across. These are little known games that have not nearly gained the marketing exposure of some of the bigger titles. Some of these are successes, others fell short but left a memorable experience behind. These will provide you with options for your own contribution into the games that interest you and also point you at a few games to pickup at the next Steam shopping binge.
About the Author
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Benjamin founded the Gaiscioch Social Gaming Community in 2001 and has since been the founder & activities director for this well known community. His role has gone beyond just running the Gaming Community and now includes running the Athletics Program in Portland, Oregon, as well as acting as the Managing Editor of the Gaiscioch Magazine, and is the Lead Producer on the Gaiscioch Livestream Productions. Additionally he networks with game developers to form relationships between Gaiscioch and development studios.
His experience in publishing dates back to helping his Grandparents who operated a printing press for over 40 years. In high school and college Benjamin excelled in journalism and played an active part in the school newspaper. Benjamin currently works full time as the director of technology for a franchise trade publication & education company.