Crowdfunding

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Before I get to the actual campaign, I want to share some upsetting news from IndieGogo. They have made it even more difficult than it was before to look for projects from Oklahoma. I use to use the general search box to look for Oklahoma projects. This box would look at all data from a project and return anything with Oklahoma in it. Now, the search box only searches the Title of the project and not all the project data as before.

Additionally, the project summaries no longer have the location on them. So now, the only way to see if a project is from Oklahoma or any specific region is to open them one at a time and check them. This makes searching for projects in the gaming section to be incredibly time consuming and beyond my ability to do effectively.

IndieGogo has been made aware of these issues on Twitter, but I am unsure of when or what kind of change will come to make this easier.

So from this point on, our Monday Morning Crowdfunding Report will be primarily Kickstarter unless someone tells me about an IndieGogo campaign that is of interest and from Oklahoma. It sucks as there are some good ones there from time to time.

Now back to our regularly scheduled report.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG moved the game to IndieGogo and has adjusted the amount they are seeking. They are seeking $10,000 and have raised $225 with 16 days left. This game really needs your support to happen.

AIM 8bit Playing Cards by Kamau Exom. This playing card deck takes on an “8bit” theme. The images on them are a 2d/3d hybrid style. They are seeking $8,000 and have raised $3,007 with 6 days left.

Custom Game Dice by Custom Game Lab. This project allows backers to design their own six-sided dice for anything they want. This campaign will allow the creator to continue offering custom dice in the future. They are seeking $20,000 and have raised $28,718 with 20 days left.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.

Easy and Affordable Custom DiceOne of the latest Oklahoma Kickstarter surprises happened this past week. After publishing our April 7th crowdfunding report, a new campaign popped up, one for a service that creates custom six-sided game dice. Within days, this campaign was well on its way to success. By the end of its first week, it was completely funded.

What really got my attention with this campaign was its relationship to games I have worked on recently. As a developer under Divine Knight Gaming, my March One Game A Month project was a computerized board game. This game, if made physical, could really benefit from a set of custom dice. Another game I am working on, Demon’s Hex, also uses a set of custom game dice or more accurately a spinner for many of its features.

While those are both video games, the very thought of making dice based games had me excited to see this project. Now that it has already been successful at reaching its goal, the creators are already thinking about where to take it next via stretch goals. Even without the stretch goals, the campaign is already a great success. There are already a wide variety of designs shown off on the campaign page and in updates. It is well worth checking out and supporting. For only $12 you can get 6 custom dice, a great deal.

We are very excited by this latest crowdfunding success and look forward to seeing how it inspires the tabletop and board game communities locally and around the world.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG moved the game to IndieGogo and has adjusted the amount they are seeking. They are seeking $10,000 and have raised $182 with 23 days left. This game really needs your support to happen.

AIM 8bit Playing Cards by Kamau Exom. This playing card deck takes on an “8bit” theme. The images on them are a 2d/3d hybrid style. They are seeking $8,000 and have raised $2,911 with 13 days left.

New Campaign:

Custom Game Dice by Custom Game Lab. This project allows backers to design their own six-sided dice for anything they want. This campaign will allow the creator to continue offering custom dice in the future. They are seeking $20,000 and have raised $17,379 with 27 days left.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Funding Cancelled:

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards by Timothy Olinger. Timothy has returned to the world of Erden, this time with a custom deck of playing cards. Timothy is seeking $6,000 and raised $1,980 before cancelling the campaign. He plans on relaunching the campaign at some point.

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG moved the game to IndieGogo and has adjusted the amount they are seeking. They are seeking $10,000 and have raised $181 with 30 days left. This game really needs your support to happen.

AIM 8bit Playing Cards by Kamau Exom. This playing card deck takes on an “8bit” theme. The images on them are a 2d/3d hybrid style. They are seeking $8,000 and have raised $2,814 with 19 days left.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG moved the game to IndieGogo and has adjusted the amount they are seeking. They are seeking $10,000 and have raised $171 with 37 days left.

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards by Timothy Olinger. Timothy has returned to the world of Erden, this time with a custom deck of playing cards. Enjoy the wonderful art of this world as you play many traditional card games. Timothy is seeking $6,000 and has raised $1,979 with 32 days to go.

AIM 8bit Playing Cards by Kamau Exom. This playing card deck takes on an “8bit” theme. The images on them are a 2d/3d hybrid style. They are seeking $8,000 and have raised $2,517 with 27 days left.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG moved the game to IndieGogo and has adjusted the amount they are seeking. They are seeking $10,000 and have raised $135 with 44 days left.

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards by Timothy Olinger. Timothy has returned to the world of Erden, this time with a custom deck of playing cards. Enjoy the wonderful art of this world as you play many traditional card games. Timothy is seeking $6,000 and has raised $1,863 with 39 days to go.

AIM 8bit Playing Cards by Kamau Exom. This playing card deck takes on an “8bit” theme. The images on them are a 2d/3d hybrid style. They are seeking $8,000 and have raised $1,783 with 34 days left.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.

 

OKGameDev.com LogoWe promised this a while back and we are finally ready to write our post mortem of our failed crowdfunding campaign. We learned a few important things that we believe is of value to all those thinking of running a campaign of their own.

So let’s look at what happened. Back in February, we launched a t-shirt campaign on a nice website called Teespring. The site looked great and had us excited for its prospects. It wasn’t a huge investment like Kickstarter and IndieGogo are which made it seem like a great idea for a first run. One of the reasons we got turned on this site was because a very popular cartoonist used it quite successfully. It seemed pretty easy to do.

Unfortunately, the nature of the site was the primary weakness for our campaign. The site was solely dedicated to selling t-shirts. Most crowdfunding campaigns have far more than shirts to offer. This led to a lot of potential backers being turned away because there were no other easy ways to make a donation. The good news is that we had a few people actually interested in the shirt. Which means that a future campaign would have a fairly successful reward tier.

Another problem with the campaign was that we failed to follow our own advice on what we think makes a successful campaign. The big thing was the lack of a video. We really wanted to add a video, but Teespring does not have that capability. Additionally, it had a short space for describing the campaign. This limited our ability to tell people about the needs of of our site.

So what do we plan to do now? Well, we still have a need to help pay our hosting costs and domain renewal fees. This means we are going to try again. We won’t be doing it on Teespring. We have decided to launch our new campaign on IndieGogo. We will be launching as soon as we have our reward suppliers ready.

We are also going to undergo a bit of rebranding. Nothing major, but something we feel is important for the future of our site and community. From this point forward, we are no longer going to be known as Oklahoma Game Developers. Instead, we will be calling our site and community Oklahoma Game Development. It is a small change, but it has some important implications.

We started this site in the hopes that we could be the primary source of community of game developers in Oklahoma. However, as time went on another group emerged that met that need far better than we were able to. Goldfire Studios launch their own Oklahoma Game Developers community and have successfully organized regular meetups and presentations. Out of respect for their efforts, we are going to leave that effort in their capable hands. Instead, we are going to dedicate ourselves to news, reviews and other coverage of what the game developers are doing. With that, we will be changing our name. The site and url will remain the same, only the associate full name will change.

We are excited to be a part of this community and look forward to following the projects of the many talented game developers in this state.

 

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG is looking to raise $75,000 to bring development of the game to completion. They have raised $8,046 with 7 days to go. This one sadly looks unable to meet its goal. They have mentioned on Facebook that they are looking at an IndieGogo campaign soon.

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards by Timothy Olinger. Timothy has returned to the world of Erden, this time with a custom deck of playing cards. Enjoy the wonderful art of this world as you play many traditional card games. Timothy is seeking $6,000 and has raised $1,448 with 46 days to go.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG is looking to raise $75,000 to bring development of the game to completion. They have raised $7,941 with 14 days to go.

New Campaigns:

Kingdoms of Erden Playing Cards by Timothy Olinger. Timothy has returned to the world of Erden, this time with a custom deck of playing cards. Enjoy the wonderful art of this world as you play many traditional card games. Timothy is seeking $6,000 and has raised $807 with 53 days to go.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.

crowdfunding Indiegogo Kickstarter

Every Monday, We link to the crowdfunding pages of games from Oklahoma developers and other interesting crowdfunding projects from Oklahomans. Music, comics, table-top games and more. If it might be of interest to gamers and game developers we will show them off.

Here is the primary list of crowdfunding campaigns:

Funding Cancelled:

Kingdoms of Erden by Timothy Olinger. A collectible card game with a fantasy theme. The original campaign ended and Timothy has restarted on a new revamped campaign. Timothy is looking to raise $1,000 to raise the money needed to develop the art and publish the game. This project was cancelled by the project creator after having only raised $59 of his $1,000 goal.

Currently Funding:

Duel of Heroes by Totally Awesome Games. A fantasy trading card MMO with RPG elements blended in. TAG is looking to raise $75,000 to bring development of the game to completion. They have raised $7,865 with 21 days to go.

That’s it for this week. I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress of these and any new ones that pop up.