Double Fine, InXile, and Obsidian bigwigs create Kickstarter competitor for games

Kickstarter might not be the best place for developers to crowdfund their games anymore.

Justin Bailey has launched Fig, a new crowdfunding site built specifically for games. The former chief operating officer of developer Double Fine partnered with some big names and studios who previously had success on Kickstarter, specifically his old colleague, Tim Schafer (The Broken Age), Brian Fargo of InXile (Wasteland 2), and Feargus Urquhart of Obsidian (Pillars of Eternity). Each has pledged to launch campaigns for new games on Fig.

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SaveFerris2840d ago

Interesting idea. The advantage Kickstarter has is the exposure in other countries, but I'd like to see more.

Tolkoto2840d ago

I'm mostly interested in the idea of actually getting to make a real investment.

SaveFerris2840d ago

Yeah. For those outside the US I wonder if they can take part in that too, huh?

ColManischewitz2840d ago

Extended interview with Feargus Urquhart and Justin Bailey. Notable: Their companies (and InXile) won't use Kickstarter for games anymore.

s45gr322840d ago

So how do I make money through equity. Sounds like I'm buying a game stock

Brunire2840d ago (Edited 2840d ago )

Make sure to read the fine print. You must be an "Accredited Investor" in the eyes of the government in order to partake in any revenue sharing. As an individual entity you would need to consistently make more than $200k per year or have a net worth of over $1M.

Not something everyone will be able to claim.