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.
Interesting idea. The advantage Kickstarter has is the exposure in other countries, but I'd like to see more.
Extended interview with Feargus Urquhart and Justin Bailey. Notable: Their companies (and InXile) won't use Kickstarter for games anymore.
So how do I make money through equity. Sounds like I'm buying a game stock
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.