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New game studio (Sauce Digital reborn)

11-23-2016, 12:30 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 624
New game studio (Sauce Digital reborn)

Hi folks

I'm thinking of doing a Kickstarter.com campaign to fund a new game "studio", as Sauce Digital has turned into a vehicle for other things. The reason for kickstarting a whole studio, rather than a single title, is that I could offer multiple games as a reward for a single pledge.

I wonder what people think about an example Reward tier being:

$25 = All in app purchases free in 15 games + Name in credits of these games.

Obviously its all about the games. I have a good idea of what these might be, form ideas formulated over the last few years. Some (very) brief descriptions or some are:

Zombie Football (Endless runner but played in segments (downs), special moves (throw ball at enemies) and multiple playable characters.

Soccer Hero - iMessage app turn based multiplayer.

Nano Rally 2 - like the original, but more levels, better car customisation.

Rabbit Dropping - Physics puzzler, arrange a set of equipment per level, in an attept to direct dropping rabbits into a target.

Nano Golf - Pixel style golf game, inspired by the classic Sensible Golf.

Galaxia - Pixel style top down space trading game, make real transactions with other players, you own a planet with trading station, you can sell items at a price of you choosing based on manufacturing on your planet.

I would love any feedback! Does it sound like something you might pledge on, do you think others might. Are the games suitable?

Thanks in advance, any help would be really useful!

Morgan

Last edited by Sauce Digital; 11-24-2016 at 06:48 AM.
11-25-2016, 01:42 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,939
Hello.
On most fundraising campaigns that I've seen, that involved a solid or virtual product, (i.e.: games, Iap's... Etc) there were different levels (price points) with different and better rewards. (All Iap's, name credit in the gams(s) )

My suggestion is to have different tiers. You may possibly be able to get some funding from those who can not afford the $25.00. Every $5.00 helps... Right?? 5 of them make $25.00....
Then again... There are some people that would say that having a lower price point could mean that someone that was going to pay the $25.00 might only give the $5. In my experience (or my friends' experience.. I've never created a campaign, but I plan to in the future for a couple of inventions and/or documentaries; unrelated to gaming.) more money has been raised with several price pints instead of just one.

Here are some ideas that I can think of at the moment. 'Take em or leave em'
Keep in mind' these are just examples. And; since I am not involved in your campaign, I can only give general advice and/or comments.
Also; giving names to the support levels has a psychological difference on choices at times. (One of my jobs or skill sets is analyzing businesses, games. Products, using psychology to help determine how to sell more or why a product is not selling based on human nature and psychology)
See examples as well, below:

Casual Gamer: $2.00 - Choice of 1 Iap for free (by promo code, since Apple allows that now) on the next released game OR a promo code for the next free game before release. (Early release).

Gamer: $5.00 - All Iap's free on the next free 1 game released. (Or whatever the cost would be just below the actual price of all Iap's on the 1 free game)

Serious Gamer: $10.00 - Next 1 or 2 free game(s) an early release promo code plus all Iap's free on those 1. Or 2.

Awesome Supportive Gamer: $25.00 - all Iap's free in 15 games

Supportive Gamer Elite: $35.00 - All the above plus your name in the credits on game of your choice

Supportive Gamer Elite; Business: $50.00 (or $100.00) - All of the above plus Your full business name in 15 games??

Business Elite: $500.00 or $1500.00... (remember, these are just examples! LOL!!) - Your business name displayed with the developers name in the next 5 ??? Games. Example: By: Sauce Digital Reborn with support from XYZ Company.

Also; keep in mind... If you have too many choices (like I have here! LOL) that it can turn people off. When simplicity is taken away and there are too many choices, it sometimes causes people to wait because they want to think about the choices. Once they decide to think about and wait... You've lost them.

Hopefully this helps you. Again, just examples.
If you decide to use some of them, or the format, I would appreciate my name in the credits.

Good luck!!
11-30-2016, 06:58 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lavender View Post
Casual Gamer: $2.00 - Choice of 1 Iap for free (by promo code, since Apple allows that now) on the next released game OR a promo code for the next free game before release. (Early release).
Lavender - awesome reply, thanks so much. Lots of great ideas, particularly the one above.

I'll take some to looks through and probably update my thinking

I will definately have a varirty of rewards available, the one mentioned was an example mid-level one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lavender View Post
Business Elite: $500.00 or $1500.00... (remember, these are just examples! LOL!!) - Your business name displayed with the developers name in the next 5 ??? Games. Example: By: Sauce Digital Reborn with support from XYZ Company.
This is a good idea, I have it in the plan already in a different guise. 3 top tiers would be to "sponsor" specific games, so the start/main menu screen might say "XYZ's Zombie Gridiron" or "Zombie Gridiron brought to you by XZY".

Thanks again for the help!

Oh and you win a promo code will PM you.

Morgan