What is Kickstarter and why are we doing a KS campaign for Get Adler?
KS is crowdfunding. Here’s a good definition I found on forbes.com:
Crowdfunding is by definition, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.”
I only recently found out about Kickstarter, but it’s really a fantastic idea – especially for small companies or individuals who cannot raise traditional funding for many reasons. In my case, I am on disability with a couple of health problems. And also, banks don’t consider board games to be collateral for loans, so it’s hard to get funding for board or card games.
Another important issue to consider is that small publishers or individuals make a relatively small amount of games or product. It is hard to make a profit.
So what a wonderful concept KS is! That you can present your project (your baby) to many people, and hope that they will see what you see and will want to be part of your story.
You can follow our KS campaign on our website, with a link to KS:
The KS idea is to share your project with backers: Exchanging ideas, answering questions, providing updates, receiving funding, and then providing the backers with the product in a timely fashion and with a big thank you! Usually the creator gives a discount on the retail price, and some other benefits to backers of all reward ranges.
This will be our first Kickstarter and we hope we can launch it successfully. Thanks to those who have gone before, like Jamey from Stonemaier Games, we have lots of great KS info to sift through to help.
Get Adler! is a social deduction card game for 4-6 players. There is lots more info on the game and me at the website link above. KS campaign begins on Jan. 4th.
Do you have any KS stories that you can share?