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Paranoia Success

The Paranoia Kickstarter closed at a total of £217,517 (approximately $340,000) from a £30,000 target, or 725% above its original goal. The game is in development. If you’re considering crowdfunding a project, remember that James Wallis’s fee for an initial consultation is “Buy me lunch”. The consultation will last for the duration of the lunch, […]

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Paranoia

On 24th October Mongoose Publishing launched a Kickstarter for a reboot of classic 1980s dystopian RPG Paranoia, with Spaaace’s James Wallis as the game’s lead designer as well as consultant on the crowdfunding campaign. It blew past its goal of £30,000 inside nine hours, and within a day had passed £50,000. With a co-ordinated campaign […]

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Six Tips To Crowdfunding Success

This is a short piece I wrote for a recruitment agency’s client newsletter, which I thought you’d be interested to see: SIX TIPS FOR CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS 1. Show your working. Don’t ask people to back a concept, ask them to finance the final stages of a project that’s almost completed. Successful crowdfunding is not about […]

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Bringing crowdfunding to the masses

On 29th January at UKIE James Wallis gave a masterclass in crowdfunding and using Kickstarter, along with film-maker Martin Gooch and independent game-developer Andrew Sage. The evening was organised by Edugameshub and the London Educational Games Meetup (LEGup).

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After the Starter

One of the things that nobody tells you about Kickstarter is how much a successful campaign raises your profile. Since Alas Vegas was spectacularly funded at the beginning of March, Spaaace’s client portfolio has exploded to include environmental charities, major oil companies, a major brewer, an educational establishment and several other new faces. James has […]

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Kickstarter update

The Kickstarter campaign to fund Alas Vegas launched at 5pm on Tuesday 29th January, and reached its funding goal less than eight hours later. At the time of this entry it has been running for just over a week and stands at £7202 from 364 backers, averaging £20 per backer. Three stretch goals have been […]

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We Can Kick It!

An update on the previous post: Alas Vegas hit 100% of its Kickstarter funding goal in seven hours and 45 minutes. According to Kicktraq it’s likely to reach a total somewhere in the region of £52,000.

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Can You Kick It?

Spaaace has launched its first Kickstarter campaign, for the tabletop role-playing game Alas Vegas, described as ‘a horror RPG of bad luck, bad faith & bad blood’. You can see its webpage here. The game has been two years in gestation. It’s a new format for RPGs, based on an HBO miniseries rather than the […]

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Conventions come, conventions go

Back in December Spaaace’s glorious leader James spoke at Dragonmeet, the London-based games convention he chaired for three years in the early 2000s. They’d invited him back to lead a panel on the British Games Industry, looking at where it had come from and where it was going. He was joined by Simon Rogers of […]

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Once Upon a Time 3rd edition

The third edition of the award-winning sui generis storytelling card-game Once Upon a Time is now out from Atlas Games. Meanwhile the game has entered its tenth language, with two more to come—not including the pirated Chinese edition from a couple of years ago. We mention Once Upon a Time partly because it was designed […]

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