December 10, 2014
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, […]
Six Tips To Crowdfunding Success
March 6, 2014
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 […]
Bringing crowdfunding to the masses
February 6, 2014
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).
After the Starter
August 13, 2013
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 […]
We Can Kick It!
January 31, 2013
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.
Conventions come, conventions go
January 23, 2013
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 […]
Once Upon a Time 3rd edition
January 23, 2013
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 […]