BarCamp 6: Indie Video Game Showcase and Crowd Funding Jam
Join us on March 30th to learn how to develop your own crowd funding project and explore the creativity of Portland's indie game developers.
In February, video game company Double Fine Adventure asked fans to support their new game by contributing $400,000. After only twelve hours, pledges exceeded $1 million. After less than 30 days, their game became the most funded project in Kickstarter history with over 87 thousand backers contributing more than $3.3 million. In total, they had reached 834% of their funding goal (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure).
Double Fine Adventure's success has generated massive excitement among indie developers & gamers everywhere. Instead of needing loans or credit, creators are finding new opportunities through our vibrant global community. At BarCamp Portland 6, we will showcase indie video games and explore crowd funding models. The goal of our event is to help local developers and entrepreneurs prototype their projects and discover best practices for crowd funding.
For more information on this session, visit our blog http://kawaiidreams.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/barcamp-portland-6-indie-video-game-showcase-and-crowd-funding-jam/
For more information on BarCamp PDX: http://barcampportland.org/
BarCamp PDX is free of charge, as is the Indie Video Gaming session. The organizers do ask that you RSVP, though: http://barcampportland6.eventbrite.com/