We live in an age of crowdfunding. What was once an impossible (or unlikely) avenue for raising money for projects is now a near everyday occurrence of a new idea, game, book, project, etc. getting fully funded and brought to life. Yet with all the crowdfunding sites out there, like Kickstarter, Patreon, Indiegogo, there is a bit of convolution, and a lot of projects are left in the dust because of that. Former Double Fine COO Justin Bailey, seeks to help fix that in regards to the video game genre at least by launching a new crowdfunding platform called Fig. Fig will focus on gaming projects and will help investors truly help make these games a reality.
Bailey spoke with GameIndustry.biz about Fig and how it’ll help investors support developers through every stage of the product. “There’s a chance now to get investment involved,” said Bailey. “We’ve enjoyed this period of getting closer to our community, and the community putting up huge amounts of money. It seems a natural extension that investment would be something that people would expect and I think it’s something that will help make this ecosystem more stable.”
To help prove this a viable platform, they’ve already got a game up for funding: Outer Wilds by Mobius Digital, which is headed up by Masi Oka. You can check out Fig here.