I am doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund my RTS game creation outfit. It is not a standard RTS and explanation would give my unique idea away, which I am reluctant to do.
Now, most kickstarter posts are done by video.
And, the most funded posts usually start with a seriously modest goal in comparison to the final collection. I can do video, and am writing my script. Do you think much detail and explanations are more valuable than a quicky? i have a semi South African / British accent and i worry that viewers will be averse to a foreigner? Where does most backing come from?
$30,000 will be a joke. I need to land at least 3 or 4 other very talented Java programmers.
I think to start a proper games dev co, I need to have funds in excess of half a mil, or 2 or 3 mil, now that dev jobs need to pay $75 k, not $60 k, like when I was at Xbox.
I'll also need to rent non-clown offices.
Do you think if I put a goal in excess of a mil, people will bother?
If my vid pitch is amazing, that should compensate?
The most funded projects don't all seem staggeringly impressive, look at the one that landed more than a million here