Kickstarter is getting new competition from Gamelaunched.com.
GameLaunched.com, an international crowd funding website for gaming, has officially launched. As of the first of this year, GameLaunched.com successfully released their beta site in an effort to allow project teams the ability to begin creating campaigns before the websites’ official launch. Since the beta launch, projects such as Huntsman – The Orphanage (recently receiving Steam’s prestigious “Greenlit”) and others have joined the ranks of campaigns hopeful to raise money to fund production of their projects. During the initial beta phase, user registration was open and gaming fans have visited the site from all over the world, registering and helping to spread the word of the pending launch via social networks and game forums driving thousands of visitors to the site. Registered users can now contribute to projects while game developers can continue to submit their games for approval.
GameLaunched.com is unlike any other crowd funding site as it provides an international platform dedicated to gaming. This allows developers to submit anything from platform games, mobile applications, tabletop games, and PC games, to every other category feasible including gaming hardware and accessories from around the world. Allowing projects from around the globe will truly help GameLaunched.com seize a portion of the crowd funding market that has often been overlooked by other sites. Making the site available to developers outside the United States, gives international projects an opportunity to seek funding and gain exposure, the same as any other US based team. GameLaunched.com has assembled a panel of gaming experts from across the world to help select monthly featured projects. The Launch Crew was put together not only to select featured projects, but to also offer mentoring or advice when needed for the featured projects. The team at GameLaunched.com wanted to provide developers with as much help as possible to make every project a success. Projects will run for a full 30 days while developers can choose to apply for featured or standard funding and will only be funded if their project goals are reached.
“The gamer within all of us enjoys a little competition and a chance to earn points and compete against others,” said Steve Foley, one of the founders. “GameLaunched.com has created an eXperience Points (XP) Leaderboard where every user gets credit for contributing to projects and sharing projects on their own social media sites. When users obtain enough XP, those points can be traded in for some GameLaunched.com swag through the Marketplace on the site. The Marketplace allows developers who successfully funded their games on GameLaunched.com a platform to sell their final product commission free. Now, not only will developers have a chance to fund a project, but they will also be able to sell it on the same site. It also helps eliminate the confusion for contributors on where to purchase the game once it has been developed.”