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Star Citizen: The Power of Creating One’s Own Crowdfunding Platform

Star Citizen marks an important step in the history of crowdfunding, because it extends a campaign well beyond its initial objective and incorporates major...

Castle Story: The Importance of the Community in Crowdfunding

After posting a video demonstration on Reddit that received an overwhelming positive response from the online community, François Alain and Germain Couët made the decision to work...

Best practices for video game campaigns

Although many crowdfunding-related best practices are applicable to all types of project, a one-size-fits-all approach is not always optimal. Below, we look at some crowdfunding best...

Double Fine Adventure: A Record-breaking Donation-based Crowdfunding Campaign

This campaign set a precedent for how independent games can finance their projects without engaging publishers. Type of production/project: Digital Media (game) Funding Target: $400,000...

Within Every Woman: Crowdfunding a First-Time Feature Length Documentary Film

In 2011, Toronto-based Golden Nugget Productions was a relatively new company without an established reputation among major broadcasters. Crowdfunding proved to be a great...

Pebble Watch: A record-breaking pre-sale crowdfunding campaign

Type of production/project: Digital Media hardware (Watch) Funding Target: $100,000 (USD) Funds Raised: $10,266,845 (USD) The Company: Pebble Technology Eric Migicovsky first came up with the idea for the...

The Age of Stupid: Using the Investment Crowdfunding Model

This campaign for a documentary film used a hybrid investment-donation-lending model. Type of production/project: Documentary Total Funds Raised: £730,000 The Company: Spanner Films Fanny Armstrong and...

Government-Matched Crowdfunding: Sweden, Australia and the UK

A look at three government-matched crowdfunding programs. Sweden Name of initiative: Crowdculture Type of initiative: Crowdfunding platform for cultural projects (television programs, videogames, digital/interactive productions) Developed by: Fabel...

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