free hit counters
Spam Spam Spam Humbug 25 - The Joys and Pitfalls of Crowdfunding
November 4, 2015

Spam Spam Spam Humbug 25 - The Joys and Pitfalls of Crowdfunding

00:0000:00

When you back a crowdfunded project — on Kickstarter or elsehwere — exactly what does that mean? What's the nature of your pledge, and what is the nature of your relationship with the developer thereafter?


Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe on Stitcher | Subscribe on Podbean

Intro

Ultima VI Gates of Creation by OC ReMix

Podcast Topic(s)

This episode is mostly off the cuff, so the show notes aren't as comprehensive.

What is a Kickstarter/crowdfunding pledge? What does it entitle the pledge-giver to, and what relationship does it establish between the pledge-giver and the developer accepting the pledge? Is it simply a donation, to which one can only attach some very minimal expectations? Is it an investment, entitling each pledging backer to a say in the development of the game, and conferring on them the right to demand an accounting?

Joe Garrity, of the Origin Museum, joins Spam Spam Spam Humbug to discuss the matter. Both he and I tend toward the former understanding, just for the record.

Always remember: if you'd like to recommend anyone for a shout-out, send us an email...which you can also use to suggest podcast topics, offer commentary or criticism about podcast episodes, and/or to volunteer your time as either an occasional or regular contributor to podcast sessions.

Also, if you haven't already, you should totally sign on with the Ultima Dragons group on Facebook, or with the Ultima Dragons community on Google+ . The Facebook group is easily the larger and more lively, but that just means that the Google+ one needs a few more members posting content there on a more regular basis. Also, don't forget to contribute to the #udic hashtag if you're on Twitter.

As well, please consider Liking the Facebook page for The Ultima Series, following the Ultima Codex on Twitter, or encircling the Ultima Codex on Google+. And whatever social network you favour, please also consider sharing any content posted to those social media profiles with your own followers and friends; spread the word, spread the Ultima.

And if you like Spam Spam Spam Humbug, think about leaving us a review on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, or anywhere else you listen to us.

Finally, there's the Ultima Codex Patreon. A $1 pledge will get you access to Spam Spam Spam Humbug episodes the day before they go live here on the site, and you'll be helping me both maintain and — with sufficient funding — expand the server infrastructure of the Codex to better deliver all the things you come looking for thereat.

Where to Find Us Online

WtFD - Twitter | Facebook | The Ultima Codex | About.me

Joe - Flickr | Big Box PC Game Collectors Facebook Group

Outtro

Ultima VI Gates of Creation by OC ReMix

More episodes

Load more