NYU-Poly Game Innovation Lab Presents: Kickstarter Stories

Using A New Funding Model for Game Development
Wednesday May 2, 7-8:30 p.m. – Pfizer Auditorium, Dibner Building

Need funding for a game project? Seeking funding from the masses through Kickstarter is one way to go. Recently, a well-known game developer raised over 3 million dollars for a project using the website. Our panel discussion includes three recently funded developers working at small and larger scale, as well as Cindy Au, Kickstarter's Community Director, and Wade Tinney, IGDA-NYC Chapter Coordinator and CEO of Large Animal Games. Panelists will discuss the pros and cons and process of raising funding through Kickstarter for their projects, and how it compares with using the traditional publisher model.


Cindy Au, Community Director, Kickstarter
Wade Tinney, IGDA-NYC Chapter Coordinator and CEO of Large Animal Games
Michael Astolfi,http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600219258/blindside-the-audio-adventure-video-game
Michael Consoli, 'Against the Wall' http://www.againstthewallgame.com
Alex Thomas, Stoic, 'The Banner Saga' http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stoic/the-banner-saga