Crowdfunding has been around for quite some time now as a source for funding projects that will not hook the publishers. While there are a considerable amount of good games that have come out of crowdfunding, the count of games not living up to the mark are many more.
With that being said, it seems that India is going to have it’s own own crowdfunding platform with a kind of twist called, Catapoolt. As per the website which can be found HERE:
“First time in India, turbocharge your gaming ideas through crowdfunding. Catapooolt a pioneer in crowdfunding has joined hands with NASSCOM Game Developers Conference(NGDC- India’s largest, and best known, confluence of game developers, publishers and decision makers in the ecosystem) to introduce NGDC Catapooolt Game Changers. As the gaming industry is predicted to grow by 7.8% every year and gaming being a mainstream platform in the crowdfunding sector in the foreign countries, we aim to run a crowdfunding powered hunt to create a larger impact in the gaming ecosystem and provide equal opportunities to the game developers.
This initiative is to bring forefront the exciting gaming community for supporters, buyers and influencers with the people who want to see these projects developed, marketed and monetized with their game geekiness. Catapooolt allows these disruptive ideas to come together and create something truly exciting and unique, something that’s always welcomed in the gaming community along with market validation, partner benefits, mentorship assistance, market buzz, proof of concept and exciting rewards.”
The main twist here is the process of getting crowdfunded:
Now of course, the selection of games is up to the jury. Do you think that India is ready to have a crowdfunding platform, especially for video games? We surely don’t. Let us know what you think in the comments below.