Monday, June 09, 2008

Fundable.com

I came across a website that might be useful in self publishing something like a board game. It is a service that takes care of "preorders" like GMT's P500 or whatever - you set a goal, people can "pledge" money (preorder), and if the goal is met by the deadline then the pledges turn into payments (the site charges people). if the goal is not met, everyone's pledges are canceled and nobody pays anything.

The fee for this service is 7% of the total, plus a flat $10 if you want a check (rather than paypal payment). I don't know if that fee is worth the service, but not knowing another way to really go about a preorder system this seems like it might be worth looking into for anyone who is thinking about self publishing a game.

Personally I don't want to spend the time and effort to get the game published, so i probably won't go this route.

1 comment:

J C Lawrence said...

Another service, this time that doesn't charge a fee, is http://chipin.com/