Equity Crowdfunding Comes To Games With ‘Outer Wilds’

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One new game is exploring two final frontiers: space, and equity crowdfunding.

It can be hard to get excited about crowdfunding campaigns–especially video gamecrowdfunding campaigns–these days. At least for the right reasons. When it’s not business as usual the stories are usually about sketchy circumstances or failures. The bloom, as it were, is off the rose.

Which is why the news early this month about Fig–the new, video game focused crowdfunding platform–was so welcome. The new platform is does three things differently than Kickstarter, the crowdfunding standard. First: it is video games only. Second this is a platform that allows equity crowdfunding right alongside rewards crowdfunding. Finally, Fig will host just one campaign at a time.

The first game to benefit from that focus is Mobius Digital’s Outer Wilds, which made a splash by winning the Seamus McNally Grand Prize and Excellence in Design award earlier this year at the Independant Game Festival awards.

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