‘Gambitious’ aims to be Kickstarter for games

Dan Pearson for GamesIndustry International:

A new, game-specific alternative to Kickstarter is due to launch at this year’s E3, coming from Dutch company Gambitious.The scheme will allow investors to buy shares in game projects, which will translate to paid dividends if the game makes it to market and sees commercial success. The platform will launch in Europe, but the company hopes to spread internationally once some legal barriers are breached.

Double Fine Games saw eye-opening success with Kickstarter earlier this year when it bankrolled development of its game by booking $3.3 million in pledges for a title for which it hoped to raise $400K.

Gambitious aims to make a splash at the upcoming E3 trade show in Los Angeles – the annual games expo and conference.