It’s excellent to see the Kickstarter going so well. Congratulations MWM on the Launch!
I hope we will reach and overshoot the goal – a lot of the projects in the games section usually do.
I asked a friend at MWM recently if there was a plan B. The rest is private.
I’ve been thinking if there is a way this project can raise continual income/funding after the Kickstarter, without all the nail biting that a KS launch involves.
OK. In the worst case, as of writing this, there were 30 days to go and we were $89834 short of target, but with the best intentions in the world, we failed – maybe by one lousy buck. As of today, 1611 people had pledged. If those 1611 people ALONE were to donate $18 (or whatever the sub was) on a monthly basis (as much as they did when they subscribed to CoX ), MWM would have a monthly income of $28998. That’s $347976 a year – a little more than they were seeking via Kickstarter!
In the best case, including surplus over stretch goals, at some time MWM might need to seek further funding, so the suggestion I am about to make is still valid.
My suggestion is that MWM investigate whether it is legally possible to attract further funding using Paypal (or any other medium), on a voluntary non-legally binding subscription basis?
I have my own ideas of how the bookkeeping could work, and a reward system, but before I go into too much detail, I would just like to bang the drum and stir up a discussion on the suggestion. I would like to try and keep this discussion positive, and invite any critics to make their point politely.
Basically, win or loose, we can surely find a way of financing these guys from what we have seen from the Kickstarter. If there is a legal way of doing this, we will get a new home!