SkyRaider#3584 posted (#post-279293) said:
Enterprise_NC1701#2026 posted (#post-279290) said:
Isn't it possible to make a big public event for the sake of receiving donations? Or put DN on kickstarter?
Well the whole point of public events is draw in players and get them to spend in the form uying from the marketplace. Players won't just give Sixfoot money without getting something back.
As for Kickstarter, what would Sixfoot be offering? A KS to keep the game going wouldn't work. If it was for a massive content upgrade it could, but Sixfoot would need to make sure the incentives for pledge levels make it worthwhile to players (i.e. at higher tiers you get extra coatings credits and elite status). A lot of people think you just throw something on KS and boom, people throw money at you. It doesn't work that way. You're asking people to invest their money in your product and you need to sell them on it like anything else.
I do not have much experience with this, but there are always (legal) ways to make some Money. People who participated in the event (Maybe make it public, like the E3) could receive T-Shirts, real Ship Models or for example a retrofit that is exclusively for this event. Or ingame currency together with a special coating. Gaming news channels (from YT) could pay for a special interview with the Dev's, provide a look "behind the scenes". The CM's could perform livestreams, host ingame events etc.
Regarding KS, they could use it to push the Havoc Pc release, or their plans with the Boss+Escort mode. Show the Art I posted here, give the Donators 4k of premium currency and a special Heroship. Send them a DN Mousepad or an Art book. People literally buy anything. I mean, there are Weapon skins on Steam that cost over 100 bucks!