Indie devs team up to help fund LA game center

Thirty indie developers, including the makers of Hotline Miami and Unfinished Swan, have teamed up for a Kickstarter campaign to develop 30 games for $15; proceeds will go toward funding LA Game Space.

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Thirty independent game developers have teamed up to help fund a new creative space in Los Angeles that's dedicated to video games.

Support the LA Game Space by paying $15 for 30 new indie games.

The LA Game Space will be designed as a non-profit centre for video game art, design, and research, offering exhibitions, workshops, and residencies available both at the site and online. The project has been underway for three years, and has enlisted the help of 30 independent game developers to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help with funding.

Each developer enlisted in the campaign, including the minds behind games such as Hotline Miami, Unfinished Swan, QWOP, and the Bit.Trip series, will develop a new game specifically for the project.

A game pack that will include all 30 games will be available for $15. For those wishing to donate more, other prizes include a founder credit, t-shirts, colour prints, and pixel portraits.

The campaign has amassed just over $35,000 of the $250,000 goal, and is due to finish on December 7. According to the developers, all 30 games in the pack will work with Windows, Mac, and, for the most part, Linux.

For more information, visit the LA Game Space Kickstarter page.

Discussion

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DevilD2005
DevilD2005

Game Developers fighting for the not just the industry but for the medium! Sign me up!

pcty
pcty

I will definetely contribute specially because of Keita Takahashi.

norabbitnofun
norabbitnofun

Their video and website got me excited indeed!

I wonder how they expect to financially survive the coming years, though? I mean, they are getting funding through kickstarter (which I think is a very good idea) and then how are they going to make a living?

KeviNOlighT
KeviNOlighT

Awesome, I really hope they surpass their goal. And thanks for letting us know.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Sounds cool. Can't wait to check it out in the future. 

Alaa_2000
Alaa_2000

A great and respected effort.. They earn my donation.. 

wexorian
wexorian

I don't like indie games but NVM, Cheers hope you goal will be reached.

aj_marquez
aj_marquez

Wow, best wishes. Hope they know what they're doing.

tagyhag
tagyhag

This is awesome. Will be pledging.

 

Hopefully the center can sustain itself.

pcty
pcty

 @norabbitnofun Maybe they will charge for exhibitions and workshops to cover the costs.