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GoFundMe pinball lincense?


By Jackpin

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    Would you contribute to a GoFundMe so a upcoming pinball company could acquire a huge license?

    #2 7 months ago

    Upcoming meaning new/unknown company? If so then no.

    Wouldn’t such a scenario be more appropriate for a kickstarter campaign?

    #3 7 months ago

    No, I would not “donate” money to a “for profit” business. I will possibly contribute to a kickstarter program for a business. One is a charity one if to start a business venture.

    #4 7 months ago

    Only if Keven K is involved. He seems super savvy with that kind of stuff.

    #5 7 months ago

    Nope. See Predator, Alien, Big Lebowski, Magic Girl, etc.
    Said company needs to get venture capitalists to fund their venture.

    #6 7 months ago

    No chance

    #7 7 months ago

    No way, if you cant afford the licence you cant have it!

    #8 7 months ago
    Quoted from russdx:

    No way, if you cant afford the licence you cant have it!

    Yup, companies should prove themselves before going after a huge license.

    #9 7 months ago

    The license is the easy part. Is there a whitewood already with the software framework done? No. Then this is unlikely to go anywhere.

    #10 7 months ago

    Look how many people got burned on a Kickstarter pinball book advertised by STERN!

    Seriously, giving money toward a theme is the dumbest idea ever.

    #11 7 months ago

    Pinball arcade was successful with kickstarter for obtaining licenses for T2, TAF, STTNG, DH, and TZ. However, AC/DC was unsuccessful.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1067367405/created

    But--most of those were also before preorder meltdowns, the CGC remakes, and the surge in NIB. Pinball Arcade also had a proven track record at delivering digital tables.

    Who knows if license kickstarters would be successful today or not. Maybe, maybe not.

    However, if an unknown company wants to try to build a physical game, then no, a kickstarter/gofundme would probably be unsuccessful just because so many people have been burned by other companies attempting the same thing with a preorder model.

    If someone wants to build a game, they should get a business loan or hunt for investors like any other startup.

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    #12 7 months ago

    If the company can’t even afford the IP license, how can they hope to actually produce games? If they can produce games, why are they hurting for the marginal license fee?

    #13 7 months ago
    Quoted from Oshara:

    If the company can’t even afford the IP license, how can they hope to actually produce games? If they can produce games, why are they hurting for the marginal license fee?

    Bingo!

    #14 7 months ago

    Sounds like a bad idea to me. A good machine can thrive on its own without a known theme. Look at MM

    #15 7 months ago

    Hell no

    #16 7 months ago

    I'm guessing this is the license's he's referring to:

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/beetlejuice-or-gremlins-pinball

    And an easy pass for handing money over before product is available.

    #17 7 months ago

    If a "so called" pinball company can't afford to acquire a licence for a build then they aren't a pinball company. If they manage to acquire such a huge licence doesn't mean they can build a good shooting game that isn't a pile of crap. Red flags popping up all over the place!

    #18 7 months ago
    Quoted from blowback1976:

    I'm guessing this is the license's he's referring to:
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/beetlejuice-or-gremlins-pinball
    And an easy pass for handing money over before product is available.

    I'd rather see Stern build a Beetlejuice then some wanna be pinball manufacturer that will most likely fail and fall into a bag of dicks.

    #19 7 months ago
    Quoted from Spinape:

    Sounds like a bad idea to me.

    Sounds like an Otaku idea to me...……...

    #20 7 months ago

    Welcome back to Pinside, he-who-must-not-be-named

    #21 7 months ago

    Acquiring the license is part of making said pinball machine.

    #22 7 months ago

    After getting "effed in the a" on a Skully helmet back in 2014, I don't do the crowd funding / pre-order thing anymore. A $1,400 shot in the ass was enough to teach me.

    #23 7 months ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    After getting "effed in the a" on a Skully helmet back in 2014, I don't do the crowd funding / pre-order thing anymore. A $1,400 shot in the ass was enough to teach me.

    You might be interested in this...

    https://skullytechnologies.com/skully-nation/#MakeitRight

    #24 7 months ago

    Thanks for posting that link. I signed up for their campaign the instant it opened. I’m not holding my breath though.

    The last email I got from them said backers would have them by the end of the summer.

    I’m hoping for the best, but I wrote it off years ago. Right after the original a-holes blew all my money on strippers, vacations and a couple Dodge Vipers.

    #25 7 months ago

    Why did this pop into my head right away??

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    #26 7 months ago

    I was thinking yes, I'll fund you. Then I seen your -12 down votes. The people have spoken. I'll put down payment on TNA instead.

    #27 7 months ago
    Quoted from RWH:

    Sounds like an Otaku idea to me...……...

    No kidding, wonder how gameseum is doing?
    You would have to be an idiot to support OP proposal if you keep up at all with pinball the last few years. Heighway really surprised me, and I'm beginning to wonder about Homepin.
    No more underfunded, I've got a dream struggling pinball startups needed, not unless they are producing a new EM or an SS based completely off Bally Williams 1979-1990.

    #28 7 months ago

    why in the world would anyone do this? u might as well burn your money in the fireplace

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