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Kickstarter launches in the UK today
Kickstarter launches in the UK today
October 31, 2012 | By Mike Rose

October 31, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Crowdfunding website Kickstarter today launches in the UK, allowing UK-based studios -- including game developers -- to create campaigns and ask for pledges towards their projects.

Building a UK Kickstarter page is largely done in the same way as for U.S. projects, albeit it with minor differences in how payments are processed. UK-based campaigns will be displayed on the same website as U.S. projects, and listed alongside U.S. projects.

As part of the move, Kickstarter introduced a new streamlined system for applying international shipping costs earlier this month. Developers usually have to add shipping cost details to specific reward tiers -- a new system helps to make shipping costs clearer to backers.

UK trade body UKIE welcomed the move, with CEO Jo Twist stating, "Its launch in the UK is only to be welcomed as it will make it even easier for games businesses based in this country to make use of the platform."


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Jon Pittock
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I have backed two projects already and have also started my own. Exciting times for UK Kickstarter indies :D My tool Objecty It is a creative app for all 2D game developers, regardless of what framework or engine you use. Take a look http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skn3/objecty-2d-game-developm
ent-made-easier

Thom Q
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Never knew that Kickstarter was just for Americans in the first place.. Makes sense though. I'm just hoping that with the UK they'll add more european countries like France, Holland, Germany, Spain and Poland.

Greg Quinn
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Well technically it's not only for 'Americans', you just need to have an Amazon payments account setup, but this does require a US Company/Citizenship of some sort.
You could always be the holder of a US company but not even live there.

Lee Ing
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Howling Moon Games launches Kickstarter for 'Spacecore'

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/695341220/spacecore?ref=recen
tly_launched

k s
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Were is a KickStarter Canada?

Lee Ing
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there isn't one yet. However, I have a team member in the UK who has been part of us since 2008, and so he was kind enough to help us out with this.


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