Just as DLsite proved to me that making Hentai games for a living was financially viable, Offbeatr has proved to me that adult crowdfunding sites are a potential method of producing games. (I'm looking at you, Fenoxo)
Here is the site.
However, why use crowdfunding when I sell games already? Well, the main benefits of using crowdfunding would be,
1. The ability to work on games that I would otherwise consider too risky or time consuming to make; games with things like character customization and equipable clothing, alternate H-animations, branching pathes etc.
2. It would allow me to include a story and dialogue in English, without worrying about Japanese sales or translation.
3. I would have the money to hire other artists from the beginning, rather than using money from previous sales, which can be a bit risky, financially. (I don't think I'll be able to afford it for the game after Eroico, for instance)
Bottom line, it's an option. My question to you is, how, and when, would you like for me to go about it?
I can either finish Eroico and begin the next project as planned, which will still be a game far more complicated than Eroico or Kurovadis, or I could take a shot at creating an Offbeatr project. The input I'd need from you would be,
What would you like to see as pledge rewards? (The lowest amounts would be that you get the game)
What would you like to see as stretch goals? ( I imagine stretch goals would include hiring more artists or CG artists)
That's about it, really. Obviously I could just start an Offbeatr project and see what happens, but I thought I'd see what you guys think first.