Kimochi Red Light is Live – Meet the Kickstarter for Sex Video Games
Many games get crowdfunded nowadays, to varying degrees of success. Kickstarter, being the golden standard that it is, tends to be at the forefront of everyone’s minds when the word ‘crowdfunding’ is mentioned. That said, there are a few other crowdfunding avenues a hopeful gaming developer can choose to utilize, depending on what they are looking to do with their games, and how they are looking to structure their funding intake.
Fig, for example, is an alternative crowdfunding site that also provides the option for backers to invest in equity. Gaming devs such as Obsidian Entertainment have had massive success with Fig. Their campaign for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is, at the time of writing, at 227% to their goal (roughly $2.5 million), with equity taking up almost half of their total funds. That’s not exactly pocket change, so we know alternative crowdfunding programs can do great things for the right people with the right ideas.
This brings us to the newest crowdfunding site to enter the fray called Kimochi Red Light (NSFW). According to its website, Kimochi Red Light is “The only crowdfunding platform dedicated to 18+ games.” In a surprising twist from how normal crowdfunding sites operate, the site goes one step further, laying out their business model.
“100% of the net proceeds go directly to the game developers, Kimochi takes $0!”
This is practically unheard of, but then again, so is an 18+ video game crowdfunding company, so these guys are breaking norms left and right. The site has been out of its beta phase just for a few days now, and already multiple projects have already been fully funded, with the maximum dollars funded currently sitting at about $7700 for “Alexa’s Wild Night.”
There are, however, some concerns to be had, which may cast a large shadow over the success of the new site. Taking a look at the options when creating a new project, there doesn’t seem to be any restrictions on the kind of 18+ game you can get funded. Without getting into details, this could lead to some … alternative, edgy game proposals being made. It is possible that some of the folks running the site review each proposed project submission, though there’s nothing currently in writing that confirms this. Hopefully Nutaku Games, the company that runs the site, will keep a tight ship, and ensure that nothing gets out of hand.
So, what do you think of this new crowdfunding avenue? Do you think it’s a good idea? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all your gaming news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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