Crowdfunding to develop a game can be a difficult task. Asking gamers to show monetary support for something they can’t play and have no guarantee if the finished product will deliver is a hard ask. Unless you have a beloved franchise like Shenmue or hail from a legendary creator like Mighty No. 9, raising funds isn’t easy. Lab Zero Games is taking a unique approach to generate funds for their crowd funded game Indivisible.
The developers behind Skullgirls are bringing a playable demo to PSN on November 3rd. Already available on the PC, the demo will now be open to PlayStation 4 owners to test out and get a feel of what to expect from the game. Indivisible is a side-scrolling action RPG set in a huge fantasy world.
The main character is Ajna, a young tomboy who discovers she possesses hidden abilities and sets out on a quest to discover their nature. Lab Zero’s goal is 1.5 million. It is a fixed funding campaign, so the game will only get made if funding is reached. Currently they are at 38% funding with 13 days left in the campaign. If you want to contribute, check out their indiegogo page here.
I think this is a really good idea to help raise funds for the game. Often times it has been done for the PC, but I can’t really think of an example where console owners got to experience something like this. As someone who isn’t a PC gamer, I know I will be checking out the game on my PS4. The developers still have a sizeable amount of money to raise, so I hope they are able to reach the goal in the time remaining.
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