If you’d like to learn more about who we are here at Cliqist be sure to check out our About Us page. Otherwise, here are some of the more common questions we’ve had come up.
What is Cliqist?
Cliqist is a gaming site that focuses on crowdfunded games. Simple as that!
Why crowdfunded games?
Crowdfunding is an amazing development in the world of gaming. Not only does it bring game developers closer to their customers, but it allows gamers to give their support to new games on a very personal level. With crowdfunding developers can take risks that were once too risky to bet the house on.
Why have an entire site devoted to crowdfunded games?
Crowdfunding has taken off in recent years, as a result it’s not longer special or unique as far as the gaming press are concerned; in fact, developers seeking funding are often ignored, marginalized, or worse, seen as scammers. It takes a special amount of courage to not only put the object of your passion out on the world stage for others to judge, but to show an unfinished project and ask for that extra bit of help to make your dream come true. Cliqist is here to do our small part in giving these risk takers the coverage they need to have a fighting chance at success, and to help keep gamers informed on the sometimes sketchy world of crowdfunding.
How is coverage spread out?
Coverage is broken into the four phases you see below. During every step our goal is to keep the cynicism out, and keep the fun, optimism, and level headedness in. If you want to see someone ranting about how much they hate something, you may be disappointed. However, if you want fair critiques and some light heartedness then we hope you’ll stick around.
- Pre-Funding – This is the time before any Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign is started. We’ll post news stories, features, or previews on titles in the pre-funding phase to help developers get the word out, and give gamers a chance to see what’s on the horizon from a backing standpoint so they can budget accordingly.
- Funding – While a game is in the midst of its funding campaign we’ll do everything we can to help spread the word. Usually it will start with an announcement then go on to a preview, interview, news updates, or any other features we can put together. At this point it’s about spreading the word and informing potential backers so they can decide whether it’s worth their pledge money.
- Development – If the game is successfully funded we’ll continue to follow its development with news updates, previews, and other features. If a game doesn’t meet its funding goal then ongoing coverage of that title would cease, with the exception being a post mortem interview or feature.
- Release – If the game is eventually released we’ll continue coverage with news and features, as well as a review that focuses not just on the quality of the game, but a look at what was promised versus what was delivered.
I have a project I’m going to be crowdfunding / is crowdfunding / was crowdfunded.
Great, we’d love to know more about it! Shoot an email to email@example.com and we can start a conversation.
Are you hiring?
You bet we are! The pay is lousy, but it’s actual money, significantly more than you’d find elsewhere. Shoot us an email and at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss details.
If you have any additional questions not addressed here then please send them to email@example.com and we’ll fill in any blanks.