The game design industry won’t see Equity Crowd Funding until 2014… At the earliest. Crowdfunding.org projects a best case time frame for the 10 steps between where we are today and active Equity Crowd Funding in the U.S. This is, however, the federal government we’re taking about here.
There is a reason that is good, and a reason that is bad. On one hand the timing gives another year of practice making, and studying donation based crowd funding. In general that practice should be very helpful for anyone who wants to be good at Equity Crowd Funding later.
The bad news is that is an awfully long time in the market. The excitement over crowd funding could be well over by then. Interest could be less, and dollar amounts could be smaller. People could be used to being sold idea’s instead of products, and maybe even bored with it.
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