The first Indie funded game called Q.U.B.E developed by Toxic Games
has announce that in just its first four days, its been able to sell
over 12,000 copies and pay back the full investment amount back to Indie Fund.
Toxic GAmes first introduced Indie Fund to heir Q.U.B.E. game in late
August of 2010 with an estimated budget of $42k. Indie Fund approved
the game for funding about 2 months later. Last week the new Q.U.B.E
game was launched on to Steam and has had an impressive start.
Toxic games is now looking to take their new Q.U.B.E game "beyond
PC”, but no more details as to whether this means Mac OS X or consoles
at the present time. Indie Fund explains how their funding was managed
with Toxic Games for their Q.U.B.E game in a slightly different manner
that they were accustomed.
"With other games we were funding, we found that sending a
developer a check every month to cover their expenses wasn’t working
very well. It was a headache for us, and monthly build-based payments
felt too publisher-y, and somewhat disrespectful to the developer. In
short, it felt icky, so with Q.U.B.E. we decided to take a different
approach and pay 50% of the total investment amount up front, and the
other 50% when the first half was close to running out.”
So if you have a idea for and Indie game and need funding to get the
project off the ground it might feel be worth your while talking to
Indie Fund to see if they would be interested it helping you out.