Kris Occhipinti is currently in the middle of creating a 2D game created using the Blender 3D game engine. The game, called Pissed Off Penguins, looks similar to the popular “Angry Birds” game most of you have likely heard about. I wanted to outline this open-source project and expose some of the unique techniques Kris is using to both fund this project and create the game itself.
The first thing I found interesting was that Kris is using the project funding platform Kickstarter.com to raise the funds for developing the game. The way I understand Kickstarter to work is a project idea is proposed, a donation goal is set, and if the goal is met within the time threshold, the project is successfully Kickstarted. People that donate to the project, known as “backers”, are given all types of incentives depending on the amount they donate. Check out the incentives for this project. Donations start at $1.
The second unique thing about the POP project is the entire process is being documented on Kris’ Youtube channel. Each video he puts out shows a different step or an update on the games’ progress. You can see how the game looks as it’s being created, each step that’s taken and each mistake that’s made. This type of documentation really provides a valuable training resource for users interested in a similar game startup and it’s a great incentive for people to donate and be apart of the project.
Be apart of this project by backing it at Kickstarter!