Challenging the digital entertainment industry

Copying is free, production is not.
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Felix Sjödin
Gaming
Falun
Sweden
6 Team Members

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UPDATE 04

We have come to the realization that we will not reach our goal. This means that the team will not have the means to developed the platform and complete the project. The decision has been made to drop the project and move on. Everyone that backed us so far will get their money back at the end of the campaign. Thank you for backing us. 

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UPDATE 03

Our video now has subtitles. 

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UPDATE 02

The new video is now online. Thank you everyone that have funded us so far! 

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UPDATE 01

Hello everyone!

We've been recieving great feedback on our campaign and we've decided to change our presentation video. Long story short the original video we had with the speech got people more confused then informed about our campaign.

Right now we'll be using the "Platform Explanation" video instead of our "Presentation" video. And we're working on a new presentation that will be more down to earth and informative.

Thank you for your patience!

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Link to platform manul

This is a fixed funding campaign.

For those of you who are new towards funding a indiegogo campaign. A fixed funding campaign is the following:

If we don't reach our funding goal by the end of the campaign all of the contributions will be refunded.

How does this work?

We want to pay for the developement of new games, instead of paying for existing games.

You will be able to browse through a growing library of crowd funded digital entertainment. The unique aspects of our platform is that our whole library is available to everyone without a cost. When you find something you like you can easily show your appreciation by funding the developer's or artist´s next project or funding the developers or artists directly.

Our platform won't cost anything to use, there will be no advertisement and no fees.

We want to do something different. We want to create a open platform. We will show you the cost of maintaining the platform and will let you choose for yourself if you want to contribute or not. This way we can stay independent, everyone can use the platform and the developers and artists get all the money they make.

All the way, together.

This project is in its infancy and we appriciate any feedback that we can get. Our forum is open to everyone and thats where all the updates and discussions will take place.

PC first, but we would love to release on Mac and Linux.

We are developing this platform for release on PC, this is what our budget allows. 

 

 Our Budget

Developing and maintaining a platform of this size is expensive. Below you will find our estimated budget for 7 months of development.

 

Pie chart of budget

Salary $321 910

Staff of 9 people for 7 months. Work tasks include management, legal research, accounting, website construction and design, communicating with developers and users as well as keeping the world up to date with the progress of the platform. And of course designing, developing, testing and releasing the platform.

Office rent $27 090

Calculated on an office cost of $430 per employee per month.

Licenses, servers, bandwidth and hardware $71 700

This includes servers to keep the data on and bandwidth. Licenses and hardware for development. We will be using a mix of peer to peer and our own servers to handle the data transfer.

Accounting and legal counseling $35 000

Most of the money will be spent on legal counseling.

Fees $34 300

This includes the Indiegogo fee of 4% and payment processing fee of 3%

Total $490 000

 

Why Crowdfunding

We need you! You are the only one that can make this happen. 

Crowdfunding is the only way to fund this platform. No investor would touch this with a 10-foot pole because there is no profit in this for them.

If you believe in our cause and want to help us out we will be forever grateful for your contribution. Every bit of help we can get could make a world of difference!

Here's a couple of tips on how to help out!

  • Share our link!
  • Join us as a developer and share your game as a release title!
  • Your voice on what you expect and what you want from the platform!

Crowdfunding has shown us that the consumer has true power. The consumer can tell the industry what kind of games they want, not what publishers think they want. Through crowdfunding, our voices can be heard and thus it is the perfect place to start this new media platform.

 

Our Story

It all began with the desire to make games, and for that we needed a company. We worked hard, got into a business incubator and during that time we began working on our first game as an upcoming game company called "Sagen Interactive".

We spent a lot of time and effort on making the game, a business plan and preparing presentations for publishers. We had an edge on our competition with our 6 months of top quality equipment and commercial licenses.

We also took a look at crowdfundind and it was during our research we got an idea. A game funded by the people should also be available to the people. All of them.

We continued to discuss this way of game development. The idea really stuck on us. Play all our games for free and if you liked what you played, fund our next game. Play what you want. Fund what you love.

And here we are. Sharing our project with you.

 

Moving Forward

Art is a beautiful thing. It can inspire us, fill us with love or make us laugh out loud. Art is more than a painting, more than a game. It encompasses feelings. 

We are estimating that it will take 7 months to develop a working version of the platform and we want everyone to be able to follow and influence the development, from day 1 to release. http://sageninteractive.com/

 

Rewards & Perks 

Founders tree

This will be sort of like a family tree. Depending on what reward level you choose you will place higher or lower in the tree. The tree will have its own place on the platform and will consist of everyone that funded us on Indiegogo.

Your name in the code

We will write the names of all of our funders in to the code of the platform. Your name will become part of the platform.

Titles

Each user on our platform can collect titles to display next to their username. All titles on this Indiegogo are exclusive. When the Indiegogo closes it will be impossible to get them anymore.

Alpha Crew

The alpha crew will have the option to test the platform while its still under development. You help make sure the platform is stable when its time for release. Expect a lot of bugs and crashes!

Reserve Username

You get to reserve your username before the official release. When the Indiegogo has ended we will send out the reservation links in batches. If you are the first one to pick this perk, you get to reserve your username first. First come, first serve.

Early Access Codes

We will slowly open up access to the platform to avoid clogging the servers. These codes will make sure that you are the first one to get access to the platform.

Thank You Video

A video where we personally thank you for your support. You will get a digital copy and we will send you a physical copy to!

Signed Thank you letter

A thank you letter signed by everyone in the team will be sent to you.

Private Q&A session

A private Skype Q&A session with one member of the team (your choice). Estimate time per session is 45 minutes.

Choose your own title

This perk lets you choose your own title (with some rules). The title will be exclusive to you. This option is only available here on Indiegogo. When the project ends this option will be lost forever.

 

If you have questions email info@sageninteractive.com 

 

If you are a developer and what to get in contact with us email dev@sageninteractive.com

 

$1,135USD
raised in 1 month
0% funded
0 time left
$490,000 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign did not meet its $490,000USD funding goal by the deadline.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on May 26, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Thank you

    Thank you so much for your support! Your contribution takes us one step closer to a better future. We will engrave your name into the code, send you a thank you email and you will be immortalized on our founders tree!

    3 claimed
  • $25USD
    Pioneer

    You will get the Pioneer title next to your username on our platform. The Pioneer title will only be available here on Indiegogo. Plus the reward above.

    7 claimed
  • $50USD
    Alpha Crew

    You will become a member of our alpha crew. We will call on you whenever we need something tested. Expect a lot of bugs and crashes. For your efforts we will give you the very special Crew title, only available to alpha crew members. Plus the rewards above.

    2 claimed
  • $60USD
    Reserve Username

    You get to reserve your username before the rest of the world! You will also get the Founder title next to your username. Plus the rewards above.

    7 claimed
  • $150USD
    3 Early Access Codes

    We will slowly open up access to the platform to avoid clogging the servers. These codes will make sure that you are the first one to get access to the platform. You will get 3 codes. This means you and 2 friends get early access. This includes the Reserve Username perk.

    1 claimed
  • $200USD
    5 Early Access Codes

    We will slowly open up access to the platform to avoid clogging the servers. These codes will make sure that you are the first one to get access to the platform. You will get 5 codes. This means you and 4 friends get early access. This includes the Reserve Username perk.

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Personal Thank You Video

    You will get a recorded personal video only for you where we thank you for your support. We will send you a digital and a physical copy of the video and a signed thank you letter. Plus 5 Early Access Codes and Reserve Username perk.

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $750USD
    Private Q&A Session

    A Private skype Q & A with someone from our team. (of your choice) Ask anything you want! Or let us talk. Bring in a couple of friends in the conversation. Or come alone. Its up to you! We will send you a signed thank you letter by snail mail. Plus 5 Early Access Codes and Reserve Username perk.

    0 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Choose Your Own Title

    Choose your own title! (With some rules) You get to come up with your own title for the platform. This title will be yours and yours only. Includes is a private skype session with one member of the team (your choice). We will send you a signed thank you letter by snail mail. Plus 5 Early Access Codes and Reserve Username perk.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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