Kickstarter headed to Australia and New Zealand shortly

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By on August 27, 2013 at 10:44 am

Australia and New Zealand-based creators will soon be able to fund their Kickstarter projects in their local currency, with the crowdfunding platform announcing that they’ll be opening here “soon”.

The move follows the opening of Kickstarter in the UK, which has seen a huge swathe of new game projects opening up to contributions in pounds. It’s likely that we’ll see the same here, with Aussies finally able to donate in a manner that allows them to know exactly what it will cost.

Two “Kickstarter Schools” are being hosted in Sydney (on September 1) and in Melbourne (on September 2) for Australian based creators to learn more. Get more details at the official site here.

Source: Thanks, David

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Byzantine Dragon

… all pledge rewards and goals now 48% more expensive

 

I think if i was starting a project I’d rather do it in $US, anything else is going to scare away 90% of your potential investors.

 

Ew…

 

The big issue for Australians, as I understand it, was that to sign up you were required to have a US or UK bank account due to the way payments were set up. A few devs I’ve talked to suggested there were dubious methods to work around this with the UK’s slightly more lax requirements, but it was a little on the grey side. This in theory should make it a lot easier for Australian developers.

 
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