Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I appreciate.
This idea, sounds a bit crazy for me. … crazy or rather idealistic or utopic!
If I understand you correctly, you want to fundraise money on Kickstarter for game development , this way convince developers to join, and finally retain the rights of all games and spend the income from games on medicine research of course.
Yes, it’s right. The money raised from kickstarter will be used to pay partner developers, and then the revenues of games will be “donate” (Grants) to medical R&D projects.
Why would anybody “donate” the rights of a successful game?
When you create a game, you never know in advance if the game will be a success. At the t0, when the game is ready to be on Appstore and elsewhere, the value of the game is around the cost of its production (time spent by the developer x hour rate fee).
But I understand that a developer could be frustrated to have offered his creation and his rights, if the game become a global success such as Angry bird. That’s why the deal proposed by the above developer is also interesting. He proposes to get-back 5% of the revenues from the sales of the game that he will create for this cause (not for me).
I mean, I can imagine to donate x% of income as usual, but what you asking for is 100% income from complete, and hopefully successful games made exclusively for medicine R&D which means you own the rights of the games.
Imagine you offer one of your creation and his rights to the Red Cross, helping them to have other way to have money revenues. It’s exactly what I want to do, but the cause is R&D in medicine. It’s not for me to buy a Ferrari, champagne and hookers! It’s really for a good cause.
Nice story to spend money from games on medicine research, but I doubt that if it true.
You simply want to be a game publisher or at least make some money from games, with 0 financial and technical investment or only fundraise money on kickstarter referring to this insane idea and run away.
Googlize me. I am here under my true name (not with a username), I am a serious experienced professional, former biomedical researcher (my researches were on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, stem cells and regenerative medicine). Since 2007 I work as consultant to support innovation by science & technology (mainly biotech, pharma and med tech … my expertise). I won’t take the risk to destroy my credibility and my reputation by trying to fraud some developers … I am not crazy enough to hit the trust of computer experts who can rot my life! You’re the geeks, not me! … no offence, I am also a sort of geek + nerd (biologists are member of the geek & nerd big family!).
Anyway, quiet unusual idea.
In fact not so much exotic, some Non profit organizations have adopted something similar, they ask big companies to offer them a branded product so they can sale it for their own cause. It’s a win-win deal, the cause has a new way to raise funds, and the company can communicate on its good action.
An article about it on an official website in connection with REAL medicine R&D or it financial support would convince me.
A google document, a linkedin profile and a blog about asking for donation to research another type of medicine, not really convincing.
I am a freelance consultant, Linkedin and blog are enough for my work. But yes you are right if some developers (or game studios) are seriously interested to partner in this kickstarter’ campain idea, I will create a webpage (and a Facebook page + twitter) for this campaign.
Concerning “REAL medicine R&D” … you can just take a look to my blog, the first article talk about a pharma R&D project for acute neurodegenerative diseases (such as stroke and traumatic brain injury). Currently, I directly support ten med R&D projects, and I am in relation with hundreds of R&D projects and thousands scientific researchers worldwide.
And, I am also here to have feedback from you guys about the “idea” of a such campaign, therefore it’s too early to launch website, facebook, twitter … .