What Is PixelFunder?
PixelFunder is a new, non-equity based, game-only, crowdfunding solution and community for both indie developers and their supporters.
Our mission is to keep things as simple as possible.
PixelFunder offers value-added services to sustain ourselves as much more than solely a crowdfunding platform.
Your success is our success. By using our platform you will gain an additional Marketing Team!
Our team will be working alongside yours to help you with your marketing campaign.
Our Coin System also rewards all users for interacting with the website, whether it be daily logins, or watching game videos.
We also host PixelFunder Plays streams where we interact with the community while playing the great games we host on our site.
Best of all, developers will keep 95% of total successful funds!
Coins are our way to thank our users for interacting with the website. Each coin is worth 1¢
Coins can be spent in our Merch Shop in place of a PayPal account or debit/credit card*
Currently, the ways to gain coins are:
- 10 Coins for registering your account
- 1 Coin for daily login
- 1 Coin for commenting on a game's campaign (max 10 coins per day)
- 10 Coins for watching a developer's full video on their game's campaign page
- Promotional codes given to gamers by developers on social media
- Purchasing Coins in the Merch Shop
Coins will be historically counted and associated with a ranking system. Ranking up will give users access to special offers, promotions, and exclusive events.
*All purchases using coins must be paid 100% in coins. Purchases can not be split between coins and another payment method.
Coins can not be transferred between accounts.
Our website uses an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) , so all of your data is transmitted through an encrypted, secure connection.
All funding for games uses PayPal's crowdfunding API and the Stripe API, so your payment information is never stored anywhere on our website.
Our website's back end is built in WordPress, and kept up to date, so all of the latest vulnerabilities are patched as soon as they are recognized.
Daily security scans are run on the website to check for potential hacking attempts.
When you pledge money towards a game, you card will be pre-authorized using PayPal or Stripe. Nothing is ever charged to your card during this process, and will not be until the game has been successfully funded 100% (or more).
You can choose to pledge money for compensation of a reward, or simply to help the developers with their funding needs.
The maximum amount that can be pledged per backer at one time is currently $2000.00
All transactions on this website are placed in USD ($)
All games submitted to PixelFunder must first go through our review process.
During this period we assure the game is in fact an indie game, and work with the developers to set up their Merch Booth if they are approved.
If a game is approved, it will be placed in our rotation of games to be played on our PixelFunder Plays stream, which will then be spliced into a high quality YouTube video, which you are free to promote on your social media outlets or website.
All approved games will also be given a promotional code to use on their social media accounts, which users can claim for a set amount of Coins.
There are a large number of sub-categories for games, so we try our hardest to minimize the number of categories of games we list.
If your game doesn't seem to fit any of the categories on our website, send us a message and we'll do our best to create a new category for you.
PixelFunder applies a 5% fee to the funds collected if a game is successfully funded.
We offer extra add-on services at a charge.
PayPal will also apply payment processing fees when funds are collected.
The processing fees are based on the total amount raised:
$0 – $3,000 = 2.9% + $0.30 per pledge.
$3,000 – $10,000 = 2.5% + $0.30 per pledge.
$10,000+ = 2.2% + $0.30 per pledge.
Our Debit/Credit card processor (Stripe) takes a flat 2.9% and $0.30 per pledge processing fee.
There are no charges or fees if funding is unsuccessful.