日本のゲームを世界へ: 4年間で20件のプロジェクトをローンチした山本光夫氏が贈る、日本の クリエイターへのアドバイス

LOGY GAMES の山本氏に、今まで実践してきたベストプラクティスやこれから世界に進出してゆく日本のクリエイターへのアドバイスを伺いました。

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2015年に初めて Kickstarter に触れたことをきっかけに、4年間で20件ものプロジェクトをローンチしてきた山本光夫さん。タイルや木の素材で丁寧に作られた数々のアブストラクトゲームは、海外ゲーマーからも根強い支持を得ています。

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Game Designer Mitsuo Yamamoto Launched 20 Games in Four Years. Here's His Advice for Up-and-Coming Creators.

We asked the Japanese creator how he built an international community on Kickstarter and what advice he has for first-time creators.

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It was the biggest event of the year for Japan's board game creators: Tokyo Game Market. In the midst of the buzz was Mitsuo Yamamoto, a veteran game creator with 20 projects—and lots of trial-and-error experience—under his belt.

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Long Story Short: A Call for Short Film Projects in March 2020

Naima Ramos-Chapman's 'Piu Piu'
Naima Ramos-Chapman's 'Piu Piu'

Launch a short film project in March 2020 as part of a monthlong celebration of the form.

No longer just a stepping stone to the breakthrough feature or a means for industry recognition (although both of these compelling outcomes hold true), audiences are also now appreciating the power of the short film.

With Long Story Short, Kickstarter Film invites creators to take part in a monthlong homage to short-form filmmaking. Throughout March, we’ll feature live short film projects in every genre, share new creator resources, and take a look back at some of the outstanding short filmmaking we’ve seen in the past 10 years.

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How to Run a Kickstarter Film Project: After Your Campaign Ends

In this series, Kickstarter’s Film team answers some of the most common questions asked by Film creators interested in running a campaign. In this section, they’ll tackle everything you need to know about receiving your Kickstarter funds, producing and fulfilling your rewards, and keeping in touch with backers.

Browse our other guides on getting started, building your campaign, and managing your live campaign.

In a Heartbeat, directed by  Esteban Bravo and Beth David
In a Heartbeat, directed by Esteban Bravo and Beth David
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How to Run a Kickstarter Film Project: Managing Your Live Campaign

In this series, Kickstarter’s Film team answers some of the most common questions asked by Film creators interested in running a campaign. In this section, they’ll tackle everything you need to know about project updates, stretch goals, and finishing strong.

Browse our other guides on getting started, building your campaign, and post-campaign life.

Paly, directed by Nikhil Ganesh and produced by Neil Thekdi
Paly, directed by Nikhil Ganesh and produced by Neil Thekdi
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How to Run a Kickstarter Film Project: Building Your Campaign

In this series, Kickstarter’s Film team answers some of the most common questions asked by Film creators interested in running a campaign. In this section, they’ll tackle everything you need to know about creating your project video, building rewards, setting your funding goal, and more.

Browse our other guides on getting started, managing your live campaign, and post-campaign life.

Tiny by Merete Mueller
Tiny by Merete Mueller
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How to Run a Kickstarter Film Project: Getting Started

In this series, Kickstarter’s Film team answers some of the most common questions asked by Film creators interested in running a campaign. Read on to learn everything you need to know to get started, from how Kickstarter's taxes and fees work to how long you should set aside for planning.

Browse our other guides on building your campaign, managing your live campaign, and post-campaign life.

Thunder Road, directed by Jim Cummings
Thunder Road, directed by Jim Cummings
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Projects We Loved: 15 of Our Favorite Kickstarter-Funded Projects from 2019

Lucinda Rogers in the process of creating New York Drawings
Lucinda Rogers in the process of creating New York Drawings

When Kickstarter turned 10 this April, we took a look back at the decade of impact Kickstarter projects have had on our world. Now, as our birthday year comes to a close and we prepare to enter a new decade (!), we asked a few of our teammates to share the projects that made an impact on them this past year.

It’s an eclectic collection, spanning public artworks and climate change initiatives, photo books about Detroit techno and hard-hitting journalism about political malfeasance. In 2019, over 6 million people pledged more than $610 million to help bring these—and some 19,000 other—projects to life, and they contributed to some incredible milestones: $1 billion pledged to both Games and Design, $100 million pledged to Comics, and 100 million pesos pledged to projects from Mexico. We can’t wait to see what our community will create and support in the new year (including all of your Make 100 projects in January).

Read on for some of our team’s favorite projects from 2019.

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