Mexican Game Designer Héctor Pérez Funded Four Games on Kickstarter—Here Are His Tips for International Campaigns

He’ll be speaking at tabletop games convention Mega XP with Kickstarter February 29 and March 1—this is the sneak peek of insights he’ll share there.

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Héctor Pérez and his Enigmacards
Héctor Pérez and his Enigmacards

Héctor Pérez is one of the first 30 Mexico-based creators to fund a project since Kickstarter opened here in late 2016. He’s led two campaigns for his artful Enigmacards playing card decks, four more with Sextante Studio, and he has collaborated and advised on several more. Ahead of his educational workshop with Kickstarter at tabletop games convention Mega XP, we asked him a few questions about running international campaigns, so we can share his insights beyond the convention.

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El diseñador de juegos mexicano, Héctor Pérez, financió cuatro proyectos en Kickstarter. Estos son sus consejos para llevar a cabo campañas internacionales

Hablará con Kickstarter en la convención de juegos de mesa Mega XP el 29 de febrero y el 1 de marzo. Este es el adelanto de los conocimientos que compartirá allí.

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Héctor Pérez
Héctor Pérez

Héctor Pérez es uno de los primeros 30 creadores mexicanos en financiar un proyecto desde que Kickstarter está disponible aquí a finales de 2016. Ha dirigido dos campañas para sus artísticas barajas de cartas Enigmacards, cuatro más con Sextante Studio, y ha colaborado y asesorado en varias más. 

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Kickstarter Statement on Union Vote

A statement from Aziz Hasan, Kickstarter’s CEO, on the outcome of the staff vote on unionization:


Today we learned that in a 46 to 37 vote, our staff has decided to unionize. We support and respect this decision, and we are proud of the fair and democratic process that got us here. We’ve worked hard over the last decade to build a different kind of company, one that measures its success by how well it achieves its mission: helping to bring creative projects to life. Our mission has been common ground for everyone here during this process, and it will continue to guide us as we enter this new phase together. 

Kickstarterで資金調達に成功した短編映画『Hair Love』が、アカデミー賞短編アニメ賞を授賞

Matthew Cherry
Matthew Cherry

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Kickstarter で資金調達に成功した短編映画『Hair Love』が、先日開催されたアカデミー賞にて短編アニメーション賞に輝きました。Kickstarter 出身の映画がアカデミー賞を授賞したのは『Hair Love』で3作目となります。さらにこの2020年は、Kickstarter でファンディングを行ったプロジェクトが10年連続してアカデミー賞にノミネートされた記念の年となりました。

『Hair Love』は映画監督であり元NFLのワイド・レシーバーでもある Matthew A. Cherry 氏によって制作され、 2017 年の夏に Kickstarter キャンペーンとして始動しました。Cherry 氏はそれ以前にも Kickstarter を使って『9 Rides』(2016) や『The Last Fall』(2012) という長編映画のファンディングを行った経験があります。

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Kickstarter-Funded ‘Hair Love’ Wins Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

Matthew Cherry
Matthew Cherry

Tonight the Kickstarter-funded short Hair Love won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Hair Love is the third Kickstarted film to take home an Oscar, and 2020 marks the tenth consecutive year that a Kickstarter-funded project has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Hair Love publicly began its journey in the summer of 2017 as a Kickstarter campaign by director and former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry, who had previously used Kickstarter to fund his feature films 9 Rides (2016) and The Last Fall (2012). The inspirational short follows an African-American father’s first attempt to do his daughter’s hair. The idea for the project came from Matthew’s desire to promote hair love among young people of color, and to push back against the absent black father stereotype and the lack of black representation in mainstream animated films.

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Hair Love gana el Óscar al mejor cortometraje animado

Traducido al español por Karina Kupferberg

“Hair Love”, un proyecto financiado en Kickstarter, gana el premio Óscar al mejor cortometraje de animación.

Matthew Cherry
Matthew Cherry

Esta noche, el corto financiado en Kickstarter, Hair Love, ganó el premio Óscar al mejor cortometraje de animación. Hair Love es la tercera película que cobra vida en Kickstarter y se lleva a casa un Óscar. Además, el 2020 marca el décimo año consecutivo en el que un proyecto financiado en Kickstarter es nominado a un Premio de la Academia. 

La iniciativa de Hair Love surgió en el verano de 2017 como una campaña de Kickstarter a cargo del director y ex receptor abierto de la NFL, Matthew A. Cherry. Anteriormente, él ya había recurrido a Kickstarter para financiar sus largometrajes 9 Rides (2016) y The Last Fall (2012). El inspirador corto trata sobre un padre afroamericano que intenta peinar a su hija por primera vez. La idea del proyecto surgió del deseo de Matthew de promover el amor por el cabello entre los jóvenes de color, y de oponerse al estereotipo del padre afroamericano ausente y a la falta de representación afroamericana en las películas de animación tradicionales. 

El proyecto captó una gran atención en todo el país. Al final de la campaña, en agosto de 2017, 4981 patrocinadores habían contribuido 284.058 dólares para financiar con éxito la película. Esto prácticamente cuadruplicaba el objetivo original de Matthew de obtener 75.000 dólares y rompía el récord de los cortos de animación de Kickstarter. 

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'Hair Love' and 10 Years of Kickstarter-Funded Oscar Nominees

Each and every year for the last decade, at least one Kickstarter-funded film has been nominated for an Oscar. Two of those films, Inocente and Period. End of Sentence, have taken home awards. This year, all of us at Kickstarter are rooting for Hair Love, an animated short film by Matthew Cherry about an African-American father trying to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

Matthew had already used Kickstarter twice to help fund his feature films. In 2017 he returned to Kickstarter and launched a campaign for Hair Love that raised $284,058, a Kickstarter record for an animated short. His 4,981 backers were from as far afield as Japan and New Zealand. Last August, Hair Love premiered nationally in front of screenings of Angry Birds 2. It’s not often an animated short gets extensive press write-ups, but his film has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Teen Vogue, and so many other places. Matthew also turned the story into a children’s book, which became a New York Times bestseller.

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Open Call: Apply to Become a Kickstarter Creator-in-Residence

Creator-in-Residence René Kladzyk
Creator-in-Residence René Kladzyk

We’re excited to announce the open call for Kickstarter’s Spring 2020 Creators-in-Residence program.

Whether you’re a first-time creator building your community or a repeat creator looking to fulfill your rewards, our Creators-in-Residence program can give you the time and space to move your project forward.

Started in 2017, our Creators-in-Residence program invites NYC-based creators in the process of planning, launching, or fulfilling Kickstarter campaigns to join us at our HQ in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for a three-month residency.

Apply here

The Spring 2020 session will run from Tuesday, April 7, through Friday, July 3.

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