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A curated store both physical and digital, distributing and marketing different interactive media, and generally hanging out.
A curated store both physical and digital, distributing and marketing different interactive media, and generally hanging out.
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73 backers pledged AU$ 5,583 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey! Thanks for stopping by, how's it going? Good? Sure. My name's Louie, I own/run SK Games, and we're opening up a shop called Backyard. Perhaps you'd like to hear about it? 

I love games, they've always had a special place in my heart, and as I've grown alongside the industry I've shifted my gaze from the mainstream to the fringe. Above all else I enjoy pushing the medium and seeing it pushed by others with the same passion.   

I started up SK with an idea of making games that all people would enjoy playing regardless of their prior experience with games. I wanted to expose the public to a wide range of quirky, unique, individual and personal games. Games that thrive on curiosity and social encouragement.

We've been creating and curating events and parties around Australia, and at every show I talk to someone who wants to buy the games they're playing. They don't want web directions, greenlight pages, dropbox links. They want to hand over some cash and hold something in the taxi home, so that's exactly what we're going to create.

The physical products tie into a digital storefront in a simple, accessible way. This way we hope to bring new people into the world of altgames, wherever they may be in the real world.

  • A unique lineup of games and related media
  • Personal explanations of why this stuff is on our store
  • Simple online store selling digital and physical goods
  • Events worldwide showcasing a diverse range of games
  • Marketing and events targeted to a broader audience
  • Collaboration between represented artists
  • Zines and shirts and music and love for sale
  • An open system for more stores to join the community

 ////[mystery double] ////[mystery physical]

These are our entry level rewards, they're all about you guys trusting us to send you some awesome games right off the bat. And we'll throw in some extra titbits. 

////[print screen]

This is your chance to get an exclusive t-shirt hand-printed by us at SK. Hey, don't look at us like that, we've made plenty of shirts in our time. The design? Oh, that'd be this:

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///[phat controllers] ////[double phat controllers]

The first thing you'll need at your own gaming party is some awesome controllers. While not as crazy as some of our custom work, these will certainly do the job for just about any game we sell, and will look much more professional.  

////[hey now]

Perhaps you have that favourite game and you just don't feel regular controllers cut it? Maybe you want something you can bring out at parties that will send ripples of awe around the room? Sounds like you need us to make a controller for you. We can do that you know.

 (main photo by Amber Bateup)

Risks and challenges

This whole campaign is as simple as we can make it. We're not funding ongoing projects, we're funding the opening of a store, the products are ready to go.

You may be wondering why the end date is a Thursday? Well, that gives us Thursday night to put the addresses on the backer rewards, Friday morning to post them and we can put our feet up and celebrate with a beer Friday night.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About $0.76

    [keeping track]
    Just want to keep up with any updates? No worries, throw down a dollar. Plus, find Louie at an event and he'll buy you a drink.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $8

    [mystery double]
    A mystery selection of two digital download games. Spooky.

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $15

    [mystery physical]
    Physical copies of two games delivered to your door with a personal note from the developer. Deep.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $38

    [print screen]
    One t shirt, screen printed by hand, exclusively for backers.
    Oh, and the [mystery double] reward.

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    Pledge AU$ 60 or more About $46

    [print screen]+[mystery physical]
    Pretty self explanatory really. Maybe read the other descriptions?

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    Pledge AU$ 120 or more About $92

    [phat controllers]
    Two lovely SK branded xbox controllers, ready to plug and play.
    We'll throw in the [mystery double], and hey, maybe an extra local multiplayer game, why not.

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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $153

    [double phat controllers]
    Why not go all out and grab 4 controllers? You'll be prepared for anything, including the two extra games we'll send.
    Also includes the [mystery double]. Four games all up yo.

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $764

    [hey now]
    One custom arcade-style controller. We'll talk about what you'd like and create something totally unique together. (beer-proof)

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