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Get indie game developers into the world's largest gaming expo, and help them get the coverage they deserve!
Get indie game developers into the world's largest gaming expo, and help them get the coverage they deserve!
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Independent Game Developers from all over the world want to share their video game creations with you, but with limited budgets and no connections, it's often impossible for them to get the word out.

We're Indies Crash E3, and we're here to change all of that.

What is Indies Crash E3?

Indies Crash E3 is a movement to make the presence of independent game developers a major part of E3, the world’s largest video game expo.

If this Kickstarter is successful, we'll let fans from around the world suggest their favorite indie game developers on our website. Then we'll get 5+ indies (depending on stretch-goals, we'll bring more) into the expo, and arrange interviews for them with tons of gaming journalists.

Have you done this before?

We put on Indies Crash E3 in 2013, and the response was overwhelming. We received almost 1,000,000 page views in 3 and a half weeks, and the campaign was mentioned in Indie Game Magazine, Game Informer Magazine, Joystiq.com, PC Gamer, The Wallstreet Journal, and many other outlets.

On the E3 Expo floor, right next to Nintendo, 10 indie teams suggested by fans engaged in interviews with tons of influential gaming news outlets. Together we changed the landscape of E3, bringing recognition and attention to many deserving games and their developers.

How does this help the indies?

At the expo the indies will get to make major influential connections in the industry, discuss their games with the 45,000 in attendance, and hold interviews we schedule with gaming news outlets.

During the last campaign, we received an outpouring of thanks from the attending teams. For a lot of them this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we were told by many that the exposure made a massive difference.

How are you going to use the funds?

The money raised by this Kickstarter will go primarily towards purchasing passes for the expo. The more we raise, the more teams we can bring, and if we reach $10,000, we can get a booth for the indies, which comes with a lot more passes. 

Stretch Goals

$10,000 -  The indies get a booth! Expands the campaign from 5 to 10 total teams, with each team receiving one pass into the Expo. 

$20,000 - Purchases a larger booth space at E3 for interviews and meetings; expands the passes received per team from one to two. 

$25,000 - Additional funds to put towards contacting gaming journalists, advertising, and making Indies Crash E3 a much bigger and more impactful event.

$30,000 - We'll be able to help the indies produce swag and promotional materials so they can make their presence really stand out!

Risks and challenges

Since this will be our second time running the Indies Crash E3, we’ve already worked out the major obstacles to setting up, running, and managing it. We will work closely with E3 to make efforts even smoother than before.

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    SUPPORTER
    - Support the movement and stay up to date with Indies Crash E3 news!

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    ALLY TO THE INDIES
    - Receive a special, high-quality Indies Crash E3 desktop background.

    - Your name added to the indiescrashe3.com donor wall as an Ally to the Indies.

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    BENEFACTOR
    - Gain access to several show floor live-streams during the Expo introducing you to the indies, and showing you the expo.

    - Receive digital copies of E3 footage and interviews with each of the indie teams.

    - All rewards from previous tiers

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    CRASHER
    - Get a fashionable, comfortable Indies Crash E3 T-Shirt perfect for a night out in the town and showing your support for indies. Please add $25 for shipping outside of the contiguous United States.

    - View-only to access to a live Q&A panel with the indies as they answer questions about their games and the expo.

    - All rewards from previous tiers

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    ELITE
    - An awesome Indies Crash E3 Hoodie signed by each of the indie teams. Please add $25 for shipping outside of the contiguous United States.

    - Personalized video message from each of the indie teams thanking you for your support.

    - All rewards from previous tiers

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    LEGEND
    - All rewards from previous tiers

    - Ask questions to the indie teams during an exclusive live Q&A panel at E3.

    - Your top indie pick will be featured on the homepage of indiescrashe3.com during the campaign.

    - Your name added to the indiescrashe3.com donor wall as a Legendary supporter.

    - Epic Indies Crash E3 Swag Crate Containing:
    * A DVD with all of the footage from the previous reward tiers as well as the Q&A panel, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the indies at E3 and its surrounding events and parties.
    * Access to behind-the-scenes livestreams of the indies as they crash E3, prepare for interviews, and more!
    * Your name and a special message of your choice featured during the livestreams and on the DVD.
    * High quality, signed, hard-copy photos of the teams at E3.
    * Bonus second Indies Crash E3 t-shirt.
    * Additional swag from the indie teams and their games.

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    SPONSOR
    - Your name or logo featured prominently on the top of indiescrashe3.com.

    - Your name or logo placed prominently on the banner at the Indies Crash E3 booth on the expo floor (if $10,000+ stretch goals reached).

    - All rewards from previous tiers

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