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The MADE will be a fully interactive videogame museum in San Francisco, in the United States.  Help us secure a space.
The MADE will be a fully interactive videogame museum in San Francisco, in the United States. Help us secure a space.
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The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) needs a space in the San Francisco Bay Area. All funds raised here will be used exclusively for the rent and utilities associated with a ~1000 sq ft space near BART for 6 months to a year, depending on the rent we find. Additional funds will keep the space open longer.

A space will enable us to showcase videogame artifacts and educate the public about the artistry, craftsmanship and inspiration that go into the creation of videogames and digital works of art.

This space will also act as meeting place and event venue for the local community. There are several ongoing game related community events in the Bay Area that need a reliable and free space to continue their missions of bringing people together. That means LAN parties, demo scene events, and artist talks.

We've already got a storage locker full of artifacts and a community of dedicated individuals working to make The MADE a reality. We've also been deemed a not for profit by the IRS. Now we just need a space.

100% of funds raised here will be spent on rent and monthly incidentals (power, internet, etc.).

We pledge that your funds will only be spent on the space itself, not on anything frivolous like big tv's and projectors (got em already). Just the space.

The full mission statement can be found here: http://www.themade.org/content/what-are-we

Want to help in another way? We're looking for volunteers as well. Please email Amy Lukima at alex@themade.org

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

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    One free ticket to the museum, once it opens, whenever in the future you so deem fit to visit. All first round donors will be remembered in a special way, somehow, in this future, in the space.

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    All of the above, plus your name on our Website in a "donors" section, and the comfort of knowing you are one of our first donors. You can also have a sticker, but you have to come and get it.

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    One ticket to a private pre-opening party in San Francisco. Includes full access to the museum, drink tickets and light appetizers. Videogames, food and alcohol. What more could anyone want? Exact date to TBA.

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    All of the above, plus a limited edition t-shirt. We'll also mail your sticker to you.

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    All of the above, plus a brand new PC game donated by Kalypso Media.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All of the above, plus your name written in a place of prominence in our first space, plus your Kalypso Media game will be signed by the developers.

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    All of the above, plus Your name on the wall in the space when it opens, plus we'll actually move your name with the space when if we ever move.

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    All of the above, plus a sealed, boxed copy of Pathways Into
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