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Fundbetter: End of Year Roundup

December 16, 2016 · Fundbetter

We welcomed 5 games into the Fundbetter fold this year. Here’s an update on each at the turning of the years: Voyageur | Bruno Dias Voyageur is a literary RPG where you take the helm of a trader-vagabond vessel, looking for adventure, wealth, and answers in an infinite galaxy full of procedural cultures and civilizations. […]

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Astronaut: The Best is now on Kickstarter!

September 22, 2016 · Fundbetter

Astronaut: The Best is a narrative strategy PC game where you turn underdog losers into presentable space heroes using lies, dark magic, and/or hard work. Now on Kickstarter, including a fabulous demo! The developers, Universal Happymaker, will receive Fundbetter funding to match their Kickstarter goal – but only if they make it! We spoke to Mike […]

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Interview: Andre Bosman

July 25, 2016 · Fundbetter

Game designer and musician Andre Bosman aka Marshlight Software is behind Fundbetter-funded title The Edgelands, which is now on Steam Greenlight.  Can you talk a bit about your work in music, and how you’ve changed your focus to also include games? I make electronic music as Hoofus and play in a fiddle duo with Laura Cannell. […]

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Fundbetter: The First Five

June 2, 2016 · Fundbetter

Fundbetter’s first brood is here! Voyageur (iOS and Android, Autumn 2016) The Descent Device: faster-than-light travel at speeds no human should go; an alien mystery. But it only goes one way, falling from star to star towards the centre of the galaxy. Voyageur is a literary RPG where you take the helm of a trader-vagabond […]

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Fundbetter Update: applications closing (for now) on Monday, 4th July!

May 10, 2016 · Fundbetter

We’ve received just over 50 applications for Fundbetter, our fund for small narrative games and interactive fiction, since we launched the program in February. Who has applied The vast majority of applicants are male, with only a handful who identify otherwise. We have heard from female developers who are putting together an application, waiting for […]

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Fundbetter: Things to Consider

February 25, 2016 · Failbetter Fundbetter

Earlier this week, we announced Fundbetter, our initiative for funding smallish narrative games. If you’re thinking about applying, here’s some advice. If you’ve taken funding before, some of this will be very familiar info, so feel free to skim. Otherwise read on… 1. Think about your application from our point of view. We’ve already had applications that say ‘I […]

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Introducing Fundbetter

February 22, 2016 · Failbetter Fundbetter Incubations

Today we’re launching Fundbetter, a fund for independent narrative games and interactive fiction. We want to pay our luck forward, and support game designers and writers from all kinds of backgrounds: first-timers, veteran game makers, LGBT+ and black and minority ethnic creators, people whose backgrounds are in linear fiction, theatre, radio, TV and film. We’re […]

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