Game crowdfunding platform Fig adds the most requested crowdfunding payment feature – PayPal. PayPal allows backers to pay for items using their credit cards, bank accounts, and stored balances, without having to share their financial information with merchants, and is a particularly desired payment method for international backers. Fig has a unique investment proposition that it offers to investors under Reg A+.
“Gamers and developers have made it clear that they want flexibility in payment options to support campaigns, and the number one payment gateway they’ve requested is PayPal, which we now support. Because we are industry experts and curate our campaigns, we are able to add this option, which is something that Kickstarter and IndieGoGo don’t do,” said Justin Bailey, CEO, Fig.
Fig allows anyone in the community to financially support the development and release of games they believe are good. Fans may back a game funding campaign on Fig and get rewards, or invest in Fig Game Shares to earn returns based on game sales. Fig Game Shares are available to both accredited and non-accredited investors.
Fig is the publisher behind such games as Phoenix Point, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, and Wasteland 3.
Each series of Fig Game Shares generate returns from the sales of individual titles. Investors may earn returns from the revenue from Fig’s publishing operations, distribution arrangements, publisher and first party buyouts, and advances on distributions.
Since 2015, Fig has had four of the top 10 most funded video game campaigns: Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity 2 ($4.4M), Psychonauts 2 ($3.8M), Wasteland 3 ($3.1M) and Phoenix Point ($766K).