A FAQ for Products in FundingWare has been added on every page (instruments / effects)
You now have all the info available to understand the operation and participate actively 🙂
a little reminder here:
“FundingWare” is a crowdfunding concept (like Kickstarter, Ulule, Tipee, Patreon) or crowdfunding to help product development.
There “must” be nothing to give. You give what you want. knowing that the more donors there are, the more you give, the faster the product will be available.
The system we use imposes a deadline. At the end of this date we renew the campaign, except this one ends before.
Right. This is where you come in: Make a maximum of adverts around you. Because the more people, the more donations and the faster the download is released. If the goal is reached in 24 hours, the next day you’ll download it.
Hence the interest of getting the message across;)
In direct sales some products exceed 100/150 euros. Here you finance for example up to 5 € (all): you get it in the end for 5 €. good, no?
I do not teach you anything. Creating and designing programs takes a long time and is not profitable during this time. only sales from releases / downloads are supposed to.
But now, when a program goes live on D-Day at H, less than 24 hours later, it is already available at warez. Software developers are like everyone else. They need to make a living.
The choice was made to use a concept of pre-release financing (a bit like early access games or self-financed by solutions like kickstarter) to guarantee a return to work, allowing later to offer the product in free access. the warez then no longer has any interest;)
Everybody wins. the developer is thanked by funding. You get the product at a much lower price than most direct selling products. Updates are free (for the most active / generous contributors).
Yes and no.
Once the goal reaches the contributors will have priority and private access to the product.
After and only after the other visitors of the site will be able to download it for free.
In addition contributors will have free access to the updates. non-contributors: no.
The most active contributors will even be entitled to some new (and / or existing) products without having to contribute again.
All and nothing !
A system based on trust. But we would have everything to lose by not honoring our promises. If this reassures you: We GUARANTEE the provision of the product once the goal is reached!
It will be. As stated in a previous answer, there is no deadline. In the end the goal will eventually be achieved. it’s up to YOU to make it as fast as possible;)
We tried Patreon. We were not convinced by the system. too confusing and impossible to ask for contributions on a case-by-case basis.
That said we keep our account Patreon. You can always contribute to it. But it will be a global contribution to help MARCEL studios entirely; not get a specific product.
As for Kickstarter, Ulule and other they have a real deadline. If past this date the goal is not reached: they keep your money for them, the developer gets nothing; So the product disappears.
It’s not in our policy. You contribute, the goal is achieved. YOU DOWNLOAD THE PRODUCT
For contributors, having exclusivity on the product: You will get an external link. It will not be available on the site.
Subsequently, when it becomes public: It will be available in download link on the product page and via the “free products” section on this site;)
Thanks to Blackwinny for his advice;)