Nearly halfway through, and my first read on the Skin Horse 3 Kickstart is largely holding true — nearly 60% of all pledgers are holding at the $20 level, which remains the quantum unit of money. In another month after the campaign closes (and perhaps just after NCS weekend¹, where I may have a chance to talk to Shaenon Garrity about it) I’ll be very interested to look at the final distribution, particularly given the inclusion of one item that I’d previously disregarded in Kickstarter analyses: the unlocked reward. My Grand Unified Kickstarter Theory is moving ever-further away from completion.
Oh, and in the interests of complete disclosure, I am quoted² on the Kickstarter page, but I’ve had no communication with the creators of Skin Horse and my thoughts here have not been influenced by any offers or promises. Although I am very glad to see that Ms Garrity has chosen an appropriate funding level for giving away original art; in the past (if my memory serves me correctly), originals have been thrown in at purchase points as low as US$50 which is just crazypants.
¹ Did I mention that the NCS have graciously offered me the opportunity to attend their get-together so I can see who actually wins the first division award for webcomickry? They did, and for the same cost as members, which was quite kind. Gonna be an expensive weekend (not to mention that it’s Las Vegas), but it’s something I figure I ought to do once.
² At least I think I am — those words sound like something I’d write, but this Gary Tyrell fellow that’s quoted spells his last name wrong.