Kickstarter 101

We at RAMSTAR Games have supported many Kickstarter campaigns between us, so we’re familiar with how this platform works and what to expect from it. We realize that some of you may have heard of Kickstarter but don’t know much about it, and some of you may never have heard of Kickstarter at all. So I’m here to give you an overview of what Kickstater is, how it works, and what to expect from it.

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform for creative ideas, such as games, film, music, books, gadgets, tech and other cool products. Kickstarter helps these projects find backers and raise the capital required to make these products and distribute them. That’s pretty much it. You back projects so creators can create their creations, then you receive those creations in return.

How Kickstarter Works & What to Expect

Project creators set a project funding goal, a deadline for raising that funding, as well as present the specs of their project to the public. If you like a project, you can donate money by pledging. When you do, you become a Backer.

Every pledge comes with rewards and discounts exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign. Once the project is fully funded, all the Backers will receive these rewards and discounts that they donated to and then will be expected to honour their pledges.

Kickstarter is an all or nothing fund raising site. If we don’t meet our funding goal then nobody will be charged, our project won’t be made, and everyone will be very sad. 🙁

To become a backer and pledge to our project, Hivernation, you will be required to open a Kickstarter account.  After you create your account, you can search for our project or follow this link to our pre-launch page. Once we launch our Kickstarter on April 13, 2021, you’ll be able to see our campaign page in its entirety. Click the Back This Campaign button, then select the pledge tier you would like to donate to.

Each pledge tier contains rewards and discounts that you will receive after we fund.

Once you’ve selected your pledge tier, then enter your payment and shipping information.

If we raise the funds by our deadline, the campaign is considered fully funded. You will then be charged for your pledges. We plan to include add-on merchandise available through a pledge manager, but these are considered separate from the Kickstarter campaign and will be charged and shipped separately from our game.

Afterward, while the project is being completed and manufactured, you will be notified with updates from the creators about interesting news and progress on the manufacturing and fulfillment of the project, as well as when to expect to receive your Kickstarter rewards.

That about sums up how Kickstarter works. If you have questions about our Kickstarter, please reach out to us. We’ll gladly provide you answers. And be sure to follow our campaign at

Back us on Kickstarter

Follow our campaign by signing up on our PRE-LAUNCH Page.
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