‘Hey! We want We Were Here Too! We don’t want to talk about money!’
Well, we don’t either. But we have to. And since we are trying to take you with us through the process of making a new game, this subject can’t be ignored. We won’t make it too serious though, we promise.
Now we are getting closer to the release date than ever, there are more and more points that ask for our attention. Of course, finishing and releasing the game is priority number one, but with a release, a lot of other things should be taken care of. Marketing and promotional activities like events are getting more important to make We Were Here Too known to the public.
We can speak from our own experiences when we say that showcasing We Were Here (Too) at an event brings opportunities. INDIGO for instance handed us the possibility to speak to other game studio’s and others that have been in the game industry ‘a little’ longer than we are. But when we were talking about ‘bringing our game to an event’, we’re also talking about an investment here.
The whole process of making We Were Here Too and everything that comes with making a game (like events) has been one major investment for all of us. We still invest all our time, energy and money in this game to make We Were Here Too an even bigger success than We Were Here, but we have to conclude that we run out of one of the most important investments of the three: money. We can’t offer all everyone who helps any, but we so wish to. We really don’t care that we don’t make any money or get any loan, but it will help if some of our financial burdens could be taken away a little.
We are lucky that our investor made it possible for us to achieve what we’ve done so far. Without his help, we wouldn’t have come to this point at all. But since this is our first time dealing with these issues, we couldn’t have foreseen that making a game and showing it off on events would be so expensive. And that’s where you guys come in.
We noticed that a lot of our fans, followers, friends and supporters feel the need to support us on a variety of ways. We got a lot, A LOT, of messages asking us if there was a way to donate, support or kickstart us. Our answer always was the same: no. We wouldn’t want to take advantage of your goodwill, and we simply didn’t have the possibility for receiving donations. But now, after a long time of doubting: we do!
On our website and in this post, you can find a ‘donate’ button. We will receive your donation via PayPal. Every amount helps. We are working day and night to get us into Dutch, but also international, events. We are not asking for your money, but if you’d like to support us, that’s not a problem anymore. We’ll use all of the donations wisely, so we can do more events and showcase We Were Here Too in the best way possible.