Gambitious, a Kickstarter-esque crowd funding site dedicated to independent videogame projects, has opened its (metaphorical) doors today. Developers set their own funding goal (€20,000 to €2.5 million), project terms, and decide if they go for funding though equity raise or pledges/donations. As with Kickstarter, pledges are will only be paid if projects succeed in matching or beating their funding targets.
The fact that Gambitious is the only videogame-specific crowd funding site may make projects easier to find if you're seeking to get in on the ground floor, though we'll wait and see whether it's a viable alternative to the likes of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.
Interestingly, 3D Realms have already stepped up to the plate with a new FPS, as has Firefly, who plan to crowd fund the sequel to Stronghold: Crusader. You can read more here.