Square Enix has partnered with Indiegogo for a new crowdfunding program called Square Enix Collective. According to the website, the collective is a “curated platform that enables creators to post ideas, and gamers to judge whether those ideas should become reality or not.”
Pitch submissions are free but developers will need to “accept some terms and conditions.” After 28 days on the Collective platform, developers will receive a final verdict on whether or not their idea will become reality. Successful ideas will receive marketing and development assistance from Square Enix, and some could even receive funding directly through Indiegogo.
“This is your chance to shape games development and champion ideas that you’d like to become reality,” the website reads, in part. “The rise of crowdfunding platforms have pushed the concept of gamer choice to a new level, and Collective allows you to use your voice — but with the reassurance that before a project goes through to the funding stage, it’ll be checked and helped by our team to confirm that the scope of the pitch is in line with the team’s ability and ambition to create, as well as utilising our experience of game production to attach realistic budgeting plans.”
The website also teases that developers may even get to work with Eidos’ back catalogue of IP. More information on the platform will be revealed at GDC Next, which runs November 5th through November 7th in Los Angeles.