CCO Alex Rigopulos Joins the Crowdfunding Avengers Justin Bailey, Tim Schafer, Feargus Urquhart and Brian Fargo on Fig’s Advisory Board
SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 2015 – Today Fig and Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. (“Harmonix”) join forces to bring an unannounced title later this year to Fig, the only video game-centric funding platform that offers reward-based crowdfunding as well as access to investment crowdfunding. Harmonix’s inclusion adds to the growing list of indie developers that include Obsidian Entertainment, inXile Entertainment and Double Fine that plan to launch new funding campaigns for unannounced titles on Fig.
Alex Rigopulos, Chief Creative Officer at Harmonix, will join CEO Justin Bailey (formerly COO of Double Fine) on Fig’s Advisory board, which already consists of video game legends such as Tim Schafer (CEO of Double Fine, developer of hits such as Grim Fandango), Brian Fargo (CEO of inXile Entertainment, developer of hits like Wasteland 2) and Feargus Urquhart (CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, developer of RPG hits like Pillars of Eternity).
“Harmonix has successfully gone the traditional crowdfunding route before, and now we are looking to explore offering both rewards as well as investment opportunities to the community when we launch our next title via Fig in Q4 of 2015. I’m looking forward to sharing more information with everyone very soon,” said Alex Rigopulos, CCO, Harmonix.
Harmonix is one the world’s most acclaimed independent game development studios, best known for genre-defining blockbuster franchises Rock Band™ and Dance Central™, which transformed the interactive landscape by altering the way people experience music using technology and video games. Founded in 1995 and based in Boston, MA., Harmonix is a diverse studio of more than 100 music and video game loving employees determined to continue to revolutionize music gaming and interactive entertainment. The studio will ship Rock Band 4 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) on October 6.
Fig provides a curated crowdfunding experience that strikes a balance between titles from well-known independent studios and ones from up-and-coming indie teams. Investment crowdfunding is currently limited to accredited investors only, but Fig plans to open up investment opportunities to everyone in the near future, pursuant to a recent regulatory development.
Fig’s first campaign is Outer Wilds from Mobius Digital, which won the 2015 Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards Grand Prize and Excellence in Design. You can find the crowdfunding campaign for Outer Wilds by clicking here.
Source: Press Release