Kickstarter has now opened its doors to Canadian projects. Given the country’s rich history of game developers, this should be cause for celebration among the indie pack.
Canada joins the UK and US as eligible Kickstarter nations. Similar to other regions, the Canadian service asks that submitting parties have permanent residence in the country, a Canadian bank account, a major brand credit card and suitable identification.
Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler told CTV News that Canda was in the company’s cross-hairs for some time, and that certain legislative issues had to be dealt with before it could happen.
He said, “It’s not specific to Canada. We have a very unique model. People are only charged if funding goals are met. As we expand into other countries, there’s just a lot of work that has to go into place.”
MCV adds that since the doors opened, some 3000 Kickstarter Canada projects have gone live.
What do you make of this news?