Do you appreciate all aspects of Kickstarter except that it can be used to raise money for things that aren't video games? Geoff Gibson has the perfect alternative: 8-bit Funding, a crowdsourcing site just for video games and video game-related projects.

It works a lot like Kickstarter: creators set a goal amount, and then offer tiered "perks" to those who donate. Seven projects are currently up on the site, including Excruciating Guitar Voyage 2, DreamCasters Duel, and Kung-Fu Kingdom. Should any of these first projects achieve significant funding, the site will be cemented as a viable option for raising money for indie games -- which, in turn, is good news for anyone trying to raise money for an indie game.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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