'8-bit Funding' is crowdsourcing for game funding

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.