Having “successfully” backed 2 films and one book on Kickstarter, I thought I would like to try again with another one.
But, which one? For me, it would have to be another film or a book but there are so many and to try and to read all the blurb and watch all the videos on each one, I’d need about 2 weeks, by which time, there would be a load more available.
But, then, in the Guardian I saw a link to some program that was created that works out the likely success/failure for each project.
The website is called Sidekick.
This, supposedly, lists all the currently live projects on Kickstarter and gives the probability of it being a success along with other information such as how much time is left, how much is required, how much is pledged, etc.
And, by clicking on the headings at the top of the list, you can order the list in almost any way you want. And you can select a particular category.
Amongst the things that I found amazing/strange/weird was the fact that there an awful lot of projects for the category “Board and card games”. I mean to say, in this digitally-frenzied age, who’d have thought that people would still be making up card games, let alone board games?
Anyway, I found something to pledge for and it’s a short film that goes by the name of ACT/OR.
According to Sidekick it has a 97% chance of reaching its target – but with only 11% of the required target in and only a couple of weeks or so to go, I find that a little difficult to believe. So, let’s see. Visit the site and see if you like the idea of it? Maybe you’ll even pledge something?