Crowd Sale Backer FAQ
Crowd Sales are The Game Crafter's take on a crowd funding platform. In a nutshell instead of providing stretch goals if your game overfunds, we provide discounts.
This article is all about crowd sale backers. Click here if you're looking for more information for crowd sale creators.
Crowd Sale Backer FAQ
We know you have questions, so we'll do our best to answer them in the form of an FAQ.
If I buy a copy of the game during the sale, can I back out at any time?
Yes, just like with Kickstarter, you may cancel at any time before the sale ends. If you cancel, your card will not be charged and no record of this will appear on your statement.
How can I pay for my crowd sale items?
We accept payment via credit/debit card only for crowd sales. For crowd sales, we are not able to accept PayPal or in-shop credit due to the delay in charges.
When is my card charged?
At the end of the sale.
Will I have to pay for shipping?
Yes, we note the estimated shipping costs at the time you buy into the sale, in the Summary section right above where you enter your credit card information.
If I buy the game early in the sale and a higher discount is achieved, how much do I pay?
You get the best price achieved during the sale.
How long after the sale do I get my game?
That depends on the current status of the Bulk Queue, but you can find an estimated ship date on your order page
Why can't I see my crowd sale order?
The orders take a couple days to generate at the end of the sale. After all the orders are generated, your order will be added to your account.
Will the crowd sale version of the game be any different from the retail version of the game like sometimes happens on a Kickstarter?
How long does a sale last?
Typically 7 days, although game designers can choose to run a sale for up to a month.
Can I be notified when a sale starts?
Yes, just go to the sale page and hit the "Remind Me" button and we'll send you an email when the sale starts. You can see all the current and upcoming sales here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/crowdsales
Are there social media links so I can promote my purchase?
Yes, at the end of the buy page where you enter your credit card information, you'll be prompted to share your purchase on all your social media channels.
Can I add other items to my purchase?
Absolutely. Simply use the "Attach My Cart" button on the crowd sale checkout page to attach an arbitrary list of items to your order.
Can I purchase a bundled game without the primary game?
Yes, you are not required to purchase the primary game, and can purchase only a bundled game during the sale if you wish.
Where do I see a list of Crowd Sales currently running and previously run?