Crowd-funding website Kickstarter has announced that it will allow UK-based projects from Autumn this year.
The news follows the recent successful campaign run by UK developer Stainless Games to fund Carmageddon: Reincarnation, which it achieved by setting up a US office and bank account.
Today's news means that UK developers without the resources to follow in Stainless Games' footsteps will be able to launch their own projects on the increasingly popular site. Until now, UK residents have only been able to contribute.
And if Kickstarter is opening its doors to the UK, it would also make sense to move into the rest of Europe and other areas of the world in time. While many herald crowd-funding as the saviour of creatively-led development - not least Double Fine, which has had the most high-profile success on the site, raising $3.3 million for its new adventure game - appealing to more markets will be essential if Kickstarter wants to maintain is momentum.
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