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Autonauts Funding Thoughts Sticky

A topic by Denki created Sep 30, 2017 Views: 1,087 Replies: 25
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The place to post your thoughts on funding Autonaut development.

Now this may not be something entirely up your guys alley but what if you were to stream playing your game and any others you saw fit? Donations could go to wherever you needed them to and as well you can explain how your game works, get people that may not know about it to play it, and at the same time you may find bugs in the game or come up with ideas while streaming or not. Again streaming isn't for everyone but it could be something.


We should make more time to stream Autonauts more often (and we definitely need a new video on YouTube). Not spending enough time sharing the game with the world is part of the downside of spending too much time enjoying making Autonauts :)


I'm no expert in this field, but maybe more people should find out about this game so that you can get more potential backers. I don't think enough people that would be willing to pay know about this game yet.


Yep, it's highly likely that not enough people know about Autonauts. We know we've spent most of our time making it, so pursuing something like crowdfunding should encourage us to be more active in promoting it.

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I think this game has great potential.  I would like to recommend that you submit it to Good Shepherd.  They have the skills and resources to bring it to market.  I am an investor in Gambitious/Good Shepherd and have seen what they can do.  I feel they might just be the answer you are looking for.  I and other investors would be happy to invest in Autonauts through Good Shepherd.

Good luck,




We weren't aware of Good Shepherd, so thanks for the heads-up.

You are most welcome.  Please let me know how you make out.  I look forward to your success!


dude this game is great the updates are so fast and I love how every update theres a new character but investing in advertising seems right but its your game


Personally, I'd be willing to spend $14.99 on this game in it's current state, I have no idea what you guys have planned, but I like how it is shaping up. You should absolutely look for a funding source and close off the free version, or even use what you have now as the free version as a sort of "Proof of Concept" (probably not the right words I want) to potential backers for a Crowdfunding campaign. Autonauts strikes the same itch(Pun intended) that Factorio does for me. Regardless of what you decide, I'll happily back it, as long as the weekly updates continue, even if it isn't a physical game update, just letting us know what is going on behind the scenes.


Good day to you, fellow Autonauts. We put together an outline for our crowdfunding proposal and thought, "You know what? We should share this with the existing community before we do anything else with it." So here it is.


Comments are enabled in the presentation so you can leave in context any thoughts you might have.

In case it isn't obvious, this would usually be done in a webpage rather than a Google Presentation and those boxes with crosses in them are placeholders for images (and that one with a 'PLAY' triangle in it is for a short promotional video; we have a rough test that we might share very soon).

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It's a great presentation and GREAT ideas ahead. I'll want to pay 20$ for the game on steam. Also if i donate right now and it's released on steam later is it like possible to get it on steam? by the way. i wish the best for the game. it's already awesome and it's going to a GREAT direction. Weekly updates and just you replying in the community makes everything better :). Thanks for making such a great game

EDIT: Oh and it would be absolutely awesome if you could add "Pepe" to one of the folk names. even though it's not a desert Lol :)


This is perfect. I would honestly be willing to do the highest tier personally. Based on what ive seen the last few months that ive been following the project I feel safe making a larger investment into the game. 


This seems like an almost obvious next step for this game's development. I absolutely support this move, and will back at a pretty high level. I've had more entertainment from this game by a long shot than from some AAA titles. :-)

dude you're so right. this game entertains me for days. and weekly updates so there's always something new makes it even greater! :)


Great presentation.  I could get behind this at the £30 level.  I really like the vision that's laid out, somewhat like SimCity or Dwarf Fortress (minus combat) as far as the in-game goal of achieving multi-dimensional happiness for the folk, together with a fully capable programming system for realizing it through the bots.

Hey! I love your game, I think you guys should put it on game jolt, I've downloaded 30+ games off of there, i think guys should check it out, up to you guys.

I feel that crowdfunding is one of the best options you could have for this game, it's  a shame I couldn't afford it though... `~`


Even if you can't afford it, telling everyone about it will be a HUGE help! Especially youtubers :)

there should be an upgrading system for storage and to unlock the storage upgrade you could use the research station


Actually that's pretty much exactly what we want to do :) Initially you'll start with very few building options and you'll unlock everything with research. 


there should be faster vehicles or warp pads to make moving around easier especially  for people with multiple islands

there should be weed repelant to stop weeds from growing in the cereal crops


Fertiliser will stop them coming back

I really think that you guys have a lot of time and put a lot of work in this game, I will be glad to advertise this game  and it has a lot of potential. I will be glad to report bugs and if you can send me files somehow I could help develop the game.

Hey maybe you can something like coinhive I know it's meant for web pages but maybe you can modify it someway to adapt it to work with autonauts