The Magpie Collection: An IndieGoGo Campaign to Help Replace Stolen Equipment
During this years A MAZE. / Berlin festival, many indie game developers (and artists of all types) had their equipment stolen. They have since taken to crowdfunding website IndieGoGo to raise the total cost of everything taken, which equals roughly €17,000/£12,600/$19,200, the campaign is called The Magpie Collection. The money is going towards helping anyone who had their equipment stolen.
The A MAZE. / Berlin is an indie game festival all about creativity and experimentation and held on April 22 through 24.
If you don't know Magpies are the thieves of the bird kingdom, they will steal eggs and young birds, which for a creative individual their equipment is their child or egg.
No money raised is going into the developers pockets, it's only going towards equipment. In the case that the campaign beats its goal, all the extra money is going to charity, Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer's Research UK.
If you pledge €10 or more you get a collection of limited edition games, music, and artwork from the creative minds who had their livelihoods stolen.
What do you think of this approach to having your kit snatched? Let me know in the comments bellow.