At 4/13/12 05:21 PM, Spretznaz wrote:
At 4/13/12 04:21 PM, MindChamber wrote:
No VC.. concentrate on microtransations, to funnel back into turning NG into a platform. Keep NG lean and small, and work hard to make NG the ultimate publisher for developers and artists alike. Steam-squared.This is one of the best ideas I've heard. You don't have to take VC, and you won't do nothing either. I hate to say it, but this could actually work. You really should make it option number 3
I'm inclined to agree with MindChamber also. VC seems very risky, and the charm of Newgrounds being the website that arose from content like 'Club a Seal' and all the other strange stuff could very well become lost. I think the allure of Newgrounds to begin with would likely have to change, to some degree, if you went the venture capital route, and the allure of Newgrounds is what has kept it afloat to begin with.
I like MindChamber's idea because I'm sure there must be other ways to keep building Newgrounds up while still retaining all of your control over it. It truly is Everything by Everyone right now, and that has always been the essence of this website. I mean, look how far Newgrounds has come over the past ten years. Has the plateau been hit? Are there any other options besides venture capital?
I would only consider the replies that have explanations; I don't think a lot of people who are really gung-ho for the VC option truly understand it (I'm not saying everyone who chose this doesn't have a clue -- but I'm sure a lot don't). As someone else mentioned, I and others are pretty appreciative that you're gathering our opinions on this; I think this is part of the reason we all love this website so much -- because we feel like we are an essential part of it.