Our goal when we created Offbeatr was to give project creators a chance to make their adult projects into a reality through crowdfunding.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Offbeatr.com, the only crowdfunding website that allows people to raise money for adult creative projects, has raised over $280,000 in 9 months for its adult project creators.
Since launch in August 2012 Offbeatr has seen more than:
- 100 projects created
- 4000 pledges for rewards with an average pledge amount of $61
- 10,000 registered users with over 2.5M page views
12 projects have been successful including:
- Flesh Cult - a web-based RPG where you play as a succubus or incubus.
- Grace Alley Mural Project - a public art project on the exterior of the Center for Sex & Culture that highlights San Francisco's sexual history and culture.
- Jurassic Beauties Collection - a DVD-Rom based portfolio showcasing Cherri Topps, one of the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Beauties lineup of characters.
- Venus Rising - a MMORPG which features ancient bordellos and barbaric battles.
“When we tell people we built a crowdfunding platform for adult projects they immediately think, just as we did when we started, that our projects would be all adult movies,” said Offbeatr.com CEO, Ben Tao. “While we do have film projects, what's been surprising is many of the successful projects don't feature live humans as the main subject. Instead we have sexy succubi, thoughtful dragons, and Jurassic beauties. Projects that are art related and in the form of adult games, comic books, and murals.”
A big part of the success of Offbeatr has come from the hard work and perseverance from its project creators. Creators who not only have to overcome the challenge of gathering support, but also overcome rejection from "mainstream" service providers because adult content is prohibited.
"We work hard to bring a quality product to our customers, and that's made more difficult by printing companies who refuse to print adult material.” Said, Seppel, the creator of the Furoticon Online project. “Our campaign centered around bringing our card game to an online format for a reason -- online, people will be able to play with friends around the world. Sex is a part of most adults' lives, and the celebration of sex through images is just as natural as that through text -- but 50 Shades of Grey is in your local library; Furoticon will be difficult to get into your local gaming store."
"Our goal when we created Offbeatr was to give project creators a chance to make their adult projects into a reality through crowdfunding," said Tao. "These are project creators who have devoted fans and interesting projects. The only problem is they're not welcomed on other crowdfunding sites only because their creative projects involve sex. Is it fair? No. That's why we're here to help, and so far it's working."
Offbeatr.com, a non-equity based crowdfunding platform for adult related creative projects. In addition to offering rewards in exchange for support, project creators can sell digital content to raise money for their projects.