It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:
Peeps Magazine Issue One
There’s something a little funny about a crowdfunding campaign for a print magazine but this one seems like an interesting concept. It’s an anthropology magazine for non-anthropologists, a magazine about culture and context rather than events.
Despite the name, the design of the magazine looks pretty slick with nice photography and layout and a lot of the people involved have experience making magazines.
They’re trying to raise $16,521. A few days into it, they were about one-tenth of the way there. $25 gets backers a copy of the magazine.
Enigmaze – Secure Password Manager
This is a codebook for your passwords. Using transparencies and invisible ink laid over a grid, it allows people to create unique hard-to-guess passwords for every account and find them again when they’re needed, without having them out in the open. It’s based on the same cryptography concepts that were used in World War II and it will make you feel like a spy every time you log-in to Facebook.
$18 gets the book, transparencies and a UV pen. The campaign is looking to raise $3,000 and its already surpassed that with several weeks still to go.
Stickman Stronghold Defense
In this game, you have to defend your stronghold against waves of attackers with a twist, you have to draw the defenders (don’t worry, they’re just stickmen) and the faster you can draw, the better you’ll do. The whole thing is the concept of a 15-year-old kid and the out-of-focus video for the campaign is just him detailing the different levels of the game but he has thought of some important things.
He’s planning to hire a professional app-development company to do the actual work, so it seems likely that if the money gets raised, the game will actually be made.
The campaign is looking to raise $75,000, which is a lot but you gotta admire the ambition this kid has. $25 gets backers the game.