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Žiga Gantar

Founder, CEO, and Game Developer at Freecompany, Slovenia

Žiga Gantar

About Žiga

Žiga is 27 years old and is first and foremost the founder and CEO of Freecompany, the leading Slovenian company in the industry of complex tabletop games. He studied in Slovenia and Japan, graduating with a degree in East-Asian Studies, specializing in Japanology. In 2021, he and his team successfully carried out their first Kickstarter Campaign. This project marked the beginning of the fantasy game franchise Eldfall Chronicles. Since then, the game has received several expansions, including this year's expansion, Eldfall Chronicles: Northern Wind, which was funded at over 1000% on Kickstarter. Within Freecompany, Žiga's passion and interest also lie in the direction of game design, creative processes, and manufacturing.

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Dvorana Emerald, 20.10.2023 at 09:05-09:35

Kickstarter & Board Games: Is Kickstarter still a start up platform or has it become a pre-order store?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, well known to everybody, and its main purpose is to help fund start up products. Or is it? There is one industry in particular that found its match made in heaven with the help of Kickstarter and changed the way we now perceive Kickstarter. »Board game reneissance« is a term that is occuring lately in the table top industry and one of the main reason fort his massive popularization is Kickstarter itself. Imagine a realm where giants coexist with newcomers. Multimillion-dollar corporations now share the stage with indie creators, all thanks to Kickstarter's transformative power. The tabletop industry has undergone a seismic shift, transcending mere games into a cultural renaissance and the vast majority of games that are produced nowadays must first go through Kickstarter before they hit the shelves of retail stores. Explore the culture of Kickstarter and Table Top industry together with 3 representatives of Slovenia's Table Top companies which found their success via Kickstarter.

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