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Frequently Asked Questions

How does investing on Gambitious work?

When making investments on the Gambitious Investment Portal you will be investing in individual game projects under the same contractual terms as Gambitious, Devolver, (and often our individual founding partners).

You are NOT making an equity investment in the development studio, but you are investing through a contract with the Publisher (Royalty Purchase Agreement) to share in royalties generated from sales of a specific project, for a period of 5 years.

Investors in Gambitious games enjoy a Preferred Return. 1st. priority to investors.

After the Preferred Return is satisfied, the proportional Royalty Rates between investors, publisher and developer are paid as a 2nd. priority.

The Projected Return associated with the title is illustrated at the bottom of the cash flow projections schedule.

How do I make an investment?

Project investing requires three simple steps:

  1. Select the amount you wish to invest in a given project
  2. Provide the investor information required for the contract - Royalty Purchase Agreement (RPA)
  3. Review the contract terms and conditions
  4. Digitally sign the contract and Submit

At this point, your investment is classified as a Commitment and added to the project’s funding total

  1. Review the countersigned contract and invoice provided by return e-mail
  2. Wire your investment funds
  3. Find your investment at My Investments on the Investment Portal

How is my money used?

Your investment may be used for Development/Production, Testing/QA, Language Localization, PR Marketing activities.

Projects requiring development funds are advanced to the Game Studio upon approval of Milestones by Gambitious Producers. Milestone approval generally means the developer is reasonably on schedule and delivering the various assets of the game as agreed to and to our Producers’ satisfaction.

Prior to releasing the game, capital is used for language localization, testing and pr/marketing activities. In some cases, preliminary marketing and PR can begin as early as a year ahead of the expected launch date.

In which projects can I invest?

You can make investments for the projects that are under the header New Projects at the New Projects Page.

You can not invest in projects under the header Funded Projects. These projects are a 100% committed/invested. Gambitious informs you when new projects are added to the platform.

Where do I find information on the projected performance of the game?

You can find our financial projections for a title at the bottom of any Project Page. The table illustrates projected Investor Economics for this game. You can click on the section headers to find more information on how the table works.

The financial projections provided are for illustration purposes only and most certainly will vary from actual results. Investors should not rely on the projections to make an investment decision.

When will I get my money back?

Approximately 90 days from the date in which the title is released for sale, investors will receive the initial Preferred Return payout. 100% of available proceeds from sales are paid to investors until the Preferred Return is satisfied. Subsequent payouts due to investors are accrued quarterly or until sufficient capital is accumulated to justify a payout.


The Investment Process in More Detail

  1. Select the amount you wish to invest in a given project
    1. Click on the orange Invest button on the Project Page of interest.
    2. Select the amount you wish to invest in that project.
    3. The Royalty Purchase Agreement is available for preview at this point
  2. Provide the investor information required for the contract - Royalty Purchase Agreement (RPA)
    1. Fill out the investor information for the person who will sign the contract. You may sign as a Natural Person (select ‘Invest as individual) or invest through an Entity you represent (click ‘Invest as an Entity’)
  3. Review and if in agreement with the terms
    1. check the ‘Accept’ Investment Terms box and proceed to the contract.
  4. Digitally sign the contract and Submit
    1. Sign the document in the signature box and click submit signature. Depending on your connection speed the process could take up to 60 seconds.
    2. You will then be directed to the “Thank You” page and your Royalty Purchase Agreement (RPA) is sent to Gambitious for countersignature which typically takes two to three business days.
    3. Your Commitment will then be added to the project’s funding and will appear on your Dashboard under Commitments.
  5. Review the countersigned contract and invoice provided by return e-mail
    1. Within two business days you should get a confirmation email with the invoice for the selected amount. (you can also find this invoice at My Investments > Commitments under the Pay Now button)
  6. Wire your investment funds
    1. Once you pay the invoice and the amount is received on our bank account, we will mark the Commitment as paid and classify it as an Investment.
  7. Find your investment at My Investments on the Investment Portal
    1. Go to Dashboard, Your commitment is now considered an Investment and it has been removed from the Commitment section and is added to the ‘Unreleased This will be reflected on your Dashboard.