The last couple of days have been excellent for the organisers behind GX Australia, who will be able to proudly say they are running the country's first LBGT gaming convention after their crowdfunding campaign ticked over their $50,000 goal with 24 hours remaining.
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The campaign has raised several thousand dollars in the last 48 hours alone, quashing any concerns that they might just fall short.
At the time of writing the convention had raised $52,958 from 439 backers, which is an impressive average of $120.63 (rounded down) per backer. That's more on average than Star Citizen, and it's an indication of just how much money people are prepared to put up to get another gaming convention (and a LBGT one at that) happening in Sydney.
It's also an indication of how top heavy the pledges are. 2 have put in $3,300 or more; 4 stumped up for the $1,100 tier, while another 4 pledged for the $500 or more VIP dinner tier. 19 people pledged for the Indie Alley Tier, which is a $440 or more tier. If all of those 29 backers pledged at the bare minimum, that's still $21,360, more than half of the original $50,000 goal.
If you're still thinking of supporting the convention, they have a string of games as part of the GX Australia Loot Pile that you can access from the $35 or more tiers. The list of games includes Super Mutant Alien Assault, Red Only Memories, Hand of Fate, Armello, Hacknet, Dungeon League, Screencheat and Satellite Reign.