It’s early days – very early days and we don’t have the full details yet but @Kickstarter has just tweeted to say that people in the UK will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter this autumn.
People in the UK will be able to launch projects on Kickstarter starting this autumn! More info soon! <3 <3 <3
— Kickstarter (@kickstarter) July 9, 2012
This is good news because the gaming community in the UK is strong. It also means publishers in mainland Europe may find it easier to deal with a UK partner on a project because of closer timezones or smiliar distribution deals.
Recently, French RPG The Shadows of Esteren found an American partner for a Kickstarter project to bring the game to an English language audience. Uhrwek Verlag teamed up with Chronicle City to bring Dungeonslayers up to a 4th edition and offer a free English language download.
With a bit of luck, Amazon will also be used to handle UK launched pledges and payment. Why? It seems like the single most important thing Kickstarter needs to do to keep confidence in the system up while also maintaining the user experience of the site.