We decided to open our very first donation page « Tipeee », a crowdfunding platform :
Initially, we intended to make mapmaking on Minecraft our passion, but over time the increasingly complex evolution of the project we realized that the sacrifices in order to achieve a real finished product were very consistent for much of our lives.
From this hard work during development, we had not done crowdfunding campaigns because we wanted to make it a pure creative and independent product. However, with hindsight and after so much effort given the fact that such a project is free, we believe that we have missed a few things.
Indeed, we have provided more than 10,000 hours of work without real funding except for a few donations and the low remuneration offered by the download of our previous project. In total, the global funding received during the 5 years of development of our last project was around 500 €.
We would have liked to put the map on the marketplace for the Microsoft version of Minecraft and thus pay the people who worked with us, but the conversion was technically impossible to do.
So we can’t actually sell our work done on Minecraft directly, that’s why we rely on your donations and give you other things like music or early access to the BETA.
Most of the donation money was enough to pay for the logistics of the servers and software used. It’s already great of course, but this unprecedented Minecraft project has become so huge and extremely time-consuming for us as well as free for you, which we hope to get minimal benefit.
In addition, the project is not finished and will still take us a long time to refine. Adding content will be possible in later versions of Minecraft, as we would like to update the map to the latest version of Minecraft so that it is also available on Realm. Also we intend to make the map available in other languages (Chinese, German, Spanish etc …).
This is what we wrote to you this message for donations to finance the project as it is, to reward these 5 years of work, but also its future!
For Skrill users, you can make a donation at this address : firstname.lastname@example.org
And those who like our music, you can also support us by purchasing our songs directly by downloads on the link below.
We thank people very much who have been able to make a donation, if even very small, it’s the thought that counts.
We are very grateful to make the people happy thanks to our map and we hope to continue to do.