British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, creator of the classic Sinclair ZX Spectrum, has turned to Indiegogo to bring a new handheld game console to life. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum VEGA+ is a new system that can play over 14,000 games from the much-loved Spectrum’s past.
Raising over £401,000 with a £100,000 goal, this campaign was a resounding success. With a niche product like this it can be difficult to know whether there is a need in the marketplace. Crowdfunding allows inventors to go straight to their audience and test whether there is a desire for it to exist – with the Vega+ it is more than clear there is.
Read more about their campaign here.