Aren't you a huge company with a lot of employees? You're just being greedy!
Our servers cost over $15,000 USD a month to run. We have to pay those bills before anyone else gets paid. Evolve is made by an eight person international team. We've lost money running Evolve every month since we launched it back in 2010. If it's greedy to lose money every month to keep a service we strongly believe in alive, I guess we're guilty as charged.
Why don't you fund everything with Kickstarter? You'll make millions!
Kickstarter actually frowns on using their platform to fund the operation of a service. Beyond that, Evolve Helix already functions somewhat like Kickstarter — you get various rewards depending on how much you have donated. Finally, running a successful Kickstarter campaign means spending every waking minute of the campaign promoting to anyone we can find who will listen. We've talked to several gaming projects that have used Kickstarter, and all of them have said it was very time consuming. That's time we wouldn't be able to spend working on Evolve.
If I donate once, is that all you guys need?
Evolve costs money to run every month. Most of our budget goes toward our servers. Although contributing once is better than not contributing at all, if you can afford it, please consider contributing a small amount every month. Thanks!
What happens if you guys don't get enough money?
We don't know the answer to that yet. We're currently focused on drumming up support from you guys so that question is one we never have to face. Please consider donating or subscribing so we can keep Evolve running indefinitely.