Surviving Indiegogo - An honest, heartfelt tale of indie development


Brno, Czech Republic – August 8th, 2013 – CBE software brings “Surviving IndieGoGo” which is a documented chronicle of their experiences as indies in the chaotic crowdfunding world. This is a series of blog entries created in order to provide insightful and sincere information on how a small team of two managed to successfully get 200% funding over their initial dream goal. From their initial doubts all the way to how every cent has been distributed so far, they aim to present their experiences as part of the unique hardship indies go through whenever they are presented with the big dreams of crowdfunding.

Jan Kavan, CBE software director, has been very vocal about their struggle with Indie game publishing and how these woes have been devastating to the company. Nowadays, they've decided to share their on-going success of their journey with J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition and how it has been thus far.

“After turning to the community for help, I was totally blown away. We've received almost three times more money than what we've asked for. Not only have we survived, but right now we're creating a game of my dreams. We've moved from fixing a few nagging issues to creating a huge and more developed game. This is my personal "thank you" to everyone and with this I hope to make a difference for those who would like to try their luck in the increasingly hard crowdfunding struggle."

More information about J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition is available at

The first part of Surviving IndieGoGo called "Breaking the Curse" is available through a company website located at

Press kit for J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition including brand new teaser trailer is accessible through

About J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition

J.U.L.I.A. Enhanced Edition is a crowdfunded extension of the original PC adventure game J.U.L.I.A., built upon the story of Rachel Manners, a 35 year old astrobiologist, who was among a close group of scientists chosen to embark upon one of the most critical missions ever conceived on Earth - to encounter alien sentient life forms.

The Enhanced Edition will contain brand new features like for example full screen planetary exploration, 60% of a new game contents, visually redesigned Rachel Manners and much more. The game will be available in 2014 for PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

About CBE software

Originally founded in 2006 as Cardboard Box Entertainment by Jan Kavan and Lukas Medek, a duo of creative independent developers from the Czech Republic, CBE software has a clear mission: To bring strong stories to life and explore new possibilities beyond the traditional gameplay paradigm.

CBE software has released Ghost in the Sheet, J.U.L.I.A., J.U.L.I.A. Untold, Vampires! And Crazy Vampires.   

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