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Submitted by djcitizend 1236d ago | opinion piece

BrutalGamer: Kick-Starting to Get On My Nerves: Big companies and Crowd Funding.

Crowdfunding via Kickstarter appears to be all the rage in bigger indie game developers nowdays. But, does the recent Kickstarter by Obsidian Entertainment take the idea of Kickstarter a little too far? Will we see bigger companies circumventing the sales process altogether in order to see their titles published? (Dev, Double Fine, Industry, Kickstarter, Obsidian Entertainment)

bubs78  +   1235d ago
Kind of missed the point that developers are dependent on publishers to green-light the games. Publishes are cagey at the moment about new IPs as they want to make their money back (understandably). This way Obsidian can get a project that might struggle to find a publisher out to market giving us more new IPs.
Perjoss  +   1235d ago
Kickstarter is one of the best things to happen to gaming in a long time, the fact that people would rather pump cash into a game that is not even finished yet shows that we are tiring of the same old formulas that the larger companies keep churning out year after year.

When I look through some of the stuff on Kickstarter I see fresh art styles, cool ideas and gameplay mechanics that put a lot of the so called 'aaa' devs to shame. It's cool that over here you have the low risk call of dutys and ass creeds, but its also very cool that other there we have smaller teams taking risks on ideas they really think can work.

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