Simon looks at Kickstarter and why it is slowly destroying this current generation of games with anyone and everyone asking for money.
I really don't agree with the article. It misses the point... Kickstarter is zero risk to the investor. A bad idea won't get funded; so why the hate? People with ambition trying to get their game made. Are we really saying this is a bad thing? Even if the game looks terrible or is a lazy HD upgrade, the people involved are at least trying. There's been a load of examples of games that have small niche followings that can not get green lit by the big publishers. So Kickstarter is perfect. And the service also provides a good barometer for their games... If a game doesn't get funded they can evaluate why and move on rather than struggle along trying to raise finances outside of services like Kickstarter. Can the author really say that the prospect of a new Elite game is a bad thing? What about Republique? An iOS game that looks very innovative. Not only have the devs got the money to make the game THEY want, but they can take the time to do it. For any gamer of a certain age the idea of a new Dizzy game is something we've wanted for years. Kickstarter is a fantastic tool for getting games made. I hope it increases in popularity.
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