OnlySP: Kickstarter was founded in 2009 as a public crowdfunding forum where consumers could financially support their favorite ideas from budding entrepreneurs in exchange for a small reward and the chance to get in on the ground floor of what could turn into the next great invention. Over the last few years, the website has become a haven where aspiring artists, musicians and inventors could get their shot at funding their next big idea without having to worry about dealing with big-money middlemen. Like it has with many entertainment sectors, Kickstarter has found a new place within the gaming industry as a way to give independent developers more leverage in the market than they’ve ever enjoyed before. Kickstarter is ushering in a brand-new business model for video games that could mean a permanent shift in how games get made. But with this new unique paradigm comes an equally unique set of obstacles that developers and consumers are still getting used to.