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Kickstarter's Chen On Alternative Game Funding

Gamasutra: As the Internet makes collecting money from gamers exponentially easier, independent game creators are starting to experiment with new monetization models.

Apart from the obvious 'microtransaction for items' model that many free to play MMOs are using, there are other possibilities. Indie studio Flashbang recently discussed with the Wall Street Journal a plan to ask for a six-month subscription for enhanced access to a suite of games.

We sat down with Kickstarter's Perry Chen to discuss the intriguing question of why independent games might join the place of other indie media currently using patronage models for funding:

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