Kotaku - In case you've missed it, a video game idea on Kickstarter has helped smash the site's records by raising over one million dollars in a single day.
That. Is. Bananas. And it begs the question: why? Why were so many people so willing to invest money in an idea that the video game industry itself seems completely uninterested in?
Simple. Because the video game industry wasn't giving these people what they want.
Major video game publishers want to sell you the blockbuster. The explosive, million-dollar experience. The Call of Duty, the Grand Theft Auto, the kind of game that's pretty to look at but also stripped bare enough that it can be understood and enjoyed (or at least bought) by the masses.