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Kickstarter was not supposed to fund to gaming legends

DigitalBattle: "Kickstarter was supposed to foster new developers, artists and filmmakers. And now it’s becoming just another funding scheme for the established guys"

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ylwzx31597d ago

Kickstarter is all great now but I have a feeling it won't be long before there will be abuse and milked out.

ExitToExisT1597d ago

yeah , even i want to start a kickstarter for my ue3 video game project. $10.000 definitely wouldnt hurt me right now:)

ZeroChaos1597d ago

Hate to say it but I agree. Basically KickStarter is for the arrogant who can't get a publisher to fund them but have blind fans who will support them.

Shame. I wanted to see new stuff.

GamingPerson1597d ago (Edited 1597d ago )

ummm only about 4 or 5 of the developers on kickstarter are legends everything else is from new people from what I have seen.

I don't think this guy is a legand but his game looks better than twisted metal imo. And jaffe is a legend to ps3 gamers.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

All in all. With all the day one dlc & marketing hype, dlc on the disk, rehashes, cod clones & drm.
I like the direction pc gaming is going and I support it.

Open source gaming open source publishing. Kinda.

dedicatedtogamers1597d ago

Oh booo hooo. Those poor widdle indie devs won't be able to sell their mediocre Diablo clones, puzzle games, and RPGs. Oh the humanity!

I'd much rather put money into a game that ends up being good, whether it's indie or not.

sjaakiejj1597d ago

"Imagine how many games could have been funded with that money, games made by new and up and coming developers. "

Being new, up and coming developers is synonymous with having a lack of funding. Most people are not willing to put money into people who haven't proven they can pull it off. These "new developers" may well be asking funding for a project that they never intend to complete, or think they can just come in and make a triple A game.

Personally, I would much rather put my money into Tim Schafer, whom I know will actually finish the project, and see it through to release.

Series_IIa1597d ago

Kickstarter is there for anyone who has a viable creative project, regardless of status in the industry.

"Of those $3 million Schafer raised, dozens of smaller indie teams could have been funded to create games of all sorts."

That $3million wouldn't have gone to the other projects anyway you idiot... People do not just go on Kickstarter close their eyes, click on a random page and donate to that project...

t0mmyb0y1597d ago

I agree with you man. I hope Tim's next project is Psychonauts 2. With big developers Kickstarter allows them to make the games they intended to make without the publisher telling them what they think/to change stuff.

Dan501597d ago

Carmageddon is getting funded through Kickstarer :)

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