Submitted by Rearden 1290d ago | opinion piece

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" (Double Fine Adventure, Industry, Kickstarter, PC, PS3, Tim Schafer, Xbox 360)

ylwzx3  +   1290d ago
Kickstarter is all great now but I have a feeling it won't be long before there will be abuse and milked out.
ExitToExisT  +   1290d ago
yeah , even i want to start a kickstarter for my ue3 video game project. $10.000 definitely wouldnt hurt me right now:)
ZeroChaos  +   1290d 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.
GamingPerson  +   1290d 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.

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.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   1290d 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.
sjaakiejj  +   1290d 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_IIa  +   1290d 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...
t0mmyb0y  +   1290d 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.
Dan50  +   1290d ago
Carmageddon is getting funded through Kickstarer :)
Enigma_2099  +   1290d ago
Exactly. The unfortunate truth is, who's gonna blindly fund someone you've never heard of, or hasn't given you any proof they can be trusted?

Here's an idea. Try releasing a short demo of what it is you want to develop, and let people try it and see if they want to give you the money to support it...
Venox2008  +   1290d ago
I think that N-space should be funded to release survival horror Winter ... and I really want to support Suda51 so he could create a bizarre game like Killer7 or shadows of the damned (but not like a downgraded version of EA, but like it was supposed to be) and Q entertainment for a new game like REZ or Child of eden
Alos88  +   1290d ago
I don't think the guy who wrote tis has any idea how hard it is to get funding for a project, Tim Schafer could NOT have simply got the cash through other means, publishers weren't interested- that was the point of the project!

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