Matt from Codec Moments asks: "With crowdfunding games regularly in the headlines, are they the future of all game development?"
It certainly has the potential to shake things up in the industry and that's a very good thing.
Very much agreed. There are still some issues that need to be ironed out, but crowdfunding can definitely become a staple in game development.
I would rather crowdfund and keep the creative director's vision in tact rather than allow the suits at the big publishers to ruin it all.
^This. SO much of this. Publishers have too much fun taking uniqueness out of games right now. Very rarely is there AAA originality (at least until recently. Now we have a number of AAA new IPs). Hopefully indies and AAA can coexist and be healthy competition for each other.
It's the future for certain developers, who might of not been able to get published any other way. However it doesn't mean that every game will be published this way, only a select few.
Until there is a high profile crowdfunded duke nukem forever type of scenario.
I have faith in crowd funding just not in the type Oculus represented!
Whatever helps independent devs to stay that way is awesome. But it should be one time thing(2 at most) to help things get started. For example, I'd hate to see another InExile Ent's KS; it would mean they're not earning money/their kickstarted games isn't good/they aren't such a talented studio etc. I dont know, it'd be ethically wrong. Crowdfund today; earn moneh/own IP, fund the sequel with what you earned.
kickstarter devs that have been successful just need to make sure their games are released on time for the sake of crowdfunding. if a mass amount of people see that the games aren't releasing as promised then the masses will revolt.
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