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Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL
reply to Zoder

Re: Some new Kickstarters

According to Obsidian, they were approached a few months ago by a publisher to do a Kickstarter.

The publisher wanted them to raise the development money themselves through Kickstarter and the publisher would distribute the game, keeping ownership of the brand and most of the profits in the process.

»kotaku.com/5944745/big-publisher···kstarter

So was it EA or Activision?


Krisnatharok
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said by Zoder:

So was it EA or Activision?

Sure. I wouldn't past either to use Kickstart as an advertising medium where users pay THEM to find out about the game.
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Kearnstd
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I agree I would not put it passed any of the major players to abuse it and sucker indie devs with a good idea into bad contracts.

After all it is how big music works when they find a truly good and original artist, Use them up as a brand, keep all the profits, shit them out poor as dirt when done.

Or in the gaming industry, grab up indie dev, milk their title until its dry, fire the devs, milk brand until its not just a dead horse but a dead horse beaten until its nothing more than a fine red mist.
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