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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

Has kickstarter been good or bad for games?

Its done some good I think, such as the homestruck game's kickstarter, but there also no way to really 100% guarantee that the money donated wont go to a game that turns into vaporwear. Ouya sounds really cool, but it could be a flop.

It gives more indie devs a way to fund new ideas, but theres no way to ensure that the games will be made.

How do you see it?


pjhofmann

join:2000-08-22
Cary, NC
I see it as a good thing, for both indies and development studios and support it. Although at some point I think someone will attempt to "game" the system.


Krisnatharok
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It's awesome, it cuts out distributors and lets developers talk straight to their fans.


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It also allows developers to do what they actually want to do and get creative, instead of what will sell to the biggest amount of people. Creativity has been severely lacking for a while, other than for some small budget indie games. Kickstarter allows those small budget indie guys to have a big budget now, and allows bigger studios to do what they like. So I can't wait to see some of the games that will be coming out now.


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said by Krisnatharok:

It's awesome, it cuts out distributors and lets developers talk straight to their fans.

Agree 100%, I think the positives outweigh the negatives by a large margin in these cases.
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fnord76
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I think it will be a great tool. Good way for developers to create stuff based on what people want and are willing to pay for.

Kearnstd
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I think its a cool idea, it lets anybody sort of be a venture capitalist too.

But more importantly it means an indie dev can put out their first game and it is actually theres and does not belong to EA or some other big publisher that will beat the horse of a good title not just until its dead but until its beaten into a fine red mist.
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