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(Slashdot)   For every game developer *not* interested in making "Call of Duty 19: Assault on Disneyworld," Kickstarter is increasingly the way to go for funding   (slashdot.org) divider line 11
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1456 clicks; posted to Geek » on 26 Sep 2013 at 10:59 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-26 11:36:23 AM  
2 votes:

NicktheSmoker: brap: Can it with the "For $10,000 we will make YOU a minor character in Forcemeat: OperationNarnia AND send you three "Step off fraggit" lapel pins AND name our next goldfish after your mom"  and just give me some got damned points on the profits like the old got damned days when an investor was an investor and not just a got damned fanboy!

GAAAAHHHHHHHH!

LOL, I didn't think anyone had figured kickstarter out yet, but looks like there is one.  Screw Kickstarter.  If your project is worth any thing at all you don't need to beg for money on the internet.  Kickstarter is basically panhandling.


This is clearly the voice of someone who has never had to deal with a publisher for anything in their life.  The moment a focus group is brought to bear on a creative work, 100% of its creative value is unmade.
2013-09-26 01:55:48 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: After contributing to Torment: Tides of Numenera, I decided to withhold support for any future Kickstarter projects for some time.

And then Mighty No. 9 was announced.

And then WayForward announced this project.
/God Damnit.


I was hoping The Power Of FarkTM would help the Shantae kickstarter but it seems it's focused elsewhere.  So it goes.
2013-09-26 12:51:15 PM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: ITT: butthurt morons who don't understand why video games are made.

/it's to make money


So your belief, as a consumer, is that you should just blindly lap up whatever bullshiat is placed infront of you? With no complaints? I'm not exactly anti-establishment, but fark that shiat. If a company is churning out increasingly terrible games, why would we continue to fork over money? This is all hypothetical, of course, because CoD has such a hard-wired audience now, I'm pretty sure they could go the better part of the next decade releasing only Sinead O'Conner CDs in Call of Duty packaging and still not lose a dime in projected sales, but c'mon! There's a better way to do this shiat, so I'm going to continue to give my money to game companies that actually make quality products. Because when a company can make quality products that ALSO beat the pants off of EA and Activision's FPS Factory Games in sales, everyone wins.
2013-09-26 12:40:52 PM  
1 votes:
I can't wait for Wasteland 2!!!!
2013-09-26 12:33:35 PM  
1 votes:
Kickstarter is just a way of spreading out the risk of capital investment by bringing in a large number of smaller investors who risk less, with the tradeoff being that in the case of success they're immediately bought out by contract instead of retaining a partial ownership of the venture.

This isn't actually new or particularly revolutionary just because it's got a better media presence than usual, community-level projects run like that all the time.  I mean, it is a good model to use for video games because it does boil down to shifting a lot of your income to pre-sales far enough in advance that you actually need the money, and because individual end-users are where the profit comes from anyhow... but it still doesn't merit 3000 headlines a week.
2013-09-26 12:32:56 PM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: ITT: butthurt morons who don't understand why video games are made.

/it's to make money


And Kickstarter provides a way for developers to make money without releasing lowest-common-denominator garbage.  Hence why it's awesome.
2013-09-26 12:26:50 PM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: If COD is such a bad game why does it make so much money?


The current list of top-ten grossing films of all time includes two James Cameron films and a Michael Bay film. Even inflation-adjusted it still includes those two Cameron films. Revenue is  not an indication of quality.

Beyond that, CoD was never a "mega-successful" franchise until Modern Warfare. After that, like the aforementioned films it's highly successful  because it's garbage. The gameplay is extremely superficial, there haven't been any true innovations or engine upgrades in the series since CoD4, the plots trend toward jinogistic "Tom Clancy on mushrooms" nonsense, all melding together to create a pandering gestalt targeted preciseely at the lowest-common denominator -- in other words, the perfect formula for financial success.
2013-09-26 12:26:11 PM  
1 votes:

Egoy3k: If COD is such a bad game why does it make so much money?


That's not the issue.  The real issue is that some players want different games that aren't being made via publisher funding, and Kickstarter is a means of getting that funding.
2013-09-26 11:43:37 AM  
1 votes:
There's only one kickstarter I'm really interested in.

wac.7725.edgecastcdn.net
2013-09-26 11:35:09 AM  
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: I'm still letting money save up so I can contribute to Star Citizen.


Same here.  I want to donate more than just the ~$40 I'd be comfortable dumping in at one time. So I'm socking away a few dollars here and there towards a future purchase.  I've got plenty of time. It doesn't even go playable alpha for quite a while.

Also, I contributed to the Shadowrun Returns kickstarter. They sent out regular updates on what they were doing and were generally really cool and transparent about it all. And I continue to get updates about what they're working on with the game.  And I got some cool merch out of it, too.  AND the game was pretty fun.

This trend lately of early access games just takes me back to the days when I used to beta test a lot of games.  It's a really fun experience to watch a game mature and change as development progresses.  And I appreciate the ability to vote with my wallet on games I want to play.  I mean, I could before. But now I can do so earlier in the process.
2013-09-26 10:33:06 AM  
1 votes:

brap: Can it with the "For $10,000 we will make YOU a minor character in Forcemeat: OperationNarnia AND send you three "Step off fraggit" lapel pins AND name our next goldfish after your mom"  and just give me some got damned points on the profits like the old got damned days when an investor was an investor and not just a got damned fanboy!

GAAAAHHHHHHHH!


uh...then just contact the development team directly and don't donate through kickstarter?
 
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