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Opinion: A Skeptical Look at Kickstarter

Over the past few months, a fascinating conversation has taken place about Kickstarter’s potential to reshape how games are funded. There some important reasons why you should care and share your voice. Game developers are collecting millions of dollars on Kickstarter, but shouldn’t we be cautious when sending our money to fund an incredibly ambitious project with a distant delivery date? Kickstarter is what would happen if you combined a live telethon, a “feed the children” commercial, and a dash of the liberal arts.
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Ouya’s ‘Free the Games’ Fund Faces Backlash from Developers

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (last year)

OUYA’s “Free the Games” fund, which matches funds for any indie game on Kickstarter with at least $50,000 in funding (up to $1 million), is embroiled in backlash from the indie game developers it sought to court. After two Kickstart... Read Post

OUYA Launches $1M ‘Free The Games' Fund, Will Match Kickstarter Funds For OUYA-Bound Games

Technology : TechCrunch (2 years ago)

The OUYA Android gaming console has been met with mixed reviews. The console blew up on Kickstarter, and in the months leading up to its recent release, the hype has turned into slight concern over whether or not developers will bui... Read Post

Opinion: How long before the Kickstarter bubble bursts?

Mobile / Mobile Apps : FingerGaming (3 years ago)

[Kickstarter's earned plenty of funding for game developers over the past several months, but will this new-found funding model last? Gamasutra contributor Nicholas Lovell provides his thoughts on the matter and outlines some impora... Read Post


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