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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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Appstori promises a Kickstarter alternative for mobile app developers

Mobile / Mobile Apps : FingerGaming (2 years ago)

Over the past several months, Kickstarter has become the service of choice for crowd-sourced game development, but on Tuesday a new company called Appstori debuted a platform that gives mobile developers an alternative venue in whic... Read Post

Star Command dev shares realities of costs after Kickstarter funding

Mobile / Mobile Apps : FingerGaming (2 years ago)

Though indie game developer War Balloon surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal for Star Command, an honest breakdown of its costs reveals that a fraction of those donations went toward the actual game. Last October, War Balloon join... Read Post

Opinion: How long before the Kickstarter bubble bursts?

Mobile / Mobile Apps : FingerGaming (2 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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