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March 8th, 2013, 15:18
Interesting article about "big backers":
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/0…s-of-numenera/

Backer Steven Dengler says he will pledge $100,000 (if the Kickstarter reaches the $3 million mark) for a chance to play the followup to the game he calls a “landmark” in his life.

“[Planescape] is the most rewarding game I’ve ever played,” he told Wired in a phone interview.

Dengler, CEO of the currency conversion services site XE.com, is a prolific Kickstarter backer. As an angel investor with a passion for classic PC games, he’s bankrolled Psychonauts publisher Double Fine in excess of $1 million to get new games out the door.

“The appeal of a Kickstarter is as much about rewarding people for what they’ve done in the past as it is helping them to create new [projects],” Dengler says.

Dengler isn’t the only gamer with cash willing to throw down big for a successor to Planescape. Min-Liang Tan, CEO of gaming accessory-maker Razer, announced on Twitter that he’d donated $10,000 to Torment‘s campaign, saying that if the new game is “half as good as Planescape, I will die happy.”

Also kicking in 10 large is Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of Minecraft, Polygon reported.
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