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January 15th, 2013, 23:45
I had a though along these lines: suppose a software development company were to commit to matching funds for a large development Kickstarter? I.e. they would match every dollar contributed by fans, as long as the initial KS goal is reached. Would that make you more likely to support it?
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January 16th, 2013, 01:56
in my case it wouldn't make much of a difference. I back projects that I like, although I do tend not to back projects with too low a budget (maybe about $50k min)
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January 16th, 2013, 13:36
I think the company owner committing a serious amount of money would send out a strong signal and increase the sum collected though Kickstarter.
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January 16th, 2013, 14:46
I wouldn't support them. Doing this gives the company a share in the game and its development direction, which takes us back to square one.
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January 16th, 2013, 15:26
Äh, what? The company ALWAYS has a share in the game and decides about the development direction.
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January 16th, 2013, 15:38
It's a great idea. It works really well in charity fundraising, so I imagine it would work pretty well for kickstarter.

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January 16th, 2013, 15:41
Originally Posted by Gorath View Post
Äh, what? The company ALWAYS has a share in the game and decides about the development direction.
My mistake, incorrectly read the initial post. My initial understanding was an Indie developer recieving matching funding from a well known software/game publisher for a successful Kickstarter.
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January 16th, 2013, 20:14
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
My mistake, incorrectly read the initial post. My initial understanding was an Indie developer recieving matching funding from a well known software/game publisher for a successful Kickstarter.
I suppose we'll probably see a lot of that once the "kick it forward" pledge comes to fruition. It should be interesting to see how that shapes future projects.
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