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July 12th, 2012, 17:28
I disagree with both of his points: 1. a major flop will turn people away from Kickstarter' 2. oversaturation of Kickstarter projects will hurt small developers.
1. Kickstarter games are making money hand-over-tit (I'm not saying they're all successful, but there are now a couple dozen games already funded that had no hope through regular channels). One or two flops don't concern me at all. This is a whole new business model and I highly doubt it's going to go away soon.
2. It has always been hard for small developers, and they've always had to be good at PR. Let's say it gets harder in future to get noticed on Kickstarter. So what? What's the alternative, not doing Kickstarter? If you choose not to go that route for funding, you're no worse off than you were a year ago.
KS is a major new funding opportunity for talented developers. There are ZERO downsides to the service.
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