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February 1st, 2013, 16:05
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Some how I think kickstart is being abused (this is not really directed at original sin). But I though the intent was to fund things that otherwise could not be funded. Yet a lot of folks are running kickstart campaign at the very end of the development cycle which seems counter intuitive (given the original intent) to me. Still if they offer a drm free version on kickstart I'll probably bite
I think kickstarter works well as a way to attract prepurchases and particularly when combined with a greenlight campaign. I don't see a problem with that, since it lowers the overall cost of getting a game to market for independent developers and so enables them to tackle larger projects without being beholden to a publisher. That's all very positive I think for gamers - surely the main advantage to us is not having the suits decide on what new games get made.
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