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Posted: Apr 6 2012, 12:11 AM
The Lone Gamer
Member No.: 9
Joined: 18-July 08
Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform that's hit gaming headlines recently with it's capability to fund small professional gaming teams to produce projects publishers will only shake their heads at, but gamers seem to want.
It all started when adventure game creative director Tim Schafer (The guy behind Brütal Legend, Psychonts, Full Throttle, and the legendary Grim Fandango) asked players to give him $400,000 (A modest sum to produce a game) through Kickstarter last month to produce a new adventure game, an adventure game publishers told him would never be profitable, because adventure games no longer sell. Gamers responded by giving him and his company a whopping $3,336,371! (A little more than three million dollars, for those of you who might think I accidentally added another number or three. 834% of what he asked for)
This opened the floodgames, and dozens of amateurs and professionals over the last month have successfully used kickstarter to fund games publishers laughed out of the room as unprofitable. Such as:
Posted: Apr 10 2012, 06:37 PM
Steve Jobs clone
Member No.: 33
Joined: 22-August 08
That's amazing. I don't know where you find this stuff Neo but awesome find! I hope Nino reads this as I think he deserves access to the kind of funding that could enable him to make the kind of games he's truly capable of.