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Thursday, April 26, 2012

A mind-blowing piece on the failings of Kickstarter

It's not often that I create a post on Digitally Downloaded for the sole purpose of linking folks to another Website's article (in fact, this is the first time I've done this), but I consider the following story essential reading for anyone who is interested in the games industry:

Dragged Kickstarting and Screaming

There's a lot said about the benefits of Kickstarter and how it's going to change the way games are funded. While it's true to an extent (it is a possible avenue to secure funding), I think people need to temper that enthusiasm with a simple understanding that it's not a magical cure to funding woes.

Hopefully this piece helps clarify for people some of the very real problems for Kickstarter projects from the "behind the scenes" perspective.
A mind-blowing piece on the failings of Kickstarter
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