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.