Axis wrote on Jan 12, 2014, 15:09: There's too many developers who won't care much about following through once they have money in hand. Programmers are notorious at working on the fun stuff like adding new ideas or moving on to more interesting projects instead of bug hunting and optimizing code.
I'm unwilling to pay to find out how an unknown developer is at business building. I only pay for games I think I'll fully enjoy in it's current state.
That's how it's going to end for at least half of these "early access pay me for alpha invites" games - not good for the developers reputation or the gamers wallet.
While I only buy finished games, and agree with the premise of only buying games you will enjoy in their current state, I disagree with your assertion that many devs don't follow through. Indie devs are very committed to their games. And even when a major studio pulls tbe plug on a game you usually see the individual devs fixing bugs in their free time after the fact, sometimes for years.