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Op Ed

Cliffski's Blog - The kickstarter reality.
But this is not *the* new publishing model, far from it. RPS noted that the developers ‘don’t have a publisher breathing down their necks’. Really? Maybe they have 10,000 publishers now, impatient, possibly wanting contradictory stuff (almost definitely…in fact), and not restrained by the politeness of scheduled milestone meetings behind closed doors. I hope it goes well, but it could get messy.

Plus the developer is boxed into a corner, they know exactly what they have to do with that money. This is not always a good thing. I ship maybe half the games I start. Gratuitous Tank Battles was not the game I intended to make. I intended to make a life-sim game, then abandoned it to make an RTS, then it morphed into GTB.

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41. Re: Op Ed Feb 13, 2012, 14:05 ASeven
 
Prez wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 13:38:
If Molyneux turned around and said he would use Kickstarter to make a new Populous... I think I would cave in and invest in him.

Same here.

I see Beamer posted below me, but since I ignore his inane and self-absorbed ramblings, I can only guess he's arrogantly lecturing everyone how we're all wrong and it can't work, blah blah blah. In fact I'd bet my house on it.

Pretty much, he's now arguing against the bleak outcome the Financial Times put the gaming industry in. Retail sales levels are below 2004 but Beamer is happily oblivious about it.

Populous 4, molded after 2 (I found Pop 3 to be horrible) would be a dream game come true that would appeal to everyone. Populous 1 and 2 had an universal appeal that it's hard to find in games nowadays.
 
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