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Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter

This Kickstarter looks to jumpstart development of Defense Grid 2, a sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment's tower defense game. This one has an interesting approach, as there are funding goals to hit along the way. So if they raise $250K, they will create an eight-level expansion for the original Defense Grid; if they raise $500K they will build a new engine for a Defense Grid 2 remake with co-op multiplayer; at $750K they will add a level editor and other platforms; and if the campaign hits the $1M mark, they will be able to create the full sequel of their dreams. Thanks Bob.

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23. Re: Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter Jul 13, 2012, 13:44 NKD
 
spindoctor wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 13:28:
The thought process behind this particular Kickstarter is that they could probably make the game even if they don't get crowdfunded, but why not take money from potential customers right at the beginning anyway? It's a little sad what this has devolved into.

So? Why is it people seem to think Kickstarter is supposed to be a last-ditch effort for the impoverished? The whole benefit to using Kickstarter for game projects is that you avoid selling out to publishers or other investors if at all possible.

I don't WANT developers to try and get other funding first. I want them to Kickstarter first and try to keep other parties out of it. Kickstarter should be the first resort, not the last resort, for companies interested in using it.

I don't care if they've shipped other titles before. You live in a magical dream world if you think every moderately successful title will earn the developer enough money to fully develop and release yet another project. Sometimes, that just doesn't happen. Their next project could be more ambitious than they can afford to do with cash on hand, or any other number of things.

This view of Kickstarter as a thing for indies to get their first title shipped so that they can subsequently sell out to a big publisher is extremely destructive.
 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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