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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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I feel it is a problem. Kickstarter is (to my knowledge) supposed to help finance those who have tried and couldn't get financed, a last choice option. Now bigger players are seeing it a a first choice because they don't have to pay back loans so they can maximize profits. Kinda like taking from the poor to help the rich

I'm sure kickstarter could be more strict so that the "the pitch" can't involve stuff that has been successful in the past but I don't see how that makes the whole process stronger.

We're already seeing developers make games that fans love and Publishers still treat them like it doesn't matter because now the new target is this other type of game where they think they can make a gajillion dollars because someone else just did! (See epic and Fortnite trying to jump on the minecraft train)

I like to think that the developer behind Fallout New Vegas would not be struggling to figure out how to "do a better job" on their next game if they were not stuck behind the scam artists that are modern publishers.

I think the fans would come running if those guys had delivered on FO New Vegas from a crowd sourced project and were now trying to see if fans wanted more.

It's going to be some time before we see a franchise that strong being crowd funded but it could happen. Kickstarter projects need time to build. Imagine if wasteland 2 is a runaway hit. Or shadowrun. That could put them on a much larger footing when they come forward and say, "Who's up for Wasteland 3?" What if the first game has been on the front page of steam for weeks at that point and suddenly funding starts growing to 10 to 20 million. These are not hard numbers to reach at all when you look at how many people are funding the projects already hitting 2-3 million. Doublefine only has 88k backers. Wasteland 2 only has 62k backers.

If they sell a million units how hard will it be to get 500k backers? 5-10x current funding numbers would likely be possible if they had a big hit off this first project.

The biggest issue we're going to face is publishers trying to buyout the stuff that gets successful. When these guys see that the first game sold a million copies they're going to come running with money trying to get the devs to sellout and then they'll charge as much as they can get for the next game.

You're looking in the wrong direction if you think devs are going to start abusing people. Publishers have written the book on how to do that. They're going to try and buy out these games as they get close to launch and say "ha ha, fuck you! PAY US."
 
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