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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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43. Re: Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter Jul 13, 2012, 17:40 theyarecomingforyou
 
Darks wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 15:06:
Iím all for Kickstarter too but not when a developer is purposely trying to put the burden on the consumer and not pull it from their own pockets. To me thatís BS. You sometimes get the feeling these guys are only trying to line their own pockets.
The traditional role of a publisher is to fund the development of a game during production. With DG they funded and published it themselves. There is no doubt that the game had a lot of success - mostly while it was on sale - but we have no idea whether they made enough money to fund the entire development process of a sequel. And the last thing they'd want to do is turn to a publisher who would want a large cut of the takings or rights to the IP. Therefore they turned to KS to pre-fund the development of the game, providing lower tiers in case they were unsuccessful.

You portray them as a super rich, super successful company that is doing this as an insult to their fans when that simply isn't the case. The reality is that fans like myself desperately want them to produce a sequel and would readily buy it. This is a win-win for me - if it doesn't get funded I lose nothing; if it meets minimum funding I get an expansion and help them produce the sequel; if it meets full funding I get the game cheaper than a normal retail release.

I'm surprised they give out the keys before it has received funding, as that seems like it's open for abuse (playing a pledge and withdrawing it; getting the game it funding fails). Anyway, I already own the game and all the DLC - does anyone know if it will be added to my inventory or simply be wasted if I add it to Steam?
 
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