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Op Ed

Destructoid - Publishers accused of trying to exploit Kickstarter.
"We were actually contacted by some publishers over the last few months that wanted to use us to do a Kickstarter," he revealed on his team's own KS page. "I said to them 'So, you want us to do a Kickstarter for, using our name, we then get the Kickstarter money to make the game, you then publish the game, but we then don't get to keep the brand we make and we only get a portion of the profits.'

"They said, 'Yes'."

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10. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2012, 12:41 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 12:22:
Creston wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 11:39:
It seems some publishers are starting to run a little scared. That's right, boys. Your days of just releasing shitty shovelware ports after shitty shovelware ports are coming to an end.

Soon you'll actually have to release good games, or go out of business. I can't wait until all you worthless fucking vultures are gone.

Creston

No it's not. Just like reality TV and fast food most of the masses only want the shovelware. These kickstarters so far are blip on the radar for the publishers. You can obviously see them doing something like this not because they're scared but because they're greedy, immoral pigs. No, my friend, so long as most of humanity is much the same, they and those like them will always be around. However, that's not to say those of us walking the different path can't have ours.


I gave you stick on the "Modem Off? Get Charged For Usage By Cogeco Anyway" thread but IMHO you're spot on here. I'd guess that one of the annual Call of Duty game makes a hell of a lot more than all the KickStarter games put together. They're not doing this because they're running scared, they're doing this because they can. Credit Obsidian for telling them where to go but others may not.

The article references "known developers" but I don't see why this couldn't apply to unknown ones at least as much as they may be more desperate for a publisher. I assume that the publisher still funds much of the game and isn't getting the game for free because if that was the case, the why would any developer talk to the publisher. Few KickStarters raise more than $1,000,000, which doesn't fund much of a big budget game.
 
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  3. Sep 20, 11:54   Re: Op Ed eRe4s3r
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