Originally Posted by vikingsteve
you know, that's a really good point
Well that's kind of naive then. It's all well and good to support people you like, but unless they're family, I don't think I'd just fork over my cash without some kind of reimbursement. So what if the game gets made? If I donated over $60 then I'm in the hole already.
In fact, I'm starting to hate Kickstarter now. When we buy a game from a publisher, we just buy the game, nothing else. When we donate, or fund, or whatever word you want to use, to Kickstarter, not only do we pay for the development, but also the game when it actually comes out. Unless I get the game for free, which obviously I won't since the devs will want to make money too.
It's basically like charity for video games... which is just dumb.
Hum you DO get the game for free if you pledged on kickstarter. That's the point, no way I'm going to "invest" if there is no return on investment...
Originally Posted by Tunechi
I agree to a degree, a game like police warfare deserves to be backed since it's a potential triple A title with good graphics and gameplay that would be pretty expensive to create. All these 2D games with decent graphics and gameplay that aren't even expensive to make are just getting money wasted by either keeping it for themselves or throwing it into useless stuff. Modders should definitely get kickstarter support since they're the ones doing stuff without any profits and are using their free time
And that's where you are wrong...
"Crappy 2D games" done by industry genious/veterans Tim Schaffer or Brian Fargo with reasonable money expectations and a good team behind : good idea to invest
Unknown team doing another CoD copy ( Police Warfare, lawsuit pending ) with an unrealistic amount of money asked ($325,000 seriously? No way they can make a DECENT FPS under 2.5 Million dollars, so they HAVE to ask for 3Million to cover taxes and all ... ) and with strange ideas and team... ( A Battlefield like game based on police in LA? Does it even make sense? It's LA not Mexico, there are NO battlefields... And look at the team : it's an FPS for god sake and there is only ONE animator)
I want to believe in all these concepts but they MUST treat us as REAL INVESTORS and most of them do not seem serious enough to be trusted with our money.
( When I see projects like Peeble so well funded I'm perplex: their watch has so much potential but without real manual or videos it can very well suck too, the only project I've funded for the moment is Wasteland 2 because even if InXile didn't delivered AAA games these last year they at least have Brian Fargo who has made so many MASTERPIECES this man should be cryoed and put in a museum. And with Avellone in the team, at least I'm going to have a very nice backstory to read if the project fail )