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Does taking a game to kickstarter make you want it less?

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When you see a game thats been on kickstarter do you want it less than one that is self funded? Does it come off as a less professional game? Or do you not mind at all.

 

I originally became a software developer from my love of video games and a dream of one creating my own, due to the lack of game developers in NZ i joined a generic software company building software for various different companies whilst coding small game ideas in my spare time. I want to start getting more serious about this game now, but im trying to decide if i want this to be a project that takes me 10 years in my spare time or 3 years with kickstarter help 😂 but i feel personally that kickstarter puts me off games, i don't know why lol im hoping im the only one.



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As long as it is a game I enjoy, I don't care how it gets funded. That being said, I have never personally helped fund a Kickstarter before. Too much of a gamble in my opinion. It would take a lot for me to put money in on one. I considered Bloodstained, Shenmue 3, and Hero's Song but ultimately decided against it.



Not really. I'd be more worried about it getting a proper development cycle, but it wouldn't make me want it less.



I am a bit cautious after Mighty No. 9.



Its good to be cautious especially after a few of the kickstarter games ended up in a scummy way or like a scam.

But I think its viable platform for devs who dont have the funds and want to advertise what they want to make beforehand.



    

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Kickstarter doesn't make me want a game any less. It's more about the developer, in my mind.

I have my reservations in regards to Kickstarter or paid early access. The main reason I dislike it is because many developers have little motivation to finish their game after it's been funded. Hey, they already got their money, and they won't really get a whole lot more by finishing the game. We've seen this happen to several Kickstarter or similar games.

As long as you have the motivation to finish the game after it's been funded, and you can get your "investors" to trust you on that, I think you'll be in good shape.



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There is certainly a stigma from numerous Kickstarter projects thus far. Bottom line, Kickstarter is better than nothing. If Kickstarter was the only viable way to make something like Shenmue 3 happen, I'll take it.



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Does taking a game to Kickstarter make you want it less?

No, but the the quality Kickstarter games are often to low and many of the games are only half games because they failed to reach the stretch goals.



Don't copy random editorials.

Hate went a company with enough $$, asking to gamer to take risk for them.... NO THX.



ThatDanishGamer said:
Does taking a game to Kickstarter make you want it less?

No, but the the quality Kickstarter games are often to low and many of the games are only half games because they failed to reach the stretch goals.

That's the thing aswell i feel these kickstarter projects majorly under estimate the cost and time it takes to develop a game. I would only want to release something i thought was perfect