Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter Fund’

The Kickstarter Phenomenon

Posted: April 25, 2012 by thinkben92 in Games

So SolidJackal (Rohan) already wrote about this a while ago, especially when Double Fine jumped on to it and it blew up into what it has now become.

With Double Fine taking the first step to change the method of game development and publication, how far has the change progressed? In two words, not far. The change associated with Kickstarter, even though it is happening, has not happened fast, and will not happen any faster. In total, 10 million dollars have been raised for the gaming community alone. That is an impressive if it were to stand alone. I am not trying to take away the achievements of the change, but simply pointing out that for real change to occur in the gaming industry, a long road still lies before us. 10 million dollars is a lot of money, but when compared to the billions made through the traditional avenues, you can see the situation we are in.

It will take a few years at the least for kickstarter to make the larger gaming community change its methods, but this is something that needs to take its time, if it were too fast, our shining knight would just turn into the tyrants (may be a bit too harsh?) that the publishers of the gaming world have become. In the few months that have passed since Double Fine’s efforts and now, there has been growth, and that in itself should be held as hope for a better economical gaming sector in the years that are to follow.

Kickstarter Fund and Double Fine

Posted: February 14, 2012 by solidjackal in Games
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This is everywhere in the gaming world but I feel like I need to write about this, Double Fine has just changed the gaming industry much like how Notch and Minecraft has. I am sure everyone knows about the kickstarter fund Double Fine has started, which has now raised to this date (Feb. 12) $1.6 million with over 47,000 backers. The goal of $400,000 was reached in under 8 hours, these facts are mind blowing. The Kickstarter fund is nothing new, it helps people from different industries to put forth their idea in the field of movies, games, comics, art and so on. Setting a goal and a time limit to reach this goal, anyone can donate towards this goal and the creator will set prizes or awards people can get if they donate a certain amount. If you donate the highest amount you will get that reward and everything else below it. It is a nice feature to have people be part of something new as well as creators making something they will pour their heart and soul into.

This give hope to all budding game, film, comic makers that if we believe enough in something maybe others will help you reach your goal of getting it front of the world. One day, I hope no I know I will have my own game published in a similar fashion and I will be the happiest person at that moment (Till I get my next game made =D)