Suddenly all my Kickstarters are failing.
I've seen good Kickstarters fail before, but this is pretty overwhelming.
When Kickstarter arrived I saw it as a golden opportunity. It gave disillusioned gamers a chance to put their money where their mouth was, literally. To me it still represents a rare chance to demand that gaming go somewhere other than the obvious cash-in.
Right now you have a studio like Gas Powered Games, which I thought was reasonably well loved by gamers, who are basically staking their existence on a Kickstarter, and they aren't getting half of what one of those legacy/nostalgia projects were raking in. Meanwhile Planetary Annihilation - which was clearly inspired by Taylor - is swimming in money.
Doesn't that put gamers in a pretty bad light? I genuinely don't want good studios to fail, and it does burn me when publishers close them down, so obviously I'm giving what I can to help those guys out - But that doesn't seem to go for the rest of gaming land.
It makes me wonder whether people are gonna complain the next time a studio fails. To me that would ring pretty hollow if they can't cough up 20 bucks to save a good one, when offered the chance.
I'm wondering where all the Kickstarters have gone. I think it's clear that there isn't as much money on offer right now as there was.
Have you been a Kickstarter before, and since thought better of it? How come?