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Kickstarter No Risk All Reward

 

 

Cordova, TN; January 2, in the year of our Lord 2017--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is giving some social commentary on how Kickstarter has changed the video game industry. Plenty of indie developers have gotten their dreams funded. Plenty of smaller companies have been able to achieve products to market way faster than before. Then the larger video game companies realized they could get gamers to fund their projects. Making it no risk on their bank accounts, and all reward. This has hurt the video game industry. Companies now see gamers as their financial funding. Too many games funded through Kickstarter are half done when they are releases. Companies are not respecting the money they receive since there are no strings attached.

We talked about this in a video on our Youtube channel here. It dismays me to see the industry take this turn. I loved the capitalism nature of funding at Kickstarter. The greed factor has taken over and companies that can afford to fund games are being lazy. They are ruining Kickstarter. They risk nothing, and gain all of the rewards. Gamers that fund these projects should share in the profits. The billionaire companies do not need even more money when they are not even paying for the products they are putting on the market. The sad part is the small companies that need assistance are being drowned out. Too many gaming media outlets (that cover Kickstarter stories) are focusing on the billionaire companies and their products. This leaves the little guy out in the cold.

I hope we see improvements to this problem in 2017. I hope to see some profit sharing in the future for everyone that funds these projects. I hope to see companies held accountable for failing to keep their promises. I hope to see a distinction between the indie companies and the billionaire companies. What ways are you looking for Kickstarter to improve? What issues do you have with Kickstarter?


God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

   

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