We’re several years out from the height of Kickstarter hype, when the idea of crowdfunding games was all shiny and new and revolutionary. It was a way to get games we dreamed of made, and in some cases to send a big “Screw you!” to a large publisher somewhere that had mistreated a beloved series.
Since then, there have been a number of relative successes (Wasteland 2), some uh, misses (Mighty No.9), and some that ended up somewhere in between (Broken Age, arguably). And of course, there are some big name projects that are still up for debate (Bloodstained).
Have you ever backed a game on Kickstarter? And do you still back games now? I backed several projects back when the gold rush was still in full effect, and I’ll admit that there’s at least one failed project I backed that was entirely unrealistic and I should have seen coming a mile away. (No, it wasn’t MN9. I didn’t back it.) I’m still waiting for Bloodstained, but more recently I’ve backed VNs here and there that saw varied success in at least getting funded.
So how about the lot of you? Do you still back games, if you ever did, or have you given that up?