Six most important lessons from Kickstarter so far

Although Star Citizen, the latest game to break Kickstarter records with$6.2 million, was funded just weeks ago, signs of maturation for the crowdfunding platform are on the horizon.

The days when big names could expect automatic plentitude are over, and now that so many desired titles have hit their goals, backers are getting updates about release window delays more often than not. A wave of countless products trading on nostalgia value has begun to create clear consumer fatigue.

The rise of the crowdfunding platform has created an entirely new avenue for the marketing, development and release of games, as well as for developers to build direct relationships with their players. But getting funded on Kickstarter now seems to be a much more complicated proposition than it once was. Any investor will become more risk-averse and more attuned to best practices the more information they’re given about process and result — and that’s true even when your investors are crowds of fans.

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