Before I get into this, let me start by saying that Kickstarter has been a revelation for the game industry, and a positive one.
Developers are able to get their niche projects off the ground, and it continues to prove a great avenue of funding for small indies that lack the funds to fully develop their games or for a medium-sized studio whose project has been blanked by publishers but still has a small audience to cater for.
Kickstarter also breaks down some of the barriers between the consumer and the developer, with consumers now having a direct hand in – and an emotional connection with – the success of a project. Developers will often respond quickly to questions and join in on lively discussions from contributors with the single goal of improving the project for all to enjoy.
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