Though it’s been around since 2008, the runaway success of Double Fine Adventure pushed crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com into the line of sight of game enthusiasts everywhere. Not only did the project exceed it’s funding goals exponentially, but the video games section of the site saw a ton of new activity from first-time backers of the point and click adventure game, with Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, and even a new Leisure Suit Larry. Finally, here was a way to speak with our wallets regarding the games we want to purchase and play before a big publisher had the opportunity to deny or distort the vision of the game creators!
It’s been a while since our last ‘cast, but we’re back and here to stay! Expect slightly shorter installments, with more focus on a single topic. Also, we’ll be airing some bonus episodes during E3 2012!
Hosts: Mike Dunn & Ron Burke
Producer: Mike Dunn
Music: Aclectasis by Steroid Maximus
00:59 – We’re back!
02:47 – What is Kickstarter?
11:40 – Double Fine Adventure
15:08 – Zombicide and others
18:33 – Effect of Double Fine Adventure- a sea change
25:35 – There are no guarantees
28:03 – Kickstarter funding tips
31:21 – Bad Kickstarter projects
38:52 – What are the big publishers thinking?
42:50 – Kickstarter clones
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