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Since these forums have been filled with kickstarter threads and people trying to "spread the word out"...let me tell you few things about "kickstarters" and why I'll never spend a cent.
#1 I'll never get return for my "investment". If on other side by law those involved with the projects start making revenue and returned the profits to its investors, that would be something different. Although, history has shown that even if such law existed people still find ways to pocket as much as they can for themself.
We, the gamers can still continue to help developers a lot through other means to develop their project from spreading the word out about the game and sharing our opinions and ideas (both positive and negative)...which is called feedback.
Personally I would never ever give $ to people I don't have very close relationship, especially people who "BEG" and "ask" for money from the public. I dislike those who try to take advantage of me and others for personal gains.
Finally, any game I see involved in a "kickstarter" is just a bad publicity in my eyes and I would stay away from it. If people don't have the funds to make something that means they are unworthy to develop the project. On other side, it's nice to see that people are getting desperate for money. I've also been desperate for a good game over the last 3+ years, but hey...no one cared what I want, so I spent $0.00 on anything new that was released.
Also as far as I know, no company pm'ed me a contract on these forums to be a lead design for a game, despite my unique knowledge and exceptional experience with gaming through my entire life...Tip for investors, you won't find the brilliant minds at your doorsteps asking to be funded to develop your projects. You look for them because most brilliant minds already have $ and are too busy enjoying their lives to bother wasting their time developing a game in first place. Of course with the right negotitioning, determination, timing and price I could be persuaded.
Anyways, I gave my two cents about kickstarters.