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Mad World MMO Devs Thinking About a Crowdfunding Campaign. Are You In? - MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

imageMad World MMO Devs Thinking About a Crowdfunding Campaign. Are You In? - MMORPG.com

The Mad World MMO team has posted an interesting poll on Twitter asking its community if they would be behind a crowdfunding program "to make Mad World better". With four days left, the vote tally is somewhat low, but the overwhelming majority of those who have voted are behind such an initiative.

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  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,251
    Mad World is really good for a browser based MMO but if they are going to do a crowdfunding effort then they need to go big. I want a launcher
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  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    Love the art style, reminds me of Darkest Dungeon and Don't Starve. Why haven;t i heard of this game before.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,513
    No
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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126


    Love the art style, reminds me of Darkest Dungeon and Don't Starve. Why haven;t i heard of this game before.



    Here you go:

    https://www.mmorpg.com/mad-world-mmo
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,199

    Kyleran said:

    No



    I have not been the only one on here concerned about what will happen if CF as part of a games revenue strategy starts to be seen as a poor bet or even a scam. This is what we predicted, once burnt players will pull back from any new schemes regardless of their merit. It may be that CF in gaming is going to be transitory until it gets such a bad name it is not viable, I hope that does not happen.
    KyleranTorvalPhry

     25 Agrees

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    Now Doesn't That Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy Inside? :P

  • RhygarthRhygarth Member UncommonPosts: 257
    not backing another game EVER simple as that, If they cant get the backing then i am afraid that the idea was probably shit to start with
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  • NyteWytchNyteWytch Member UncommonPosts: 45
    I'm not willing to crowdfund going forward. Unfortunately game publishers are not willing to finance the games I am interested in but indies have not been able to provide results (imho) either. I've learned I have to accept what is available or find a new hobby.
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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,693
    Looks like they created the game then thought "how can we make more money from our already finished game? Crowdfunding!". "Better" can mean improving a single image or sound file so how about some details on what they mean by "better".

    Also I think the spirit of CF for games is now pretty much dead because of all the greedy scammer devs. When I see a CF game now I approach it with the same level of caution as going into a restroom at a public park.
    KyleranTorvalPhry
  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,954
    Nope. Crowdfunding has brought us some great things, but has too few success stories. And I certainly don't trust the developers of a broswer MMO to be one of them.
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,651
    No.  They can work for their money up front, not beg for it.  I've learned the hard way what developers do with crowdfunding money for MMO's.
  • IshkalIshkal Member UncommonPosts: 295
    when has crowd funding not been a scam lol
  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,251
    Ishkal said:
    when has crowd funding not been a scam lol
    Pillars of Eternity 1&2, Divinity Original Sin 1&2, hopefully the Critical Role Kickstarter that I put $500 dollars in haha... If your talking about MMO's though I can't name a single one that has launched yet.
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  • whoywhoy Member UncommonPosts: 24
    Never did and never will.
  • mmrvmmrv Member RarePosts: 302
    If the dev's won't back it with their own money and time, why would I want to lol. How about this if your making a game your development team "crowd fund it" by all working for free and profit sharing when it releases?
  • shetlandslarsenshetlandslarsen Member UncommonPosts: 89
    NO!
  • rudolfrealrudolfreal Member UncommonPosts: 26
    crowdfunding is the scam to all players. There is no transparent how they are going to use the money, if they are going to pay themselves with our funds. If they really need money and have a good idea of the game, go find some investors.
  • couponforkcouponfork Member UncommonPosts: 112
    game has already had numerous testing phases and is quite polished. they also developed Metin 2. I think CF is just for quicker polishing.
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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,651
    game has already had numerous testing phases and is quite polished. they also developed Metin 2. I think CF is just for quicker polishing.
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  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,948
    Nope! Never again, or at least not until developers are held legally accountable to the people who are essentially giving them an interest free loan with no collateral. 

    Also I've found that ~95% of the time, a game that can't get funded through traditional means probably sucks and won't deliver on half the promises its developer makes. 
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,199
    Nope! Never again, or at least not until developers are held legally accountable to the people who are essentially giving them an interest free loan with no collateral. 

    Also I've found that ~95% of the time, a game that can't get funded through traditional means probably sucks and won't deliver on half the promises its developer makes. 
    It may be that investors are more game savvy than we players would like to think they are?
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     25 Agrees

    You received 25 Agrees. You're posting some good content. Great!

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    Now Doesn't That Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy Inside? :P

  • jimmywolfjimmywolf Member UncommonPosts: 242
    doubt that, i think it more when asked how long till i see a return on  my investment and they respond with " maybe 2 years but probably 5+ " they walk away. were when their selling it to us we see a estimated release date 2 year or less on KS page and assume their telling the truth.
    Torval



  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,513
    edited June 5
    That's called being saavy....investment is all about risk vs return, and how quick the return is.

    As CU and SC have rolled past the six plus year mark with no end in sight while far overspending their original budgets, who thinks they were good investments? 

    Without the backing of players willing to give free money for indefinite periods of time few of these CF MMOs make any  sort of business sense.



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  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,897
    Fuck no.
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  • SpiiderSpiider Member RarePosts: 780
    Crowdfunding campaign so late in development and only days before release is nothing but money grab campaign. Release the game, establish player base and then you will have plenty of fanbois who will throw money at you providing your game is a good one. And only that is fair! All else is a scam.

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