Shadowrun succeeded in its Kickstarter initiative. Congrats to them.
6000+ backers is a solid amount. $500k+ raised is like… one mission in Tortanic. Good stuff.
Can I ask who the 27 people are that gave more than $1,000? Those have to be dev team family members right? The amount of people who gave $100+ is even crazier. Again, good for Shadowrun, but what does this say about the industry? I mean does this signify that if someone developed a super-niche MMO (and it was a good game for that niche), they could charge something like $30-50 A MONTH for it and people would pay?
If someone made a Mount and Blade MMO that somehow worked like the campaign works but all online, I’d pay $50 a month for that. Hell, I ‘pay’ $50+ a month for EVE when you factor in all my accounts. If someone wants to relaunch UO and update it but stay true you’d have my $50 as well.
Just an interesting thought when GW2, which charges nothing after the box, is right around the corner and seems to have its fair share of fanatics.