It’s been a few months now since I helped fund a few Kickstarter projects, and I’m happy to say all of them appear to be progressing nicely. That said, I’m rarely interested in the content of their weekly email updates.
For one, the games are far off from release so getting hyped this early seems a bit silly, especially for non-MMO titles. On top of that, do I really want to know that much info before I play the game? I’ve already paid, so I don’t need it to help me make a buying decision, and again for non-MMO titles I feel like being surprised or figuring out things is part of the fun.
I think it might also be an age thing. I’ve gone through so many early hype cycles now that I’m burned out, even for titles I’m really looking forward to. Having so many titles to play as is, not to mention a huge Steam backlog, and who has time for something a year or more away?