Kickstarter funding down in 2016 for videogames

This article about the overall money coming into Kickstarter videogames being down in 2016 makes me happy. Not because I dislike Kickstarter, the exact opposite actually, but because its an indicator that the average contributor is getting smarter, and that the vetting process for what gets money is becoming more difficult.

Without Kickstarter some of the best games in recent years don’t get released, or don’t come out in the form originally intended. At the same time, there have been WAY too many crap projects that hit their goal, and then either outright failed to deliver, or released and were terrible. Picking winners in videogames is hard, so I don’t expect Kickstarter to ever only produce awesome titles, but the better that ratio becomes, the more solid the platform is overall.

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Former hardcore raider turned casual gamer.
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