Why Aren’t More Developers Taking Advantage of Crowdfunding?

The Sociology of Videogames

In recent years the indie video game industry has been revolutionized by the popularization of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. Since their popularization, numerous video games have been fully funded through the contribution of fans and gamers. However it hasn’t just been indie developers who have utilized kickstarter and crowdfunding sites, big names in the industry have begun to use these methods to fund their current or future projects. Major examples include Keiji Inafune’s MegaMan-esque F You to Capcom “The Mighty No. 9” and  Tim Schafer and Double Fine’s awesome looking “Broken Age“.

 With such names as Inafune and Schafer jumping on the crowdfunding train to fund their highly anticipated games that otherwise might not see funding, it makes one wonder why other developers haven’t used the method to fund niche or cult classic sequels.

It could be because the results of bigger developers using crowdfunding to…

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