Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday August 30, 2013

Tim Schafer's Great Video Game Experiment

I think calling this an experiment is a bit of a stretch. Then again, I guess expanding your game so far that, after asking for $400k and getting $3.3M, you still need to split the game in two so you can start selling the first part (to finance the second part) is called an "experiment."

When we ran the story, some of our readers remarked that it's not in the spirit of Kickstarter to shift the responsibility for the game's completion from backers to non-backers. [Not that backers would need to pay any more, but that the game's completion was no longer a sure thing, since the public will have to buy the early access half of the game to get it funded.] Is that a fair assessment?