The Kickstarter Craze

09 Apr
April 9, 2012

I first heard of Kickstarter when one of my YouTube favorites, Freddie Wong started up a project to fund a webseries called Video Game High School, I had no clue what Kickstarter was, so I decided not to participate. It again popped up recently when Double Fine’s mastermind Tim Schafer decided to reach out to their fans to help create their next game. Once I heard about this, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of. So I popped my Kickstarter cherry and backed Double Fine, not knowing this would lead to my latest addiction.

Since Double Fine, other games have started to pop up, games like the sequel to Wasteland, the game that inspired the Fallout series, or a remake of one of my childhood favorites, Leisure Suit Larry. Now another one of my favorites is heading to Kickstarter for funding, Tex Murphy.

After backing Double Fine and hearing about Wasteland 2, I started checking out other projects, like this cool idea for an iPhone stabilizer called the Slingshot, or this paracord survival gear. For me, Kickstarter gives me a chance to be a part of making someone’s dreams come true, thus the appeal. Plus getting something for donating is always a bonus.

Here are a few others I’ve backed and plan on backing as well:

Dillon Hodges Debut Album
Shadowrun Returns
Trigger Happy Camera Remote
Smart Controllers

Since I just started backing projects, I haven’t watched any succeed yet, so there’s always the chance that someone might take the money and run. Lets hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon and my Kickstarter addiction can continue.

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