Let’s cut the crap about Kickstarter. Do you really like killing 10 rats?
Each time I make my case about Kickstarter I keep hearing the same thing: “But if people support the project from very well-known people they might discover and decide to support other smaller projects” …
The real trick to Kickstarter is first be widely known or be backed up by a big name and then it’s a success. Want to know why? Because we have one of the coolest project ever related to gaming here and I don’t see that “well people will support lesser known projects” phenomenon.
I’m talking about Storybricks here.
Know how we always complain about MMOs having quests involving killing 10 rats? Heck there’s even a very well-known website named after this kind of crap! Yet the day a serious team brings the opportunity to make this whole thing way better I don’t see the same kind of excitement we have seen for a yet unknown game project.
Yes maybe the names involved here are not web celebrities. But is it really your main criteria to support a project? Have you checked the credentials of the people working on that? These guys have identified a problem, came up with a solution, have the experience to make it happen, have already a product in testing and are now showing it to you. It’s now time for you to make a statement.
We now have a tangible opportunity to change things. All MMOs players know how bleak NPCs can be in MMOs. We all have complained about it many times. Today we have a chance to tell the industry “we want more than that, we deserve more than that for our money”.
You know what … Prove me wrong about my previous statement. Show me that you don’t need to be a celebrity to gather money to create a groundbreaking product. Show me that your money is worth more than some stupid gimmick pretending to control your dreams…
As a tiny MMO indie dev that’s the kind of progress I wanted to see in my time. That’s now a real opportunity we have.
Prove me that you’re done killing 10 rats. Prove me that MMOs players are expecting way more than that.