About 2 years ago I made my first pledge to fund a project on Kickstarter. It was – very stupidly – the Doublefine Adventure where they wanted 400k, got 3.3 MILLION and as of today still haven’t released even a beta.
Since then I have put money toward 35 projects of which 29 were successful. In total it’s about $450:
Catacomb Kids – A Very Roguelike Platformer
MiniCiv, 4X game for Android
Lords of Xulima – An Epic Story of Gods and Humans
Bloom: Memories — A new kind of action adventure RPG!
Night In The Woods
Worlds of Magic
Soul Saga! A J-RPG inspired by Playstation classics.
Our Darker Purpose
Unrest : An Unconventional RPG Set in Ancient India
TinyKeep – AI Focused Dungeon Crawler
Risk of Rain
Humans Must Answer – An explosive 2D shmup
Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars
The Pop-Up Pinhole Project
Worlds of Magic – A new classic 4X fantasy game
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
ASYLUM: From the designer of Scratches
Unwritten: That Which Happened
Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey
Predestination – A turn-based space 4X strategy game
Double Fine Adventure
I looked through them this morning.
Predestination has been back with the begging bowl.
Worlds of Magic has also asked for more.
I think Shroud of the Avatar too.
Unwritten has been effectively cancelled.
Successful – as in I got something:
Neocolonialism (is on the Humble Store but the dev won’t give keys for that.)
Humans Must Answer
Risk of Rain
The Pop-Up Pinhole Project – which was superb.
The rest have slowly but surely moving ‘Expected delivery dates’ which were Dec 2013/Jan 2014 now going to 2015.
I know things take time but I’m getting a little fed up of reading how they are getting on, what’s got in the way this time blah blah. I read them and wonder if they would have a little more drive if they hadn’t had a wedge of cash up front. So I have decided that I will fund nothing else. I won’t visit the site and I will ignore all games that have the KS widget on their site.