Hey everybody I dare not mention the project I am working on as it is a guaranteed ban and lock, but I would like to talk about the inherent sadness and door slamming fun that is trying to run a Kickstarter as a small game developer. I know most of you are probably tired of hearing about crowdfunding projects, hell I am too, but when we started working on our Kickstarter campaign it was different world; game journalist, and gaming sites actually wanted to help out Indie game developers, not just established companies like Obsidian and Double Fine who are guaranteed webpage hits based on their name alone.
One of the things that excited us about Kickstarter was that we had a really cool and innovative idea and people would get to see it and vote with their dollars. That has all changed. I have been told by many journalist friends and acquaintances that their editors will not cover our project until the Kickstarter is over. GREAT! EXCELLENT!! The game changed on us overnight! We spent money and took away time from development of the game to create the Kickstarter campaign to be basically be told to SHOVE OFF. It just sucks to feel like you have put all of yourself (time, sleep, money) into something and show up two months late for the party. I dont expect any sympathy as I know that you have all been burned by Kickstarter SPAM but at a certain point this grey area will rapidly become a wall for smaller developers like myself.