The lights are on
Some of the high-profile gaming-oriented Kickstarter
projects are on the horizon. Which one are you desperately waiting for?
In the last few
years, Kickstarter has become a big part of the gaming industry, as numerous
developers look to their fans to fund projects instead of a traditional
publisher model. Look no further than our Kickstarter Compendium for just a
sampling of the games being built through crowd funding. While there's no doubt
that utilizing Kickstarter has been a successful approach for many game makers,
the gaming community continues to wait to find out how most of these projects
will turn out.
A few well known Kickstarters, like the Ouya, or games like
FTL: Faster Than Light and Star Command, have already released. However, some of the most highly funded gameson Kickstarter have yet to see the light of
day, and it remains to be seen how good those games will be. With next week's
release of Shadowrun Returns, we thought it was a good time to ask about which
games you're looking forward to.
Games like Double Fine's Broken Age, inXile's Wasteland 2
and Torment: Tides of Numenera, Obsidian's
Project Eternity, Hex, Star Citizen, and Shovel Knight are
just some of the big success stories. Which game is top on your list to watch?
Whether you helped fund the game or not, are there any Kickstarted games you'll
buy on the day they come out?
Share your opinions on the comments below.
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