Jeffrey McDonell

When it comes to the expression “vote with your wallet,” there probably isn’t a better example in video games than crowdfunding. With services like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Fig, gamers can directly back projects pitched by ambitious creators with their own money. However, that is where the line is drawn between preorders and crowdfunding; while you can typically back out of a preorder, backing a project is an investment, and investments always carry a risk. Sure, the success stories like Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Shovel Knight, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night are always heartwarming tales, but the flops stick with you, […]

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