Weeeeell. Known for not shutting up, I have been quiet for a while. On here at least. Let’s do a bit catching up, shall we?
What do i want to discuss? Let’s have a look:
This is a good point to start. Some dude, writes about an upcoming crash of crowdfunding. And things. Mainly, because this is a trust issue. Also, after the success of Double Fine’s Broken Age a whole lot of people rushed into the kickstarters and indiegogos of the world, trying to get their projects funded.
In itself this was predictable. What also was very predictable, was major companies who didn’t really need the money rushing there, to cut the developement cost on their projects and in some cases, trying to fund a project at next to no cost for themselves. Now that the very successful and often discussed Occulus Rift Kickstarter has been bought by multimillion dollar company Facebook, it becomes clear that not all kickstarter campaigns are, in fact, legit independent teams trying to make their dreams come true.
Will this make people stop pledging from things they like to see done? Certainly not. Will the crowdfunding hype slow down? Certainly yes.
While we won’t see a crash in everybodies, the crowdfunding campaigns will get smaller, and less in numbers. All the big shot moneybags are going back to investing their own money to make their projects happen, since crowdfunding is an extremely unstable and hard to calculate source of funds. Cheap money grabbers and fraudulent people will retreat, since the founding crowd is growing more and more cautious about it, and the risk is not worth the effort anymore. Most of what will be left will be genuines with more or less popular ideas that will get funded or not.
Just for the record this is just an opinion, that formed in my head whilst i may not have all the data necessary to scientifiacally assess the situation.
Up next: I’ll start a 21 day trial of Eve Online, and i intend to keep an Eve diary. Other than that, i’ll write about whatever my heart desires.