[PPOTW] Have you ever backed a Kickstarter project?

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by T-hug, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Yes

    175 vote(s)
  2. No

    302 vote(s)
  3. What is Kickstarter?

    37 vote(s)
  4. Other (please specify)

    8 vote(s)
  1. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

    pip Chief Editor
    Oct 24, 2002
    So this weeks poll asks: Have you ever backed a Kickstarter project ? If so what was it? Why did you back it?
    Let us know in the comments.

    Personally I backed the Ouya and the game C-Wars!
    The Ouya I thought was a great idea at the time but I ended up selling it without even opening it. My phone and tablet are both more powerful than Ouya so I use those with the FC30 Gamepad!
    C-Wars reminded me a lot of the Mega Man Battle Network series which I love and I think the sprite art they've created for the game is excellent so I chose to back it.

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  2. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

    Jan 13, 2004
    Nope and i don't really remember playing / using a kickstarter project ...
  3. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Jul 15, 2009
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  4. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    I backed the Double Fine Adventure, and the Judge Dredd miniatures game expansion, Block Wars. I'm a law-abiding citizen ^_^ I got a Dredd figurine. I still have to paint it :unsure:

    That's neat but I would be afraid I'd lose it. It's very tiny and fiddly and tiny. He should maybe make a frame for it that attaches to a keychain, or something. And it's only 15x magnification :(

    Check this out. It's a 60x magnification microscope that clips onto your phone. Sure, it's bigger and bulkier, but it has extra illumination, and it's harder to lose ^_^
  6. Minox

    Minox I did it

    Aug 27, 2007
    No, but I would've wanted to back Obsidian's Project Eternity.
  7. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    To more or less quote myself from some time back

    "I like my investments to produce a monetary return (preferably recurring) and as basically no kickstarters have ever really done this I am not inclined to invest".
  8. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 1, 2011
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Nope but if the Might No 9 is gonna come to the 3DS then i'll throw some cash to Inafune.
  9. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Don't think of it as an investment, think of it as a preorder. Pay money, get product when it's released. Unless you're donating an amount that won't get you the end product; in that case it's just charity.
  10. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    You mentioned that in the thread I originally posted that sentiment in too Veho. I do not do preorders either for similar reasons, minor exceptions if I commission something or go in for research.
  11. Par39

    Par39 The Life Hacker

    Aug 13, 2011
    I haven't, because I'm a poor student q-q And I have yet to see one I really do want to back.
  12. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Ah, but in the other thread I mentioned it as a reason to be cautious about it. As I put it, "you have no guarantee the game won't suck balls, and little to no way of getting any money back if it does." So the answer to both "why back projects on Kickstarter" and "why not back projects on Kickstarter" is basically the same.
  13. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    I've backed a few here and there. I donated to Torment: Tides of Numenara (And got a copy of Wasteland 2 with it!), Shovel Knight (Take your criticisms and shovel it), Energy Hook (For all that sweet, sweet Spider-Man 2 nostalgia), and Mighty No. 9. I'll probably end up backing Shantae, too.

    Kickstarter is a great, visible way to vote with your wallet and support the ideas and creators you want to succeed. I think people just also have to understand that there's risks and complications involved, and that you're not always going to get a return on your investment (actually, "donation" is really more of an accurate term). Just keep that in mind, make sure you know who and what you're donating to, and never donate any money you couldn't do without.

    Though I will never forgive the Kickstarter site for not ponying up the money to make "Kickstart My Heart" their official theme song. Come on, guys, it's so obvious!
  14. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    Mar 17, 2010
  15. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Ready for summer!

    Sep 13, 2009
    I personally haven't, but my boyfriend backed one before. I don't remember which one it was nor do I recall much coming out of it.
  16. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Yeah I did it one time, for a game I think. Wasn't much, like 5 USD or so, didn't get anything in return (didn't expect something too, so np).
    It's a great concept, and works well enough
  17. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    GCW Zero and Mighty No 9, I just pledge enough to get the item in question as that's all I want.
  18. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    The Real Jdbye likes this.
  19. Daku93

    Daku93 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Düsseldorf, Germany
    I selected "Other" because I backed 2 Indiegogo Projects before, but none on Kickstarter.
  20. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Katawa Shoujo artbook is about the only project I readily jumped on.
    I'm sad they never did more.

    Planning on backing Mighty No 9 if I have spare money to do so.
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