Per gli autori di Asylum, Kickstarter “sta morendo”

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Dopo il fallimento della campagna per finanziare The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, che sarebbe stato il primo videogioco con licenza ufficiale di un'opera di H.P. Lovecraft, i Senscape, autori anche dell'atteso Asylum, e dell'interessante Serena (che ho giocato e che vi consiglio) hanno pubblicato un mesto aggiornamento sulla loro pagina Kickstarter.

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I didn’t want to believe it, because I love the idea of crowdfunding, but there’s no way around this: we are experiencing its decline. It would be a whole different matter if our campaign were an isolated case of plain bad luck, but it’s not — from small teams with modest goals to high-profile developers with solid track records, we’re seeing a very grim scenario where too many campaigns are failing for no other reason than lack of interest. Note that I’m saying lack of interest in crowdfunding, not the games themselves, which generally have received great feedback. October in particular has been a dreadful month for Kickstarter, perhaps the worst I’ve seen, and it’s supposed to be the second month of the Kickstarter year that attracts most pledges. It’s hardly surprising after reading this article by GameSpot claiming that funding for Kickstarter games has dropped by more than half in 2014. How I wish they had posted that before we launched this campaign…

In effetti già s'era detto che i soldi raccolti su Kickstarter sono calati di un bel po' nel 2014:
http://www.freeplaying.it/2014/10/01/kickstarter-nel-2014-calati-di-piu-del-50-i-fondi-raccolti-dai-backer/

Evidentemente, come già detto all'epoca, tra Early Access, fallimenti eccellenti, e generale affaticamento del pubblico, è evidente che Kickstarter ha subito un bel po' di colpi, e ora ne sta risentendo…

Fonte:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/agustincordes/h-p-lovecrafts-the-case-of-charles-dexter-ward/posts/1035283
http://www.reddit.com/r/IndieGaming/comments/2kwnco/kickstarter_is_dying_the_case_of_charles_dexter/

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