JenniBee Posted May 18, 2015 Report Share Posted May 18, 2015 I do feel like this project is being applied a rather exorbitant level of scrutiny. Most projects remain in development for years. Even for most of the big-budget titles, nobody is ever really aware when a game goes into initial development. For this one, people were there right from the beginning. That's one of the main drawbacks of Kickstarter. Projects often go in directions not planned in game development, which leads to delays. Normally, this is not a problem, as the development is completely behind the scenes, and once the game is released most people wouldn't even be aware of the problems the development team faced. But, with Kickstarter, most backers expect at least some updates on the development, and they get antsy when it takes several years for the game to be released. Just about every Kickstarter game that's taken a long time to release, from Broken Age to Hero-U, to SpaceVenture, have had their share of people getting upset about the long development time. A lot of this probably comes from the fact that a lot of these people haven't been involved in the game industry, or haven't read about (or don't understand) the pitfalls that happen to almost every game when it comes to extended development time, rewrites, games going over budget, etc. All of this is very common in game development, but I could see how it would look like the development is troubled to people who don't know what goes on behind the scenes in the games industry. JimmyTwoBucks and pcj 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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