Extra Credit looks at the latest gaming trend: crowdfunding. It's not quite a household term but going by Twitter, press releases and gaming news coverage in general, it's getting there. Crowdfunding takes money from ordinary people in exchange for, say, a copy of the game or seeing a digital version of that person somewhere in the game. Right now Kickstarter is the company on everyone's lips but it isn't the only game in town. IndieGoGo, RocketHub, ulule and the newly formed Gambitious are all out there trying to help someone create that sequel to TIE Fighter or Star Tropics.

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11 years ago

This is a very significant and interesting development that I am sure will have huge effects on the economics of the gaming industry over the coming years. It will lower the barriers to entry and give gamers (not industry hacks and profit barons) what they want. This is a very natural extension of the ‘Live-arcade’ model on the Xbox, and will also put additional pressure on the studio-led mega-investment model that has dominated the industry thus far to the significant detriminent of originality in games design. With that said, I am surprised to see this article has, apart from this… Read more »