Follow-up: Kickstarter Post
Hi everyone! I just wanted to write a small follow up to our previous post, and quickly make sure our feelings on the matter are entirely understood. It’s clear to me now that I was not coming through as I intended to a lot of people.
- We accept complete responsibility for the failure of our Auro‘s Kickstarter. Actually, a lot of comments in the last 24 hours have been exceedingly helpful in terms of us learning the real reasons why it failed. We really appreciate that.
- We have no problems with someone not wanting to fund us; even a person who does fully get what Auro is, and still feels that way. We don’t feel as though we’re entitled to people’s money, or any such thing.
- The article’s main point was intended to simply be that there seemed to be an unfair hostility towards people even asking for money. I now realize, however, that honestly… it’s the internet. There are always going to be people saying stupid things like “wait are we paying for the game, or your living expenses?!” We shouldn’t have taken this kind of absurdity as seriously as we did.
- We’re super happy about the successes that Double Fine and inExile have found on Kickstarter, and very excited to see what they come up with. Mostly, we just think it’s great that they’ve been able to tell the big publishers to go screw themselves — that’s something we can all agree on, I think.
Anyway, please let me know if you have any other questions regarding our positions on these matters in the comments. In the meantime, we’re not sure if we’re going to do another Kickstarter at some point, or perhaps another alternative like Desura alpha-funding. Thanks again for reading!