Niche Gamer-cast Episode 48 – Are Kickstarters Becoming Advertisements?

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With the Red Ash Kickstarter coming to a close, we’re reminded of an ongoing question that no one seems to want to talk about: Why are we seeing Kickstarter’s getting funding via outside companies? Is this disingenuous to small-time backers?

Are Kickstarters becoming a new form of courting publishers? What does this mean for the future of crowdfunding, now that we’re seeing more and more Kickstarters openly (or in some cases, quietly) receiving large investments alongside fan donations?

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