Crowdfunding Nostalgia: Kickstarter and the Revival of Classic PC Game Genres

  title={Crowdfunding Nostalgia: Kickstarter and the Revival of Classic PC Game Genres},
  author={Andrew Simon Gilbert},
  journal={The Computer Games Journal},
  • A. Gilbert
  • Published 8 February 2017
  • Business
  • The Computer Games Journal
The Kickstarter crowdfunding platform has promised to subvert what many developers and players see as a hierarchical computer games industry which is skewed toward benefiting large corporate publishers. With crowdfunding, developers appeal directly to players as a direct source of funding, ostensibly allowing them to create the games players want to play. While initial successes of some computer game Kickstarter campaigns generated enthusiasm, it remains to be seen whether crowdfunding… 
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