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Spam Spam Spam Humbug 25 - The Joys and Pitfalls of Crowdfunding
November 4, 2015

Spam Spam Spam Humbug 25 - The Joys and Pitfalls of Crowdfunding

When you back a crowdfunded project — on Kickstarter or elsehwere — exactly what does that mean? What's the nature of your pledge, and what is the nature of your relationship with the developer thereafter?

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This episode is mostly off the cuff, so the show notes aren't as comprehensive.

What is a Kickstarter/crowdfunding pledge? What does it entitle the pledge-giver to, and what relationship does it establish between the pledge-giver and the developer accepting the pledge? Is it simply a donation, to which one can only attach some very minimal expectations? Is it an investment, entitling each pledging backer to a say in the development of the game, and conferring on them the right to demand an accounting?

Joe Garrity, of the Origin Museum, joins Spam Spam Spam Humbug to discuss the matter. Both he and I tend toward the former understanding, just for the record.

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