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@ Albert confirmed only 3 one have returned the money the other not. But some didn't put out a update for months or even years now and one is available for non backer for ~2 years now but some backer i.e. me never got it. Beside that all are at last 1 year past the promised delivery date.

Beside 3 projects that are still open to deliver I have written off my money for the rest with the result I complete stopped to back anything at Kickstarter because the risk is not worth it even on projects that deliver as many times you also have to pay more then someone who can wait for few month after release. IMHO given the not small chance of a complete failure, buy a pig in a poke (even the delivered games where mostly not what was promised) and late delivery by years the video gaming projects would need to give a 50% discount compared to release price at Kickstarter to cover up for the risk.

 

That's the thing about Kickstarters and venture capital, you never know what you get. But one thing is almost always certain, there will be delays, often lots of them. And ofcourse, a known product is always the safest investment. The thing about Kickstarter projects is that you can consider them more of a charity to help "people" or a project that might meen a lot to you. But you arn't entitled to a good payout if it succeeds unlike other investment forms where you might get a split of the potential profit or even company.

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I'm frankly amazed that an internet-based initiative with legal capabilities roughly between "Jack" and "Diddly Squad" managed a 58% swindle rate. I'd expect at least 66%.

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That's the thing about Kickstarters and venture capital, you never know what you get. But one thing is almost always certain, there will be delays, often lots of them. And ofcourse, a known product is always the safest investment. The thing about Kickstarter projects is that you can consider them more of a charity to help "people" or a project that might meen a lot to you. But you arn't entitled to a good payout if it succeeds unlike other investment forms where you might get a split of the potential profit or even company.

If you don't expect anything in return from a Gaming Kickstarter you could as well go out of your house and give the next person that cross your path the money, the chance something positiv comes along is then greater. There sure Kickstarter where you could think of them as charity but at last for me projects around gaming are for sure not belong there. I did Kickstarter backing for a time because I hoped that some game genre where you would otherwise find no new games get something new. But when Steam opened the floodgates one could see that there other developer working on similar games who don't come around to beg for money at Kickstarter & Co.

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I've backed 3 projects. Star citizen got the most of it, I do want to play a game like that if it all comes together.

 

Otherwise, I can't say I'm big on charity.

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31 projects so far

3 failed funding goal

6 dead in the water

4 games so bad, it's better not made

1 games hopefully will be good

10 delivered, okay quality to very good

2 KDM that have good records

 

Darkest dungeon, Rimworld, Kingdom Death Monsters (both), Risk of Rain, Divinity, and Sui Generis are about the only worthwhile find. I find the more i paid the less likely the project is successful. :/

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Zero;

 

I never pledged to Kingdom Death, but I always wanted to try that game. Otherwise, I have Darkest Dungeon, Rimworld and Divinity in my list. ;)

 

Make sure you have a good size table and playing area before you get it. Otherwise things will be very confusing. Also, can't even win Darkest Dungeon with cheats; like RNG really?

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Oooh! If I wasn't broke and ogling the last 20 or so classic Games I need in my collection I'd be all over  this.

 

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https://kotaku.com/why-video-games-cost-so-much-to-make-1818508211

A nice article about the costs of making a game, even if the numbers are just a rough estimate it makes clear why so many Kickstarter projects got silent or actual said the development have stopped.

I think such a article would be great when the Gaming sector at Kickstarter was becoming big many years back as then it would be very obvious that $10k get you nowhere. 

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Got my Hero-U Key :) Maybe that is even one of the games that can make it to the similar games as it is a Adventure game about the live of a rogue at a university. Sadly I still have to wait for the official release at steam before I realy can say if it is a similar game.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/375440/HeroU_Rogue_to_Redemption/

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