Oh absolutely. While many of the 20 or so projects I helped fund were games, I think it's an awesome way to fund just about any sort of enterprise or creative venture and I don't want to see this just used for games. I thought about whether it would be beneficial to spin off the games section of Kickstarter to a different site but as the post Double Fine statistics showed, people brought in by these project do pledge for projects other than games and it wouldn't be fair to potentially cut off so much potential support.
There have been several mishaps with prior projects way before this (off the top of my head there was the film student that asked for money for his senior project and ended up plagiarizing a French film, a 350 dollars jellyfish tank that ended up killing the jellies, etc). Hell, even I
had a bad experience once: No Time To Explain
. The game looked awesome in the trailer but the end result looked like barely a step above the original Flash game. It even had some REALLY shoddily made sections, like having floating "water" that were literally floating blue squares. A HUGE disappointment.
Still, unless something really bad
happens (on the magnitude of a product killing people or someone running off with several million dollars) I don't see this going away any time soon.
edited 23rd Apr '12 6:05:23 AM by Psyclone
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