Mighty no.9 went from being one of the most successful kickstarters to one of the worst; up there with Godus for a lot of people. Whenever a kickstarted game fails, it always raises doubt in the platform and viability of crowdfunding. For today’s post, we’re going to focus on some major red flags to help you steer away from bad kickstarters.
Recently, former Bioware developers got together to pitch the Kickstarter for Mooncrest, a return of old school RPG design with modern combat. And while their pedigrees are impressive, they messed up with one of the most amateurish Kickstarter presentations I’ve seen this year. Kickstarter is no longer in the gold rush period set by games like Broken Age and Planetary Annihilation, and it’s important for would be Kickstarter project makers to understand what needs to be in a Kickstarter to avoid the same fate as Mooncrest.