Precinct, an indie title from Police Quest creator Jim Walls, has canceled its Kickstarter campaign and moved to its own tiered funding model. The new goal is a bit smaller, and split into four phases that will let backers play the stages of development, as the funding reaches different milestones.
The new goals are outlined on the official site (via Joystiq). The first, at $25,000, gives backers a brief proof of concept demo. Other goals include a vertical slice stage ($90,000), game demo ($250,000), and full game ($400,000). Backers are only charged once a milestone is reached, and all backers will receive a digital copy of the full game--assuming it reaches that goal--no matter what amount they pledged.
The $400,000 goal is $100,000 less than its previous mark, which the site attributes to cutting out costly reward tiers. It's also notably a more accessible goal, given that the Kickstarter project had only reached approximately $85,000 in total with just over a week left to go.
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Precinct, the indie title from Police Quest creator Jim Walls, has canceled its Kickstarter campaign and started up its own tiered funding model. The new model rewards backers with working demos based on different phases of development.
That's a shame, but this new idea of us paying $25k for a proof of concept, which technically should be done for the kickstarter pitch anyway is a bit steep.
I liked the pitch and the idea is solid, but doesn't seem like a good way to go, paying tens of thousands of dollars for a demo? Kids out of school and other indies are already doing that for free.
Don't get me wrong, I am not criticizing the fact that this guy needs to get paid for the work he does, he has expenses and a life, but at the same time what he's giving to the consumer for the price doesn't reflect what's going on in the market so he's going to have a tough time.
I don't really care about the process, just call me when it's done.
250k for a demo xD
Yeah not likely.