Steam Tags was released a few days ago so I decided to take a look my recommended tags to see just how accurate it was. As I scrolled down the page, I was surprised to see “Kickstarter” as one of my top ones. It got me thinking about my recent game preferences, and indeed a number of the games I purchased or have put on my wishlist as of late have actually been games that have been funded through the crowd-funding website.
Sometime in the middle of 2013, I found myself getting more and more into the indie scene of both the music and the gaming industries. What sparked it, I don’t know but I did know I was drawn to the inspiring creativity that I saw and heard. I found myself wanting to listen to indie bands and wanting to play indie games. This want fueled me to attend a music festival for the first time in my life and to be honest, it was one of the reasons why I acquired so many games through Steam trading. I’ve made a couple of indie music producer friends prior to this enlightenment and while I did support them back then, I didn’t do so as strongly as I do now.
Kickstarter is great platform for indie producers/developers to get the initial funding they need to make their ideas come to life. I believe giving these small groups of creators the opportunity to do so helps drive innovation in our world. Because of this, in addition to pledging funds, I want to show my support for exceptionally outstanding campaigns that are ongoing by writing about them and introducing them to you. Although this blog is still small, I hope I can get at least one or two people to become aware of their works, or maybe even get others interested enough to pledge as well.
I plan to release a Live on Kickstarter! post on a Thursday, at least once a month or whenever something interesting catches my eye. First one should be coming up so stay tuned!