Polygon has a great opinion piece fromKatie Chironis about the concern that the video game Kickstarter bubble is about to burst and the blame should be firmly planted at the feet of big pseudo-indie games. It’s a compelling idea, and one certainly supported by evidence outside the gaming world.
Most game devs can tell you at a glance that campaigns like Yooka-Laylee, Mighty No. 9,Bloodstained and others are heavily deflating the costs of their development cycle, sometimes not-so-secretly planning to search for the bulk of their actual funding elsewhere or hoping to be massively overfunded. The amount asked for initially has nothing to do with the real cost of making the game.
Read Katie’s opinion piece over on Polygon.