You could argue that Kickstarter became famous because of video games. There are certainly an incredible amount of video games that have been funded through Kickstarter and a number of them have been high profile. That's partly why Kickstarter launching in Australia was so exciting. We have a large number of talented developers in Australia and Kickstarter is another way to help them realise their creative ambitions.
Hand of Fate, a card game brought to video game life, is among the first to use Kickstarter to raise funds. Developed by Defiant Games, most famous for releasing Ski Safari, Creative Director Morgan Jaffit is looking to combine card game elements with third person action to create a unique experience for PC, Mac, and Linux users.
It looks interesting, and original in the way it combines different genres. I'm keen to see the results of this, and I'm keen to see how it does with regards to funding. I'd love to see Kickstarter used locally in Australia to help fund a whole new set of games. Sure there have been other similar crowd funding sites, but Kickstarter is the big daddy. It has the brand power and hopefully that will bring more cash into local development.
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