DirtyHarry50, on 28 July 2016 - 05:02 PM, said:
Kickstarter, …, don't let them happen to you. Remember folks, the road to hell is paved with good intentions!
I think it's a matter of picking the right projects. I have backed 15 Kickstarter campaigns, of which 8 have already delivered. Five of these were worth every cent spent on them: Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns + Dragonfall, SR Hong Kong, Elite Dangerous, and Pillars of Eternity. The seven projects still outstanding are either in the hands of developers who have proven their worth in earlier campaigns (Bard's Tale IV, Torment: Tides of Numenera, BattleTech) and/or have by now otherwise shown they know what they are doing (Underworld Ascendant, Bloodstained, Kingdom Come, System Shock Remake).
Only three projects I would deem a dud: the Ouya (for being half-assed and shipping early production models known to be borderline defective to their backers), Star Command Galaxies (four years past due and probably still a couple of years away from being finished), and Mighty No. 9 (delayed, undercooked product, generally bad communication, no trace of the physical rewards, no sign of the Mac and Linux versions).