Kickstarter has been a wonderful tool to get funding for games that might otherwise never have existed. But it’s not without its issues. While Kickstarter has produced some fantastic games, the machine around the crowdfunding platform has led to some unrealistic and unhealthy methods to achieve funding success.
The former COO of Double Fine, Justin Bailey (no relation) might just have a solution in the form of FIG, a crowdfunding service designed exclusively for video games. Fig, in contrast to sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, will run only a couple funding drives at a time, curated to highlight unique and interesting projects.