It's been awhile since I've written about Kickstarter. The last time I talked about SpaceVenture, the wannabe Space Quest return (Well not Space Quest at all, but the same people that made it from Sierra back in the day).
I've grown a hatred toward Kickstarter. It's my own fault, really. Kickstarter is not an investment or a purchase, it's a donation. A donation toward someone that wants to make their dream come true. Unfortunately, sometimes, those dreams don't come true and it feels like a waste.
When it comes right down to it, you're essentially trusting someone to be competent with money. They have to show you they have their ducks in a row and actually can pull through with what they say they're going to do. Kickstarter isn't bad at all, not in the least! I've had several successful Kickstarters, but there's just enough bad ones to put a sour taste in my mouth and force me to use the word "hate."
Most are still ongoing (I admit, I may have Kickstarted too many things), and several have me worried, so it's understandable why I'm in the mood that I'm in.