Regardless of your feelings toward Kickstarter or crowdfunding in general, you have to admit that it's starting to have an impact on the way games are made. More specifically, two of the larger crowdfunding projects -- Shroud of the Avatar
and Star Citizen
-- are doing away with a traditional launch date in favor of a staggered release schedule.
has already released a playable piece of pre-alpha content
, and just yesterday we learned that Shroud of the Avatar's
initial client will be available as early as next month
What do you think about these newfangled rollouts? Do you like the opportunity to see games in their raw, pre-beta states, or do you prefer to wait on a more traditional or feature-complete release day?
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