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All In Good Time: Kickstarter on Late Projects

on Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler took to the site’s blog this week to address some of the criticism that’s been brewing over crowdfunding projects that don’t manage to meet their self-appointed deadlines. The lateness is angering backers who feel like they have bought and paid for goods.

Strickler sees the focus on lateness differently in the post entitled “Is lateness failure?

First, it incentivizes creators to take shortcuts to hit their deadlines. As legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently said, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.”

The site has been fighting in recent months to restore the core of their chosen identity. Not as a storefront, but as a hub for creators to build communities.

Corey McCall with the video game controller that measures the level of excitement in the player. Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

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