Game Maker Pulls Kickstarter, Sets Up Own Platform

on Tuesday, Aug. 6th

After failing to get sufficient traction on the most popular crowdfunding site, a game developer is striking out on their own.

From Joystiq's Xav de Matos:

The Kickstarter campaign for Precinct – pitched as a spiritual successor to the Police Quest series – has handed in its badge and gun. Robert Lindsley, president of Jim Walls Reloaded, told Joystiq that the campaign has been canceled in order to give the developer an opportunity to create a playable pilot version of the game.

Bespoke crowdfunding platforms. It's not a new idea. It's not even a new idea in gaming. Chris Robert's ongoing Star Citizen campaign just crossed the $15 million dollar mark.

After all, if you've got a studio full of designers, coders, and marketing people, why give a cut of the take to a platform holder if you can just build your own?

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