This “alternative” is not just Kickstarter for games, however. To be honest, the only thing they have in common is that developers will be able to ask people to give them money to get a game off the ground.
Other than that, it’s pretty different.
Gambitious’ program will allow developers to determine what percentage people wanting to fund the game will have to pay. People who pay that percentage then become shareholders of the project and are entitled to dividends if the game makes it to market and becomes a success.
To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about this project. I love how Kickstarter works as far as the donations and perks system. I love the community feel of it. I’m not sure you’d get this with Gambitious.
I also feel like someone who is considered a shareholder in a game project would feel a lot more entitled to tell a developer how to make a game than those of us that realize we’re really just buying a game — while getting some cool stuff for helping it happen.
Gambitious is expected to launch at E3.