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SCALE and the Ethics of Kickstarter

Steve Swink  |  Creative Director, CubeHeart Games

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Independent Games Summit
Vault Recording: Video

The Kickstarter campaign for SCALE began on October 18 and was successfully funded November 16. In this candid talk SCALE creator and Cubeheart Games head Steve Swink will reflect on the campaign: how and why SCALE was funded, the hellish journey in between, and the complex ethics of funding a game via Kickstarter.


An appreciation of the complex ethical thicket of funding a game via Kickstarter as well as some practical tips and data points applicable to future game-based campaigns.