The head of Rovio’s Stockholm office, Oskar Burman, took issue with the way many developers have been using Kickstarter as of late; specifically how they turn themselves – and their company – into prizes for higher donation tiers. Venting his displeasure via Twitter, particularly aiming at Loot Drop’s Old School RPG Kickstarter, Burman stated, “Kickstarter turning devs into high paid escorts/circus animals. Pay enough and we deliver game in person/on a red pillow/cook for you/BFF.”
Burman then added “I have nothing against kickstarter per se, just some of these rewards are stupid.”
The message is likely referencing the $10,000 tier on Old School RPG, which will reward spenders with a ceremony involving a direct, red carpet presentation of the game from John Romero, Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall (on a red velvet pillow) at Disney California.
Report filed by Rakan Stanbouly