by Mark Barley
Rovio: "Kickstarter turning developers into high paid escorts"
Angry Birds developer Rovio have spoken out against the crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter, saying that devs are "high paid escorts" within the service.
Rovio Stockholm's lead Oskar Burman recently tweeted;
“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 tweeted;
“I have nothing against kickstarter per se, just some of these rewards are stupid.”The tweets were directed towards Loot Drop developers Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall. One of Loot Drop's Kickstarter rewards were if you pledged $10,000 John Romero, Brenda Brathwaite, and Tom Hall would personally deliver the game to you on a red velvet pillow, at Disneyland California.
What do you think of Kickstarter? Good or bad for game developers?