InXile’s Brian Fargo Explains How ‘Kicking it Forward’ Works

InXile CEO Brian Fargo has updated the “Kicking it Forward" site – located at kickingitforward.org, in case you didn't know – to answer a number of questions about the concept he started when he launched his Wasteland 2 Kickstarter. The easy answer to a definition of "Kicking it Forward" is to kick back 5 percent of the successful funding back into other Kickstarter projects.

Fargo posted a lengthy explanation of how the initiative works on the site. The process begins when a Kickstarter campaign puts that "Kicking it Forward" image and link on their project. Once profitable (read: making lots of money off sales from the game) they agree to take an equivalent of five percent of that profit from their own pocket (not out of the project they had funded) and invest it in other Kickstarter campaigns.

Fargo emphasizes that the whole initiative is a honor system; their won't be an auditing of books or chasing people to make the investment they swore to make, nor will anyone tell anyone else what to invest in.

He wraps things up by explaining what his involvement is in this whole "Kicking it Forward" initiative:

"My involvement will be to create the badge and set up a site that displays which projects agree to "Kicking it Forward" and which projects were supported through this program. Then, after that, it needs to take on its own life. After all, I need to make sure Wasteland 2 meets everyone's expectations."

You can check Fargo’s full statement out at http://kickingitforward.org. The page also displays all the projects that have taken the pledge to give back to Kickstarter projects. It's a very, very long list of projects.

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