If someone comes up with a cool project and tries to fund it on Kickstarter, you can chuck a bit of money at them to help them make their dream a reality. Chuck enough money at 'em and you're usually entitled to various rewards ranging from a "thank you!" to a copy of whatever the heck the project is to a dinner-date with the project creators.
However, no matter how much bread you chuck at a project, you don't get a say in the direction of the project. Oh sure, the creators may solicit backers for opinions but at the end of the day, what the project creator says, goes.
Because you're a backer, not an investor.
But what if an equity-based investment model was an option? Ignore the copious red tape and legalities surrounding such an idea (and the fact that Kickstarter co-founder and current CEO Yancey Strickler shot the idea down earlier this week), is this something you'd be interested in seeing?
Vote in the poll and let us know! Or don't, and keep us guessing! EZK and I will reveal the poll results on next week's podcast and discuss any ideas and opinions you leave in the comments below. We may even offer a few of our own! We're generous like that.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen