Last episode, I promised our podcast From US to You! would be moving to a weekly schedule. This, of course, was a terrible tactical error. Our last episode showed up more than three weeks ago. Since then, of course, it's been radio silence.
Well, I'm not making any promises this time beyond, "Um, we'll try to do better?" But reliability issues aside, the important fact at hand here is that we've put together a new episode of the show. Great, right? Right.
This week, Kat and Mike and I talk about our newly reignited "cover stories" initiative, which kicked off on Monday with our deep-dive profile on developer Inti Creates. Our Inti Creates discussion fills most of this episode's air time, but that's not the only topic at hand — we also talk about a current hot-button matter among game enthusiasts: Do we still trust Kickstarter? For every great game crowdfinding services like Kickstarter have delivered, it seems like dozens have suffered indefinite delays or been canceled outright, leaving supporters empty-handed — sometimes to the tune of thousands of dollars. Even Inti Creates' highly successful Kickstarter venture (Mighty No. 9) has seen its schedule slip even as publisher Comcept has returned to the funding well to drum up more cash. Has the entire concept of crowdfunding been poisoned by these failures, or is there still hope to be found?
And as usual, Kat shares her thoughts on sports, Mike contemplates general geek culture, and Jeremy jaws on and on about old games. You know what you're in for, here.
Jeremy, Kat, and Mike talk about this week's cover story feature on Mighty No. 9 developer Inti Creates and mull over the tangentially related topic of whether or not we still trust Kickstarter for funding game projects. (MP3, 1:15:35, 53 MB)