I love it when an unsuccessfully funded project returns to crowdfunding for another attempt. It’s always disheartening to see one you’ve backed fall far from the mark, but with Stardrop, Joure Visser is trying again to get money from fans. The first attempt left a lot to be desired, but this time around it looks like he was better prepared upon launch. However, there are a few things that could hurt it this time around.


The premise has changed little since the first Kickstarter. The story revolves around a two-person salvage crew as they do what they do best. Joure has shown he’s taken feedback since to heart and improved the pitch dramatically this time around. There’s still not a lot there, but it does paint a better picture of what to expect in Stardrop. It also helps that the demo has been updated. I have yet to play it, but the first demo pretty much sold me on backing before.


Hedging His Bets

What could potentially hurt Stardrop this time around is the fact the previously covered campaign he set up is still running at this time from what I could tell. Most Kickstarter projects usually don’t accept alternate forms of pledging due to the site being an “all-or-nothing” affair. This is why most wait to use sites like PayPal until after the 100% goal is met. Whether this will hurt the campaign or not remains to be seen, but I’m sure it won’t help.

Whatever happens now, I do hope the best for this second major attempt at getting Stardrop funded. I do love the idea behind it and whether I back it or not, it’s worth keeping an eye on.

About the Author

Serena Nelson

Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.

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