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Rovio dude thinks Kickstarter is turning devs into circus performers

4 Oct 2012  by   John Robertson

The head of Rovio Stockholm, Oskar Burman, has attacked developers that use Kickstarter. In particular, he’s unhappy with the way in which some of them offer time with themselves as a prize for pledging certain amounts of money.

As with most developer statements nowadays, Burman took to Twitter to voice his opinion. Talking about the recently announced project from Loot Drop – involving developers Tom Hall and Brenda Brathwaite – Burman said:

“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,” being adding “I have nothing against kickstarter per se, just some of these rewards are stupid.”

One of the reward’s for backing the game on Kickstarter to the tune of $10,000 is being presented with a copy of the game by John Romero, Tom Hall and Brenda Braithwaite on a red velvet pillow, on a red carpet at Disneyland.

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