I found an old article from my freelance years which I never got published. It's about Kickstarter and the way it's brought a new type of donor portrait to the world with people able to show off their patronage as some creators offer the chance for their likeness or name to be in a game.
How I think the ideas work has shifted as creators and consumers developed their relationships with crowdfunding so I don't stand by everything here but it's a sufficiently interesting topic that I wanted to publish the article as a way of getting the thoughts out there. I'll run through what's changed at the end:
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