Originally Posted by Smiley
The makers get all profits from the DVD sales? Doesn't seem right if its basically charity funded.
Kickstarter is not charity funding. At a simple level you could look at it as pre-ordering. Some projects need injections of cash up front to get going, the benefit of pre-ordering in this way is you get a better product at the end of it. Plus, the higher funding levels on Kickstarter are rewarded with perks that you wouldn't be offered as a normal consumer.
The main point is by funding it in the way we are, we're supporting a higher quality product, so everyone wins. If the makers of Viva Amiga make some money on it after the release, good for them. We even benefit from that, as each sale should help re-spark some interest in the Amiga, helping activity grow.