Check Out The Historical Influences That Kickstarted Kickstarter

on July 29, 2013 12:03 PM

As presented by the Kickstarter Blog, a new blog post called “Kickstarter Before Kickstarter” shares the crowdfunding ideas that kickstarted the idea of Kickstarter.

This was actually touched upon by Kickstarter’s CEO Perry Chen in an interview he did with the Aspen Institute, where Chen spoke about how crowdfunding creative projects has been a part of Western civilization for a long time. According to this post, even the English translation of Homer’s Iliad was accomplished through a sort of crowdfunding campaign.

You can check out the article on the Kickstarter Blog; for more on awesome Kickstarter projects, check out all of DualShockers’ recent Kickstarter coverage.

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.
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