Friends, it's time we broke the circle of addiction. It's time to stop pre-ordering these nebulous games.
It's time if you're a pinball maker to make a complete prototype game, with your own resources, and not our money. We want to see it flip, with code, before we give you cash.
It's time to only take money when you're actually ready to start building final games (at the earliest).
"But Aurich, while I get you man, what if it's my dream theme?" I hear you friend. Temptations are around every corner, it's hard to stay strong. So here's my offer:
I will be your sponsor.
If you feel the pangs of addiction, and want to pre-order a game, talk to me first. I'll help you think it through. We'll make sure you're making a smart call.
We should all do this for someone. Buddy system. Make a deal between you and someone else:
"I won't pre-order another game without talking it out with you first, help me make a rational decision."