It is something that is new to me at least within the last couple of years.
The idea is that a percentage of areas in a game are sold off to the players in the form of 'deeds' or stocks.
Then a portion of the income those areas bring into the game is returned to the deed holders as a weekly dividend.
The game I play has released a couple of these over the last few years and raised a considerable amount of 'crowd sourced' funding this way as well as producing an additional economy within their game with the deeds that players can sell to each other or horde for the weekly dividends.
Now they have taken the next evolutionary step in 'virtual crowd sourcing' and are planning to sell deeds to a new f2p android game that is completely separate from the game the deeds are being sold in.
So what do you guys think?
If your favorite studio had a kickstarter for a new game would you donate?
If that same studio did the crowd sourcing internally would you be more or less likely to donate?
What do you think of the idea of a virtual stock market where the value of 'stocks' goes up and down depending on activity not only in the same game but in other games as well?