Kickstarter is “turning devs into high paid escorts/circus animals” with high pledge rewards, says Rovio Stockholm head

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Oskar Burman is General Manager of Rovio’s new Stockholm studio, and he’s not a fan of the way some developers – and he’s referring specifically to Loot Drop’s Old School RPG here – arguably demean themselves for high cash pledges.

Oskar Burman is General Manager of Rovio’s new Stockholm studio, and he’s not a fan of the way some developers – and he’s referring specifically to Loot Drop’s Old School RPG here – demean themselves for high cash pledges.

“Kickstarter turning devs into high paid escorts/circus animals,” he tweeted. “Pay enough and we deliver game in person/on a red pillow/cook for you/BFF”

Better to do so for a fan than for a publisher, said one commenter, to which Burman responded: “I’d rather do it to someone I know, than to some random dude.”

“I have nothing against kickstarter per se, just some of these rewards are stupid,” he added.

The nine backers who have already donated $10,000 to Old School RPG will have their copy of the game delivered in person by John Romero, Brenda Brathwaite, and Tom Hall on a velvet pillow at Disneyland, Florida. Too much?