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Kickstarter's New Charter, Goals for the Gaming Space

How the crowdfunding pioneer's mission will guide its future.

Yesterday Kickstarter Inc. announced it would become Kickstarter PBC. Nearly six-and-a-half years after it was founded as a corporate entity, the crowdfunding platform is changing its charter, transitioning from a traditional corporation to something called a “public benefit corporation.” So how will that change Kickstarter? How will that influence the types of projects it hosts on its site? And what should backers expect going forward?

Polygon sat down with co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler to find out more. Along the way, we discuss hot button issues specific to the gaming world — from litigation against a Kickstarter campaign in the state of Washington, to massive successes like Shenmue 3 and Star Citizen, to the rise of equity crowdfunding.

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