No matter how big or small the studio, making games is a business. You have a budget, resources, staff, and expenses. And just like any other business, game developers also have investors. Whether these investors are wealthy entrepreneurs or backers on a crowd-funding site, they are showing faith in developers with their money.
And no matter whether your investment was great or small, you want to be aware of some warning signs that signal a scam or bad idea when it comes to a project you've backed. This is especially true at a time in the industry when it seems like more and more indie games are failing to deliver on their promises.
So here are some of the major red flags to look for when putting your money behind an indie game. If you see any of these, watch out! Your game's developer might be biting off more than they can chew.