Steam Early Access sounds like a great idea, you’re supporting indie game development and helping in the development of a game you like, but that’s not what happens.
The problem with Early Access is you’re removing the incentive for the developer to finish their game.
The math is pretty simple: if you pay someone before they get the job done then they have no incentive to finish that job. Not only do they already have your money, they’ve already spent it. In their minds they think, “Why am I working? I’m not getting any more money.”
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