Recently, like many other individuals, I have decided on making my own game. Its the same song and dance. The question I have is different then most, and haven't really found an answer to it. So here we go.
If I were to take some of the game engines, and 3d modeling software, that would be given for free for education purposes, or for non commercial, create a product that looks and works great, can I post it on kickstarter without having to buy the commercial versions, or fork out insane amounts of money? My thought is that kickstarter is not a money making entity till you hit your funding correct? So does this mean a loop hole is possible in this industry with using noncommercial for commercial after you receive your first penny, then purchase is with the funding received?
Thoughts on this topic?