Re: Shadowrun 2D Turnbased RPG on Kickstarter
I'm curious what you mean by tricky to distribute. Apple provides the App Store, including update capability. That's much easier distribution than almost any other model.
Nope, not for this purpose. Apple lets you set a price on their store, that is it. You can't give away the equivalent of keys to activate the game on your device. There was once a method where you could use a unique device ID to do this, but that was a) limited to a set number of devices, either 100 or 1000, can't remember which and b) is deprecated.
So how are they meant to give people who kickstarted an iOS copy? With android they can provide an apk, but is iOS you have to grab it through the apple app store.
This also means that they would need to carefully check that any mechanism they use would pass muster on Apple's terms and conditions too.