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Author Topic: When Kickstarter goes wrong?  (Read 577742 times)

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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #195 on: March 19, 2012, 07:26:06 pm »

Meanwhile, The Banner Saga looks awesome and is on Kickstarter.

As terribad as Kickstarters like the one in the OP are, something about "donate money, get art, support games" sounds really appealing. Kickstarter can actually be useful, especially when it's for projects such as the Sutro bike.
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« Reply #196 on: March 19, 2012, 07:55:00 pm »

A funnel! And all they need for this ingenious new idea is $5000!

Have to agree with that podcast. It gives everyone who deserves to fail the chance to. :)
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« Reply #197 on: March 19, 2012, 07:57:31 pm »

By all means, let this become the thread that is filled with the corpses of failed Kickstarter ideas.
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« Reply #198 on: March 19, 2012, 08:01:48 pm »

By all means, let this become the thread that is filled with the corpses of failed Kickstarter ideas.
Well, the name is "When Kickstarter goes wrong"
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« Reply #199 on: March 19, 2012, 08:06:50 pm »

I didn't actually plan it that way, and it does kinda break which forum it belongs in....but ah screw it, water toobs in OG for all.
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« Reply #200 on: March 19, 2012, 08:13:56 pm »

A funnel! And all they need for this ingenious new idea is $5000!

Have to agree with that podcast. It gives everyone who deserves to fail the chance to. :)

Hey kids, look at the bargain! Pay $5 for a funnel... or $50 for six funnels! That's only $8.33 a funnel, a savings of -$3.33 or -67%!

(I reserve judgement on the idea... but I think they might want to work on their math a wee bit.)


Also, horray for Kickstarter remembering all the other projects I've viewed in the last few days. All of which were linked from this thread. It's like the website is advertising "Hey, come look at a gallery of our worst failures!" at the bottom of every page.  :P
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #201 on: March 19, 2012, 08:53:13 pm »

A funnel! And all they need for this ingenious new idea is $5000!

Have to agree with that podcast. It gives everyone who deserves to fail the chance to. :)

i don't see a problem with that project.

now this guy is literally selling pebbles from his backyard, at $23 a bag plus shipping
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/buckhowdy/addicting-game-of-balance-and-strategy-art-and-phy?ref=live
« Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 08:56:13 pm by Askot Bokbondeler »
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« Reply #202 on: March 19, 2012, 09:01:36 pm »

Aaaand it actually worked :P


It does seem fun, to be honest.
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« Reply #203 on: March 19, 2012, 09:06:46 pm »

I guess I don't see a problem with the rocks thing if he's capable of delivering his product, and it looks like he is.

">I’m a true believer in ‘Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach him how to fish, he eats for his lifetime.’ So I won’t just give things to people. They have to earn it. " The hypocrisy is incredible.
Nah, it's cool since the pagan gods personally intervened in the lottery for him. He was destined to have the money.
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« Reply #204 on: March 19, 2012, 09:11:12 pm »

He's only become slightly more materialistic too. He's only on his 7th car.
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Re: When Kickstarter goes wrong?
« Reply #205 on: March 19, 2012, 09:22:33 pm »

And he opened a franchise so he could deliver pizza to his family.  He must be a Godek fan.
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« Reply #206 on: March 19, 2012, 09:46:29 pm »

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« Reply #207 on: March 19, 2012, 09:50:14 pm »

He's only become slightly more materialistic too. He's only on his 7th car.

Not exactly it is psychology. When people suddenly have a ton of money they treat it like it is nearly unlimited.

It is why having someone help you with savings when you win this much money is actually a good idea... well in my mind at least.

So you don't spent what is essentially being "set for life" all at once.
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« Reply #208 on: March 19, 2012, 10:20:09 pm »

Wow, there's a lot of weird kickstarter projects out there. I guess I shouldn't really be surprised by that, but wow. A lot of people want a lot of money before they've even started work on their thing.
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« Reply #209 on: March 19, 2012, 10:31:05 pm »

Here's something almost as bad.

That guy's baby is cute as fuck, but the fact that he wrote that and is old enough to have children is disturbing. 

Now I'm wondering.  What happens if you get  your funding but fail to deliver?  Is there some kind of legally binding contract involved?  Every project I see on kickstarter that isn't Banner Whatever makes me less supportive of the whole idea.
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