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Apr 11 2012, 12:53pm Anchor

Ask.slashdot.org 

Basically what it says in the link is that the Kickstarter website has no way to refund your money if a project you backed fails. And the developers are not liable for any projects not released.
So just be careful who your giving your money to and use some common sense. If whoever is asking for money has never released a game before, be cautious.

Apr 15 2012, 1:25pm Anchor

What did you expect? You are donating the money, not investing!

the purpose of kickstarter like funding in the case of gaming is for the people who never have realeased a game to have a chance, it is not meant as a source of income for existing game studios / existing whatever. It's purpose is to enable the creation of NEW projects.

Edited by: HumbleLinux

Apr 15 2012, 7:46pm Anchor

i was just trying to say that people should be cautious of who they give their money to, thats all.:)

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Apr 17 2012, 3:11pm Anchor

Fair enough :)

I only wanted to say, that the pure fact some studio never released a game before, should not stop anyone from donating - quite the contrary. I don't know anything about this particular case though, and I'm not talking about this concrete project.
Cheers

ifss
ifss "Entitled" Cheapskate
Apr 17 2012, 4:45pm Anchor

As long as they have something to show, & are not pitching ideas or blagging, it may or may not be worth the risk, big-name or no-name.

You still have to contend with the fact that some games end up not being that good, too.

At the end of the day, it's a gamble, so place bets wisely.

And would you trust this man with your money?

On a similar note, I'm going to use Kickstarter to raise capital for my CASH 4 GAEMS Money Laundering Service, here's my proposal so far:

Pledge $15
Receive $5 cash

Pledge $30
Receive $20 cash, and a "CASH 4 GAEMS rinsed my drug money" t-shirt

Pledge $100
Receive $70 cash, the t-shirt, and a green card

Pledge $1000
Receive $750 cash, the t-shirt, green card, and a MAC-10 machine gun

Pledge $1,000,000
Receive $850,000 cash, the t-shirt, green card, MAC-10 machine gun, and the Babylon Nightclub

Pledge $25,000,000
Receive $22,000,000 cash, the t-shirt, green card, MAC-10 machine gun, Babylon Nightclub, and the money

Pledge $250,000,000
Receive $225,000,000 cash, the t-shirt, green card, MAC-10 machine gun, Babylon Nightclub, money, and the power

Pledge $1,000,000,000
Receive $925,000,000 cash, the t-shirt, green card, MAC-10 machine gun, Babylon Nightclub, money, power, and the women

Pledge $2,500,000,000
Receive a complimentary helicopter ride

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Apr 17 2012, 6:19pm Anchor

agh. poor poor f. murray abraham. i like him better in amadeus.

would you give your money to this guy? he's already gotten over 20k...he's asking for 1.1 million.
 

Desura.com

ifss wrote:
Pledge $1,000,000,000
Receive $925,000,000 cash, the t-shirt, green card, MAC-10 machine gun, Babylon Nightclub, money, power, and the women

Pledge $2,500,000,000
Receive a complimentary helicopter ride


what about the respect?

Edited by: DoctorRoXo

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