Topic: Off-topic /
Kickstarter / Indiegogo / Crowd Funding Projects
Although I have a ton of questions about crowd funding, I would certainly yield to the greater issue, that of legitimacy.
I did a kongregate search on crowd funding and got many hits, here are all of the ones that I believe are relevant, and speak to the matter of legitimacy.
1) May 1, kongregate member Therealet told forum about kickstarter project, http://www.kongregate.com/forums/5-the-arts/topics/262848-kickstarter-project
On May 12 the same member’s project was funded http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/erikthomas/erik-thomas-self-titled-album
I don’t know if the project was a scam, however the member’s posts continued after May 12th http://www.kongregate.com/users/1011133/posts
2) Sept 4 Kongregate member mustcode told forum about kickstarter project:http://www.kongregate.com/forums/3-general-gaming/topics/294987-god-of-puzzle-kickstarter-project-for-puzzle-fighter-fans On Sept 30 the project http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/378280693/god-of-puzzle failed to reach funding goal. Member has not issued any additional posts, don’t know if that campaign was a “scam”.
3) May 25 Kongregate member and registered developer with five games on Kongregate told forum about kickstarter project: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/2-off-topic/topics/268669 On June 22 the project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnf/zombocalypse faled to reach funding goal of $20K by $9K. All 5 games are still running on this platform.
I noticed that ‘scam’ came up in the thread for this member although it is clear that the member is a well established developer with games on the platform.
4) this Kongergate member AaronOfTomorrow and developer of 4 games informed the community about his kickstarter campaign in his ‘about me’ area:http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/AaronOfTomorrow , here is his successful project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/389342398/perch
Here is a list of other form search results for “Kickstarter” : http://www.kongregate.com/search?page=2&q=kickstarter
I don’t see any evidence of any scams, on the contrary the overwhelming majority of kongregate members, particularly established developers, have a very honorable record with the Kongregate community before, during, and after any mention of a crowd funding project.
If the scams are associated with medical or other NON game related matters, those situation should not cloud the efforts of those who have an established relationship with the Kongregate community, especially developers with games on the platform.