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Double Fine Kickstart Hits $2M

The Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Page shows this fundraising campaign has now surpassed the two million dollar mark. The original goal of this kickstart was $400K, so at this point the game should be five times better than originally anticipated.

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40. Re: Double Fine Kickstart Hits $2M Feb 21, 2012, 11:54 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 21, 2012, 11:14:
You misunderstood.. the scam is not to rip you off with no game, the scam is to make a game with the money it was designed for and make imaginary costs for the rest of the money that you funnel back to you via shell companies and false billing. Obviously this merely requires you to get funded on kickstarter, the game idea may even be worthwhile.

Besides, I am just pointing out that crowd funding can be easily scammed. I am not really worrying about this, because even if I wanted i couldn't use Kickstarter, its US only.
If the scam is to make a game in the first place, but make sure its crappy and pocket the money, one can do already even without kickstarter lol.

In fact, have you ever read about hollywood math or how the music industry operates? They do something similar, make up and inflate lots of costs. I recall that the studio that made Lord of the Rings trilogy claimed they didn't have to pay Peter Jackson his cut because they made $0 yes ZERO dollars on the trilogy. Those are concrete and real examples of what you are talking about, and far more money, and far more worthy to be concerned about.

Also, its NOT USA only. Obviously you haven't looked at many kickstarters, I continually see information on them about how shipping outside the USA is going to cost extra (for ones that have physical rewards). You just have to create an account on the amazon.com website, and you don't have to live in the USA to do that just like I don't have to live in germany to order from amazon.de. You WILL need a credit/debit card though to do the funding. In fact the official kickstarter webpage even mentions this.

Can people from outside the US pledge to projects?

Yes! Anyone, anywhere (with a major credit card) can pledge to Kickstarter projects.
This is yet another thing I'm pretty sure I've covered in previous replies.

BTW, tim increased the number of $10,000 lunches with him (it was originally just 1 which sold out quickly) and there's only a couple left. Some people are willing to pay lots of money to have lunch with a sorta video game celeb who is likely their hero. Shocking eh?

This comment was edited on Feb 21, 2012, 12:44.
 
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