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Op Ed

Gamasutra - Black Isle is a great case study in how to NOT crowdfund your game.
Even if you decide to look past all of this shadiness, it's pretty impossible not to raise a critical eyelid at the crowdfunding scheme itself.

Where it has become common practice to offer backer rewards for those putting funding toward your game, Black Isle has decided this isn't necessary. If you pledge $10, you'll be granted access to a special Black Isle forum. If you put down $20, they'll even let you post on the forum.

There is no way to receive a copy of the game by pledging -- even if you decide to put down $10,000 -- because the money isn't actually going towards a game at all. In fact, the money will be used to build a prototype, which Black Isle will then show to investors in the hope of gathering up moolah elsewhere.

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7. Re: Op Ed Dec 23, 2012, 16:13 Cutter
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 13:31:
The blackIsle FAQ says

Your pledge payment will be a deposit and may be held or transferred to Interplay's wholly owned subsidiary, PV13-Online, Inc. Your payment will be used to develop and produce the Game, including the website cost; content development for the Game, website, and forum; development of a prototype, proof of concept, and/or tech demo; and Interplay's corporate expenses associated with the foregoing (the Game Costs). In exchange and depending upon Your pledge level selected, You will receive access to the private BlackIsle.com/Project V13 discussion forum, as outlined on the pledge page.

Company the money goes to: PV13-Online, Inc

Look who owns it

http://goo.gl/lyllm

(Sorry for url shortener, but you know how bluesnews is with long urls..)

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