West Games has returned to the spotlight with
fund their proposed S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
homage, now titled STALKER
, and once again controversy has followed. The new crowdfunding
campaign is being conducted through
World Wide Funder
, and with
this new outfit having no history to speak of and a smattering of small projects
with no pledges, some have proposed that World Wide Funder is somehow being run
in collusion with West Games. The folks from World Wide Funder have issued the
following statement refuting this:
We are the team behind the crowd
funding website, WFUNDER. We're contacting you to clear up some confusion and to
talk about the unique features of our website. One of the projects
on our website, Stalker Apocalypse, has
stirred up a lot of controversy lately, as well as even more speculation. We've
had people who tried to hack our website (unsuccessfully), lots of emails, and
some threats over this project.
Some have even said that we are the same company. Well, the company West Games
did not make our website. This confusion came about because Leonid Kovtun is a
member of our company. He knows West Games, and showed our platform to them.
Unfortunately, some people jumped to conclusions, and wrongfully associated us
as one and the same.
WFUNDER is a platform that gives people unique social options and a great degree
of creative freedom. We weren't satisfied with the rigidity and limitations that
most crowd funding platforms presented, so we decided to create our own
platform. In contrast to other websites, we allow people from around the world
to post projects on our website, and we encourage a wide variety of different
projects. The amount of financial options that we provide means that you don't
need to to be in the U.S. or Europe to post projects on our website. So for
example, if you're in Poland, India or Brazil, then you can easily post a
project on our U.S. based website.
We've implemented unique features like Blogs, Ask me Anythings and Videochat
that make us stand out from the competition. As WFUNDER grows, we plan on
implementing more features and gradually improving our website.
Getting back to Stalker Apocalypse, many people have asked us to shut the
project down. The simple answer is that we won't unless the project creator asks
us to do so (in which case all funder contributions will be refunded). We've
reached out to West Games, and they have shown us that they have the rights to
use that name for their project.
We hope their project is successful, despite the controversy that they've
stirred, and we think that people should lighten up on them a little. They look
like a passionate team of people who want to make a spectacular game.
WFUNDER is a unique crowd funding website that embraces projects from around the
world. Discover projects, join discussions and create your own projects by
visiting our website: https://www.wfunder.com.