I mean, you'll need it for the fraud suit...
What fraud suit? I hate to tell you this, but this happens on Kickstarter all the time. "it's true" tag is needed.
I have kickstarted plenty of things and never received my backer reward, there is zero accountability on that site.
Any time you choose to fund something on Kickstarter, you're taking the risk of not getting anything out of it. Besides people like this guy, there are plenty who just vastly overestimate their capacities and vastly underestimate the amount of time and effort their project will require.It can work, but I for one only support a project when I trust the people behind it and have good reason to think they can deliver on their promises. Take the risk of funding the wilder, wackier schemes if you want, but you'd better be prepared for disappointment.
First anon reply is right, this one is actually true.Recent article posted on hacker news, which includes comments on the matter from one of the kickstarter co-founders: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/09/03/160505449/when-a-kickstarter-campaign-fails-does-anyone-get-their-money-back
Andrew Hussie, everyone.
I've only kickstarted bands, but the half-dozen or so I've done have all been legit. Got my rewards, and the band made a sweet new album.
This only confirms my suspicion that Kickstarter is glorified Internet panhandling done by cyber-hobos!
Some good advice on Kickstarter here: http://buriedwithoutceremony.com/kickstarter-best-practices/See also, this blog post from the staff, and the discussion below it: http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/accountability-on-kickstarter
This does seem to work.Example, that insane (literally) woman that got funded to make a board game, she has regular conversations with the sun on her Facebook page. Sadly, the sun told her to stop making the board game.
What about the "it's true" tag?
So if I throw my money away and then decide I want it back, you're all saying I'm screwed? WELL BALLS TO THAT I'LL SPEND IT ON LOTTO INSTEAD
So how long until someone kickstarts a production of "Springtime for Hitler"?