Kickstarter- the backlash is starting

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Bill Loguidice
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My third backed Kickstarter came

This one, the Makey Makey:

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clok1966
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well you got me beat by a

well you got me beat by a long shot..

Oyua - we all know this one
Wasteland2- didtto
grimDawn- diablo clone (made from an Updated Titan Quest engine)
I Draw Comics- namespeaks for itself
TOME- what can I say I LOVE ART
Wings- sad, one of the BEST Amiga WWI plane games.. and I dont think it will make it :( very sad...

and I just looked.. I got my email on wasteland2 but its not in my list of backed projects.. wierd...

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Kickstarter and Fundable Successful Projects Backed to Date

I took a look at the Kickstarter projects I backed that got successfully funded. The Arqball Spin is actually the second Kickstarter that I got delivered. The Historically Brewed compilation book was the first. I also pledged to "3-D Vision" on Fundable, a Kickstarter-like site. So, of 17 projects that I contributed to that have been successfully funded, two have been delivered, though, to be fair, some have not finished their funding period (though they will be successful since they met their goals).

FUNDABLE: https://www.fundable.com/

* 3-D Vision

KICKSTARTER: http://www.kickstarter.com/ (in order of contribution from newest to oldest)

* Tabletop Moviemaking Studio
* Slim - The Thinnest Wallet Ever
* Ubi - The Ubiquitous Computer
* Cardboard Robot
* Panda Pad
* Chargecard
* Scanbox
* Drifter: A Space Trading Game
* Hand Stylus
* Makey Makey
* Nesl
* Arqball Spin (delivered) (2)
* Star Castle (2600)
* Pebble E-Paper Watch
* Wasteland 2
* Historically Brewed Book (delivered) (1)

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Bill Loguidice
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It's basically a little

It's basically a little automatic spinning stage. One use is the Arqball app to automatically create pseudo-3D models. I'm going to spin some video game stuff soon and post the results. A cheap gimmick, but I can envision various fun use cases...

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Matt Barton
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What is that?

What is that?

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My first Kickstarter was delivered

After backing many Kickstarter campaigns, the first one finally arrived, the Arqball Stage.

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The last four projects I've

The last four projects I've backed on Kickstarter (is there a pattern?):

Ubi - The Ubiquitous Computer - Voice-Activated & Always On - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/607691307/ubi-the-ubiquitous-compute...

Cardboard Robot: open smart phone camera crane & robotic arm - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/392540503/cardboard-robot-robotic-ar...

Panda Pad: A beautiful bamboo notebook, designed sustainably - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/925373398/panda-pad-a-beautiful-bamb...

ChargeCard for iPhone and Android - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nomad/chargecard-for-iphone?ref=users

I think this will take you to the full list of both funded and unfunded projects: http://www.kickstarter.com/profiles/1113415968/projects/backed

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I think you've hit a good

I think you've hit a good point, Clok. If Nintendo or Sony tried to do a Kickstarter, I think it could still be a hit as long as the prizes were really decent, ultra-rare collectibles or some such. I wouldn't personally go for it, but wouldn't think badly of someone else who wanted to.

The big advantage to this is that it's eliminating the need to go to investors to fund off-the-wall projects that are highly risky. Maybe Sony has this crazy idea for a new handheld that no investor would touch. So they take it to Kickstarter and ask for millions. A lot of people who probably wouldn't go near an OUYA campaign or the like would feel a lot safer about this, since Sony is a big company that isn't going to suddenly disappear overnight. Now imagine for a pledge of $500, you got one of the prototypes and got to play with this thing six months before anyone else had one. You can't tell me the Sony fanboys wouldn't be lining up for that.

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clok1966
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I agree its who you want to

I agree its who you want to donate to.. but why shouldnt MS , Sony, Nintendo get some "free" money? "you wanted a remake of Zelda in high def" sure.. if you just get our kickstarter going.. How would we all feel? I bet the backlash would be HUGE.. alot of people shouting how nintendo dont need it.. So why are some people who "dont need" it getting by? why do they have a pass? More loved? (my popularity contest comment comes to mind).. I guess i just feel projects that want to -START- or cant get financed in "normal" ways are getting the shaft when beloved people say.. why "work" for my money (spend time dealing with ads, etc) I will just tap into this easy program, the people will pay... then i can just do what i like doing.. Again dont get me wrong.. I would jump at the chance to play games all day for a living.. and I would preach all day to you guys to donate (if i thought it would work) so I could.. but in my heart I know its wrong.. Oh sure I can justify it a million ways.. " i could review more games and save you money by sorting the crap out for you" " I could revierw more games if i didnt work".. but deep down I would feel I was screwing ya.. And in thes case a very succesfull ( argubly the most successfull cartoon on the net) are getting welfare so to speak in my mind.. while I dont think they are doing anything wrong, i thouhgt they would have the taken the high road.. but easy is easy to anybody... its hard to fault them for taking the easy road.. it has had an effect.. 4 more comics i read have posted (in the text part) of the comic that they are doing the same.. but in a much more senceable way ( and most I'm sure understand they are not as huge as PA so wouldnt have the responce they did). Thye simply asked the readers to donate to a "tip" jar to keep the comic ad free.. and if they donated enouhg they would get extra comics and content.. THIS I AGREE WITH 100%.. but even PA knows that would only last a few months and ... well lets just say even fan boys forget ... qiuickly..

again i just dont agree with it.. I am a huge fan of PA.. and will be even with this.. as they are just taking advantage of somthing.. i just feel its taking "money" from the poor, so to speak..

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Man, Rob, you raise some

Man, Rob, you raise some interesting points. I really want to check the nancy drew one to see of anybody actually donates at that level or if it's just there as a joke. That said, I think it's relatively common for rich people to donate tens of thousands if not more to things like alumni associations, or orchestras, etc. I've never had more than a few pennies to rub together, so the idea of donating anything beyond a couple hundred bucks is completely foreign to
me.

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