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Dimension Drive Kickstarter Ruined by Funding Troll



/ 2 years ago

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Being an independent developer and creating your own game worthy of release is hard enough and getting it all out is even harder. Thanks to Kickstarter and similar crowdfunding pages the whole thing got a lot easier as you can sell your idea for funding – that is unless you get trolled at the last minute.

That is what happened to the indie developers 2Awesome Studios that are behind the game Dimension Drive, a comic book styled space adventure with a really interesting-sounding teleport mechanic, which has players battling in two worlds at once.

When the funding was about to close, 2Awesome Studios were short €7000 and that is when what appeared to be a hero stepped in and pledged the remaining funds by himself. Needless to say, the developers were excited and went onto Twitter to thank the person.

The joy didn’t last long as Kickstarter soon informed them that the pledge was fraudulent and had been removed again.

With too little time left for other backers to enter and pick up the pieces and make this game come true, the funding failed.

The developers were just as crushed as their dreams.

“Honestly speaking it has been an exhausting month for us. We have been working really hard to make our campaign a success, and right now we are speechless, demoralized, you name it.”

I hope they’ll find another way to get their game off the ground as it looks really interesting and fun. I also hope that Karma will catch up with the fraudster.


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  • Randomentalist

    Little Devil Inside lost an 8k pledge today as well. Potentially the same guy?

  • grumpytrooper

    Why are there not more checks in place to stop this sort of thing ?? why can the money not be paid first and then the page updated with the amount ?? (I have no idea how Kickstarter works btw or what measures they have in place – if any).

    I wish for the person who did this to be sodomised by thorn-wrapped maglite whilst being dipped in Thermite…..