Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

Crowdfunding Fraudsters: 8-Bit MMO

Fraudster: 2a:  a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :impostor; Good day everyone! I’m going to keep this short and sweet, since this is an obvious one. Today’s project of note is for an 8-bit MMO by Pixels of the Night. Is Pixels of the Night the name of the […]

Crowdfunding Fraudsters: League of Legends MMO

Fraudster: 2a:  a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :impostor; Dear potential content creators: Stop using unlicensed content as the basis of your projects. It is not only misleading from a consumer standpoint, it is illegal and will result in your campaign being shut down faster than you can say […]

Crowdfunding Fraudsters: Sacrament From Kickstarter To Paytreon

Fraudster: 2a:  a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :impostor; Today’s Crowdfunding Fraudsters come in the form of Sacrament, a game that describes itself as a sandbox for everyone, by a small team of people who have no idea how to build a game. Remember Greed Monger and how that […]

Crowdfunding Fraudsters: Life Is Strange 2

Update: And the campaign has been shut down. 2a:  a person who is not what he or she pretends to be :impostor; also:  one who defrauds:cheat Today’s Crowdfunding Fraudster comes to us from Kickstarter, for Life Is Strange 2. You may be thinking right now, “Connor, Life Is Strange was a completely legitimate game. It […]

Kickstarter Fraudsters: Free MMORPG By Vermeulen Peter

Kickstarter Fraudsters is a new column here at MMO Fallout where we look at the worst of crowdfunding, particularly in gaming, with people who expect public funding for projects that they have absolutely no qualifications to reasonably create. I use the term fraudster because it fits like a glove. Many of these creators have never […]

[Not Massive] Ant Simulator Funds Blown On Strippers And Booze

Backers of the Ant Simulator crowdfunding campaign have every right to be furious today, as we learned that the game has been cancelled due to a lack of funds. While it isn’t uncommon for such games to run out of funding during development, the outward explanation and reason for why the developer has no money […]

Hero’s Song Campaign Cancelled, Funded By Investors

Backers of Hero’s Song, all three thousand of you, were surprised this morning by the sudden news that the campaign was being cancelled. Backers were all sent an email explaining that the campaign would be closed due to predictions showing that the funding would not reach its necessary levels. The campaign had lasted for six […]

Shroud of the Avatar Community Wants Free Offline Access To Perks

What do you do when your game sells items for real money but also includes a separate offline mode that can’t reasonably be regulated by the developer? For Shroud of the Avatar, the folks at Portalarium figures that no matter what their stance on the issue, there is little doubt that hackers will figure out […]

John Smedley Returns, Crowd Funding New Game

John Smedley, former of the Daybreak Game Company Smedleys, has returned to gaming in the form of Pixelmage Games. The startup has a few names you might recognize, including Patrick Rothfuss, Jon Handy, and Bill Trost, and their first game is Hero’s Song. Hero’s Song is a 2D rogue-like RPG where each world is shaped […]

Pathfinder Online Has Three Employees Left

Pathfinder Online, currently in early enrollment, has three employees left. In an announcement on the official website yesterday, Acting CEO Lisa Stevens revealed that the majority of the Goblinworks team has been laid off due to a lack of funds. The company is currently seeking outside investments in order to ensure that the game can […]