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Kickstarters. Source: Dorkly. HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL VIDEOGAME KICKSTARTER STEP 1 SET A REASONABLE, ATTAINABLE GOAL FOR HOUR SIMPLE PROJECT STEP 2 HAHA ser WI

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HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL VIDEOGAME
KICKSTARTER
STEP 1
SET A REASONABLE, ATTAINABLE GOAL FOR
HOUR SIMPLE PROJECT
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ABANDON SHIP AND CANCEL THE GAME, AS
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KICKSTARTER
IT' S LIKE PROVENDERING A GAME
THAT HAS, LIKE, A 10% CHANCE
OF EVER EVEN EXISTING!"
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
asd
#1 - beren
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"9.7/10 - IGN"
"9.7/10 - IGN"
#35 to #1 - drmedic
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(08/01/2014) [-]
"Quote from the content"
"Quote from the content"
#43 to #35 - beren
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Well, they are called "reaction pics," after all.
Well, they are called "reaction pics," after all.
#102 to #43 - avyon
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that is a surprisingly good point
that is a surprisingly good point
#77 to #35 - animedudej
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naw, i think it's more the reaction image that gets the thumbs more than the "qoute from le contents"
#18 - spidurman
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or you could just ask for money to make a potato salad
User avatar #75 to #18 - zuflux
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While it might've worked once, it only spawned a myriad of copy-cats that as far as I could see, didn't get ****.
User avatar #140 to #18 - logickid
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With 50k you could give so much salads to people who need it, or all types of foods and nourishment like water, juice, milk.
#20 to #18 - jeitron
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(08/01/2014) [-]
Now with 19hours left and more than double than it was 24 days ago...faith in humanity obliterated
#23 to #20 - sharklazers
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>Actual, good kickstarters for meaningful good things don't get ****   
>This ******** gets 50k even though it's against the rules of kickstarter
>Actual, good kickstarters for meaningful good things don't get ****
>This ******** gets 50k even though it's against the rules of kickstarter
User avatar #30 to #23 - jeitron
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yeah, I remember a few weeks back when I first heard about the potato salad story and wondered how that money could have been sent to an actual charitable cause instead of some dumb meme and instead I saw a bunch people adamantly defending it by saying that people can do whatever they want with their money (no one disagrees but still..) and started calling everyone else a social justice warrior(a bunch of 4chan idiots).

But oh well, he has to keep his promise with his goal and with the amount of backers he's pretty much shot himself in the foot because he's gonna have to make a **** load of potato salad.
User avatar #70 to #30 - penileburglar
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Because, y'know, he couldn't use part of that 50k to hire help.

I don't see how getting 50k to make potato salad is 'shooting yourself in the foot.' I'd really like to be shot in the foot with whatever he's getting shot in the foot with, please.
#79 to #70 - jeitron
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Okay, I guess even after doing everything there will still be some money left for himself but here's a list(for the current backers) I have a lot of time on my hand... :

+1223 Mailed Pictures
+1252 Bite of potato salad
+587 More potato salad
+454 More potato salad, more pictures
+4 More potato salad, more pictures
+287 Potato Salad Hat, more potato salad, more pictures
+572 Potato Salad T-shirt, more potato salad, more pictures
+106 Potato Salad Recipe Book and Everything prior is included
+26 Everything prior is included

...so it can be done but it's gonna be ALOT of work but for $50k, whatev
User avatar #89 to #79 - satansferret
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To be honest, this can all be done in under 2 weeks and for far less than $10k. Nothing ever stated that it had to be high quality work and or effort.
User avatar #93 to #89 - jeitron
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yeah, I guess.

If it was me then a bit would literally be a few grams, the t-shirts&hats would be those generic plain sponsor shirt with the cheap ink print and the recipe book would be on some scrapped line paper printed in black and white...
User avatar #86 to #79 - penileburglar
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Doesn't look like he'd go over 10-20k, and doesn't look like it would take more than a month.

30k for a month of work is still pretty good. That's above the average salary of a SURGEON.
User avatar #91 to #86 - jeitron
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I forgot to mention that some backers usually pull out and there are a ton taxes(like in the comic) in the equation so $50k can turn into $30k really easily.

But either way he'll be getting a bunch of profit anyway, it's not that expensive to buy plain things in bulk an ship them commercially.

But I find it funny that some people that don't understand the rules of kickstarter think that he can pretty much run with money without having to do the promised pledges without being penalized.
User avatar #92 to #91 - penileburglar
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If backers pull out, that means there's less **** for him to do, and the profit margin stays the same.

Surgeons have taxes on their salary too, so that statement still stands as well.
User avatar #95 to #92 - jeitron
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I understand that and I already know that he's gonna make a profit either way for exploiting the internet(or human) stupidity.

I'm just trying to say that the profit isn't going to be as big as you think it may be, and a few weeks back(before some pulled out) the backers reached up to $70k and had about $21k in taxes but now is $54k(withtout taxes)

But now that I think about it, it can't be that expensive to make mash potatoes in bulk and make cheap merchandise like hats and t-shirt(internet celebrities do these things all the time) since there are many companies who mass produce t-shirt(and other stuff) then print whatever logo then sell them for cheap.
User avatar #138 to #95 - penileburglar
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Indeed, I can't help but imagine what it must be like to be the kind of person who donates to a potato salad kickstarter just because it's become a trending internet meme.

I'm not super-poor by any means, but I can't imagine wasting money like that even if I was a millionaire.
User avatar #31 to #30 - sharklazers
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Well I made potato salad last week but I didn't get 50k
User avatar #37 to #31 - jeitron
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I think the reason so many donated was because it was some dumb joke of a guy wanting $10 to make a potato salad but it eventually went to far.

After the potato salad meme was successful a bunch of other people tried copying it by making a Lasanga/other foods kickstarter for example (I wouldnt be surpised if there actually is a lasagna one, that's just at the top of my mind)
#78 to #20 - vgoo
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"This tab has porn on it."

This made me blow air out of my nose.
User avatar #80 to #78 - jeitron
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(08/01/2014) [-]
Thank you for noticing.
#90 to #80 - vgoo
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(08/01/2014) [-]
Anytime Brohan.
#124 to #78 - uberbunk
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(08/02/2014) [-]
**uberbunk rolled image** for some reason I read this as "blow **** out of my nose."
#108 to #20 - theflamingfire
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(08/01/2014) [-]
Googleing porn are we?
User avatar #110 to #108 - jeitron
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(08/01/2014) [-]
I was think of just putting up xvid with a doggy style tag but that worked too
#117 to #20 - asurasxnight
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(08/01/2014) [-]
That looks delicious
#36 - fierceark
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(08/01/2014) [-]
Still waiting for the Shark Souls kickstarter to come out
User avatar #128 to #36 - icollectraresbro
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(08/02/2014) [-]
read it as "shrek souls"
User avatar #143 to #128 - thetruemexcalibur
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(08/02/2014) [-]
Stop.
User avatar #147 to #143 - icollectraresbro
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(08/02/2014) [-]
>i was only 9 years old
>i loved shrek so much
bla bla you get it
User avatar #135 to #36 - thepandaking
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(08/02/2014) [-]
this is one of the greatest pictures on the internet, who thought of donning a full set of armor and squaring off with a shark?
User avatar #28 - nsfwcontent
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(08/01/2014) [-]
Or:

-Make half a game
-Release it on steam as early access
-rake in money
-abandon game and never finish it
-repeat
-...
-profit?
User avatar #51 to #28 - manofiron
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(08/01/2014) [-]
I'm pretty sure Starbound is still unfinished, right? And I foolishly paid for early access, and I've only played it for like 3 or 4 hours.
User avatar #71 to #51 - voltkills
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its also not even been out that long, games dont happen overnight, they take ages to make.
User avatar #73 to #71 - manofiron
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My beef with the game is mostly due to the fact that I spent I think like $15 which is at least $10 more than what I paid for Terraria for early access to some Terraria rip-off that I've only played for about 3 hours.
User avatar #74 to #73 - voltkills
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well ive never played it but i hear its alot better than terraria (which wouldnt be hard).
User avatar #76 to #74 - manofiron
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Well, I don't hate the game, and I most certainly wouldn't advocate it as being better than Terraria; but I think the fact that I've dumped at least 200+ hours into Terraria, speaks for itself.
User avatar #85 to #28 - assdoreponyfucker
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(08/01/2014) [-]
this is what happened to Starbound. Really disapointed
User avatar #141 to #85 - drenforcicle
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(08/02/2014) [-]
Except starbound is still being updated, there's just no large stable updates yet. Set it to nightly, you'll see what I mean
User avatar #61 to #28 - alleksi
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>Release a game
>Tell everyone that it's still totally in alpha stage
>ask for retail prize even though it's still in alpha
>no one can criticize it because it's alpha
>keep the game in alpha mode for years under the excuse that it's going to be a massive game
>make millions of currencies with a broken game
#155 to #61 - anon id: e32824ba
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(08/02/2014) [-]
Did someone say DayZ?
Oh no, just me?
User avatar #156 to #155 - voltkills
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no, **** off, its been out for like 6 months, not years. it was updated just 2 days ago with a massive update and they are working on moving it to a whole new engine.
User avatar #32 to #28 - voltkills
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people claim games are abandoned after not being updated for like, 3 days.
#9 - angelwithashotgun
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The reason kickstarter games fail is not the devs, it's the fans.

Game development takes time Fez took five years to complete , lots of time, and public alphas and betas only makes it take longer. Add to that constantly having to answer questions and complains about the game not being finished in half a year, and you get a recipe for disaster.

It's unreasonable to expect a game studios first game to be managed with the structure and expertise of veteran game developers, and flaming them for failing to do so also just makes the situation worse.
#33 to #9 - anon id: d9a5b007
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Wait, why are you using unpopular Opinion Puffin?
#144 to #9 - zintex
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I have to disagree with you there. Game development is incredibly difficult and time consuming. It requires several very specialized people coming together and communicating in such a way that allows the flow of ideas, but also allows egos to not bruise and to create an entire world out of nothing. Many developers simply don't have what it takes, and being a lead is even more difficult, as you must have a fundamental understanding of every single specialization of design/art/development.



TLDR: Most massive-in-scope game dev projects fail because dev's try to do too much without enough experience. Also, don't use Fez. The lead designer behind that game was CRAZY and emotional unstable. Bad example.
User avatar #148 to #9 - bomberbib
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Fez is free this month on playstation plus! cant wait.
User avatar #11 to #9 - jeitron
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I never backed any kickstarters ever, and these indie game related ones are even worse.

I think that the main problem is that most people are seeing kickstarter as a means to make some bucks rather than aim for the "goal" they created. Hell, multiple times the project starters just ran off with the money, while giving the middle finger to all the backer.

I remember a while back with the oculus rift project, had a goal of 250k got around 2.5million but end up selling out to facebook which pissed a lot of people off.

But I think most fans are actually pretty tame and understand that game developments takes time but when these people literally disappear and give no updates at all you can't blamer them for getting a little anxious.

tl;dr
most projects are pretty much future vaporware, and donating the money is just flushing it down the drain
User avatar #12 to #11 - angelwithashotgun
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You have to remember, people go to kickstarter because asking for funds for an indie game is crap. Investors don't want to invest in indie games, they want to invest in COD wannabes. They make so many demands that it becomes hard to make the game you want to.

Kickstarter lets you make the exact game you want. It's appealing to take that route.

Problem is that people expect indie development to be like minecraft, which is unreasonable, bordering on stupid.
#146 to #12 - zintex
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Let me just stop you right there, because although you are right, you are only talking about the very, VERY small minority of developers out there. The vast, VAST majority of developers want to craft experiences that are relateable, yet new. Indie studios are designed to innovate; that's why they exist. And the people who tell you to make games, unless we are talking about EA, are usually very precise with what they want you to do. And besides that, unless you are the Creative Director, NO DESIGNER CHOOSES HOW TO CRAFT THE EXPERIENCE. Game design is very different than how it is romanticized. It is difficult, it is long and painful and tiring... But the end result is crafting an experience. Its not about making a COD clone, or even making a great storyline. Its about making something that when someone walks away and reflects, they can better their lives from it.
User avatar #157 to #146 - angelwithashotgun
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I'm not sure what part of what I'm said you are replying to, because I wasn't talking about the designers, I am talking about the teams as a whole, including creative directors.
#159 to #157 - zintex
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It was a mistell... Sorry about that
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#22 to #11 - firesky
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I funded 2 games so far of which one's allready available (Forced) and the other one (Dark Storm) was on GreenLight a few weeks ago, so it's deffinately possible.
User avatar #26 to #22 - jeitron
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Yeah, I acknowledge that there are still plenty of games that actually got brought out but for the most part you have be skeptic about more than half the projects out there.

I have some friends who donated to shovel knight and it actually came out recently and some else I know donated to mighty no.9 and it's legitimately coming out.

But most of the time the games that come out are from actual game dev companies that use kickstart to fund it, the rest of the time it's some hobbyist/someone with some experience who thinks they could do it in there free time.
#46 to #11 - anon id: c1c2bc08
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"I never backed any kickstarters ever, and these indie game related ones are even worse."

Admitted to not backing any and probably doesn't know **** about the process of Kickstarters but yet you still feel the need give your ****** uninformed opinion.
User avatar #49 to #46 - jeitron
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Why, thank you the input good sir.

And I hope you enjoy donating your money to all the dead projects out there for games that will never see the light of day.

#145 to #49 - zintex
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Well, these projects require money to get started. If you never pay for them, then nothing will ever get produced. You have to sometimes pay for **** to get the great. Its just business.
User avatar #126 to #49 - roflwaffflegod
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List all the games that have has failed Kickstarters, let me help your dumb ass : Yogventure (3 guys with no video game expertise)

Now heres all the games that have benefited from Kickstarter: Torment: Tides of Numenera, Project Eternity, Mighty No. 9, Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Homestuck Adventure Game, Shadowrun Returns, WARMACHINE: TACTICS, Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, Planetary Annihilation, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Divinity: Original Sin, The Banner Saga, Castle Story, Carmageddon: Reincarnation, 7 Days to Die.

TL;DR You are a ******* idiot who has more opinions than facts.
User avatar #25 - sodaberg
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STOP PAYING FOR UNFINISHED GAMES YOU FAGS
#115 to #25 - twentyten
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I don't think that's what the concept of kickstarter is about. People think that they are paying for the game, but actually they are giving the devs funds to make the game. Two totally different things. The game itself is just a reward.

Why do you think they have pledges for like a dollar?
User avatar #158 to #115 - sodaberg
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Minecraft did it right with free alpha and beta testing
User avatar #114 to #25 - frankhh
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A lot of unfinished games are still playable and enjoyable such as: Kerbal Space Program, Interstellar Marines, Project Zomboid, Arma 3 (which even got out of early access)...
#104 - MysticTomatoe
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9.7/10 - IGN
#64 - seniorawesomesauce
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See: Yogsventure
See: Yogsventure
#19 - grandmabetty
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I hate crowdfunding sites for this reason.   
   
Plus a lot of the projects people try to fund are either not going to catch on, or their project is just really cringy.   
   
You've got to have absolutely no care for your money if you routinely browse Kickstarter for random things to fund.
I hate crowdfunding sites for this reason.

Plus a lot of the projects people try to fund are either not going to catch on, or their project is just really cringy.

You've got to have absolutely no care for your money if you routinely browse Kickstarter for random things to fund.
User avatar #120 to #19 - nigeltheoutlaw
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I agree. I've funded a grand total of two things on Kickstarter, and only because one was for the continuation of a series that I'd liked and had done well, and the other was for a new cartoon from the creator of the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. In my opinion, most people should approach it like that.
#41 - carlsaganrealness
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#109 to #41 - hankhillofthe
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(08/01/2014) [-]
I'm already hank, thank you.
#66 to #41 - negan
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(08/01/2014) [-]
I'll Hank you now.