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[Destructoid] Kickstarter scandal time! Little Monster accused of scam

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It was going to happen. The moment Double Fine made headlines with its Kickstarter project, an invisible timer had been set, counting down to the inevitable crowdfunding scandals. Little Monster Productions is up for the chopping block, accused of plagiarism and attempting to scam users.



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This may hurt the idea behind KS , games and genres the gamers want , not what the publishers think we want . mad.gif


Edit : Lovely concept art biggrin.gif , it is what exposed them and some one named Mark on their KS page .

http://conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=3043845&postcount=1
Edited by Perrin - 5/1/12 at 8:42am
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its a good thing they found about before anybody was charged. however this stuff is bound to happen. i don't know if there are prerequisites for being able to get a kickstarter going, but imo art is not enough to prove that a game is being made. there should at least be some sort of pre-alpha footage, like with grim dawn.
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tbh I think it's going to be pretty evident if a kick-starter project is a scam. scammers would have to go a long way creating o/c, then wherever the money goes will inevitably leave a trail that a legal investigation will pick up on. just a colossal waste of time for scammers, really. stick to the Nigerian price racket. at least there you can still fool old people.
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I just wonder how many 'fake development teams' could simply get money when they have actual personal-art they made and showed off. The only way I'd support a kickstarter is if the team had a prior game out (Which was the reason I did fund the Dead Linger kickstarter) or has evidence of their game being in actual development (such as FTL.)
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tbh I think it's going to be pretty evident if a kick-starter project is a scam. scammers would have to go a long way creating o/c, then wherever the money goes will inevitably leave a trail that a legal investigation will pick up on. just a colossal waste of time for scammers, really. stick to the Nigerian price racket. at least there you can still fool old people.

The problem with this is that they only showed art so if they were funded they could go silent for months before an update pops-up just giving a few rendered images claimed to be in-game. What says a slightly talented 2D/3D artist couldn't sprout up his portfolio or work and make his own team and attempt to form a kickstarter that was never focused on finishing a game at all? Does funding a kickstarter guarantee a team finish their game (Such as the kickstarter for doublefine who originally intended the kickstarter to, 'create the chance of developing and publishing a really awesome point n' click game?')
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