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Originally Posted by mrpurplehawk View Post

That's pretty funny actually.

Actually, this is going to become a really, really, really, ugly, precedent setting legal battle if he chooses to sue his partners.

It's a fair trust violation - So he actually has legal grounds to sue if he chooses to because, kickstarter will ultimately come after him for the refunds regardless of what he attempts to do on his own - Why I said precedent-setting.

You're technically not an investor on kickstarter so, the only obligation of a refund comes from kickstarter...AND he loses a LLC in the process...Not to mention that will follow him, financially, forever.

So it's actually really not that funny...

This should be a reminder to all of you that want to start companies, be very wary of who you include as trustees on your LLCs...They could screw you for life by spending money on beer and strippers.
post #22 of 35
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Actually, this is going to become a really, really, really, ugly, precedent setting legal battle if he chooses to sue his partners.

It's a fair trust violation - So he actually has legal grounds to sue if he chooses to because, kickstarter will ultimately come after him for the refunds regardless of what he attempts to do on his own - Why I said precedent-setting.

You're technically not an investor on kickstarter so, the only obligation of a refund comes from kickstarter...AND he loses a LLC in the process...Not to mention that will follow him, financially, forever.

So it's actually really not that funny...

This should be a reminder to all of you that want to start companies, be very wary of who you include as trustees on your LLCs...They could screw you for life by spending money on beer and strippers.

He should sue them. Friends don't do this nonsense to friends and when dealing with the enemy, all is fair.
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Never heard about this game before.
Watched 9 min. gameplay from 2012... maaaan it looks absolutely terrible. I don't think it would survive even if it was released.

They did end up releasing a spin off Stargate game to try to make a little more money and I think that one was pretty bad. The state the game was in when they stopped was pretty bad, but if they could have kept the staff working full time I think they could have turned it into something decent, they still had a lot to put into it and the studio was already a mess by that time. At that time there was more than enough Stargate fans out there that were looking forward to it.
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post #24 of 35

If you're going down the drain do it right, 'liquor and strippers' LOL  :D :lachen:

 

They probably told the girls in the club that they were CEO, CFO etc, Ballers!

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Unbelievable, I feel really sorry for this guy if what we are being told is the truth of the situation. I hope he can somehow salvage the situation so as it does not become a stain on his reputation. His two "friends" will get theirs eventually, I am a big believer of karma & they definitely put themselves in the negative by doing this. I just wonder how people who do things like this can live with themselves? Seeing that they made sure the way the LLC was put together absolved them of any responsibility yet allowed them to handle the finances just shows that they had devious intentions from the beginning. It never fails to surprise me how low & far some people will go to take advantage of others. mad.gif
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I'm most surprised by the fact that they threw their eleven-year-long friend under the bus over four grand.
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Plus investor money so its more than 4 grand, but how much more?
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I'm most surprised by the fact that they threw their eleven-year-long friend under the bus over four grand.

Sociopaths don't have friends. They have tools.
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SOURCE


oh .... mad.gif

you are not supposed to quote the whole source, just a small snippet. please edit.

also, there is some comments that indicate this may be fake.

http://www.pcgamesn.com/ant-simulator/ant-simulators-crowdfunding-money-all-went-on-parties-and-strippers-so-the-game-is-cancelled
Edited by kevinf - 2/2/16 at 7:20pm
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post #30 of 35
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you are not supposed to quote the whole source, just a small snippet. please edit.

also, there is some comments that indicate this may be fake.

http://www.pcgamesn.com/ant-simulator/ant-simulators-crowdfunding-money-all-went-on-parties-and-strippers-so-the-game-is-cancelled

It's not a fake.

The owner of the LLC resigned, 2 days ago?

I didn't really follow it on Reddit but, the developer/LLC himself was on Reddit giving an informal AMA and essentially since he's resigned the IP and the LLC itself it falls on the other 2 whom are now basically spreading rumors...Badmouthing him, etc.

It actually is a crappy situation because, especially in this industry, dissolving an LLC stays with you, really forever.
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Wondering why he doesn't just bring the full force of the law down upon them? Their contracts list them as consultants, meaning they can write everything off as business meetings, and they have the minutes to do so, according to ETeeski. He says he could try to sue them, but chances are it would be more time, money and effort for zero gain whatsoever. He explains all this in a comment on the video itself.

This is actually what I referred to earlier. Even though he's abolished his rights to the LLC, he does have legal ground to sue via fair business practices...Which, they didn't follow.
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