Crowdfunded game developer bows to FTC pressure

    
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Don’t look now, but the federal government is riding to rescue people who willingly donated their money to a Kickstarter campaign. In its “first case involving crowdfunding,” the Federal Trade Commission has taken legal action against a would-be board game producer who allegedly bilked backers out of more than $122,000.

Developer Erik Chevalier announced the cancellation of his The Doom That Came to Atlantic City project and promised to refund backer funding. Instead, he purportedly “spent most of the money on unrelated personal expenses such as rent, moving himself to Oregon, personal equipment, and licenses for a different project,” according to the FTC.

Source: FTC, Via: ComicsBeat; thanks Celestial!
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Midgetsnowman Gibs

I agree, I think their Massive funding success has caused the game to balloon into something that may NEVER be finished, but at least they are trying to deliver and by all accounts have accomplished quite a bit. 

That’s different than a project who’s just pocketed the money and walked away.

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and seriously MOP. What is wrong with your site and these missing posts.

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@mrfester what agencies did you have in mind?

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extremexcarver

This stuff needs regulations lest folks will eventually get into the “once bitten, twice shy” syndrome. Freedom of operation and funding is good, defrauding isn’t.

toomanywowclones
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toomanywowclones

What about GreedMonger though…

Gibs
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MrFester Gibs I wish as much as everyone else for SC to be a good game but… dont be fkin fanboys.

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Gibs A number of agency’s should investigate them thoroughly and not just the FTC.

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Gibs I’d say wait until you have evidence star citizen is using the money to fund condos in aruba before pulling out pitchforks?

Shit, I didnt even back SC, but all evidence I’ve seen points to them actually working on delivering a game.

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Are you implying SC has done something wrong? Big difference between them and this guys is they are still working on the game. Yeah it’s late but they explain why.