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Kickended is sublime

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Kickstarter is where people go with their hopes and dreams. Do you have an idea and just need the money to get it off the ground? Kickstarter could be the place that makes your dreams come true. Or, your Kickstarter campaign could be a massive failure, leading to more of your heartbreak, and our entertainment.

Kickended is a site where Kickstarters go when they die. Completely unfunded (didn’t even get $1) Kickstarters are all available, but be warned – this is a rabbit hole that we’ve all gotten lost down for many many hours. Here are some treasures we found along the way.

Cosplay Comicbook

Cosplay comicbook

This project was hoping to get $12 550 to take pictures of people in cosplay and then add some really bad photoshop effects to make it into a comic book. Some even require 3D glasses. I think my photoshop is better. Maybe.


If you want to make a space exploration game for $3 000, you might want to tell people what the money is for. Or show some concept art. Also, having knowledge of your programming language can be helpful, something this guy obviously didn’t have considering the only risk/challenge to the project is:

The unique challenge to this project is Android Programming.

Potato Clicker

Potato clicker

Cookie Clicker but with bacon and potatoes instead of cookies? How did this not get all the internet money? Oh, maybe because it has the most vague description ever:

We want to take this game, and add a lot more too it, more upgrades, multilayer, different foods that you can click on as well as a large twitter integration.

Oh, gee, so the same game but, ya know, with more stuff. Sure, $3 000 (AUD) just for thinking of that. Also, it doesn’t help to have no art, or that your risk is that development might get delayed for no apparent reason.

Left at House!

A game made by teenagers for teenagers, Left at House was going to be a new open world video game that follows Chicken Bone as he tries to reclaim his lost apparel from his friends’ houses. That’s right, for only $491 they were going to have enough funds to:

  • 1. Buy a new game engine for development
  • 2. Buy new models for characters
  • 3. Hire someone to code the game for us
  • 4. Have YOU help us create this game

Amazing. But my favorite part is the disclaimer.

DISCLAIMER: there is no guarantee that this game will actually be released. Therefore I must state that if you wish to fund this game be aware that you may not get your reward.

There are far too many amazing projects on Kickended. Excuse me while I go continue falling down this rabbit hole for the rest of the afternoon.

Last Updated: January 4, 2017


  1. RinceThis

    November 19, 2014 at 19:22

    Hahaha! Thanks Zoe. What a winner!


  2. Brady miaau

    November 19, 2014 at 19:32

    Hmm, looks good, the site. Can someone explain to me the point of KickStarter? ~It is not an investment, cause I get nothing back unless it is a PC games and they give me a copy. A range of clothing? Perfume?

    I am extremely charitble, if that is what you are thinking I give to the needy, orphanages mostly. I do not view Kickstarter as even close to the same thing


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 19, 2014 at 21:23

      Well, it’s basically meant to be a portal linking someone with an idea that they can’t find funding for through regular channels to regular folks so they can try crowd funding the idea. They pitch the idea on the site with a funding goal & if people like it enough to pledge & meet that funding goal after a short period of time then the creator gets the money to try make it happen. I’ll emphasise try before someone cleverly points out that it may not happen – that’s a given unless you’re a twit who can’t read or think. It’s also not just games, it’s anything really. Oculus Rift was a Kickstarter project.


      • Brady miaau

        November 19, 2014 at 22:28

        So, crowd funding is some sort of “for the common good” thing then? Why would I fund someone else to make a range of admittedly interesting clothing? I still fail to see the motivation to do that.

        Even to fund something like Wasteland 2. Which I still want to play, regardless of how it came to be.


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 20, 2014 at 07:23

          Well because you get the finished product & a little bit of satisfaction knowing you chipped in to make it possible.

          Wasteland 2 for example wouldn’t have happened without crowd funding – Brian Fargo tried to get publisher funding, they turned him down because “no one wants games like that”, turned out enough people did & they were willing to all chip in a few $.

          I don’t really see it as much different from indie games, where you’re getting something different from typical publisher-led games.


    • Her Highness the Hipster

      November 20, 2014 at 07:08

      usually there are tiers of support. so you can give a dollar just to support the cause and get minimal return, or pay more and get greater and greater rewards – usually the game plus cool extras. every kickstarter varies, but sometimes there are some cool rewards for “investors/backers”


      • Brady miaau

        November 20, 2014 at 08:14

        For games, good. But I have looked at other things and there I find the only value you get is to say “I was a part of it”


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 20, 2014 at 08:26

          I backed a comic book. While I’m still waiting for that, part of the rewards were digital versions of a bunch of the authors previous works. So I ended up with a metric ton of comics that cost me a fraction of the price it would have otherwise. Plus I’ll get a few other cool little knick knacks when I get the book.

          It all depends on how unique or interesting you find a project. I certainly wouldn’t back a white t-shirt, but I might if someone has an idea to make that white t-shirt different.


          • Brady miaau

            November 20, 2014 at 09:31

            Ok, just trying to understand the motivation here. I do not like things where I do not understand the motivation behind them.

  3. Sageville

    November 19, 2014 at 19:49

    Lovely find Zoe!


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