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.
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.
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