Troll ruins Kickstarter campaign with fake pledge


Troll ruins Kickstarter campaign with fake pledge

Usually, the warning is “buyer beware” when it comes to Kickstarter campaigns. But an indie developer was left heartbroken after it turned out that what seemed to be a pledge to save its project was fraudulent.

Dutch developer 2Awesome Studio was seeking €30,000 for its comicbook styled sci-fi adventure, Dimension Drive. Just hours before the campaign wrapped up, they received a €7,000 pledge from a backer known only as Jonathan.

The people behind the studio were overjoyed and tweeted thanks to their mysterious backer.

Their joy was short lived. Kickstarter informed the team that the €7,000 was fraudulent and that the money had been pulled. As a result, Dimension Drive’s Kickstarter campaign failed.

Kickstarter has banned the user’s account, but some are hoping that the site will compensate the developers in some way. The project currently stands a little under €7,000 short of its target. A number of high profile developers have said that they will pledge money if Kickstarter grants the developer an extension.

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