So who of you did this?
>This whole project was created solely by me, Devin Tripp
>I do not have permission from Disney to create this game as of now
>when we were kids, we wanted to be like Luke Skywalker or obi jim Kenobi
>I have decided to take matters into my own hands and write a story in the star wars universe that will fit inside an RPG video game that I have not created
>I need your help. I am not a very good programmer, and I'm an even worst artist
>I want to put this project into the hands of professionals, but in order to do that, I need money to hire them
>It will have the graphics of "Battlefront" or better with the feel of "The Witcher 3".
> I am talking about a Star Wars RPG that will completely blow people away; like "Fallout 4", or "The Witcher 3" did.
>Only asking for $200,000
A quick google search places the Witcher 3 cost at $81 million.
How do these people exist?
>Hi I am Devin Tripp I am 20 years old and I have owned businesses ranging from clothing to stocks. I have learned and changed a lot in such short time. There is still much to learn, and I know that I am better prepared for the future to come.
Kickstarter doesn't give a fuck unless a big enough stink is raised. Around this time last yearI reported an abandoned project I backed over 3 years ago and they STILL have yet to contact me. When I try to report the project again I'm blocked from doing so, because "you already reported this project once. :^)"
Fuck Kickstarter. I learned my lesson.
If it costs 80 million and they only sell 4 million then they fucked up.
In the case above it says they cleared 6 million copies in the first six weeks with a net profit of $63 million. Assuming that net profit calculation doesn't include costs not in the $81 million they sold the games for an average of $24 a copy.
He doesn't look very happy about it though.
Why does he think he would ever be allowed to make a Star Wars?
You're supposed to do a Kickstarter for something YOU can produce, if given enough resources.
This guy is doing a Kickstarter for something he wants someone else to produce. I didn't know you could do that
>uses a trademark without permission
>people call him an idiot
>white knights go to defend him
>big game developers employ him as an idea guy to gain publicity
>comes back rebranded as "Space Game"
Retail manager here, markup is usually between 10 and 15 percent, sometimes as high as 20%. The one I can think of just recently that I noted was that Mario Maker cost us $52.99 each and we sold them at $59.99.
Actually, on things like that we'll either buy them cheaper or, in most cases, if they failed to sell we sell them at a loss. DmC is in our dump bin for $9.99 and cost was $27 when we bought the copy originally.
Obviously we're talking about different products here but when I worked for Lego they sold the sets to us at a 50% discount. That might be breaking even, but I doubt it.
For information, compare the key prices. Steam is selling Mad max for $50 right now, they're making lotsa dosh because a lot of other legit 3rd party sites are selling the game for ~$20 and those cheaper prices already include a decent markup.
Fucking steam jewery sometimes. Some of their sales are just smoke screens.
A Walmart competitor local to the Pacific Northwest only, but we do get large quantities of new release titles. I don't know cost off the top of my head for things like CoD or Fallout because we're still sitting on tons of copies ( we had over 400 copies of CoD for launch) but we never have more than 20% markup on new titles.
Oh yeah, different products have different markups. We sell a bluetooth speaker for around $200 that we buy in for less than $75. That's also why TVs are on sale 100% of the time at what seems to be huge discounts, because MSRP might be $2499.99 for that curved 4k, but we bought it for $999.99 so we can afford to sell it for $1249.99 and look like the good guys.
there's a kickstarter right now to literally give a guy $200 so he can buy a bigger/better ship for star citizen. i reported it a week ago and they didn't touch it. unless an IP holder actually contacts kickstarter, they don't take anything down because they just want their cut.
remember the lady worth $180 million who shilled for $2,000 to send her daughter to "video game camp" because "mean boys" (her brothers) supposedly made fun of her? even though kickstarter says it's not for educational expenses? they don't give two fucks. period.
>treating as a "so cute lol fund this plz" thing
I hate Kotaku so fucking much.
If he made an article about video game ideas everyone has but nobody does and why companies probably don't do them then it could have been an interesting read. But instead he just acts condesending about the guy.
>Everybody is going crazy over for Star Wars currently
>I'll make a quick buck by telling these suckers I'ma make a star wars game
This will fade into obscurity like all the other failed Kickstarter projects.
The only time it's worth pledging money is when it's coming from people who've actually made a fucking game before.
Every single one of these dream projects dies and you're never getting a refund no matter what.
Guys, I have an idea to make game about /v/irgins struggling with shit games. Im going to use IP of many games such as Fallout or League of Legends, however I dont have a permission from developers. Will you donate me money?
Here's how that goes legally:
1 - person puts up kickstarter
2 - kickstarter gets funded
3 - kickstarter inc. takes a chunk of the money and the rest goes to Devin
4 - Devin is now liable for delivering on his backer rewards, if he is unable to provide them his backers can sue
5 - Kickstarter is liable for exactly dick
Why would kickstarter turn down even the possibility of free money?
Yeah or a discussion about copyright and public domain topics, with this one being of the examples. Could have been interesting, I agree. Unfortunately, yet again they show that they're nothing more than a tabloid at best
>nothing more than a tabloid
They are literally a tabloid. That's their description. They're part of the Gawker tabloid ring. That's not an insult.
You might as well be lamenting that Weekly World News isn't accurate