If you don't follow Retsupurae (at which point you might as well skip this entry entirely, so I'm not sure why I'm saying this), they've recently launched a new series poking fun at Kickstarter initiatives that ended up being both ill-fated and absolutely miserable. As of this writing they've uploaded four episodes: a groundbreaking, innovative, never-before-seen zombie shooter that dares push the boundaries of what we're familiar with by running at 4 FPS; an embarrassing Touhou wannabe that's outright inferior to things you can play on Newgrounds for free; an MMO version of Morrowind, if Morrowind was made by a single hormonal teenager with no grasp of computing; and a groundbreaking, innovative, never-before-seen (wait a second...) RPG made with RPG Maker.
However, the story of these wretched piles of vomit goes far beyond what was said in the videos, and what they missed may have been even worse than anything they showcased, so if your faith in humanity wasn't low enough before this, there should be nothing left of it at the end.
Right, so you know that clichéd RPG Maker... thing? This was the SECOND Kickstarter made for this game. As mentioned in the video, the goal was $2000. Now you might be thinking, "two grand for an RPG Maker game? Just how wasteful is this guy?" Well, you want to know what the goal for his first Kickstarter was?
No, don't adjust your monitor, I didn't put an extra zero in there either. This guy had the balls to ask for THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. For an RPG MAKER GAME many people could do on their own time for nary a single nickel. Yeah, I know, it's clearly one of those scam attempts that occur sometimes on Kickstarter. Still, absolutely disgusting that he'd think anyone would fall for it. Because that's the thing: despite the internet being infested with total morons, even THEY noticed that this was not worth donating for.
As for the zombie shooter that also claims to incorporate RTS elements (presumably in the 56 FPS we couldn't see there), it also was put up on Kickstarter twice. That's right, they were THAT convinced that they were making the next big thing. The second attempt was even LESS successful than the first one, with only a measly $111 pledged. So with two attempts combined yielding only $300, which they didn't even get anyway because of the way Kickstarter works, they took to Steam Greenlight, which has an even worse reputation than Kickstarter for letting that kind of crap through, and... well, they got greenlit, what else do you think happened? So with that done, they recently started yet ANOTHER Kickstarter campaign, and after three days out of 60, it's going... well... see for yourselves. Really, no further comment required. Okay, fine, just this one. It's so funny how they have stretch goals that go all the way to $250k, too.
Now excuse me while I go bet all my belongings in Las Vegas. It's more likely I'll get something worthwhile back than by squandering it on Kickstarter.