Comments on: Some personal Kickstarter stats Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Det svåra med Kickstarter | Digitalt Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:06:29 +0000 [...] är det bara den senaste i en rad av små Kickstarterskandaler. För ett tag sedan summerade en flitig givare resultatet för de projekt han hade stöttat. Av 17 bidrag gav sju utdelning. Det behöver inte [...]

By: Darius Kazemi Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:29:52 +0000 I actually did not back their Kickstarter! I just bought the game when it came out.

By: Jetdillo Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:25:17 +0000 So, since in another post you were giving out tips for playing FTL, I’m wondering what convinced you to back them ? What do you think about “Elite:Dangerous” ?

Here are my Kickstarter stats so far:
Media/Game/Art: 2 – All Delivered
Hardware: 3 – 1 delivered, 1 in-progress, 1 failure(No device after 23 months)
Food: 1 – delivered w/ 2 month delay
Event: 2 – Delivered/accomplished

By: On Digestate: A Food & Eating Themed Anthology | this cage is worms Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:50:47 +0000 [...] preys on nostalgia and it has been, generally, something to huck your money into without a return (look at Darius’ blog post about his own returns [read the comments {this is the only time I will tell you to read a comment thread, probably}]). [...]

By: Eve Littlepage Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:21:20 +0000 I have backed two successful projects (under my real name, but they don’t show under Eve Littlepage, my pen name). Both projects fulfilled rewards in a very reasonable amount of time. One was to publish a book – Universal Heartbeat, and I received my signed copy. The other, for seed money to put together funding proposals for major motion picture (The Fifth Sacred Thing, based on the novel by Starhawk). Received my sticker & poster. So I’m at 100% rewards fulfillment so far :-)
Thanks everyone for your posts! I currently have a Kickstarter of my own, and the last thing I’d want to do is fudge on my rewards if I’m fortunate enough to get funded! – Eve

By: Jon W Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:57:57 +0000 When I’ve been thinking about it, I think there only needs to be three levels:

$10 — hey, get people to donate! Yay!

$100 — you get a T=shirt! (outsource this to cafepress for very little effort)

$1000 — you get a finished widget, and a 3d-printed glass casting of some concept art, and undying gratitude. If you send me a thousands bucks, I can probably actually muster the effort to actually deliver something; there’s not the risk I’ll have to stuff my garage full of shipping containers just to be able to send out all the thank-you gifts.

Also, the gift needs to be substantially cheaper to fulfill (cafepress, etc) than what you get, or you’re really just a value-added T-shirt re-seller. If that’s what you want to do, there are better forums than Kickstarter ;-)

By: Open and Closed Platforms - Push cx Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:49:06 +0000 [...] know that maybe nothing will come of it. Actually, I think Ouya’s schedule is fairly unrealistic, and there’s a real chance I [...]

By: Darius Kazemi Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:12:56 +0000 One of the $100 projects that did not give me a reward is a very, very highly regarded project that has been extremely successful. They just… didn’t send me the stuff the promised. It’s not like I’m backing shady projects here. Another project was a highly successful movie where I was promised a DVD and instead got a digital download. It might seem like nitpicking but — I wanted a DVD, you know?

By: Matthew Fabb Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:11:01 +0000 I’ve sponsored 17 projects and have gotten the rewards on 9 of them and the other remaining projects seem to be on their way to producing the end product on schedule based on project updates they have been giving. Any one of the projects I supported could still fall off track, but I would be surprised if I don’t get 100% of the rewards for the projects I backed.

A large number of the projects were art books or graphic novels, 2 CD’s, 1 video game & a couple of things hard to categorize (like Locus digitizing a massive collection of classic sci-fi & fantasy author’s photos, letters, manuscripts, etc.). Most cases they were from people who I already followed their work and had produced things in the past. A minority were from people I hadn’t heard of before, but I could still look them up and see what they had produced in the past. Giving your money to Kickstarter is a bit of a risk, so you should take a small amount of time to find out about those who behind these projects.

By: Dan Schmidt Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:15:23 +0000 My stats through the
end of 2011:
Donated to 11 projects, all got funded. got rewards from 8 of the 11 (that’s $710 out of $1040).
The 3 that haven’t produced rewards are two video games and a graphic novel. They are all continuing to give occasional updates, and one of them is a personal friend whose integrity I trust, so I’m confident that the fraction will go up eventually.
Looking at the stats, my most successful genre is music (6 rewards out of 6), least successful is video games (0 out of 2).