Kickstarter Game Misses $50,000 Goal by $28
A Kickstarter game project has missed its funding goal of $50,000 by $28 this weekend.
Alpha Colony, a family-friendly exploration, building and trading sim game for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android, raised $49,972, but because it didn’t reach its target goal, that number plummets to $0, as per Kickstarter rules.
With 542 backers, the average donation was $92, with most backers falling into the $20-$25 category and five backers pledging between $1,500 and $2,500.
The dev team posted an update on November 30th, with 48 hours left to go and approximately $40,000 in funding achieved; that final call to action managed to muster an impressive $10,000, and the fact that the finish line was mere inches away must be devastating.
The question is, when they saw that deadline approaching, why didn’t the devs just throw in the last $28 themselves?