Noah J Nelson on Tuesday, Jun. 25th
What's a surefire way to burn up crowdfunding goodwill? Promise our backers they'll receive something before it hits retail, and then fail to deliver. Jeff Grub of VentureBeat reports on the latest in the Ouya saga:
The Ouya microconsole isn’t going to make it to all the backers that supported the project on Kickstarter before it hits retail. That’s one of the promises Ouya made while raising nearly $8.6 million on the crowdfunding platform, and no one is happy about the delay.
There is some salty language in backer comments, proof positive that if there's one thing internet connected gamers are good at it's raising a whole lot of noise when they're unhappy.
What's troubling overall is that these kind of "cart before the horse" shenanigans degrades the reputation not only of the company involved, but of the crowdfunding process as well.
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