The CrowdCrowd Podcast – July 12, 2013

on Friday, Jul. 12th

This week's episode of our crowdfunding show The CrowdCrowd is our feistiest yet.

Returning panelists Lucas McNelly (A Year Without Rent), Jason Cooper(Kickstarted) and Etta Devine (Diani and Devine) are joined by first time guest Tom R. Pike as host Noah Nelson leads the discussion.

This week we took a look at what Jason and Tom learned on the projects (Kickstarted and Goliath, respectively) they wrapped up in the past few weeks. Jason lets us in on how the Kobe beef jerky guys tried to mess with his campaign, and then Lucas and Jason get into it over the appropriate time to end a campaign. Moving forward, The Crowd talks about how overfunding projects can lead to more headaches than they're worth.

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Show Notes after the jump.

Segment One: The Post-Mortem



Segment Two: Overfunding

Double Fine Kickstarter Project Over Budget, Delayed (Ars Technica)

When Crowdfunding Reveals the Realities of Game Dev Budgets (Leigh Alexander/Gamasutra)

The Latte Fund

Our roundup of projects that deserve your $5

Etta – Fruition Seeds

Jason – Gennadiy

Lucas – Bomb It 2

Tom – Animating VASIMIR: The Future of Spaceflight

Noah – Darkling Plain: an augmented reality minatures board game.


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