A little over a month ago, a website tricked me into spending $285.
On a board game. A board game that doesn’t even exist yet; I’ll get to play it in September at the earliest. I also threw money at a movie that didn’t even have a finished script, a music album that had yet to be recorded and a weird-looking, multi-eyed cellphone case with lenses attached to make the camera shoot nicer photos.
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Some of the top-funded Austin Kickstarter projects
Movie project from Austin filmmaker Rob Thomas
Video game project from Richard Garriott’s Portalarium, Inc.
Video game project from Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games Corp.
$2,134,374 raised ($7,036,133 raised separately on game website)
Role playing game from Steve Jackson Games
Video game project from Stoic Studio
Video game remake from Replay Games
Rolling tripod gear to shoot video from Cinetics Products
Lighting and app project from Ube
Battle game with miniatures from Red Republic Games
Large-format 3-D printer from re:3D
Source: Kickstarter, Inc.