Restructuring and squatting: The latest Kickstarter debacle
There's trouble brewing for another video game Kickstarter campaign, as a developer has postponed work on his funded game, and subsequently been accused of squatting in a Californian condo.
Maksym Pashanin ran a successful Kickstarter for a game called Confederate Express
at the end of 2013, but later admitted that due to restructuring at his company
, development on the game had been postponed.
In its place, the developer revealed a new game Knuckle Club
, and said that all backers of Confederate Express
would receive a "free reward pack" for Knuckle Club
But another strange turn of events has been brewing alongside this, as it was suggested that Pashanin has been squatting in an Airbnb condo for the last few weeks, as spotted by Polygon
Pashanin himself appears to have confirmed that this is the case, leaving a comment on his own Kickstarter page which reads, "Ok guys, what's the latest deets on the drama? 10/10, would squat again."
This has led many of his Kickstarter backers to believe that the entire thing was a scam all along, with one backer stating, "Never in my life have I felt so betrayed and ashamed of having given money to someone."
This comes weeks after Yogscast admitted that its 2012 Kickstarter
for an open-world sandbox game called Yogventures
has been cancelled.