5 Video Game Kickstarters That Ran Away with your Money! | Dan Ibbertson

5 Video Game Kickstarters That Ran Away with your Money! | Dan Ibbertson

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Dan returns with a follow up to his popular Kickstarter Fails video, This time instead of awesome games that failed, Kickstarter games that were successful, but never released the final game!

Here are the 5 Kickstarters…
#1 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/524168447/the-stomping-land
#2 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/xeko/xeko?ref=discovery
#3 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14214732/kaiju-combat-giant-monsters-awesome-fighting-onlin/description
#4 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/primerist/code-hero-a-game-that-teaches-you-to-make-games-he
#5 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/appleton/greed-monger-a-crafting-focused-sandbox-mmorpg/description



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More Fact Hunt Episodes:

▶ 4 Games Cancelled Stupid Reasons:
▶ 4 Shitty Patents that Ruined Gaming:
▶ 5 Purposely Broken, Unbeatable Games by Dickish Developers:
▶ The Rise and Fall of 3 YouTube Gaming Channels:
▶ Top 5 Offensive Passcodes:
▶ 3 Major Gaming Scandals That Were Buried:
▶ Top 5 Offensive Cheat Codes:
▶ 5 Games You Never Knew Had Sequels:
▶ 5 Insane Reasons Games were ported to the Same System Twice:
▶ 5 Hilariously Idiotic Gaming Screw-Ups:
▶ Top 5 Stupid Things Said by Games Journalists:
▶ 5 Games Recalled for Shocking Reasons:
▶ The Driv3rGate Scandal: The Full Story:
▶ Top 5 Pissed Off Programmer Rants (UK Edition):
▶ 5 Movies You Never Knew had Video Games:

Games Yanks Can’t Wank: (Games never released outside the UK/Europe)
▲ Sonic’s Unknown First Home Appearance:
▲ The Lost ThunderCats Video Games:
▲ Box Art Theft – (Game Boxes Ripped off from other works of art):
▲ Jeremy Clarkson; Video Game Journalist:
▲ Don’t Buy This: Five of the Worst Game Ever:
▲ Doctor Who: ‘80s Video Games:
▲ Ubisoft’s First Ever Video Game:
▲ British Gaming Rip-Offs:
▲ British NES Ports:

More Video Series of Mine:
◀ Wez and Larry’s Top Tens:
◀ Films Yanks Can’t Wank: (Movies never released outside the UK/Europe)
◀ Guru Larry’s Retro Corner:
◀ Guru Reviews:
◀ Ashens and Larry Do Stuff:
◀ Unboxings:


  1. *Eternally Screaming From Humanity B.S* on May 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    I honestly enjoy it when people stupidly lose their money by being idiots

  2. Wesley Thomas on May 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Breeding Season, and yes, I am still salty about it.

  3. Jay Carter on May 31, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Well Larry only Kickstarts that get my money are the delicious mountain dew energy drinks. Nuff said I kicked your kickstarter. BASS IN VOICE.. Only kick start is allowed in mah house Gawd Dangit!!!!!!
    ~ Me (5 Kickstarts later pheelin mahselphhh)

  4. Grim Reefer on May 31, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    The Dead Linger.

    aka. The Dev’s Finger.

  5. Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname on May 31, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    "Yes. I did the math." 0:57
    Is that supposed to be a brag? It’s simple addition, my man.

  6. Xen Xander on May 31, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Zeko.. each backer gave on average more than 2k each.. that’s asinine.

  7. Trollsome on May 31, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Imagine if yandere simulator had a Kickstarter campaign. I HIGHLY doubt people would blow all of their frickin money on a game that will forever be in beta

  8. Ben Barnett on May 31, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    The reason why kickstarters are scams is because in a way, they are like gambling. They feed on gullibility by overpromising a game to be released

  9. this guy on May 31, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Star citizen *cough*

  10. Brett McGowan on May 31, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Kaiju Combat was ruined by a suspiciously wealthy furry named Duncan

  11. Chris Kyger on May 31, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Are you a fan of magic the gathering?

  12. M!NNESOTA N!CE on May 31, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I am going to make a kickstarter soon! I have discovered the scientific formula to make "dehydrated water". It’s an amazing product that will soon change the world. Water will be able to be stored indefinitely without the worry of bacteria, algae, and other pathogens. "Dehydrated water" coming soon to a store near you!

  13. azazyl on May 31, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Yogventure… never supported another thing on Kickstarter after they stole my money.

  14. AWF1000 on May 31, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    this is why i only backed the projects from the creators that has good track records and i believed will get it done…

  15. We Watch from below on May 31, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    … Cough cough… RUFUS CUFF….. cough cough

  16. AROUNDTHEFUR on May 31, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    its not the same without the Ello Yew

  17. Green Light Music on May 31, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Couldn’t be me spending thousands of dollars like that. What a shame for those backers that spent out the ass for a possibility.

  18. Deadly2Die TV on May 31, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    i got stomping lands xD was funny 4 month xD

  19. Frogsarelife on May 31, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I honestly would like to take up the second one, I have a big passion for animals and think a new version of it would be cool

  20. Trollsome on May 31, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Successful kickstarters that will never get released: Sorry no refunds, beach!

  21. Brent Irwin on May 31, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Greed Monger updated as recently as last October.

  22. Emishimaru - Sama on May 31, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    The first thing that popped up was Mighty Number 9 lol xD

  23. G33k Culture on May 31, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve Kickstarted one thing and it cost me $5. It was a micro board game and its turned out great. This is the one and ONLY thing I’ll ever back. If you pay for these games, especially hundreds of dollars, you deserve to get burned. Also, if you gave even 10 cents to Star Citizen you are an idiot.

  24. Aaron Dervrak on May 31, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Has Star Citizen made the list yet? Of wait just checked, I guess it’s technically being developed, though STILL in early alpha (going on 8 years now)…

  25. Steven Michael Cunningham on May 31, 2022 at 9:12 pm


  26. Loonaverse on May 31, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    It’s not a video game but how about "tabletop"? Wheaton got more than enough money, and he just over inflated production costs and sat on the money. Wow! Millions funded and they got a new animation intro…money well spent. Probably hired relatives and cheap labor to pocket the rest.

  27. O̶b̨li͂͑̀vion Wal̵k̡er̛T҉A̡҉̛G̷̴ - on May 31, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    totalbiscuit oh man…. i miss him

  28. Mister Sid on May 31, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I have an idea……

  29. Dark Fox on May 31, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Oh, holy shit- I actually knew some of the guys from Number 4. They all lived in an apartment together and were bunked up, like 2-3 people per room in what (if I recall correctly) was a 2 bedroom apartment. They were all pretty chill guys, and I hung out with them a few times.

    I played Code Heroes once or twice, and basically it was kind of like the tutorial of an RPG game or something. You ran around as this hero character, in a sort of linear computer world. Each "event" was like, a mini-tutorial explaining on how things like variables worked. You’d do things like type in code to change a door from being locked to unlocked, or making something impassable, passable. They were all pretty enthusiastic about the progress of the game when we were first hanging out.

    It was a game made in Unity, but I thiiiiink it used Javascript. And I think it might’ve been right at that time where Unity was kind of transitioning primarily to C#. So, while I don’t know the full details of the set backs, that might’ve been one of the major ones?

    I do know, however, that they were having some pretty severe financial troubles. They were all crammed together in some tiny apartment, so when the funding for the game ran out, they ALL had financial problems all at once. They all basically had to start finding odd jobs to keep the apartment afloat, and would moonlight working on the game.

    I know the contention might’ve been getting pretty high between them all, since the last couple of times I hung out and drank with them, it kind of felt like none of them thought the game was going to get off the ground and they were all ready to move on to bigger and better things.

    I might be misremembering this part, but if I recall correctly, the original guy (who I think was the guy at the bottom right of the webcam video at 10:35), was still pretty passionate about getting the game off the ground, but he had basically been shouldered with doing ALL of the work at that point.

    They were all a pretty cool bunch, but the short of it was that they got in a bit over their heads and the money ran out. I can’t believe it’s creeping up on being almost ten years now. I really wish them all the best, and hope they’re doing great in whatever it is they’re up to these days.

  30. Caeser Romero on May 31, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Canadian truckers should have just pitched a video game on kick-start, they might not have got their accounts frozen 🙂

  31. Al Nu on May 31, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Something’s made to "raise awareness" in the age were everyone has the power to mass communicate? How did you not know Xeko was not a scam?

  32. Phage ling on May 31, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Make this again, look at Elyria (near 1.5 million dollars so far)

  33. Drowning Crown on May 31, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    This fucking transition music 💀💀

  34. Kozu- -Lucifer on May 31, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Some of these people should be sued

  35. Santtu K on May 31, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    That first game in the video makes pretty much no sense. Looking at all the content they already had in that year, makes no sense they didn’t finish the product. Looks almost completely finished

  36. Saikofire on May 31, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    If you do another video like this could you include Chicken wiggle workshop/Hatch Tales?
    Was just supposed to be an updated port of the 3ds game for switch but it’s been over two years since we should have gotten it

  37. Edward Cranium on May 31, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    warcraft Wasn’t the first mmo

  38. Chris D on May 31, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Slope Doggggg!

  39. Educated sloth on May 31, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I thought you meant the Covid recession lol but it’s the 2016 one

  40. Media Pool on May 31, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    you don’t buy anything at kick-starter. You are literally donating money to the creator. read the terms and conditions.

  41. Fat Mario Head Gaming on May 31, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Wasn’t Kaiju Combat going to have Red and Solomon from the NES Godzilla Creepypasta? I remember the author of that story mentioning that

  42. Leo on May 31, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    6. Friday Night Funkin: The Full Ass Game (Probably]

  43. Idread ? on May 31, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Cryamore seems to be nothing but catchy music

  44. Caeser Romero on May 31, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Ks is a licence to steal…

  45. HalfLifeOfHumanity on May 31, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    And here’s to the backer who pledged his life’s final endeavor to create the game. Rest in peace.

  46. Michael Bertrand on May 31, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    This is not a complex phenomenon. It’s often just procrastination. They get the money. buy shiny new offices and such, and then, without a true leader to keep everything moving forward, people fall into a pattern of fucking around instead of getting the job done. What work does get one is very light stuff. Plans. strategies. tangential preliminaries, maybe some early graphics work. All stuff that is technically relate to the game you’re suppose to be making but nothing that involves hard work, hard decisions, or hard commitments. Life rapidly becomes about the social scene of the office and various faffing off activities and the real job becomes, at best, an occasional embarrassing wake-up call and brief flurry of work-like activity, and at worst a distant, vaguely annoying memory. Meanwhile, the initial KS money is dwindling away rapidly as you pay people their salaries and pay for the offices and all that. At some point, leadership realizes they are doomed. So they go in search of more investment capital. And to get it. they start making increasingly exciting claims about how awesome the game will be. This gets them the VC they need and they swear that THIS time, they will focus and get shit done. Then go right back to fucking around. Repeat this cycle until they have essentially promised to make the mother of all games when they haven’t even started the first game yet. At that point, there is only one option left : grab the rest of the money and GTFO. You sure as fuck are not going to confess to how badly you fucked the whole thing up and face a massive backlash and probably legal action. And you aren’t willing to just quietly go work at Stuckey’s either. After all, you’re a big important head of a hot gaming company. You’ve been rich now and going back to mundane life now seems worse than death. So you take the money and run. An there you have it, the pathology of a modern gaming boondoggle.

  47. Tampenismall on May 31, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    I hope they choke on the money they stole

  48. DyaMetR on May 31, 2022 at 9:39 pm


    *Alex Fedora*

  49. Aussie Roo on May 31, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Hey lazza liked and subscribed please keep more videos coming you are the best mate

  50. M D on May 31, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I have what may be a silly question. Why is this on Larry’s channel? Larry isn’t in it.