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Kickstarter Won't Bend Rules For Project That Missed Goal By $28

Over the weekend, a Kickstarter for a game called Alpha Colony missed its goal of $US50,000 by $US28. Twenty-eight dollars!

By Kickstarter’s rules, the project should get zero funding, but would they make an exception for a bizarrely unfortunate situation like this? I reached out to Kickstarter this morning to ask.

“That’s really, really uncommon,” a Kickstarter spokesman told me in an email. “It was a tough finish, but unfortunately we wouldn’t bend the rules. Of course, creators can always relaunch a project that was initially unsuccessful.”

Bummer. Better luck next time, Alpha Colony.

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