A company calling itself White Helm Games had, until today, been running a Kickstarter for a board game called Dungeon Hoard. That Kickstarter has now been cancelled, though, because Dungeon Hoard was someone else’s game.
Having raised $574 of its $8,134 goal, potential backers quickly noticed that Dungeon Hoard already existed. And had already been made by the actual company called White Helm Games, which most definitely wasn’t the company running the Kickstarter.
Instead, it was an imposter stealing both the game and the company name, either someone for whom English is a second language, or for whom it’s their first and they’re just not very good at it.
After the scam had been noticed, complaints rolled into both Kickstarter and the “creator” themselves, who didn’t take kindly to their accusations.
People figured out that the campaign is just someone else's game with bits of other people's KS campaigns pasted in and the creator is taking it well pic.twitter.com/gVm8bARrAb
— It's Ettin (@Ettin64) October 16, 2019
Before the scam could be killed off by Kickstarter the “creator” did the job for them, saying “i cancelled this compain because no one deserve + some of this kids who come and broke the project , for theese ppl who beleived ernest did u see his page verified? (blue badge) ?? because they lied to all of u :p”.
If you’d like to check out the actual Dungeon Hoard, it’s available on Gamecrafter.