Ars Technica brings to attention a side of Kickstarter we often don't see: what happens when a successfully funded project crashes and burns. Above, an image from the AirTracks Kickstarter page, a successful project which was "effectively abandoned by the creator in 2013."
Plenty of projects manage to deliver the goods, even if the timeline slides a bit. That was the case with Tim Schafer's Kickstarter game Broken Age. If creators miss deadlines, backers typically continue to receive updates via e-mail and the Kickstarter page. But sometimes the end of funding is the beginning of a slide into radio silence, which ultimately turns into few or no backer orders fulfilled, and no satisfactory explanation for why the project didn't pan out according to the orderly delivery schedule the creators promised.
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