Dimension Drive Gets Second Shot After Kickstarter Troll Prank


After suffering a prank last month that saw Dimension Drive fail last-minute, the indie game has met its Kickstarter goal of €30,000 for a second time.

About a month ago, David Jimenez and Alejandro Santiago of 2Awesome Studio was short of over €7,500 for Dimension Drive before their first Kickstarter campaign would end. At the last minute, a mystery donor pledged €7,000 that turned out to be fraudulent, dashing the developers’ hopes.

“Honestly speaking, it has been an exhausting month for us. We have been working really hard to make our campaign a success, and right now we are speechless, demoralized,” Jimenez said to PC Gamer the night that it had happened.

The prank prompted a statement from Kickstarter: “Our Integrity Team actively monitors the system with a range of tools, and acts on reports from our community. We don’t tolerate abuse of our system, and when we identify users who are acting in bad faith, we don’t hesitate to take action.”

After the prank, Jimenez and Santiago wondered whether they should do it all again. There was no way to get an extension for time on Kickstarter, so the only way was to start from scratch. Encouragement poured in from all parts of the world, and the developers decided to re-launch the campaign.

The Dimension Drive Kickstarter runs until June 17, but the game has already met its goal at€32,127 from 964 backers. Filling their Kickstarter page with GIFs expressing ecstasy, the developers are now turning their attention to their stretch goals:

  • €31,000 – Boss Mode
  • €33,000 – Horde Mode
  • €36,000 – 2-Player Mode

After a twisted turn of events, it’s encouraging to see the nice guys win for once. You can still donate to the campaign here.

Source: Kickstarter, PC Gamer

Edit: After the publication of this article, the author backed this project on Kickstarter.

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