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Submitted by ChrisPriestman 650d ago | article

Throw Trucks With Your Mind: Is This Just An Elaborate Kickstarter Scam?

Indie Statik writes: "Considering the email, the pitch of the game, the absence of a website or development blog and the total lack of evidence that this game even works at all, I was still thinking that this could be an elaborate scam. And yet the dollars were still rolling in, reaching over $10k now." (Dev, PC, Tech, Throw Trucks With Your Mind)

Pathosverdes3  +   649d ago
Short answer to the question in the title: no.
Good article with a title hunting for hits. One may think it is part of the scam, since it's also linking to the kickstarter a few times.
OccludedGamer  +   649d ago
Well I will say that there is certainly some missing pieces in their puzzle. For one the creator claims to be a veteran of the games industry, yet he appears to have no background with any particularly notable companies within the industry.

What then begins to raise a lot of suspicion is his LinkedIn profiles and other social networking profiles all tend to state that he lives in completely different places.
Felgraf  +   646d ago
Occluded; I don't know if this will help assuage your worries/suspicions (since, well, I'm a random person on the internet. I could be lying), but I know the creator personally. He did move around a bit:
He was in Seattle for college, then in the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) area for a while (looking for a job close to home), then in *Scotland* for a year (hired by a developer there), then in California working at Cryptic. It's possible some of the profiles didn't get updated (although it looks like he's in Linkedin twice.)

Again, of course, I can't really figure out how I'd *prove* any of this, mind, and I totally understand if you're unwilling to trust random internet person.

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