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Launched in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival as a crowdfunding platform for independent films — hence the name — Indiegogo has since broadened its reach and is now one of the leading crowdfunding platforms for creative projects.

Indiegogo’s flexibility gives the whole enterprise a bit more of a “wild west” cast than crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter have. For one thing, Indiegogo is available to creators and backers from just about every nation.

 

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Indiegogo Review

Millions of people around the world visit Indiegogo to find clever and unconventional things that solve everyday problems large and small. By giving entrepreneurs everywhere a platform to launch new and groundbreaking products, we help surface innovations in tech, design, and much more, all before they go mainstream.

Another unique feature of Indiegogo is that you have the option of setting up either an all-or-nothing campaign (where your fundraising goal must be met before any funds are transferred) or a flexible campaign (where you keep whatever funds you raise).

Furthermore, while you can offer rewards (referred to by Indiegogo as “perks”) to your backers, you aren’t required to do so. Combine that with a comparatively broad array of project categories that qualify for Indiegogo approval, and you’ve got a crowdfunding platform with wide reach and appeal.

 

Indiegogo Crowd Funding Project

Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform in which users can raise funds from individual backers for business projects. When launching a fundraising campaign, you can choose from the following categories:

Tech & Innovation

  • Audio
  • Camera Gear
  • Energy & Green Tech
  • Fashion & Wearables
  • Food & Beverages
  • Health & Fitness
  • Home
  • Phones & Accessories
  • Productivity
  • Transportation
  • Travel & Outdoors
  • Other Innovative Products

 

Creative Works

  • Art
  • Comics
  • Dance & Theater
  • Film
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Podcasts, Blogs & Vlogs
  • Tabletop Games
  • Video Games
  • Web Series & TV Shows
  • Writing & Publishing
  • Other Creations

 

Community Projects

  • Animal Rights
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Local Businesses
  • Spirituality
  • Wellness
  • Other Community Projects

 

Indiegogo Founder

Danae, Eric, and Slava founded Indiegogo in 2008 because they believed that you should choose the ideas that come to life. You and your fellow innovation seekers should get to change the world. It’s time to start discovering the next big idea.

Our founders were inspired to create Indiegogo based on their own experiences trying to make ideas come to life. Danae Ringelmann produced a play but couldn’t get funding to take it to the next level. Eric Schell struggled to fundraise for a Chicago theater company. 

Slava Rubin tried to raise funds to find a cure for Multiple Myeloma, the disease that killed his father. Then, they had an idea. They could use the internet to bring people together to empower innovation.

 

Is Indiegogo Safe and Credible

Powered by curiosity, the Indiegogo community has helped bring more than 800,000 innovative ideas to life since 2008. Today, our group of backers is more than 9 million strong, representing 235 countries and territories.

Always on the lookout for new solutions to everyday problems, our community thrives on making clever discoveries before everyone else. From live campaigns to ready-to-ship tech, curious humans rely on Indiegogo to find the latest innovations in tech and design.

 

Is Indiegogo Legit 

If your campaign does not meet its goal by its deadline, all your backers will be refunded by Indiegogo within 5-7 business days. Choose fixed funding only if your campaign objective requires a minimum amount of money to be accomplished, and if you cannot fulfill your perks without raising the full goal amount.

 

Pros

  • Crowdfunding for both tech and creative projects
  • Can choose all-or-nothing funding or keep-it-all funding
  • Can run a Patreon-style ongoing crowdfunding campaign after your initial campaign succeeds
  • No platform fee for charitable campaigns
  • Good customer support
  • Does not prescreen campaigns as Kickstarter does

 

Cons

  • Limited communication between campaigners and backers
  • Backers don’t always get promised rewards
  • Less site traffic than Kickstarter

 

Is Indiegogo Scam

Indiegogo previously offered equity crowdfunding through a partnership with MicroVentures called First Democracy VC. However, this project has since been discontinued, as Indiegogo has left the equity crowdfunding field.

To launch an Indiegogo campaign, you have to either be 18+ or between the ages of 13 and 17 with an 18+ guardian responsible for following the terms of use. 

Beyond that, you can’t raise money for a project that is illegal, harmful to others, or a scam. You also can’t offer prohibited perks, such as alcohol/drug paraphernalia, weapons, or any form of financial investment.

  • For-profit campaigns
  • Campaigns benefitting nonprofit organizations or nonprofit beneficiaries
  • Campaigns for products
  • Anything within “Community Projects” that is not a personal cause
  • Educational campaigns in the Tech and Innovation category

Regarding personal campaigns, Indiegogo states: “If you are planning to create a personal cause campaign, please know that this is not allowed to run on Indiegogo. Instead, we encourage you to launch your campaign through GoFundMe, our partner for personal cause campaigns.”

 

Indiegogo Review – Scam or Legit

Indiegogo does crowdfunding, yes, but it appears they do not do any vetting on the campaign owners. I’ve now been waiting almost a year for delivery of an item, despite South Africa having been open for international deliveries since before July last year. The campaign owner (China/Hong Kong based, it appears) just keep sending general updates that mean nothing. I’m sure Indiegogo must know about this; yet there’s no sign of intervention. Their accountability seems questionable.

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For two years, I have paid over $230. However I didn’t receive any perks. I have contacted campaigners several times, but nobody replied for my messages. For the campaigns I have contributed, I have not received any of the them.

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Horrible experience, similiar to as what had already been said by other user. Uploading fotos and videos took forever, but the worst was that link was not working. People who wanted to support the project couldn’t find it on their site. Was complaining several times, vague responses after days, that had nothing to do with issue. Found expert on Indiegogo, who confirmed that project was not on their site anymore even though the campaign was still rollin. He even talked to “insiders” / people working at Indiegogo and they explained that only those projects remain on the site that get a certain amount of money in a certain amount of time. The rest is just lost in translation or wherever… So-called “Indiegogo” is not for the indies but for bigger players who just use it for advertising their stuff to people, the rest just pays for the site but has almost no chance. Indiegogo is a scam in my opinion and the article way way too positive

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Indiegogo is a hotbed for scammers. I have backed around 25 projects and over 50% of them turned out to be scams. I’ve been stupid enough to fall for the lies and deceit fed to me on the Indiegogo platform. IGG rules say no scams etc., but they apparently do nothing to vet the campaigners, nor do they have any process to control or manage the campaigns; campaigners are free and able to do and act how they see fit…! I have lodged relevant complaints with IGG on several occasions and they have done nothing, nothing at all, except to tell me they can’t find any wrong doing. Of course they can’t not when a scam of over $1 million USD nets them $50 thousand USD for sitting on their hands…! I have used other platforms, Kickstarter being the main rival I believe, and I have not had 1 problem, not 1…! I have all the evidence required to back up my claims should anyone be interested. To confirm, I have had a handful of successful purchases from IGG, but unfortunately the scams exceeding $800 USD far outweigh those successes…!!!

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Disclaimer

This Indiegogo Review Article isn’t aimed at defaming Indiegogo nor is it targeted to promoting them. 

This article is strictly for enlightening purposes and a honest guide from our perspective because we strongly believe every brand needs a good background check.

Therefore, you are at liberty to accept or reject this article and act base on your own perspective of the platform. You are encouraged to share your own opinion or views about the platform with us via the comments box below so as to further improve this Indiegogo review.

Team Xycinews is no third party and we can’t handle any queries whatsoever. 

 

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Barrel riding is yet another thing I missed in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Bilbo would be proud

This is legit folks, I missed it.

Just like I missed that you could see all four divine beasts from the top of Link’s house in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. XprtGamer44 of Reddit (apt name) discovered something else a lot of folks had completely missed too: barrel riding. Ah a fellow barrel rider!

Succinctly put, after nearly 1000 hours with the game, they finally discovered this oddity and decided to share it. And like all 1000 other clips, it makes me want to immediately boot up the game and go do it myself.

In case you’re curious, you can find one in the Great Plateau near “the Old Man’s Hut!” Lanayru Wetlands or Eventide Island are also options. And the barrels do float!

Oh, and in what has become a tradition for a lot of Breath of the Wild clip sharers, XprtGamer44 notes that the outfit in the video is “the Hylian Hood, Climbing Gear, chest, and Royal Guard Boots, dyed white.”

975+ hours into the game and I just realized, this is a thing… [Reddit]

975+ hours into the game and I just realized, this is a thing… from r/Breath_of_the_Wild

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Warpips adds some meta-tension to the usual tug-of-war game

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Gambling with my army

There came a point in Warpips where I was going into battles that I knew I was underprepared for. This game is, at its most core level, about managing limited funds and capacity to field an army that can defeat your opponent’s. And in its campaign mode, Warpips really lets you ride the line between success and failure.

If you haven’t played a tug-of-war game before, it’s not too dissimilar from the “autobattler” craze that took hold for a little while in 2019. Unlike games like Teamfight Tactics, you’re working on a single “lane,” and using your incremental influxes of cash to purchase units that will automatically run down the lane and fight the enemy.

This game type was somewhat popular in places like Flash game development and in Warcraft custom games, and Warpips does feel something like a spiritual successor to those ideas. You can buy little soldiers and send them jogging down towards the enemy, and use a few static defenses like turrets, sandbags, and mines to hold off enemy advances and establish forward positions.

What Warpips does a little different is in the strategy layer, through its campaign. The campaign mode asks you to slowly conquer an island, seizing adjacent territories and advancing your frontline to the enemy’s home base. Every victory gets you some chips to spend, but more crucially, you can win new units.


Any units you deploy in a battle, win or lose, are “spent” on that battle. So if you want to deploy a heavy machine gunner, or possibly retain some air strike capability to thwart a potentially powerful wave of enemies, you’ll have to dip into your stock of those resources. And once those are depleted, they’re gone until you either win some more or spend some chips to buy units from the shop.

I really dug this, because it makes your army less of a static lineup and more like a collection of poker chips to bet at the table. I started out trying to min-max the system, finding the exact number of units I could use to barely eke out a win. This resulted in some pretty crushing losses, as the enemy would simply steamroll my army of weak units, no matter how many I could field.

Eventually, I had to come to terms with using my big guns when needed. This might sound fairly straightforward, but it was tough! I’m someone who will finish an RPG with 99 Mega-Potions in their pack. I prefer spending as little as possible, and maximizing my profit.


So when it came to conquering the Warpips island, I had to make some tough choices. Did I have the right units to deal with theirs? Could my mercenaries deal with vehicle assaults, or do I need to send in some regular soldiers instead? 

During the battles, you have to play a balancing act as well—destroying enemies in battle levels up your forces, allowing you to invest in their rank, increase the max amount of units you can field during the fight, or get a quick hit of cash. Maybe the units you brought in need some extra rank to really shine, or it might be better to get more units out first.


Warpips is still in Steam Early Access, so it’s still building up a fair bit and balancing the combat. I’ve only made it to the second island as well, where Warpips starts introducing vehicles as another piece of its rock-paper-scissors system of strengths and weaknesses. Most likely that means I’ll be gambling a lot of infantry trying to take down a tank, just so I can field that same tank the next time around. But it’s a pretty enjoyable gamble to make.

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These Stardew Valley Junimo keyboard key caps are fire

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I want all of them

Stardew Valley is such an unstoppable force that you probably know at least one person who has played it. And a good deal of those people are incredibly into the game: so much so, that they put their passion into action.

Like many gifted Stardew artists and crafters before them, Reddit user robotmon shared one of their latest works: Junimo key(board) caps. Stardew fans will recognize these little creatures as the mysterious nature spirits that help the player character along in their journey, and assist them in the very late game via Junimo Huts.

They come in various colors, and nest nicely right above keys, stating that they’re more decorative than functional: and would work best on lesser-used keys rather than the center letters on keyboards. It’s amazing how much the game’s creator Eric Barone supports the crafting community, which allows stuff like this to flourish on the regular.

If you’re interested beyond a few quick “ooos and aaahs,” there’s a video of them in action from the creator here; and they plan on making them available in some fashion, with a link to a future Etsy store on their Instagram.

My passion project from the past few months – Junimo Keycaps [Reddit]

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