Creator: Rodney Benesh, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Date funded: 3/4/2013
# backers: 779
“The Doppelganger is a digital board and role playing game piece. Now you can upload your pictures and personalize your gameplay!”
This project funded on March 4, 2013 and had an estimated delivery of May 2013.
From the start of the campaign (Jan 28th, 2013) to March 2014 there were 32 updates, and April through Now there are ZERO. He stated early on he had everything ready to go to send the order to manufacture prototypes. That is when the issues started happening. The good news is that out of all the changes that happened, some of the Doppelgangers arrived late December 2013…. he said 125 pieces. After that, the updates slowed to one a month, then stopped in March. There has been lots of activity from backers, but nothing from the creators since March 24th (And he has logged on to KS in June 2014!)
They had said Red Doppelgangers will be available at a later date, but the last update stated he had 50 Red ones for sale… And yes, he still has them for sale on the website.
In one update he stated we could contact him via a number of formats and he will “usually try to reply within 24 hours.” I guess only those who received their Doppelganger count as ‘usually.’ They don’t even have time to add all names to their website as people who helped made a few Doppelgangers necessary.
Even though a few people received something, there are many more who did not. Add that with ZERO communication and items for sale on their website, it is currently a scam
I recently asked the BBB to open a file on Dr Bellcookie Games as this is the parent company. Next week I will file a complaint with them to see what happens, then move on to the State officials.
@Johnny Maxwell , October 23, 2015
This scam is still going on. It has been 1 year since his last update. There are still many who have not received the junk he had made.
@Johnny Maxwell , June 12, 2015
One last post here since the changes are really bad…..
THis may be the first case of KickScammed actually getting a creator to answer on his/her project page.
One day after I posted this scam, the creator said hello on Kickstarter, and then promptly disappeared again.
Turns out in the 3 months he was absent, he shipped out 90 pledges… One a day!! WOW!! Ponzi much?
@AgentAnderson , July 6, 2014
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