Perhaps you have heard of this already, but check out this Kickstarter starring a cute little 9 year old girl trying to prove her big meanie brothers wrong and develop a game to spite them for saying she couldn't.
Seems innocent, right? But some details are a bit off. Like how the entire article sounds like it was written by an adult trying way too hard to sound like a kid. Or the fact that this girl's favorite RPG is Dragon Age 2, despite being 9 years old and that she stated that her future RPG will have it so that people don't die or get seriously injured. Or that she goes to D&D "tournaments". But that can just be written off by saying her mom wrote the whole thing and everyone knows old people don't know anything about video games or other nerd stuff. But then you look into the background of the mother, Susan Wilson, and things get a bit less legit.
For instance, Susan Wilson is already extremely loaded. She runs a million dollar business which finds where debtors are living and coerces them into paying. She also has made tons of money by snapping up urls of businesses, such as Kinkos, and selling them back to them for loads of money.
She has also tried another cutesy little Kickstarter like this before, in which a US Veteran wanted to make capes for some reason and therefore needed 20,000 dollars to do it.
And not to mention that her Twitter page is filled with her spamming female-oriented pages such as Girls in Tech, Women 2.0, and such with the link to her Kickstarter.
So, to be simple and concise, this looks very suspicious and I'm wondering how this all will develop.
edited 24th Mar '13 11:41:01 AM by Kev-O