Well in some ways yeah. For one, there's no approval process in Indiegogo, which means there's no chance of your project being declined if it didn't meet their (possibly vague) standards. This guy
mentioned a project that he tried to put up in Kickstarter: a $500 project for an open source board for making a generic USB game pad device out of any collection of buttons, switches, and joysticks you may have. According to him, Kickstarter declined it for no apparent reason, and when pushed for a reason, they responded that Kickstarter's for "creative arts projects." He mentions that there's a bunch of clone projects out there lying within the site as an aside, thus putting the whole "creative arts project" thing into question.
Later, he mentions how Kickstarter is "super shady"
in that their policies on what makes a good project change over the years. His description is quoted below:
They act all friendly and helpful and it's like "Sure! Kickstarter is the perfect place to get people to contribute to your idea!", but then they do their damnedest to make sure you can't tell what's actually going on behind the curtain.
They approve ridiculous and sometimes even questionably legal Kickstarters (My favorites being the obviously patent/trademark infringing ones.), deny perfectly legitimate ones for no discernible reason, and generally just seem to go out of their way to look and act shady! It really IS baffling.
And their organization's policy decisions would charitably be described as 'schizophrenic'. One week it's "Kickstarter isn't a store." and the next it's "You have to be able to produce a prototype of your product." Wait, what? So, it's not for selling the product, and it's not for raising money to develop the product...exactly what the fuck IS it for?! (Not for YOU, that's what! HAHA, WE GOT YOU!)
Indie Go Go
is like "We don't give a shit, just so long as it's LEGAL in our country and yours, and we get 4% of the money."
Basically, Indiegogo's better because there's less bullshit.
edited 29th Mar '13 8:42:36 PM by Nettacki