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10 Biggest Kickstarter Failures

So, do you want to know about some of the biggest Kickstarter failures of all time? You probably know Kickstarter, the platform which has helped fund an impressive number of independent projects, from different categories, such as video games, music, comics and the food industry, developed by Kickstarter, Inc.

The system is quite simple: someone comes up with an idea and creates a project. He or she goes for a funding goal, and sets a deadline. People then donate their money to the project in return for different sorts of rewards, such as t-shirts, books, coffee mugs, etc. If the goal is achieved, the project comes to life! If it misses the deadline, the funds are still collected, but the project is unlikely to reach completion in its once-gloriously envisioned state.



Of course we have already made a list of the greatest Kickstarter projects: The 10 Biggest Kickstarter Projects Ever. But have you ever wondered, what about the projects that didn’t make it? Well we came up with a list of the 10 Biggest Kickstarter Failures! Check them out below and on the the following pages.


No. 10 2015 Cat Erotica Calendar

Project creator: Michael

No. of backers: 1

Funds raised (US$): $35.00

Pledged: $7,500 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “I want to create a 2015 calendar of Cat Erotica.” Okay, I guess it might be interesting for Garfield and its crew but this is definitely quite disturbing for us humans…

No. 9 Staring at the Camera

Project creator: Jeremy Bornstein

No. of backers: 118

Funds raised (US$): $1,389

Pledged: $15,037 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “I will make a film showing myself staring at the camera for thirty minutes. Possibly more.” This project received an amazing amount of 118 backers! Who could have though this was even an idea?

No. 8 Songs About Robots

Project creator: Pete Lewis

No. of backers: 41

Funds raised (US$): $977

Pledged: $2,960 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “A few buddy’s and I write and perform songs about robots for SparkFun’s annual AVC. This year, we’d like to hit a recording studio!” Despite having 41 backers, these ‘buddy’s’ didn’t make it… probably a huge disappointment for all the moms and dads that bet on their kids’ project!


No. 7 SpongeBall Z: The Animated Series – Season 1

Project creator:  Charles Taylor

No. of backers: 7

Funds raised (US$): $49.01

Pledged: $7,000 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “Help fund the greatest parody web series to ever hit the net!” Except this parody was never great, because it failed to find anyone willing to back it. Apart from, of course, 7 fans who donated an average of $7 to make this “dream” come true.

Continue to the next page to see the absolute biggest Kickstarter failures in history.

No. 6 Baba Invisible Panties

Project creator: Nadezhda Shestakova

No. of backers: 6

Funds raised (US$): $130

Pledged: $10,000 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “Absolutely invisible panties! Use them every day, be sexy and free, even when you’re having “special women’s” days!” Who could have guessed someone would come up with this idea? Amazingly disturbing pair of panties…

No. 5 LowTechTees – for the technologically challenged

Project creator:  Jim Kulakoski

No. of backers: 5

Funds raised (US$): $107

Pledged: $1,500 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “Make a statement with these unique t-shirts designed to show your disdain for everything tech. LowTechTees, they’re the shirts for me!” Don’t spend another day without making a statement on how technology has made your life impossible. Please, help this guy make his tees, a task which is only possible using this online platform which allows the entire world to see different projects and fund them independently… or not.

No. 4 Specklaces

Project creator:  Jonathan Ruiz

No. of backers: 5

Funds raised (US$): $50

Pledged: $800 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “Specklaces is an accessory brand centered on stylish glasses cords. The cool way to keep track of your sunglasses”. Okay, let’s pretend not everyone’s granny has one of these, and Specklaces are a “new” thing on the market.

No. 3 Orion’s Representative

Project creator: James

No. of backers: 2

Funds raised (US$): $35.00

Pledged: $38,484 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “Religions are misrepresentations of truth about aliens. I want to show via literature the links between Gods, Aliens, and Man.” A quite ambitious idea, as well as expensive! Yet, we agree with the two backers: we need some serious reading regarding this topic…

No. 2 Support The Truth In music

Project creator: Andre

No. of backers: 0

Funds raised (US$): $0

Pledged: $10 goal

Deadline: finished

Description: “We have to be the teachers”. Only $10 and he couldn’t even get one. This kid is certainly not very popular in school.

No. 1 Zombie “Clue”

Project creator:  Erin Orr

No. of backers: 0

Funds raised (US$): $0

Pledged: $1,500 goal

Deadline:  finished

Description: “Ever wonder what the characters of “Clue” would look like if they were zombies?” Of course: number 1 is a zombie game based on “Clue”! Who wouldn’t like to play some clue-ombie with their friends? It seems no one did. Too bad!