I told you the other day that we would have more on IGF corruption. When I said we, I really meant RogueStar. You see, even though he got suspended from Twitter the other day, you guys should know by now that nothing is gonna slow him down. His IGF operation was always planned for today, so he set up another account, and released the info. Here’s the tweet, along with some more explanation, below: 

https://twitter.com/_RogueStar/status/541784717503500288

(From RogueStar’s Tumblr)

I can’t do this alone #GamerGate.

We have to inform indie gamedevs directly about the corruption of the IGF and IndieCade.

I have all the contacts ready; twitters, facebooks, emails.

These are independent gamedevs still participating in the IGF this year.

Its time to inform them; the same way you’ve been informing advertisers for the past few months.

Don’t get mad at them. Be polite, be courteous.

And most of all; ASK THESE GAMEDEVS ABOUT THEIR GAME 🙂

We can do a way better job of promoting their work than the IGF or IndieCade.

I trust you all. Please use http://solution6.org/indie-corruption/ it’s all right there when it launches.

All the research is compiled right herehttp://roguestarslade.tumblr.com/post/104633458705/a-call-for-reformation-to-all-independent-game

Rogue is right, he can’t do this alone. If you follow those links, they have all the info you need to contact these members and inform them of the culture of corruption that surrounds the IGF. It’s going to take some email sending, and word of mouth. But there’s a good chance that we can at least peel some of these developers away. And if we don’t? Nothing was lost either way.

 

UPDATE: Here’s a short update…Rogue’s original Twitter account is back! As usual, phonies like Brianna Wu abused the report system.

12 comments
  1. Why don’t they take loans out from a bank? Wouldn’t that reduce possible collusion? Also what happens when someone wins at IGF? Do they get prize money, an award plaque, or just recognition? If just recognition, why does it cost so much to run the damn thing? They don’t pay the judges right? The whole thing just needs to be replaced.

    1. Banks isn’t willing to borrow to the games industry due to the nature of the loans, it’s basically highrisk tech investments hence you need capital investors e.g. indiefund.

      1. Maybe it’s just the indie games industry, because I thought AAA companies did take out loans more often. But either way, they should be looking to people or companies that aren’t voting or submitting games in the contest, or those people that do lend who are connected to a game or game company should not be able to vote or be involved if a game they’re involved with is in IGF.

        1. Well the largest projects can’t even be covered by banks, you have to go to e.g. microsoft, google, apple or yahoo for that but yeah you’re right in regards to 100-1000 employees companies can often borrow e.g. to fulfill contractual work so in that regard yes many AAAs can borrow directly from the banks.

          You’d have to be an established company with maybe 3-5(maybe more) released games before you’re able to borrow for indie games though.

  2. He got mass reported again, but they can’t stop the flow of information. Let’s get these developers informed.

  3. So absurd that these people keep banning roguestar – I mean seriously, has he done ANYTHING that violates twitter’s policies? I doubt it – so how does Twitter allow for banning so easily?

  4. Some are more equal than others it seems. How can ‘she’ publicly post a call for her follows to target-report specific accounts, which is supposed to against ToS/Rules, and yet nothing happens.

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