Subies : a “Roguelike” game for iOS.

SUBIES iOS/PC – “Attack The Depths”

I heartily recommend watching this video demo of a iPhone game. This may be the funniest video on all of Kickstarter.

“See, we relax sometimes because if shaking ship down hurts the fuel!”

Yes, of course it does.

Sadly, this is not a Kickstarter for a series of hilarious videos, they actually want us to buy this game!

Uh … yea … ok … wow.
This is like a carpenter telling you how excited he is about one day owning a hammer, because he doesn’t want to have to keep pounding the nails in with his forehead.

Wow, he totally filled in a government form and paid a $50 registration fee!

And to prove it, he showed us a photograph of his credit card!

Uh, dude, I can still make out the numbers.

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Project Disaster : i+Case

This project was for a stylish new bumper case for the iPhone 4. The i+Case consists of a solid aluminum band that covers the edges of your iPhone 4, both making it look cool, and protecting it from those devastating side-impact drops.

So what’s the problem? Why has this cool and popular product wound up on this site? Well, unfortunately the team behind i+Case, forgot about one of the iPhone4’s unusual design features.

The more famous of Apple’s founding Steves explains the iPhone 4’s unique antenna.

If you’ve ever been to a science museum you’ve probably seen the demonstration where they lock a pretty girl in a cage and fire lightning bolts at her. I don’t know what this proves, but wrapping an antenna in a piece of aluminum has basically the same effect.

That’s right, this stylish aluminum case blocks radio signals!

Only a few days after shipping, in mid December, users started reporting problems :

Shortly after, the creators of the i+Case posted an update explaining all the hard work they had done to try to make the case function properly. Ultimately, though, they were forced to admit that none of their hard work had actually fixed the problem.

By January, the European customers started to complain that they hadn’t received theirs yet, while American customers were asking how to return theirs!

The i+Case team made an announcement :

And that’s that. As far as I can tell they’re not offering any option for refunds for their dissatisfied customers, and let me tell you, they have a lot of dissatisfied customers.

A small sample of the comments about the i+Case

On the bright side, this Kickstarter project did successfully kick-start a business! So if you want one of these marvelous cases. (For example, as a paperweight, or an oversized key-fob.) You can buy one from their online store!

Check out the lovely disclamer they want you to agree to before you even view their website!

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