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Samit Sarkar & Double Fine (KickStarter)

RobinGale May 14th, 2015 (edited) 510 Never
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  1. Subject: Samit Sarkar & Double Fine
  2. Sources: Polygon, Kickstarter.
  3. Date Compiled: May 14th, 2015.
  4. Credits: @A_PLANT_'s medium article on various journalist kickstarters / patreons for reference. The rest, original research.
  5. https://medium.com/@A_PLANT_/game-journalists-and-critics-crowdfunding-accounts-984a29e13c9
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  9. Information:
  10. Samit Sarkar was a kickstarter backer for Double Fine Adventure by Double Fine. https://archive.is/ObqdX
  11. Funding period was from Feb 8 2012 to Mar 13 2012 (33 days). https://archive.is/Tet0H
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  13. Articles with Potential Conflicts of Interest:
  14. 01.11.13: Double Fine interested in THQ games, assets (Polygon) https://archive.is/ltDII
  15. 05.14.13: Humble Double Fine Bundle now includes eight Amnesia Fortnight prototypes, documentary (Polygon) https://archive.is/zIZpJ
  16. 12.06.13: Wil Wheaton and others join Broken Age voice cast (Polygon) https://archive.is/RAIo9
  17. 01.10.14: Broken Age part 1 launches Jan. 14 for backers only (update) (Polygon) https://archive.is/8dLD3
  18. 02.21.14: Tim Schafer: Double Fine's plan to split up Broken Age worked (Polygon) https://archive.is/yLhgt
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  20. Summary:
  21. Samit Sarkar was a kickstarter backer and later on covered Broken Age. The first two articles only slightly covering Broken Age, but the other three articles covered Broken Age indepth. The articles themselves are professional and objective. The possibility of a conflict of interest is present - given that we have no idea how much was backed, but I would say the articles themselves are probably not affected. For transparency sake, disclosure of his backer status is probably still suggested.
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