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$50,334
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
5,132
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 8 2012

The ups and downs of Kickstarter.

Posted by Gabor Vida - Teknision (Creator)

Hi Kickstarters,

What a strange week it has been. We went from a giant high to what might be a big low. Kickstarter is an amazing platform but a really difficult one for anyone outside of the United States. In order to set up a kickstarter account, you have to use Amazon Payments and in order to use Amazon Payments you have be an American citizen. Luckily for us, we had that covered. At least we did until today. As with any team, you can't expect all the members to stay part of the team forever. One team member's departure meant the departure of the Amazon Payment account. We are currently setting up another account and should have that done within a day and we are doing our best to contact Kickstarter to ask that we simply switch Amazon Payment accounts. As of the time of writing this post, I'm not sure if that will work. The worst case situation is that the project gets suspended. Suspended projects on Kickstarter are never renewed. 

So, I am sending out this update in case the project gets suspended. If it does get suspended, please contact us at: http://www.teknision.com/chameleon-news. We are fully committed to launching Chameleon. Nothing will stop us from taking it to market. We still plan on honouring you, our backers, who have made this possible. I can only be honest in what is going on and promise to do our best to make everything good.

Keep the faith, fingers crossed and stay tuned.

Gabor

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      Mario Tario on

      im not backing up ... i know Gabor you will not let this go down without a fight
      keep up the good work
      thanks

    2. Jason Rushin on

      Aw, that's a big bummer! But, still very excited about Chameleon, so thanks for alerting everyone. Whatever I/we can do to help, let us know.

      (BTW, spelling the word "honouring" is prob not going to help with all of this US citizen stuff... ;-)

    3. Gabor Vida - Teknision 2-time creator on

      Hi everyone, please do not remove your pledges. If this is all solved, then everything will move forward as if nothing happened. If we can't solve it, then no one will be charged.

    4. Eduardo on

      the issue is not with us, just with the kickstarter members.

    5. Michael J Gerschutz on

      I appreciate the upfront honesty, but what compeles someone to leave this close to distribution? Especially if they are a vital part of the process.

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      Adrian Benko on

      I am from Europe and have no problem with backing project on Kickstarter via Amazon.

    7. Emmanuel Green on

      Give the word and ill pledge again!

    8. Martín Gerlach on

      I'm not an American citizen either :(
      Can I still back the project?

    9. Eduardo on

      Hi man, what is supposed i have to do? i mean, you want me to stop the pledge and pledge again? i dont know to which account i pledge the money, the system do it all alone... could you wrote for us a small paper with the correct steps to do that? Thanks!

    10. Maxx Tan on

      Im not a USA citizen. Do let us know if amazon is not gonna work for us. We can save up and buy it from playstore instead. But what about the pledges? Do we still get the custom wallpapers?

    11. David Larsen on

      I'll donate via another platform if necessary

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      Daniel Bentley on

      You should also contact Amazon and see what they might be able to offer in the way of help. Their CS team tends to be pretty friendly, and when you're talking this level of funding, I can only assume they'd want to keep a good relationship with your team.

    13. Zach Blackwood on

      Hope this works out as well. This looks like such an amazing product, and can't wait to get my hands on it. You've got my support however it may be done.

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      João Pedreño on

      I'm not an american citizen.. does this mean that my pledge as been errased?

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      Diego on

      We will wait :)

    16. Alex J. Sandoval
      Superbacker
      on

      Ouch, hope it works out alright.

    17. Chaitanya Teegela on

      Thank you for being transparent and up-front about it. If you do setup a different form of crowd-sourcing for this project, I'll be happy to extend my support. Good luck to your team!

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      Kenji Castro on

      Damn, that really sucks. Hopefully kickstarter understands!