Today we introduce our new video series: Where Are They Now? Believe it or not, the series will take a look at what happened to developers after their crowdfunding campaign. Mostly we’ll be looking into developers with failed or suspended campaigns. Every now and then we’ll dig into success stories or any otherwise strange developments in the world of crowdfunding.

Today we go on the hunt for the infamous Maksym Pashanin, the man behind Kilobite and the Kickstarter campaigns Confederate Express and Knuckle Club. Chances are you already know of him from outside the crowdfunding world. Mr. Pashanin once got himself tangled up in California squatting laws and Airbnb. But the story goes deeper than that.

Join us as we discuss Confederate Express, what made the campaign successful, and why it disappeared. We also talk about the mysterious company behind it all, which may or may not have purchased Kilobite, the False2D API engine by Pashanin, and why Kickstarter shut down Knuckle Club.

Of course, the main thrust of the video is figuring out what happened to Pashanin since the cancellation of Knuckle Club. Truth is, he disappeared even before that campaign began, at least from Kicsktarter. During our investigation, we discovered some email addresses, addresses, and phone numbers. What happened? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

Josh Griffiths

Josh Griffiths

Executive Editor
Josh Griffiths is a writer and amateur historian. He has a passion for 3D platformers, narrative-driven games, and books. Josh is also Cliqist’s video producer. He’s currently working on his first novel, and will be doing so on and off for the next decade.
Josh Griffiths

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Video game writer you've never heard of. Contributor to Cliqist, creator of Games of History. Working on book that you'll never read.
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