The Fine Young Capitalists Indiegogo Reaches it’s Funding Goal


The story of the Fine Young Capitalists is kind of a side story to the whole Game Gate controversy exploding on the internet right now, but it’s a large and very relevant side story.  I’m sure we have all heard the story by now, but to summarize, they started up this campaign some time ago and certain people within the indie community didn’t agree with their overall ideologies.

These people then proceeded to harass the creators and eventually succeeded it getting the project shut down which cost the creator, not only a co-worker, but also 10,000 dollars.  You can read a lot more about the trouble they went through and the harassment they received from an interview they did for apgnation.

Despite this, the campaign was restarted and unlikely sources such as 4chan, who were fighting against the corruption, decided to back their cause since they were victims of the very corruption Gamer Gate is fighting against.

The campaign involves helping women get into game design by pitching ideas to TFYC and having designers make that very game a reality.  They were asking for 65,000 dollars and a portion of that would go to the winner of the contest (a separate vote to decide which of the five pitched games gets made) and the majority would go to charity.  On September 11th, the campaign was funded.

The fact that this was funded, despite all the trouble they had to go through says a lot about Gamer Gate as a movement.  Certain people may try to brush it off as a movement of hate and misogyny but this is one of the things I look to that makes me forget about the loudmouth idiots (of which there are plenty) and realize that Gamer Gate really does have the good of the industry in mind and that most people involved are fine level headed people.

TFYC are a feminist organization which is relevant to this story because feminism is the very thing that Gamer Gates enemies are hiding behind.  TFYC got noticed by 4chan and Gamer Gate because they were trying to get more women into game design not by standing on the soapbox that is twitter shouting social justice platitudes, but, and I know this sounds crazy, by actually making games.  This is why 4chan and the overall Game Gate movement funded them and I feel it shows that nobody has a problem with women in gaming at all, it’s the people who are in it to do little more than push political agendas that we want out.

Despite being funded, the campaign still has 15 days left at which time I’m sure they will announce the winning game which you can still vote for here.

  1. JackDandy
    September 12, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I still think they used 4chan a bit too obviously. Loads of threads with “REMEMBER, DONATE!”.

    But, at the end of the day it’s for a pretty good cause, so we.

  2. DanTheMan
    September 12, 2014 at 8:32 am

    It’s for a good cause, so why not?

    Funny how those “MRA right wingers” are doing more for women in gaming than so called internet feminists and SJWs. I find the irony quite delicious.

  3. AnarKreig
    September 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I found three of the pitches up for vote intriguing, Afterlife Empire in particular piqued my interest. And as such I donated a measly amount of money like the poor lower class citizen scum I am.

  4. Alistair
    September 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Ahh good I bet these So-called SJWs in a rage right now because of all the shit happen like calling gamers names, been a sucky month from Quinn-gate, the hack of a site it’s a new time low.

    As a gamer I never seen it get this tense before it like the SJW movement is full steam ahead & not stopping.

  5. Aristides
    September 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Glad to see a campaign that actually helps the industry move forward be successful. A nice change from SJW propaganda.

  6. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    September 13, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This is rather relevant:

  7. Alistair
    September 13, 2014 at 8:47 am

    & that is another flaw Carl another flaw from these SJWs they admitted that they are social justice.

    I can see if they are one by all the shit they say & stay clear of them.

    If I put social justice Ali as me name would you stay clear of me. lol.

  8. Alistair
    September 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    There another flaw from these SJWs & white knights & I’m laughing here.

    They bitch everything under the sun, music, books, films, & videogames of qusetionable content or they bitch about there not another women lead roles in games eg. Lara croft in tomb raider not many games have a player control a female persona.

    They bitch that we women hater when we beat up the cartoons lolis in the senran series.

    But the biggest flaw is they bitch about oh noes why you attacking us unfairly you hate groups you.

    Look what Soical justice tweet said & the gamers are dead from SJWs that hate speech = slander so they not as pure as snow.

    & another flaw is that SJWs have to be very careful what there say from now if you are from UK & you use the hate speech against anybody you would be arrested.

    So saying things like gamers are dead, gamers are terrorist etc etc it slander a hate speech.

    Hate speech doesn’t just apply to send death threats, rape threats it can be with slander.