Alpha Colony's second crowd-funding attempt in just a few months came down to the final few minutes and they fell short of their $50,000 goal by TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS.
While I feel bad for the guys (the project does have some popularity and a lot of fans in the industry as it's basically a take on MULE), the first thing I did when I got the "failed" email and clicked on the link was laugh. After backing 400 crowd-funded projects, this is the first time I've seen one fail by just six-thousandths-of-one-percent (.0006%).
Those guys must feel awful, this morning.
I just finally watched their final video from Friday, which makes this all even more unfortunate. In the last few days, they were able to get the State of Colorado Film Incentive Program and a private backer to agree to match all pledges. So they could have a $100k project if they got $50k in pledges from backers. So that $28-short didn't just cost them $50k. It potentially "cost" them $100k! Ouch!