also wow, project zomboid made $4000 in the 3 days it was donating money. I didn't think sales would still be so good. I wonder how much of that was because the money was being donated
A lot of it I imagine. Most of the first articles I saw about the campaign were all about how you could buy Project Zomboid to support this gamedev.
I guess, but it means she can't really do any public gamedev stuff from now on without being hated on
I don't want to bring in conspiracy theory stuff from reddit and other such places, but a lot of people suspect that she's transgendered, so Chloe Sagal might not be her real name and she might not look like this normally (like caiys implied). That immediately sprung to my mind as well when I first watched the video, but it initially didn't seem relevant. However, if this is a scam, Chloe Sagal might just be an internet persona, so whoever this person may be in real life wouldn't have quite as much to lose.
I really hope none of this is true (that it's a scam, not that she's transgendered), as it could hurt other honest campaigns like it in the future.
I'm also still somewhat puzzled by why The Indie Stone seemed so eager to throw their support at this campaign, with the only proof of its validity being that Chloe Sagal is a member of their forums -- and her not even asking for their support. They didn't even talk to her before publicly announcing their support. If I were a conspiracy-seeing kinda person, I'd note that The Indie Stone are almost done with their RC of Project Zomboid and will soon launch it on Steam. Their support of this campaign has certainly won them some attention...