Minutes after the Scribble Pen campaign relaunched on CrowdTilt, the associated video went private and was then removed for over an hour before a replacement appeared without comment from the team. We originally didn’t think much of it after the numerous missed deadlines and mysterious omissions from the project, but new information provided by a hawk-eyed backer reveals that the video has more to it than just crappy camera cuts.
In an imgur post, Facebook user Miguel describes how he found a “glitch” in their original Youtube video revealing that even the portions where the pen is just drawing have been faked using post production.
For a single frame after a cut, most of the “scribbling” on the image is conspicuously missing before magically appearing a frame later. This mistake is easy to overlook, and the team fixed it in the second video they uploaded.
The team has no functioning prototype, they’ve moved to a platform that has less policing and no comments section, and they’ve still raised over $120,000 of their $100,000 goal. Unlike Kickstarter, CrowdTilt charges credit cards immediately after a project reaches its goal, so this…whatever it is has already started to pay off.
Under closer investigation, it looks like even their new video isn’t without its flaws:
In another glitch, a hand that was super-imposed over simulated scribbling finds its way onto the next frame after a cut at about 0:23. You heard it here first folks. Scribble will make you grow a third hand.