Complaint: I went into a partnership with Josh BelCastro/ Red Lion Network in a 50-50% partnership. I provided $4,000 in seed money to develop an online game. Once online game was developed we would manage game equally split with detailed responsibilities. After a year the game was finally ready to launch. In addition to his time programming (Presumably with the $4,000 seed money) He also required server fees and advertising whne needed. THis all fell into our written agreement. When it finally launched all went well for a month or two without any profit just additonal fees for server. This was paid but then Josh started complaining about his time and other issues not in original contract. He also made arbitrary demands on my time that became difficult to commit to and were not in our original contract. This eventualy gave him cause to tell me I was out. I never recieved any profit from game which is now online for mass market consumption. I asked for my $4000 to be returned but he declined unless i divulged my other business dealings and other personal information not privvy to our deal. He has refused to refund me my money and presumably continues to have game we jointly developed online with 100% proceeds going directly to him. My biggest concern at this point is other people doing business with him. He has bragged that any complaints just boost his online rankings and if anything I owe him more money for all the time he spent developing. He is in a bit of denial and refuses to acknowledge the origianal written agreement where the $4000 investment covered his game development. Any contractor of repute understands they have to live by the contract and if it goes over budget thats the risk they take. He feels that his time wasted (He said originally 4-6 months of developemnt and it would be completed) should be covered. It actually took over a year to complete due to his mismanagment of time and overall incompetance. I would be very wary of interacting with this individual. His inability to properly quote a project and live by said quote is a dangerous precadent to investors. His outright fraud in taking over a business dealing and not refund money demonstates a classic scam.
Tags: Computer Programmers
Address: 4836 77th St Bradenton, Florida USA