A much deserved apology
After 10 years of no sequel, my heart still aches for more Dr. Horrible in my life. 2 years ago my wife and I started development on this game with that exact thought in mind. I want to play a game so I can feel like Dr. Horrible. When we started introducing the game to friends and family, I was shocked to find out so many people have never heard of one of my biggest passions. We would stop playing the game immediately and force them to watch the DVD. We even gave out a couple of the extra copies we bought (knowing at the time when we got them they would make great gifts). This is what started it all. I want to revitalize what is so dear to me and I know is dear to so many others.
Attempting to attend a convention during the launch of our first Kickstarter was a mistake. I’m sorry I did not address this sooner. It’s clear that mistakes were made, and rushing to meet the 10 year anniversary should not have been as important as securing the IP.
It is very important for me that you, the backers, understand that it was never my intent to hurt or deceive anyone. Attempts have been made and are being made to contact both the company who currently holds the rights to the IP, and Joss himself. They have a copy of the prototype and they have been informed of everything we have done. I now know we should have explicitly and clearly stated that this product is currently unlicensed, and more importantly not gone into the Kickstarter in the current stages of licensing. As a new and overly enthusiastic board game creator I ask for your understanding and forgiveness.
For those of you that have played the game, or are still willing and eager to play the game. I’m very sorry that you will have to wait a bit longer. We will go back to the drawing board and do this right. I can’t say how sorry I am for the miscommunication and more importantly for the distrust this brings, but please know that this is sincere and I’ve learned a lot from this.
To the game stores that welcomed us into your locations and showed us so much love. I am deeply sorry for any damage this may have caused your stores name and reputation.I hope our future actions serve as proof of our sincerity and that you allow us to make it up to you in the future. I would ask everyone involved not to hold these stores accountable for my actions.
To the fans of Dr. Horrible: I feel my passion has clouded my eyes from what is truly important here. The excitement you felt and love you have is the same thing I want to share. For those that thought this project was licensed or in any way directly affiliated with any related parties, you have my sincere apologies.
Funded in less than 2 hours, 4 times the funding in about 48 hours. This shows that there is an interest and we share a common goal. However, the decision to cancel the campaign is the most honest thing we can do. Thank you for your comments and advice.
CEO and Owner of Lucky Troll Games, LLC
PS: If you have any further comments or questions you may reach me here. firstname.lastname@example.org