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The money I put down for Sealark is my DONATION to you. It's not much, true, but I'd rather think that I spent it giving somebody a shot at their dream than a return on investment.
The unvarnished truth is: I'm more forgiving of these ultra-small independent ventures.
People forget that there are actually TWO failure points to a Kickstarter. The first is the failure of meeting the target funding. The second, is failing to develop something after successful funding, due to circumstances unforseen (or otherwise).
If a large team that touted experience yet failed to deliver, I would be livid (and I already have been there). As a team, I expect stricter risk management. But a single person with minimal help trying to make a brain-child a reality? I'm much more willing to give my faith, patience, support, and the donation. Because I know life happens to one person.
So keep it.
Thank you for refunding. I wish you good luck.
Best of luck and be careful, don't burn yourself out!
I hope to some day be able to play Sealark, but there is no hurry ;)
Keep my pledge, I'd actuallly like to increase it for ost and such in the future :D
Take the time you need. If it ever comes out great, If not it's no biggy. Just do what you need to do.
I would be worth my 15$ pledge just to get the OST out of it.
20$ for a game that may not finished within the decade? meh, keep it. I've spent 20$ worse ways ;P
Happy you are going to continue without heaping pressure on yourself. Don't worry about a refund. And don't feel negatively these things happen.
I'm not worried about a refund- just don't forget us kickers when it finally gets done. I will be watching you on both Twitter and Tumblr~
You do what you need to do.
I was never negative about this game. Honestly when I fund games I just kind of set them aside and wait.
But given your update, I can't say I am really confident that the game will be released in any form within the turn of the decade and that's a bit longer than I am willing to wait since you are offering refunds I think I will ask for mine. It isn't a lot. $40 is what I pledged.
But you know what, if the game does get released, I will be buying it. So don't consider it lost money, just delayed. ♥
Hi hi Clairvoire!! Just checking in to see where you're at. I hope all is well and you're not stretching yourself too thin. Honestly I don't really mind however long this project takes, since there are plenty of other things to keep me busy, so please don't hesitate to show off more concept arts and progress reports! Show me the fishies!
Hey, how bout a new update? Maybe some gameplay footage? How about showing up what the fishing looks like? Would be cool, as it seems to be a game about fishing. Or fish. Or something.
One of these years, gentlemen. One of these years.
Feeling pretty burnt on this one. At this point I'm not even holding out hope for the game. I'm more sad that I'll never see the OST :(
A buggy crappy unplayable demo would be enough to make me happy.
this is the first thing i ever gave money to on Kickstarter. Also the last.
I'm still holding out hope. I would love to get to play this game.
Sealark is my new Duke Nukem Forever.
Give me something to be positive about. I'll be positive. Like I said before we have nothing to show any progress on this game other than constant apologies for short comings. I don't want the creator to put themselves in a personal of financial difficulty, and realistically you must face failure if it needs to happen rather than live on false hope.
Undertale was funded 9 months after and for $8,000 less than Sealark. Undertale has been out for over 3 months while we have still not seen gameplay footage of Sealark. There are legitimate reasons to not be all that positive. I still hope it does get released.
I just want you to know that - unlike some other people - I still believe you'll finish this, so don't give up on your Determination (in the words of Undertale).
There is no game coming, write off your losses and do not invest in any projects from this person in the future.
Not trying to be negative but realistically this game isn't coming. It's 2 1/2 years past the original release date. We have absolutely nothing solid in terms of progress only sprites and mocked up shots. I've seen kickstarters with working demos who are still far from completing their game.
Heap on top of that the creator is working multiple jobs just to get by and appears to shy away from this project when it gets difficult to deal with and I think the best thing to do would be admit defeat and move on. I'm not even mad just concerned that this is more than can be handled. Would have been wonderful but it's really not worth it if it's going to negatively impact someone's life to achieve.
Sames like we are not getting the game we were promise. all well
where do i send the pic and info and stuff for my 250 tier pledge?
Any updates? :/
"When do we get to see some in-game video?" is my question :)
I'm still excited about this one. I backed it because it's a thing I want to exist in the world.
A small update would be nice. It is starting to feel like someone just cut and ran with 10x what they were asking for.
I believe Joshua is a man. It is disappointing to see how this has transpired. I really am just hoping the game gets released.
We all just got cheated by this stupid f*** after years and no delivery of product might as well as scrap this akin to investing in bad loans. Someone should charge her for fraud.
Love the concept. Would like the game more. Just checking up... playable alpha\beta by sometime in 2016? maybe? Not trying to be a jerk, honest. Just asking.
He's active enough on twitter and tumblr but looks like he cant be bothered posting here even though he has been "reminded" that his last update was April and $59,000 pledged to him...
@Jonathon there was a post back in 2013 that talked *about* some of the programming, but there was no actual code screenshots or demonstrations, afik. So far the only assets Clairvoire has shared with us have been some design concepts, a little concept art, and a few sprites.
Have we ever actually seen any code etc? Or might this just be one of those post some art and lie that its a game cash grab projects. I wouldn't care how long it takes so long as I knew it was real at all.
Loved the idea and would still love the game, but I feel at this point its very very unlikely. Feel like we will see another Duke Nukem before we see this
Hey, can we get some kind of update? Maybe something with some kinda screenshots or video of some rough alpha stuff?
It's almost been three years since the project was funded, and we've never seen any sort of gameplay. To be honest I don't have any clue what the gameplay would look like.
I get that things didn't work out the way you planned, and i still say "take your time", but it's been four months since you communicated with us, and in three years you've never shown us anything beyond concept art and rough ideas.
The wait would be so much more tolerable if you kept us in the loop, and showed us something of actual substance.
Best wishes on your continued work!
If you don't even care about the game, then why are you here except to whine?
mostly I just wish he'd admit to himself and to all of us suckers that put up money that it really just aint ever gonna happen. Dribbling out a halfassed apology on twitter about how ashamed of himself he is does nothing for me. Just come here and at least stand up and say you botched the job and it's over.
From his twitter:
I made a lot of mistakes with the KS, setting a release date far too soon, and underestimating the cost, but I promise it's not vaporware
someone linked me to a really long 4chan thread about how I'm taking too long with sealark, and I'm just looking for a hole to crawl in...
I understand where they're coming from, I'm just ashamed that I disappointed them, and hope I can work hard enough to make amends eventually
anyway, there's not much I can do except keep working, so that's what I'll do. Turn arounds aren't going to turn themselves around
"The creator is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If they’re unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by backers."
Once again the fine folks at Kickstarter will take legal/moral high road and point out that if anyone is going to hold the creator responsible it's the job of the backers. After Kickstarter has their 10% they could give a shit about us backers. Kickstarter rakes in millions of dollars a year with no obligation but to maximize their profit by minimizing their responsibility.
Face it folks unless your willing to pony up some additional money to try and bring legal action against Josh you may not have a whole lot of recourse.
" If a creator is unable to complete their project and fulfill rewards, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the project to the best possible conclusion for backers. A creator in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to backers if:
they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned;
they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;
they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;
they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers; and
they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.
The creator is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If they’re unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by backers. "
I dont think anyone has any expectation of this being completed, but perhaps the creator would have the decency to put it out of its misery?
Last login Apr 16 2015....doesn't look promising. Another KS scam?
Yeah sorry but I'm reporting this kickstarter for post-funding issues.
erm...... so no update at all huh?? ~(=.=")~
April 15th: "See you next month with PICTURES!!"
August 10th: .........crickets..........
After 2 years, I just want to know what my money went to. I was very excited about this game but it is so disheartening to be strung along for so long. Just post updates please. It is LITERALLY the least you could do for us. Keep at it and keep us updated. That is all we ask.
Any news? :(
I've lowered my standards and just wished there was an update here every 3-4 months... not even monthly anymore, just to see if this will ever be released in any shape or form. The tumblr page gives me December entries for anything tagged Sealark. I ended up not even backing Shenmue; I adhere to my own policy of being extremely skeptic of anything related to Kickstarter.
he's not dead, i guess, but this thing sure must be. I'm sorry I wasted my money.
Must have watched too many Southpark episodes lately but seeing an user named "Kenny" post "He's not dead" really made me laugh for some reason :)
But yeah, project is probably still progressing but really REALLY slowly. At this point I'm not expecting to see a game anymore. For sure not in 2015.