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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.
He's not dead.
Did you die? I don't mean in the sense of giving up on the project or whatever, but, like, whether or not you are actually, physically dead.
Please confirm that you are not dead.
If Shenmue didn't debut yesterday, I would have said this would have been my first and last Kickstarter.
Sorry, but I don't think it's possible to work three jobs and complete a game at the same time. If your cash is gone, and with so little complete 2 years later, I really think you need to accept that and tell your backers that. Atleast you should post a project plan and show what's done and what's going to be done when.
What you shouldn't do is to stress yourself to death, working 3 jobs on the side because your project failed. And then making promises you can't keep. Working creativly under preasure is really hard to do. I hope you are doing well, and that you find the right thing to do. I consider this project to be dead.
I wish you good luck in the future.
Thanks for the update! Still really looking forward to the game whenever it comes out, but don't worry about the timing, take care of yourself first :)
I just read the latest update and I'm disappointed. :( Nearly two years late and $59039 given in funding and still no further forward than the last update it seems. This was something i was looking forward to playing. Oh well Maybe I'll get to teach the kids how to play it in the future... Granted i don't actually have kids yet but you never know by the time we get it...
Ya know, despite the delays this is still a game I really look forward to. Try not to delay any more, but don't kill yourself working on this either. Good luck with life and all that, I'm sure everything will work out in the end.
call it complaining all ya want, but anything im invested in i like to know the status of. creator seems to have gone silent, I can live with a project that failed, wouldnt be the first one. Id just like to know how the game is or isnt coming along, a perfectly reasonable request from someone who's tossed money at it, I think.
I respect that this is a one person game, but one update every month isn't too much to ask, i think. Just to see the game is still alive...
Keep up the goog work!
I'm fine with waiting and staying positive, but at this point, every month without an update or any kind of communication is making it harder to still care about the game and trust that it'll ever come out.
I have to disagree with Kenny who said "Save the updates for when you have something to say." Sure, don't promise a weekly updates schedule where you're forced to write something up even if not much happened, but if you have nothing to say about the game's progress since the last update 3.5 months ago, it's a little troubling...