by Boomerang games
Maybe partner with a company that has the dev kit and publish through them? I mean your update seems like you're giving up. Can you explain why they refused (if any reason was given) and what you're doing NOW to get this game on Switch?
So when can we expect our PC versions? Or are you not finished with the game and that is why Nintendo is declining to give you a devkit?
PS: it should go without saying that those $250 and $100 backers (I’m not one of them) should be first in line for refunds. It’s a bit insane that you solicited this kind of contribution for a project you didn’t have the means to deliver on.
Mixed feelings, guys.
It wasn’t made clear at all in the campaign that you had yet to be granted access to Switch dev kits. As someone who’s attempted this myself I’m aware of how fickle and inconsistent this process can be. Definitely should have been mentioned as a primary risk/challenge.
Also, the campaign states that the game will be released on Switch and PC. There’s a case for saying that the game should still be released on PC, if Switch becomes impossible. A PC release is also the best bet you have at this point for Nintendo to trust you with a dev kit.
Ultimately, my suspicion is simply that your goal was set too low to allow the completion of the project, and the uncertainty over the Switch version means that it’s not worth it for you to risk taking a loss on development. If this is the case, fine, but since you admit that work hasn’t really begun in earnest, you have kind of a moral obligation to provide as much for a refund as possible, especially to your higher tier backers. Personally I’m not holding my breath for a refund and don’t mind that much, but I do think further ongoing updates and either a PC version or refunds are owed.
In any case, I do appreciate you giving an update instead of simply disappearing like so many creators. Wish you the best of luck moving forwards.
So you open a crowdfunding about a game for Nintendo Switch without the ability to develop games for Nintendo Switch?
This is not so funny....