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CA$ 27,372 pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
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By Spooky Squid Games
CA$ 27,372 pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
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Looking Forward! #KeepBarking

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Hi backers!

By now you've all received the email today letting you know that we didn't hit our goal. Not going to lie, it's a sad day here at Spooky Squid HQ, however we've been really really happy to see the incredibly positive response to the game over the last month and if anything it's made us even more deter-  Uh Proletaricat?

 

 

 What are those bags?

 

  

  

That uh.. that's not how Kickstarter works cat.
 
We have to give all the money back since we didn't hit our goal. We needed the full amount to deliver the game we promised and...  ... Are you listening?

 

  

What are you doing with that laptop? Is that my credit card? Wait, are you on Amazon again?

 

 

 

*SIGH* You are going to give that money back to everyone NOW and no more computer time for you this week, understood?

 

 I guess that's fair cat...

 

Okay real talk folks. Thanks so much for your support over the campaign. It means a lot to us that you believed in our weird Russian dog game enough to back it. While we didn't hit our goal the response to the game, both from backers and the press has been really really great and it's made us all the more determined to find a way to make it happen. 

A lot of folks have been asking what happens next. So here's the deal. We've always been looking at different potential funding sources and will continue to do so. Ontario has some great grants available for videogames (shoutout to the OMDC!) however these grants are incredibly competitive and they never provide all the funds needed. If we're able to secure more funding either through a grant or other means we'll definitely take another shot at Kickstarter with a lower goal to fill in the gaps. 

We will only come back to Kickstarter if we have secured other funding sources. We won't come back with a lower goal just because we know we can hit it. I strongly believe that Kickstarter is a promise between creators and backers. It's important that the money we ask for matches what we actually need to complete a project.  To do otherwise is both unfair to the backers and unfair to the team making the game. We'll always do everything we can to stretch every dollar and make the best possible game with it, but you can only stretch things so far before they break. 

If we're unable to find funding I'll continue to work on Russian Subway Dogs when I can, as I have since the jam game was originally created back in 2012. I can confidently say that it will be released, just not when or in what form. It will likely be a much smaller version of the game if it's only me working on it in my spare time though.

Regardless of funding I look forward to you all getting to enjoy the game sometime in the future and if we return to Kickstarter I hope that you'll give us your support once again! 

If you have any questions about the Kickstarter or the future of the game feel free to ask them in the comments and I'll do my best to answer. Also if you want to know more about my thoughts and experience of running the Kickstarter I did an interview with ZAM yesterday that's worth reading.

Thank again for backing!

- Miguel Sternberg and the Russian Subway Dogs team.

If you want up to the minute info regarding Russian Subway Dogs and any future games from Spooky Squid Games your best bet is to follow me on twitter @spookysquid.

If your looking for a cool project to back with your pledge money Hypnospace Outlaw looks amazing!

 

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    1. Spooky Squid Games Creator on September 23, 2016

      Hey Richard,
      I figured as much! I've reported it as spam (only option available) which hopefully will get it deleted. You might be able to delete it yourself if you hover your mouse over the top right corner of your comment, there's sort of an invisible button there.

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      Richard Wojtaszak on September 23, 2016

      forget my last comment please or at least see if you can kill it, it was meant for another game :P

      I am so sorry......

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      Richard Wojtaszak on September 23, 2016

      What i really want to know is How the heck road redemption is anywhere near completed ?. I mean we have not seen a decent update on the main branch for a very long time I know you have been working on muliplayer but this is nothing when you say main game.

      how about giving people the chance to play the singleplayer experience before going full release so we the backers can give constructive feedback ?

      This is the whole point Do you wish to flop because you have not got enough feedback ?

      What has changed in the game to make single player 4 different factions ?, what new tracks if any have been put in there to tell you that a faction has this way of racing ?.

      Is it just going to be us racing the way the game ils right now with a silly story added to it ?

      Soo many questions ?

      Please tell us or at least release it before release date.

    4. Faux-Operative Games on September 22, 2016

      Great update, good luck with the game!

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      Kasran on September 22, 2016

      Hey! Keep it up. I believe in y'all with this project, so keep in touch with us and I'll put my money toward the project any way I can - PayPal donations or some other such, perhaps?

    6. Kibblesnbacon
      Superbacker
      on September 22, 2016

      Mad respect for you guys regarding your approach to Kickstarter and this overall process. It's super sad that the goal couldn't be reached now but with what you have shown us here it is only a matter of time before we can have this in our libraries. Looking forward to participate again once added funding is secured for relaunch.

    7. Jay Tholen
      Superbacker
      on September 22, 2016

      Aw, it kills me that something with such an immense amount of personality couldn't nab such a relatively modest goal.

      I do hope you're able to secure that funding, if only to get more Proletaricat. Thanks for the plug by the way! :0)

    8. Stewart Lawrence III on September 22, 2016

      Thanks for being so positive despite the coming in under target. I'll look forward to Russian Subway Dogs no matter where or when it finally manages to catch the right train into town.

    9. Ricky Lima
      Superbacker
      on September 22, 2016

      I love Proletaricat!!! And I love Spooky Squid.