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That's not how it works. You took the risk by spending money on something before it was finished. The risks are listed at the bottom of all Kickstarter project pages. It's still being made; it's not canceled...
Can I have my money back? Like seriously. It's been years. Way passed the due date. And you don't even know when we'd get it. I want my money back.
Man, so many people lacking in patience! I mean, this new update, WOW! I liked how the game was looking originally, it reminded me of old-school computer games from my younger days, but it definitely was a departure from the feel of Homestuck. THIS THOUGH. This looks downright MARVELOUS!!! I love the change in direction, and my anticipation for the completion of the game is renewed! Keep on chugging you guys, your fans are still behind you!
My $1 investment to watch progress on this was worth the investment :D
I gotta admit, them plugging all of their social media at the very end of the last update post and then going immediately silent after that is kinda hilarious.
Still interested in the game but seriously disappointed in the lack of updates. It's been six months since our last update with a promise that we'll hear more soon... and the latest update was four months before that. If we can't even get a rough completion estimate any longer, are we going to add another year to this long wait period? Two? I understand that you can't give us any dates set in stone, but the Hiveswap team really needs to make more of an effort to keep your backers appraised of any updates, no matter how trite you think they are. Half a year of silence reads as dead in the water with your funders' money out the door.
Kind of wishing there was a way to get some of my money back, at least the cost of the game since I'm not all that interested or invested in Homestuck anymore. Can't even try to sell off my other rewards at this point, since WP turned around and sold the leftovers anyway.
At this point I'd honestly just like my $80 back. I pledged at $105 and okay, I got the print so I can suck up $25 for that. I still love Homestuck and I realize the issues that happened with the production of the game, but to not even have an update on this from anyone actually involved with the game is ridiculous.
I completely forgot about this project O_O for almost a whole year.
@Maria and Lang:
There will be a way to update your address before the physical games go out, don't worry.
Just like the comment before me by Maria Terentieva, I changed adresses too since the first batch of rewards. How can I update my adress before the USB gets sent
Hey there! So I realized that since the first batch of rewards, my address has changed! I ordered my game as a USB so since I assume those will be physically sent out, I was just wondering how I could go about updating my address before then?
►Hey guys im back! Just thought id check up on stuff,
Its nice to see that progress IS being made on this even if it is pretty glacial.
"...production is moving along and we're looking forward to sharing that progress with you soon."
Where "soon" apparently means "not for more than four months." =p
So, question: in the event a backer changes his address in the time between the initial goodies were sent out and the completion of the actual game, how do we get in touch with the distributor?
https://www.reddit.com/r/homestuck/comments/3c5vz1/ive_found_an_oddity_herethe_odd_gentlemens_acted/ more odd gentle man nonsense.
but in more related news. My bigger disappointment is that homestuck's ending has been delayed for so long :( i'm sure that he's doing his best but for people who didn't back the game and just want to put a nice close to this chapter of their life they have to wait, for.ev.er. to just find out what the end is to the main story. which try as you might to defend artistic integrity is really just a slip up of priorities since it was supposed to end YEARS ago right?
I was young and naive when I backed this game.
It's not just the Kickstarter. All of their social media; Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook have been dark since July. I imagine we'll get our end of the year update.
It would be nice if you guys would give us updates more than two or three times a year.
Them's the breaks.
Hope to see an update on the project soon.
@sharpmath That would make sense if TOG belonged to Hussie or something, but they basically just failed to meet the expectations from their contract. Hussie isn't god or anything, he can't physically make people do something, and he did *try* but they barred him from their site. The real question is why he can't have a legal investigation to get hard proof and, in turn, sue them for embezzlement. The likely answer to that is that it's costly, and he can't spend Kickstarter money on it because that has to be spent for the game. Nobody is flat out saying "Hussie isn't to blame", they're just giving the information that people have been asking for.
I love the links in some posts that try to say that Hussie isn't to blame. It's his thing. He is to blame. He has let everyone down. What a sad situation that he messed up his initial webcomic and his attempt to make a game out of it.
It almost feels like we've been cheated out of our money. At least one update a month would be nice.
I like all the 14 year olds that donated to this and are now too cool for it. Gonna make a compilation
Over 2 months since last update.
I've long since stopped reading the webcomic and I'm probably not going to bother with the game now (I backed on the 2nd day of the KS and I was super excited then but now I don't like webcomics and I've moved onto making music and drawing f/f xxx stuff, lol). Just gimme the OST and release me from this Hell.
So far, I'm disappointed. This was the first thing I KS'd, three of my other projects have reached their conclusion perfectly, one has finally released a close to finished [WIP] of the work they've done, another "claims" that they're finally shipping their packages to all the backers and that it'd all be received this month. This is the only one and the oldest one that hasn't given me any gain so far and all I want is the music. I don't care about the game, I don't care about Homestuck, all I want are the GD oh fish shall sand trek.
nevermind i found my answer xD;
I HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO ANSWER IT. I HAVE ALREADY CHECKED EVERY FAQ I COULD FIND TO NO AVAIL:
So i don't remember if i provided my address for the shipping information of the game or not. I pledged $80 for GAMEPAK 1 and the signed physical copy. I have since moved, and my address is different; if i provided my address before, how can i change it? And if i didnt provide it before, how are you going to collect it? via email?
Just over 3 YEARS since this launched.
I remember I never recieved my pledge package, it was the strider pack. Tried contacting you for ages and eventually gave up. What a waste of money. I got so dissapointed. :(
Now what? wait and see? I am disappointed by this project. :(
►Well at least we know what the holdup was now, although i am a little angry that the
Odd Douchebags got away with this shit with no more than a slap on the wrist, Hopefully now that this is back on track i can get Mother 4 and Hiveswap at about the same time, that would awesome.
Thank you very much for responding, I greatly appreciate it. I am also very happy to hear that. I wish you luck in working on the rest of the game and hope that everything goes relatively smoothly from here on out.
I have another question, since it will be in episodes, i assume its going to be much like the Telltale games, where there are about 4-5 and they are not all released at once, and just out of curiosity, about what time will we see a spec requirement for the game, around September or October?
Kittyanonymous, backers will receive all of the episodes on the physical copy.
Well, I was going to ask about about the whole Odd Gentlemen thing, but since it seems like I won't be getting a comment on that I'll ask about something else I've been wondering anyway.
So, for backers who are getting a physical copy of the game, is that physical copy going to include all episodes once finished, or is it just going to be the first episode? (And if we actually are getting all episodes on the physical copy, will we be getting digital versions of the episodes as they come out so we don't have to wait until they are all done to play them?)
I mean I guess I can kind of understand if it's only the first episode if this whole Odd Gentlemen fiasco is true, since a sizable chunk of the money for the game would have been stolen (and by extension a sizable chunk of MY MONEY was stolen). But I already donated a pretty heft sum to the kickstarter, with the idea that I would be getting the whole game and not have to pay even more money later to get the rest of the game. (Especially since the funds I had at the time I donated no longer exist now due to college tuition, so it would especially suck if I couldn't even afford the rest of the game that I backed.)
I mean I don't really blame What Pumpkin or Hussie if this stuff is true. I'm just kind of bitter and feel like I've been screwed over by some third party, with the worst thing being that I can't do anything about it. But I am still a fan of Homestuck and by no means regret backing this kickstarter. I wish nothing but good things for Andrew Hussie and have nothing but immeasurable respect for him and and all the work that he's been putting into finishing Homestuck and working on Hiveswap to create an enjoyable game (not to mention all the shit the poor guy has to put up with).
But yeah, if you could at least answer my question about how many episodes we're getting I'd appreciate it.
We know it's been a long time since the last update on the status of Hiveswap, but we have one in the works for you. We can't comment on anything related to The Odd Gentlemen, but production is moving along and we're looking forward to sharing that progress with you soon.
Thanks for your patience!
Would it be too much to ask for us to get an official word on how all of this has worked out? Even if Andrew and What Pumpkin can't actually DO anything about this with The Odd Gentlemen I think it would be a disservice to the backers to not let us know when a snag as big as that may have happened.
I'm sorry to read that AH had to go through all of that, If you read the comments: Keep up the good work I don't mind waiting as long as you need us to wait for it to get done, don't stress you're doing great.
at approximately 1:05, an individual alludes to what has happened here in regards to TOG's development responsibilities.
please forgive me for linking polygon.
contains an archived version of the original admission from ipgd's tumblr.
i learned about the purported embezzlement mere moments after posting my deriding remark.
TOG should be nailed to a cross. unforgivable.
while homestuck is still bad no amount of awful could ever right the wrongs of a destitute, garbage indie developer such as them.
big regrets on this one
ipgd had to take it down though, did anybody get screenshots or anything?
So I'm not sure how often people check here, but for those who do, I thought I would leave this here. There isn't really a source, but The Odd Gentlemen are definitely backing this up through the way they have been working recently, and I dont see any real gaps in the story, so I'm inclined to believe it.
Brendan it doesn't work. All it tells me is that the survey is over and to contact them if I need to make changes.
You actually change your address. Just go to the whichever tier your pledged for and click "your response" and there should be an option to edit your mailing address there.
Many of us have changed address and I have seen no information about how to update it.
I've sent multiple emails, too, and received no response.
HI, I have recently moved, how can change my address? I'm worried that once this game comes out it would be sent to my old address. Is there a way to update my address?
i have recently moved and not sure if i am going to still get the game how do i change the address?