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From the developers of the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, comes a new post apocalyptic video game called Areal. Read more

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Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on July 22, 2014.

From the developers of the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, comes a new post apocalyptic video game called Areal.

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     We have contacted Vostok Games about their supposed claim that we are fraudulent. They say that they have no relation to that claim and have since deleted the forum topic (https://forum.survarium.com/en/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3450#wrap) wherein a moderator accused us of being fake. The Kickstarter comments section has been completely hijacked by a couple of people, and even if we comment there, our posts will be ignored and buried. Misery LTD in particular is developing another post apocalyptic video game and is stirring controversy to attract people to his Kickstarter project. I hope that you, our supporters, can see through this deliberate negativity and help us make an awesome game with Areal. Update 2 is coming later today, and will clarify things even further.

--Eugene Kim

Sean Pincombe, Delfosse Damien, and 11 more people like this update.

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    1. Creator Raul Strugar on July 20, 2014

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      PLEASE REPORT THIS PROJECT:
      1. Go on main page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577656602/areal
      2. Click Report Project http://prntscr.com/44gmzy
      3. Tell Kickstarter that developers drops their own money, that they raised more than $12,000 with in 5 minutes!! Tell them that Developers spam in comments on purpose to hide important messages for new backers!
      4. Copy Paste this message here if you did it. Lets help people save money!
      5. Join our chat: http://www.e-chat.co/room/16662
      6. Share this online so people will know their faces: http://prntscr.com/44gdn6/

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      THIS MESSAGE IS A RESPONSE TO THE SPAM INITIATED BY WEST GAMES. OUR AIM IS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REMOVE THEIR PLEDGES. BE INFORMED, DON'T GET SCAMMED.
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      http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/06/26/areal-kickstarter-raises-huge-red-flags-backers-beware/ (to be updated with info about the $12k fake pledges)
      pp.vk.me/c620923/v620923693/d72c/T0-tsaBEOT0.jpg (difference between Unity and Teaser Video)
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      The more reports the better. REMEMBER! the pledges cannot be removed once there are less than 24 hours left!
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    2. Creator Ronald Clark on July 19, 2014

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577656602/areal/posts/919071
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      Thank you to all the news sites that have written about our new teaser, and a special thanks to (among many others) Polygon, Gamer's Hell, PC Games N, Load the Game and Geeky Gadgets for reporting objectively and without any personal bias. Even bigger thanks to the 1,000+ people who have backed us so far. We are so happy to see more than 780 results show up when we type in "Areal Kickstarter" on google's news section! We have raised roughly 76 percent of our base goal, so we really are in the home stretch now! We need you, our backers' help, to get us to at least a hundred percent -- all you need to do is talk about Areal with your friends and share us on social media sites. If everyone got just one friend to contribute, then we would go way beyond our base goal. We have made some mistakes over the course of this Kickstarter, but the fact is that we are trying our hardest, and we hope that you'll help us make Areal a reality.
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      http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/18/5915089/areal-stalker-prototype-trailer
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      http://www.gamershell.com/news_166627.html
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      http://www.pcgamesn.com/west-games-release-first-footage-controversial-stalker-successor-areal
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      http://www.loadthegame.com/2014/07/18/new-video-shows-early-footage-areal/
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      http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/areal-first-person-shooter-prototype-trailer-unveiled-by-west-games-18-07-2014/

    3. Creator Ronald Clark on July 19, 2014

      yes!!! nice update 22!
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      RUSSIAN PRESIDENT!
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      http://i.imgur.com/WXUhpyk.jpg
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      NO WAR!
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    4. Creator Cristiana on June 27, 2014

      Vostok idiots

    5. Creator Yuri on June 26, 2014

      Did Yavorskiy really say anything or he didn't? "За долгие годы разработки игр S.T.A.L.K.E.R., а затем и Metro, в разработке участвовали буквально сотни человек, которые..." etc?

    6. Creator nik rasic on June 25, 2014

      yeah i just pulled my pledge of $150 to $1 dollar until i see some actual game play footage, you did state that you have exhausted all your funds and all you need is 50,000 to keep rolling i presume that you have made an actual game run in your new engine? so if you post actual game play and proper 3d models and artworks i wont be upping my pledge.

    7. Creator Tom Lockett on June 25, 2014

      I do have concerns, alot of articles saying you are using footage from a different game and the fact your initial fund is very low for how many platforms you are developing on.

    8. Creator USM-Valor on June 25, 2014

      You'll never silence all the critics. Keep going as you originally intended. I imagine nothing you could do, write, or show will stop people from continually harassing this campaign.

    9. Creator West Games on June 25, 2014

      Also, video update with our team is coming tomorrow.

    10. Creator Sebastien on June 25, 2014

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-06-25-definitive-spiritual-successor-to-s-t-a-l-k-e-r-hits-kickstarter…

      http://www.vg247.com/2014/06/25/s-t-a-l-k-e-r-2-areal-vostock-sparks-legal-and-fraud-threats/

      Also you should not talk bad about Misery. He is actively protecting consumers, not attracting people to his project. You have not answered one of his questions. Looking forward to the next update though!

    11. Creator Delfosse Damien on June 25, 2014

      Like my father said:
      When you start a project,you will against 2 people at least, one because you create a project that he wanted to do and the other one because he is always against every thing.

      The only things to do is to keep going :-)

    12. Creator Onery on June 25, 2014

      What we need from you guys is confirmation that this project is real. I understand that for a legitimate project, this barrage of negativity is disheartening and depressing... but do understand that this is way past the 'Golden Kickstarter' era where projects regardless of real or fake popped up on the site and are more or less guaranteed some amount of success. It is precisely due to the nature of false and malicious campaigns that we as backers have to adopt some amount of skepticism before we fully back a project.

      If possible please show us an in-game trailer using not pre-rendered graphics but graphics from running the game engine in real-time... maybe a demo of some sort, anything to tell us that this just isn't someone's pipe dream stuck in a book somewhere. Something tangible (that is a true representative of the scope and skill behind the project) will allow us to truly judge for ourselves regarding the validity of your project, and I believe this action will benefit more than getting into a verbal argument defending your project. Actions do speak louder than words, pardon my usage of such cliche....

      ~mya