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Crack the bank or defeat the robbers in this asymmetrical, tower defence style cooperative board game for 2-5 players!
- 1 vs Many - Modular - Asymmetrical Perfect Crime is a 1 vs. many game of building and breaking banks set in the modern day.  It’s tense, it’s gritty, it’s multilayered and it’s as authentic to real life bank robberies as we're allowed to make it.
- 1 vs Many - Modular - Asymmetrical Perfect Crime is a 1 vs. many game of building and breaking banks set in the modern day.  It’s tense, it’s gritty, it’s multilayered and it’s as authentic to real life bank robberies as we're allowed to make it.
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    1. Andreas Josefsson 4 days ago

      I fully understand that, as the say, 'Man plans, and God laughs'. The creators have my full sympathy and I really wish for his full recovery.

      But...

      Comparing this to another seemingly hopeless project, my first backed project, Storm Hollow, this has definitely not been handled well.
      Storm Hollow began as the love child of two enthusiastic designers that went through illness and cluelesness regarding the project scope.
      All through this they communicated, they took steps. They involved an external project manager and in the end even help from an external publisher for help with quality control and production management. The game was delivered something like five years late, but the end result is amazing and was well worth the wait.

      Grublin could have done this. With a neigh finished product, and a proven solid interest, another publisher should not have been that hard to find. They could just have handed everything over and accepted their loss instead of making it our loss.

      This could still be done. Someone
      involved should just hand over all current files and material as is to some publisher and let them take over. Such a gamble is better than than nothing. The legal stuff be d**ned.

      I'm even prepared to pay for the game again when it is once in stores, just because I'm so enamored with theme and where the game seemed headed.

    2. Nicholas Rogers on May 9

      *Henry Jasper and his family

    3. Nicholas Rogers on May 9

      Hello all,

      Apologies if this has been posted already but I just looked up Grublin Games on the Companies House website which essentially registers companies here in the UK.

      https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08410455/filing-history

      It appears that Mary Jasper resigned as a company director on 6th November last year. Henry Jasper is still listed as a director. On the 8th May this year, a notice for compulsory strike-off was issued to the company directors. I'm no lawyer, but in the letter itself it says the following;

      "The Registrar of Companies gives notice that, unless cause is shown to the contrary, at the expiration of 2 months from the above date the name of

      GRUBLIN GAMES PUBLISHING LTD

      will be struck off the register and the company will be dissolved."

      Short of someone at their end doing something pretty quickly, I think we can safely say that the company won't be fulfilling this project.

      I am frustrated as I'm sure all of you are and would have definitely appreciated better communication but would like to remind all of you that at the end of the day, health, happiness and family would come before everything else for any of us and should be more important to us than any board game as much as we love them. Trusting that Mary was truthful in her previous update, I would like to send my best wishes to Jasper and his family at what is most likely a very difficult time for them.

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      Andrew on May 8

      No one has the balls to even let us know that the project is a failure. I have absolutely no sympathy for the creator, whatever his reasons are.

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      SteJ on May 5

      It's a sad state of affairs. I emailed the info email address and it bounced back.

      From my standpoint, I'm happy that there is a risk a project is late, not up to standard or doesnt deliver at all. That for me is part of the fun of kickstarter in taking a risk to support the little guy in trying to make a dream happen.

      My dissapointments are around the complete silence over the last 6 months. Yes Henry is the man on point but others are involved like Mary so why cant she give an informal update.

      In the real worst case and Henry is too ill to do anything ever again it wouldnt take much to pop an update up to that effect. "Guys, Henry will not be returning. The project will not be fullfilled" whilst not ideal at least lets everyone know whats happening.

      6 months since any communications of an official sort is a very very long time

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      Elyas Machera on May 5

      @Simon White:
      Yeah, KS doesn't have any other obligations except facilitating communications ...
      wait a second...DID they facilitate communications? Isn't the main problem the profound LACK of any sort of communication?
      Closure would be nice to have.

      On a side note I find KS gets a bit ... bipolar here. There ARE guidelines for project creators, that they are supposed to fulfill. On the other hand KS clearly states that it's only job is to provide a platform and they have no further obligation whatsoever. One can only wonder why they bother to put down a framework of rules a all if violations against it are not sanctioned in any way.

      But anyway, nothing says "buyer beware" than the ONE failed project in your KS timeline

    7. Scott Owen Lucas
      Superbacker
      on May 3

      Maybe they should sell us stock in their company? j/k

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      SteJ on May 3

      Same here. Closure would be nice with an explanation as to what has happened.

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      Tobias Orth on May 2

      On the one hand I know the risk of KS and accept that my money is lost, but on the other hand I want an official end of this project, a last message (maybe an excuse) from the creator, so I can say ok its over now.

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      Simon White on May 1

      I think that is the best you/we are going to get out of this.

      Kickstarter don’t have anything (as I understand it) To do with the project other than facilitating the contact between the creator and investors (as that is what we are effectively)
      As investors sometimes it goes wrong and you lose money. It’s not good but I think that is the only way to think about any
      Kickstarter project when you go into it

    11. Matthew West on April 30

      Kick starters response after the standard “projects get delayed,contact the creator” email.

      “We've reached out to this creator and offered our assistance. In our note, we've encouraged them to provide an update on their project for backers, as well as respond to any messages sent through Kickstarter. Our goal is to open the lines of communication and encourage them to update more openly moving forward. You should continue reaching out to them on your end as well. Through this joint effort, we’ll be reminding the creator to check in.

      I really appreciate you reaching out and being an active backer. The creative process can sometimes be unpredictable, but we hope ultimately worthwhile for you as a backer.

      I hope you hear more from the project creator soon.

      Best,
      Raúl

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      Tobias Orth on April 28

      Is it possible to get Kickstarter involved in this case?

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      SteJ on April 21

      Yep, all the below would be lovely but if no one is logging in to check and no one is chasing from the kickstarter end then it feels like nothing will happen.

    14. Nate Hasiak
      Superbacker
      on April 20

      I wasn't joking when I said we're owed answers and an explanation. In Terms of Use, it says this:

      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.

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