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Negotiate, Trade, Dominate, Deceive in a Persistent Universe with thousands of players.
Negotiate, Trade, Dominate, Deceive in a Persistent Universe with thousands of players.
3,900 backers pledged $268,875 to help bring this project to life.

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      allen klein 2 days ago

      I can honestly say that I still have hope to see this project come through eventually. There are always hurdles when you are an indie developer. I myself will be waiting and hopeful and will be here when things get fixed. Good luck and thanks for all your hard work on our behalf. Don't let all the hostility on here get you guys down.

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      Wolfgang Stockhausen 5 days ago

      Why Taitale and no ceremonial burning of 268k$?

    3. Creator Taitale Studios on May 21

      Why Unreal rather than Unity?

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      DS on May 21


      If you have a moment to answer. Why Unity rather than Unreal?

    5. Creator Taitale Studios on May 18

      @Adam We can't remove comments, or are aware about why it was removed. We could only set something as spam, which we haven't done. We have never, and never will, remove comments just because we don't like them or something along those lines.

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      Kaspar on May 17

      @Adam usually creaters don't remove comments but Kickstarter admins do.

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      Adam on May 17

      You shouldn't try to be tactful when saying things like its taken longer than planned. Everyone immediately scoffs at this. Be brutally up front about the unreasonable wait times and development. It's great you managed to get a feature that was a nice bonus to the original content going. I hope this is coincidental and buoyed actually focusing on the meat of the game instead.
      You also shouldn't have removed BrainJ's post because he suggested a game that is similar to yours that began development after yours that is much closer to completion than yours. Honestly, your backers deserve to know about such a game since you've failed to deliver yours. Those interested in such a game should Google massive online space strategy game, it's beyond the second one on my search. I notice novus aeterno doesn't show up on that search as well. Thanks for the tip Brain, I signed up for the beta.

    8. Creator Taitale Studios on May 17

      Hey guys, we will be putting out an new devblog today with information on our progress and what we have been working on.

      I want to assure everyone that we are most certainly not "dead". We are still working very hard on this game, to make it the best game it can be. We are aware that it has been taking longer than planned and expected, but it is paying off really well. I hope you will like what you see in todays and future updates. Progress is being made faster and faster as tools for production are upgraded and added and the Unity has made it possible for us to do things we couldn't even consider before.

      @Brian J, We are sorry that we haven't been putting out a lot of information. We have a small team and it takes all of our time to continue development on Novus AEterno. It has mostly been my job to keep in touch with you here (Aetherblade), which I have not done well, sincere apologies for this.

      About refunds: Kickstarter pledges are an investment into the game and the studio working on it. The money you have invested is used to produce it for you and your fellow backers, we are sorry that it has taken longer than expected, but we are making a much better game because of our switch to Unity, however. If you have any questions about this, please mail me at luuk[at]

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      Brian J on May 16

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

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      Wolfgang Stockhausen on May 14

      You guys really think that you will get a refund, a product or that this "company" cares for the stink? Just write your money off as i did.

    11. Daniel Nóbrega on May 12

      No updates since January, generally that's not a good sign. Is it possible to get a refund[2]

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      Ciaran Reynolds on May 11

      No updates since January, generally that's not a good sign. Is it possible to get a refund?

    13. Michael Caldwell on May 3

      While it is here holy unlikely we will see any funds returned, it's nice to make an official request. Plus, if enough people raise a stink, the more the company has to pay attention or else risk a serious public relations issue. It only takes one short article in a semi-popular news rag to do some serious damage to a company.

    14. Weresheep of Sin AKA Stefan on May 1

      I doubt they will give any refunds. The Money has been spent ages ago. I'm very disappointed, no longer interested in this game ... so yeah, I'd like my money back, too (it's not the delay, it's the communication).

    15. Michael Caldwell on April 30

      I would like to formally request my money back, please.

      No delivery of product, no communication regarding the product, all points to a failed Kickstarter project.

    16. iL Piediscalco on April 29

      Waiting AEterno. disappointed.

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      Mason on April 28

      Novus FAILTERNO

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      Soren Saggio on April 22

      2 years ago we all thought this game was going to be released in a "fully" playable format (not an Alpha or Beta version)
      At this point they are STILL redesigning major functionality of the game. I'm glad they want it to be such an incredible game.... after 2 years of all of us waiting and probably 2-3 more years of development before the kickstarter ever happened - I am convinced that this game will never be in a fully playable (aka sold on Steam and playable) format. I only ordered the base game... did anybody that ordered all the "extra" stuff (book, t-shirt, whatever) ever receive them?
      Just wait another month or 2 and they will be doing another "large update" and that will be followed up by a "large update" and if that isn't enough (and it never is...) I'm sure there will be another "large update".
      Don't hold your breath.... i'm sure if you have been, you are dead by now anyway....

    19. Weresheep of Sin AKA Stefan on April 19

      "Sometime this month" was March ... now the end of April is drawing nearer ... Is it really too much to ask that if you cannot fulfill something you "promised" to let us know in advance and not simply let the day go by?

    20. lokiracer on April 5

      Campaign update: We're now 2 years behind schedule.

    21. Weresheep of Sin AKA Stefan on March 29

      "sometime this month" ... end of month soon (TM).

    22. Brandon Sirbas on March 24

      Anything at all you can currently show us?

    23. Creator Taitale Studios on March 13

      @Jorge Ruiz Garcia
      We are doing a rather large update right now which requires changing most of the server. We are going to have a livestream and dev blog when i'ts complete. It should be sometime this month.

    24. Jorge Ruiz Garcia on March 12

      Taitale. You say this project is not dead, but it really seems dead. I you guys don't tell us anything or wait a lot of time to post just a few improvements, you are not being respectful to everyone that backed this game. I really comprehend all the people here because the rhythm of the updates changed a lot, the quality and time of the responses changed, in a period of times the social networks also were empty of messages. I really hope you guys finish the game, and if you want that the backers support you again, the studio need to change again like when the project begin. If the studio had trouble at least tell us so we can understand the situation.

    25. Weresheep of Sin AKA Stefan on March 7

      Estimated delivery April 2014. Now I know that delays happen, they are normal on KS and even more so in software development. But still I have to say I consider this project one of my duds now (i.e. a failure ... I am not really interested in this game any more).

    26. Creator Taitale Studios on March 2

      Hey everyone,

      I just want to let you know that we are still hard at work on this game. Not everything we do can be shown easily, but development is still proceeding in the Unity client to make this the best possible game it can be. I know it can be slow at times, but this is not a dead project by any means.


    27. lokiracer on March 1

      Another failed campaign that I backed.

    28. Darren Hensel on February 22

      I'm starting to get that funny feeling that development is going at a snails...."some day" pace. What I'm seeing seems to be "tweaks" and not the pace that you would think it should be at, at this point. Star Citizen will probably launch before this at this rate. The updates that were dropping into my inbox at nearly spam speed have all but ceased.

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      Grigory Shokhrin on February 6

      Ignore comment, I missed the update for some reason. My bad everyone.

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      Grigory Shokhrin on February 6

      Matthew, your promised update was supposed to have already happened. What is going on with this game? I had such high hopes for this and have been following from the begging. I still remain in your side but am slowly becoming discouraged by promises of updates that don't occur as you state.

    31. Jon Holtan on January 21

      when is this game launching?

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      Matthew Ibbotson on January 19

      As I said before; there will be a dev blog this week.
      Maybe Wednesday or Thursday.

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      Bora on January 19

      I wouldn't call it a scam.
      After all there was a "working" alpha to play and test.

      I am also *very* disappointed there is nothing happening and no communication - even if I prefer devs to do their real job and make the game, rather than waste time on community stuff.

      This is a normal kickstarter and, like many other kickstarters, there is a chance it will never succeed. We finance projects without a guarantee to ever see the final product.

      Lets see what 2016 brings...

    34. Michael on January 18

      How long will this scam last? Admit it, you guys promised something to good to be true and now can't deliver.

    35. Michael Caldwell on January 17

      Can I just get my money back? This thing is so far off the mark, it's embarrassing. There is no "thrill" anymore, no updates, nothing functioning.

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      Matthew Ibbotson on January 15

      Finishing up what we're working on; I think we might put out a dev blog next week.

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      Matthew Ibbotson on January 13

      There will be an update after we finish what we are working on right now.

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      Grigory Shokhrin on January 13

      Are there any updates? Its been a while since the last and we were promised more updates since the last hiatus.

    39. Jorge Ruiz Garcia on January 7

      Guys, we are in 2016. ¿Can we have any news from what we support? At least for respect?

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      Matthew Ibbotson on November 14, 2015

      Access is currently restricted until Nick feels the build is ready for the public.
      We'll let you know when it is.

    41. Seth Orton on November 13, 2015

      Whenever I try opening the game from the infiltrator or the regular way it either says ERROR Authenticity key invalid or expired [normal] Or says Could not find path to /local drive C= _____ [infiltrator]. I have been trying for a few months and still doesn't work. Also, when are the t-shirts going to get shipped?


    42. Creator Taitale Studios on October 27, 2015

      He wants more tweaks before it's ready for the public.

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      Dylyan on October 27, 2015

      So how long does Nick need to approve the update?

    44. Creator Taitale Studios on October 12, 2015

      Nick hasn't approved the update yet.

    45. Antonio Delgado on October 12, 2015

      What's the hold up?

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      Grigory Shokhrin on October 3, 2015

      Sorry to post twice, checking the forums my join date is 2012-07-30. So as you can see Im willing to wait. I apologize if I came off as complaining, I was only trying to ask for some sort of update that has substance.

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      Grigory Shokhrin on October 3, 2015

      Can we please have some sort of update with any substance, telling us about a planet and giving us a screenshot is not an update to the progress you have made. Looking at the updates they have been getting more and more thin. I have been following this game since the beginning, you can check that using my email. I am starting to get a little worried about this project, Im starting to feel that maybe my unborn children will be the only ones that will have a shot at playing this completed product. And then what happened to the live streams??? Does the project need more money? Did you guys lose staff? Help us understand why things have slowed down so much.

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