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man, what a fraud...
Yeap. We need a refund for this game.
Well I take back my previous statement. With the website down, it's fairly evident that Jig has given up. But isn't going to bother letting us know anything. If he doesn't post anything for us, or explain how he's going to try to make it up to people (especially those that spent alot of money on it), then he's a coward plain and simple. I doubt he'll even read any of these, but if he doesn, I hope he does something about it. Alot of money was involved, and Kickstarter should feel at least some pressure to want to resolve this properly.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK. I was supposed to get an artbook; I gave you, Alex Fundora, $75 and I want it back!!!!
I'm disappointed. Seemed like it would be an amazing game that's why I gave you money. Apparently you took it and ran. No worries. I'll look for you in future game development teams and be sure those companies know what kind of person they have on their teams.
This game appears to be dead. How do I get my refund?
What the hell... So the creator, (Alex) just left? Apparently he is now working with the new Engine released. Unreal Engine 4. Some type of update would be nice... At least have the decency to tell us that you are gonna screw us all over.....
Really a shame if he has disappeared. I was really looking forward to this one. I will keep the hope that he is just working diligently, but I am quite doubtful at this point.
This is a real shame. I played the buggy alpha and it was loads of fun. Screw him for bailing, lack of transparency, and not even passing funds and the game onto someone else to finish. Enjoy our 100,000 ya prick.
Transparency should be job #1 at this stage. If Fundora is really migrating the project to a new engine, he owes his backers an update stating so. It takes a few minutes and would engender a lot of good will - something this game is severely lacking now. As far as I'm concerned, he's scarpered and I'm unimpressed. But hey, it was only $15, right?
If the modeler can't even get a word out of him, and has quit and moved on, then the game is dead.
People are dropping out of the project and complaining about unpaid work. I'm sure there are perfectly legitimate reasons for the development's difficulties, but I would appreciate some transparency on that front.
I backed this project and was excited to play it some day. It is a real shame that the developer is not communicating. This whole situation makes Kickstarter and game dev in general look bad.
I'm the head of a game studio that has had 3 successful Kickstarters here, and it was a great experience for us. Our first two games already delivered (on time) and people loved the games. Our third game is still in development, already delivered its first alpha, and is on schedule to deliver the final game on time.
In the process, we received awesome feedback from our backers and grew our community faster than would have been possible otherwise.
It is a shame these horror stories tend to drown out the positive ones. :(
It's not even that I'm mad because I believe i deserve a refund, but I do want to say this. Any game developer who deserves any respect would have at least said hey i messed up and I can't finish this game. The dev would communicate his struggles. Yes we got a game to play but it is nothing compared to the concept. also for the few of us who pledged for the upper tier rewards will never see our survival guide. I hope that any time Jig applys for a job his interviewers look at this game as an example of his work. On top of the fact he can't even pay for Models he commisioned with the 114K he basically scammed us out of. We are the only ones at fault for falling for it though.
lol to the people saying it's dead. Again. We already had this happen once before. And he re-appeared. He's rebuilding the game in a different engine. He doesn't have anything new to show until it's ready. Relax.
This game went extinct.
This game is as dead as the dinosaurs
Dinosaur survival guide?
Well. It's been over a month since his last forum post, and quite a bit longer than that since the last official update. I think it's fair to say that this project is dead. Oh well. I only pledge $15. Sucks for those of you who pledged more.
Silence is only golden if nobody wants to listen to you. Speak up Jig. Bi Weekly updates lasted a whole two weeks.
Please at least give a small update on the kickstarter page.
So I get that he is porting the game to another engine but...some communication would be really nice...
The game is getting updates again, and petitions never work so people should really just stop with that.
(To the petition below)
He's completely switching the game engine, and if you've logged in you'll notice the menu, traps, items, and other things are drastically better.
You didn't buy a finished product, you contributed to a project. Understand this.
https://www.change.org/p/the-stomping-land-refund-refund-all-backers-and-steam-purchases-removal-from-steam-store#share - Sign the petition to get our money back.
There has been an update to the game and a post from Alex on the game's forums, don't think refunds apply anymore.
How would one go through amazon for a refund? I can't see it on my order history =/
I backed at 15$. Technically I was sent a code for a "game", but it's clearly still unfinished. What is the recourse here?
Alex bailed out. Can anyone get the Amazon refund progress to work?
He unlinked his FB. LIke someone can't search for that. Oh well.
@Jesse provost : Ok the game is being ported to a new Engine? how long does it takes to someone type : "Hey guy it's Alex, the game is not dead, here's what we doing right now, here's when we plan to launch an update"
He can even type that while shitting on the toilet. the link you posted is bullshit. (there's no comment on the post cause the OP don't accept any)
sorry backer, we got screwed.
No art book here either. We need to get full refunds on this unfinished product. What a joke this was.
The problem is that we as backers had no resolution to this project.
Currently it has not been updated anywhere in three months and we hang on a rumor of a new engine port from an unofficial channel.
Anyone know how refunds through amazon could be arranged? because I'm not too happy about being scammed by Alex.
Well you can't buy the game on steam anymore.
Well he needs to provide a transparent update to the backers here on kickstarter or start issuing refunds through AMAZON if he can't fulfill the the digital / physical rewards.
Nope, no art book here either.
Nope, no art book here.
So for the 250+ people who have a physical pledge (art book) tier... have you gotten your book?
It is a real shame that stomping land raked in 5x their needed budget and now appears to have abandoned development. Unfortunately Kickstarter will not defend its users when a project creator cuts and runs with the funds. Everything up to the closure of this kickstarter was good in terms of presentation and concept, which made it a reasonable sell for a pledge.
The effect for me is I now will be much more reluctant in the future to support projects from indie or small teams. If anyone here decides to pledge on another game, be sure to look at the pledge goal and number of developers (can it support the project). Also do their credentials check out.
I can say at least I have pledged to some awesome projects like Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, Darkest Dungeon... But Stomping land Land has really made wary of future projects.
Well, I got fooled. This ripped the good intentions of general indie support out of my heart. Never giving another kickstarter dollar to relative unknown game developers again!
TBH I think they set the kickstarter goal low so that they could successfully complete the kickstarter and then just leave, because 20k seems too small of a budget to make a game like this. Just my two cents.
If i don't hear from these devs in the immediate future I plan on doing everything I can to recover my funds. Not going to let this one slide considering they brought in more then five times the amount they budgeted in the kickstarter.
I think we should indeed worry now, as Alex has pretty much abandoned the game. Also if you would like a refund go ahead and sign this petition.
So should be we worrying now?
This game is the worst crap I've ever played. Developers should be ashamed of themselves for releasing such a low quality product for such a huge price. I feel cheated and I want my money back.
I still haven't received key, not had reply from devs either, anyone else have the same issue?