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So almost 6 years later and you give us a sorry and toss us some unfinished builds of games? Congratulations you basically angered over two thousand people and insured that I will remember who you all are so that I can make sure to NEVER support anything you touch ever again.
Could you please compile those exhibition, design and music archives into zip files?
I don't want to trawl through every directory and save each file individually.
If you ever decide to do another run of t-shirts, I'd be happy to buy more.
With the cancellation announcement, and the content they released to us, I wonder if we would be able to get the game finished through some other indie producers if we could get their permissions...
An update would be quite nice!
I tried to be positive, but this is getting insane. What on earth is happening with Auditorium 2? If you can't deliver on your promise, how can you make it up to us? You need a Double Fine-style way to recover from a Kickstarter that seems to have overpromised and must need cash or other resources that you don't have.
Andy on June 13, 2015
I'm still excited for this! Auditorium is one of a few experimental music games I wish we got more of.
I have created a facebook for the backers of this game to congregate to discuss our next steps. Feel free to join. Just look for this group name on Facebook: Kickstarter Backers of Auditorium 2 also, https://www.facebook.com/groups/217417248667290/
4 1/2 years since I helped fund this project. Almost a year since there's been an update, yet there have been other projects out of your game studio. (Some of which I've even bought.) Unacceptable, guys. I should have waited for Duet to come out on its own and bought it then. That way I wouldn't feel cheated out of my money.
Wow. Just... WOW. It's been almost five years, guys. FIVE. YEARS. And almost a whole year since we had ANY update, let alone one that actually says something.
Isn't it time you guys just say you're sorry, this game is just not going to happen (a short explanation of why, taking responsibility, would also be nice), and then we can all just move on?
This was the project I was most excited for here on KS. It's so disappointing...
Any update? It's been nearly two years since the last one!
You really owe us an update. Its been a long time, and this project has been funded for years. Its about time we got a game or just tell us its never happening.
It's been another month.
I need to play through Auditorium again. What a beautiful game!
Yes please post an update. I was just browsing my backed projects and suddenly stumbled upon this beauty. Really looking forward to this project. Loved the original Auditorium and still do. So please guys, don't let us down and post an update.
Even if it's just saying you are very busy working on this project (or maybe something else to cover the expenses or something). Just keep your backers in the loop, that will give so much mroe understanding than being silent.
Thanks guys. I think we all are sad that it came to this.
We owe you an update -- you'll hear from us soon. You're not being ignored
Also, for anyone else wanting to report the project, instructions are found here:
I'll report this Kickstarter as well. I wasn't able to get Amazon Payments to refund the charge since it's been way too far out in timeframe for a refund.
Got annoyed, they won an award for a game that isn't Duet. https://twitter.com/cipherprime/status/787824021756928000
Plus reported this game to Kickstarter for lack of communication as it's been a Full Ten Months since an update. 10 months.... I've backed and received full games in that time frame. Plus they had more than 30 updates in that time frame. Maybe my Twitter reply will get some response . Since this hasn't been looked at by them in months (probably since that hollow update about keeping in touch)
I have officially Reported this to Kickstarter. We've all known for a while now that this project is dead. It's time for the developers to confirm the project is dead and apologize. We know the money is gone. We know the company is probably in tatters. Just be honest and we can all move on with our lives.
I hate to say this, but I think it might be time to hit the "Report this project" button at the bottom of th campaign page and hope for someone from Kickstarter to figure out what's going on...
The sad thing is that the project had real potential, given the success of Auditorium. I backed it at a high level because I believed in their dream. I'm a game design student myself, so I can respect delays and issues in development. What I cannot abide is nearly a YEAR with no communication at all. I would ask for a refund, but I doubt even that would get any kind of response. It's all a bit sad.
Sadly no news here...
I could punch myself, that i did not seen the signs, they promised to release Auditorium Soundtrack after it was released and nothing happend for a while. I still backed this project and now regret it.
By the way the soundtrack is still not released and i am sure never will....
I've given this to a friend as a birthday present (so we can play together with the second copy). What should I tell him on the fourth birthday after that? Plus, I've now had a banner on the top of my Kickstarter page telling me to respond to your survey for 4 years, because you've had the brilliant idea that backers who want the second copy shouldn't respond to the survey. I'm seriously upset that you let the people who believed most in you down so much. 10 month no updates to your backers. You lost me.
Hey we're almost coming up on an anniversary! According to Wikipedia it's the Appliance anniversary. What should we get? Oh how about a game that we all payed for. Or how about one of the few games that were created in the time frame that our game was supposed to be completed. Maybe this game will be the next No Man's Sky. At least they released their game after delays.
It's good your easily pleased as watching appears to be the only thing we're going to get here :)
I have to say - I almost think I am getting my money's worth here. It is becoming genuinely interesting to watch a Kickstarter project go on so long!
Last update - December 2015. The Kickstarter was funded in I think March 2012. So, over four years since funding, seven months with no update. Really? Maybe the shirt should have said, "I helped fund a game I wanted to play and all I got was this lousy t-shirt "?
After the comments here recently, I tried to reach out to the Cipher Prime and the creators on Twitter to see if we can an update. All 3 accounts.
What was I thinking, of course there's no response.
Hey Cipher Prime, I want my money back. You're hitting a year with no updates and I'm genuinely tired of the lack of communication. I have no faith in you or your vision.
What's the difference between a scam and vaporware? Scammers at least pretend to be your friend. This is one of 3 kickstarters that haven't fulfilled their rewards. Got the t-shirt, it's certainly unique.
With the GameForge now closed, it would be nice to hear if: a) this game is dead or b) if this game is in active development. Thanks!
Is this still worked on?
So now you have created 3 games and a minigame since this kickstarter. Auditorium Duet will be game changing right? It's the antigame. You don't play it but you think about it,
Just be honest. You lied to everyone and conned us out of our hard earned money.
@Brys: Haha, similar here. At least I got a cool t-shirt out of this kickstarter.
Every time CipherPrime spams me with their newsletter to flog whatever their newest shiny thing is, I like to revisit the Kickstarter and remind myself why I'll never play another one of their games again.
@Mike @Skamandros: And me. how stupid... of us �
Have you guys figured out how best to deliver us the builds you've been working on? It's been six months.
@Mike: The same thing just happened to me too
Why do I keep coming back here with this irrational hope that maybe I just missed an update?
I don't mind waiting but what upsets me is that Cipher just don't answer to any email, tweet, message...nothing %-/ Not to mention the dev access...
Well, I'm still hopeful that one day it'll be out :) Which would you bet comes out sooner, Wins of Winter by George R. R. Martin or Auditorium Duet? :D
As much as I've tried to be patient with this project, I'm calling my credit card company to try to dispute the transaction for a refund. It has been over 3 years already with zero updates since the end of 2015. Enough is enough.
I want my money back
What's going on?
This is proof that Kickstarter can sometimes be just an alternative form of welfare.
I want my money back.
Any further updates to this? Not heard anything since December!
I think I did get a t-shirt but I'd be hard pressed to find it. Does anybody really believe that cipher prime is still doing anything on this project?
Just write this game off, people. Cipher bit off more than they can chew - they just don't want to admit it to us.