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Lords of Uberdark is a 3D voxel-based mining and building game with smooth geometry and cartoon-style graphics.
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Aaron Bishop

1,547 backers pledged $22,853 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Limey 6 days ago

      Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd waiting.

    2. Creator Berend on February 9

      Enjoy the money Aaron, thanks for the great game..... *cough*

    3. Creator Carl Nelson on December 1

      865 weekdays. that is the total number of time this project has been worked on. and we don't even have a working beta. I can't even imagine what the 500$ backer is thinking, because that dedication is never going to be seen.

    4. Creator Stoned Xander on November 1

      Payed 100$. Never received anything. ANYTHING.
      I call it a big scam.

    5. Creator Carl Nelson on October 27

      after 3 years you would think this would leave beta....

    6. Creator Limey on July 22, 2014

      "been in development for a while" is an absolute understatement. The time it takes each update to eventually come out is atrocious, and with each update very little if any progress has been made.

    7. Creator Brad Celski on April 23, 2014

      Just to make sure people see it here, since they can see the post against it. Aaron responded to the thread that Carl linked to below with this:

      Hi everybody, and thanks for bringing this to my attention. For the record, I (Aaron Bishop) have had no hand in writing "Earth: Year 2066" -- the games I've built are Egoboo, SoulFu, and now Uberdark (I like that ooo sound). Now, there could be another person out there named Aaron Bishop (it's not too uncommon of a name).

      As for folks thinking Uberdark is a scam -- I can see where that comes from (since it has been in development for a while), but I'm still committed to providing the best game I can. SoulFu was actually in development for about 5 years -- and went through several complete rewrites before I was satisfied with it (at one point it was voxel-based).

      I'll also admit to making several mistakes with Uberdark -- one is using C as the development language (since it's cumbersome at best). Another is doing a full rewrite (I like where it's going, but the effort would have been better spent on other things). Another is not choosing Android as the platform. But it's coming along...

    8. Creator Carl Nelson on April 22, 2014

      Apparently there's a "rumor" going around that Aaron made another game called "Earth: Year 2066" and is scamming people and editing and deleting comments. We aren't sure if it IS Aaron...yet. but someone is scamming people and they used the name Aaron bishop. This is all over the internet and was posted to Aaron's own site at… If for some reason this link goes to nothing or has been edited that's a dead giveaway that he IS the same person. Just a public service announcement.

    9. Creator Northspot on February 11, 2014

      I've written this off as "Dead", so these updates are pleasant surprises. The latest version runs fine on the multiple machines I've tried it on, none of which are a power-horse. I'd be nice if there was a fly mode for faster exploration at this stage.

      I agree with the comment that it might to be late for this to get to any significant profit margin, also that $22k is not nearly enough to bring something like this to market, without a serious amount of passion from those involved...Anyone with the skills required to do this could make over $22k in 3 months at a corporate Dev job cranking out crap way easier to develop than this.

      I'd honestly be happy if Aaron simply allowed non commerical use of this Voxel engine, I'd like to play around with it on my world generators.

    10. Creator Ryan Williams on February 11, 2014

      @Evan Sounds like the issues you're experiencing might be related to your machine, not the update. Even on my work laptop (which is relatively low-spec*) it runs relatively well, and I've not experienced any crashes so far.

      *FYI: Intel Core i7-2670QM @ 2.20 GHz, 4 GB RAM, GeForce GT 525M

    11. Creator Evan Northrup on February 11, 2014

      New update does nothing but crash.... from what I have seen before the crash looks decent. but still not happy with this games progress.

    12. Creator Zach Durtschi on January 29, 2014

      Believe it or not, he's been keeping to his word of posting to the forums every Saturday, and it's sounding like another build is coming soonish. Still, it's not feeling like there's much hope of it being released before it stops having a chance in the market anyway. :/

    13. Creator Limey on January 24, 2014

      Thought I was the only one still checking on this. So excited for this game.

    14. Creator Ryan Williams on January 16, 2014

      @Steve $20k is wayy over minimum wage. That's hardly a legitimate excuse.

      I'd say a more likely excuse is the rendering system undergoing a complete overhaul starting with Alpha 45. Almost like going back and starting completely over.

    15. Creator Steve (Smoth) Smith on January 11, 2014

      Lol dead project is dead. That is how it goes, you take a chance and sometimes you lose. You should have seen this coming when the guy was going to make less than minimum wage off the project goal

    16. Creator Limey on December 7, 2013

      Hahaha, Evan. Poor Evan.
      When is this game ready?

    17. Creator Evan Northrup on November 22, 2013

      @Carl Oh yeah... this game has never gone any further than the initial alpha release Aaron gave us at funding goal. Every time I see the shirt I got in the mail I think of how excited I was for this game and remember that this game came to a complete halt and probably wont ever go anywhere.

    18. Creator Carl Nelson on November 21, 2013

      @evan that's because it's bee over 2 years

    19. Creator Evan Northrup on November 18, 2013

      Feels like its been over a year since this game has gone anywhere...

    20. Creator kroxic on September 6, 2013

      Well this was a big joke. Glad we paid for your wedding.

    21. Creator Limey on July 20, 2013


    22. Creator Limey on July 20, 2013

      Give StarForge a look - it's cheaper like this and is 500 times better.

    23. Creator Carl Nelson on June 18, 2013

      the good news is he HAS to keep working on the project and ultimately finish it, because it's in kickstarters requirements that if he can't fulfill the rewards we pledged for he has to give our money back. see:

      Is a creator legally obligated to fulfill the promises of their project?

      Yes. Kickstarter's Terms of Use require creators to fulfill all rewards of their project or refund any backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill. (This is what creators see before they launch.) We crafted these terms to create a legal requirement for creators to follow through on their projects, and to give backers a recourse if they don't. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill.

    24. Creator Kyle on June 17, 2013

      Give me my money back. What was the contributed money for if not to buy your time? You weren't supposed to work on this project just whenever you felt like it. Now it's been 2 years and you just released a build that's a near restart with tech demo functionality? Are you serious? You should feel bad for not taking this seriously. If you want to do the right thing and contact me to arrange a refund.. then feel free.

    25. Creator Evan Northrup on June 8, 2013

      Little less than 9 weeks and this project will be 2 years old... I had hoped my $50 would have gone a little further than this by now.

    26. Creator Joel Metivier on May 9, 2013

      Maybe I should make a Kickstarter and scam $23,000 from people I don't know. Seems like a good way to make money.

    27. Creator Carl Nelson on May 8, 2013

      it's no surprise it's taking so long, "Will be spending another full day on it this week though." he says that as if it's a lot of time, and well considering he most definitely ran out of money ages ago, he must not have actually planned out how long this would take. at this point even if he gives us another alpha, that's 8 months between them! and we aren't even in beta, so by the time this game is DONE (if ever) i wonder who will be president?

    28. Creator Tyler Duncan on May 6, 2013

      Well everyone, we got scammed. no game, no updates. well, there are supposed talk of updates, but nothing to show of gameplay. i no longer care about this game, i just want this guy to never be allowed to screw over people again.

    29. Creator Limey on April 19, 2013

      Annnnd... nothing.

    30. Creator MauserPT7 on January 31, 2013

      You guys do realise they didn't give up on the project they just moved discussion to the forum.…

    31. Creator David on January 28, 2013

      What a joke of a project.

    32. Creator Carl Nelson on December 28, 2012

      i have lost all faith in this project, another kickstarter i donated 100$ to raised 50k and that will only last them 5 months. so i don't know how this 20k could possibly last him almost 2 years...

    33. Creator adveres on December 12, 2012

      Any updates?

    34. Creator Carl Nelson on November 28, 2012

      also while that link is pretty. there is no way i can think of that what he promised us could possible jump to that.

    35. Creator Carl Nelson on November 28, 2012

      @wurzelmann do you mean funded?

    36. Creator Wurzelmann on November 15, 2012

      I founded Uberdark hoping for something like this:

      The project definitely deserves more attention!

    37. Creator Mike Jacobs on September 20, 2012

      If he used the money for his new house we should all be allowed to stay there.

    38. Creator Carl Nelson on September 16, 2012

      my tiff is that it's been a year since we funded this... so hes probably spent most, if not all, of the 22k

    39. Creator Seaaretea on September 16, 2012

      look in the comments section of the last update and you'll notice a few days ago he commented- "There's a new version a'coming... Distant terrain rendering is much improved, and the whole thing runs faster now. Rag doll stuff too... There's still some more piddling to do -- but gonna try to get it out by either the 17th or 24th."

    40. Creator Mike Jacobs on September 15, 2012

      Yeah, I don't mind the loss of $10. It's just that I feel betrayed. We supported this complete stranger in following through on something he was passionate about and then he just turned his back. Send a thank you card... an email.... a doodle... whatever.

    41. Creator Michael Lawson on September 14, 2012

      Hey, at least I'm only out $10, feel bad for the $100 and $500 people.

    42. Creator Mike Jacobs on September 7, 2012

      Looks like he used our money for this new house

    43. Creator Dan Butler on September 7, 2012

      According to some admins on the forums Aaron started working on the game again a week or so ago. So cross your fingers because there should be an update pretty soon if so.

    44. Creator fergus lees on August 29, 2012

      Don't worry guys we will get our update... in valve time

    45. Creator Kris on August 25, 2012

      What's going on here? Have you given up?

    46. Creator Limey on August 22, 2012

      So... you've given up and just taken our money?

    47. Creator Akumaka on August 6, 2012

      So how are things going here? I haven't heard anything in quite a while!

    48. Creator MauserPT7 on June 7, 2012

      No to mention this game

    49. Creator tom williams on June 7, 2012

      one thing to think about, is this is not the only game of its kind, in fact minecraft is making massive leaps and bounds in their capabilities as well. As much as we all respect the take your time thing, we need to remember a big perk to LoU is its hitting the early stages of a game of this style. so patients being a virtue aside, good luck with the progress I cant wait.

    50. Creator FlamingAvocado on May 25, 2012

      yea I think its about time for a new update.

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