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iQiOi Co., Ltd.By iQiOi Co., Ltd.
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iQiOi Co., Ltd.By iQiOi Co., Ltd.
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$77,508
pledged of $200,000pledged of $200,000 goal
1,468
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 12 2014 12:58 PM UTC +00:00

Final 24 hours and closing thoughts

Posted by iQiOi Co., Ltd. (Creator)
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So I write these off-the-cuff feelings with about 25 hours to go...

I'm filled with such a range of emotions: 

-Sadness like saying goodbye to a friend, 

-Relief to take a break from a stressful 30 days, 

-Extreme gratitude for the friends I've met and the support I have received, 

-Hopefulness for the relaunch in 6 weeks or so

-Remorse that I've let you all down

There are so many things that I did not do well with regards to this, our first Kickstarter campaign, but I have learned a lot. When we relaunch, I promise we will have daily updates without fail and much more to show you of the game as its development progresses. You will see better graphics on our KS page and a generally more polished look. 

We've also decided that a straight up 2D game is more in keeping with both the tradition of the visual novel/adventure genre and also more of what you all want, Please come to our website blackmoresbane.com for a poll soon on that very issue.

Anyway, this final update (for the time being) is to assure you that we WILL BE MAKING THIS GAME. Dreams do NOT die so easily and I have never been one to give up. So rest assured you will see this game come together but that doesn't mean I do not need your support because I do, oh, I do. Together, WE will make this game. Stay with us, follow our Facebook page, our IQIOI.COM website, our Blackmoresbane.com website, our Twitter feed and share your thoughts with us -we are so happy to hear from you. 

Finally, once again, my heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude for taking the time, pledging your hard-earned money and support and for believing in my dream which is now OUR dream.

We WILL see you soon for the relaunch of Blackmore's Bane! And now, I will happily take off this KS hat and put on my developer's hat, roll up my sleeves and get to work! Until then!

Fan art courtesy of William Lockwood
Fan art courtesy of William Lockwood
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    1. Kiefer-Laurent Grindel on

      We'll get it next time!

    2. Saodhar
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      You have not let anyone down. Not me for sure. It's just the stars don't seem to be right. :).
      I will be waiting for the second Kickstarter attempt.

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      Danny Castro on

      I believe most if not all will be back to support this project, and that will help the next campaign start off with great momentum early on. But...we still have a few hours left...you never know...right?

    4. Mateus Drake on

      The game was already "sold" to me. It's something for which I long, and in it's core, the very idea of it, seems exactly what I'd really love to play, to witness, specially the characters' development and history.
      The problems with campaign are, being blunt, quite many. But the hardest part is coming up with a great game, failing in selling it is a sad way to fail. And that I wouldn't stand.
      So I wish you guys good luck on the next try, I and many others will still be here, will gladly back again, because I'm confident that this game is gonna be great, and that you can tweak the problems like the reward tiers to get this game the funding it deserves here on KickStarter.
      I really think there will be great feedback to collect on the forums from the friends you've met, and with that, we will get our game funded and on it's way.

    5. Zachary Reese on

      I have no earthly idea why more attention wasn't being brought to this amazing pool of talent, but I can only hope for a much better response in the future. Personally, I'm very happy that you have gone with the 2D design, since there's so many ways that you can take it especially when branding it with your own timeless identity. I look forward to supporting your future relaunch of the Kickstarter or whatever else you decide to do.

    6. Frodo
      Superbacker
      on

      Sad news. But glad you're not giving up.
      You'll have my pledge, in the relaunch. ( :

    7. Ahmad Khan on

      Till next time!

    8. Christoph Zürcher on

      @Daniel: Amen to that.

    9. Daniel Goldman on

      An unsuccessful campaign is not a failure. It's a learning experience.