SHAKER: An Old School RPG is 1st-person, party-based, fantasy/sci-fi RPG brought to you by award-winning veterans.
by Loot Drop
Being as forthright, honest, and accepting of the real problems as you are... this earns respect. It's very easy to deflect and blame, and you did not do this. When you come back with a stronger project we'll be here, and I for one look forward to you crossing that future finish line.
Sigh, that's really sad. You know Tom, Brenda, i grew up on your games and i always enjoyed the sense of wonderment you both added to the world of videogames, with both Commander Keen and Jagged Alliance still staying high on my list of favourites. You guys just seem to have the worst luck when it comes to the business side of game development. You are legends in my book and I'll be there when you announce your new projects.
The idea of the two of you, plus John Romero, making a new RPG brought wetness to my trousers. If you come back stronger and better and you'll have my sword. And pledge.
My main problem was, I was giving you my pledge on faith. I still really have no idea what type of RPG Shaker actually was. Is it a first-person, Eye of the Beholder like game? If so, didn't Legend of Grimrock do that rather definitively recently sans Kickstarting? You said "old-school" but never compared it directly to any classic RPGs. Tighten up the design document, be sure on the game you really want to make, and communicate it a bit more effectively. Keep the world. Improve the title. Come back blazin'.
Love you guys, can't wait to see how you punch back.
I'm sad to hear this, but I'm glad you're being straight-forward, honest and clear-headed about it.
I wish you the best of luck with your next project, I will certainly check it out (and probably back it) and spread the word about it when you pitch it.
I have to admit that this is the first time I've had this happen! How does this play out; Do we manually use "Manage My Pledge" to cancel our pledges, or will they be cancelled automagically? Does the project page disappear? If so, will you be keeping track of the people who pledged and notifying them if the project comes back in another form? I'm really interested in hearing about it if it does, although I'm unlikely to check in to the forums regularly to proactively find out.
Sad to see, but I agree with others: it's better to fail early.
Regroup, relaunch and we'll be here to back you again. Good luck!
I understand the reason, but please don't drop this idea! It sounds awesome and would love to see you try it again when you're better prepared!
Sorry this get gain traction sooner... @Christopher Sadly I've seen it before.
Sad to see this get killed. Especially considering how often kickstarter projects meet their funding in the last few hours such as Conclave. I would seriosuly reconsider letting the kickstarter run and see how it plays out, you just might get lucky.
That marks the first time I've seen someone kill off their own Kickstarter halfway through its run, but if it means you can reformat and come back with a stronger, more fleshed-out presentation, I guess that's the way to go. Best of luck to you. We'll be watching.
It's really sad to see a project I was so excited about go poof, but I can totally respect why you are doing this. Just promise that you will come back with another idea!!! Shut up and take my money!