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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 23 2012
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Loot DropBy Loot Drop
First created
$244,932
pledged of $1,000,000pledged of $1,000,000 goal
7,505
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 23 2012

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    1. SuperKato1K on

      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.

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      Xtense on

      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.

      Dopefish lives!

    3. Chris J Capel on

      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.

    4. Veeno on

      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.

    5. Irfon-Kim Ahmad on

      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.

    6. J Aaron
      Superbacker
      on

      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!

    7. ekster
      Superbacker
      on

      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!

    8. Xenophon on

      Sorry this get gain traction sooner... @Christopher Sadly I've seen it before.

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      Patrick De Palma on

      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.

    10. Christopher on

      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.

    11. Aaron Wolfrom
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      on

      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!