"Legal things" and ROAM
Greetings, fellow zombie-slayers!
There has been much speculation on the official forum (www.roam-game.com/forum), on our Kickstarter page (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roam/roam), as well as in private messages and e-mails regarding the future of ROAM, game development, and the aforementioned "legal reasons" mentioned in the previous update.
If I invested my own money – money that I could have easily used for something I needed or wanted – into a project that I believed in, and if I perceived the project to be in peril, I would be more than distraught about my investment. In fact, I would say my reaction holds as much validity as modus ponens! ROAM would not have been anywhere or anything if it were not for Kickstarter backers: 100% of funding occurred in this manner. Each and every individual who financed the project will be receiving the game. It will certainly not be one of those "put this product out for the sake of putting a product out."
Unfortunately, the situation of "legal things" is such that it cannot be revealed at the moment. Depending on the outcome of the aforementioned, we shall or shall not be able to disclose what has transpired. Whether full disclosure occurs or does not occur, the progress of game development has not been hindered, and will not be hindered. The lack of game development dialogue in updates indicates that it is hindered, as any logical individual would and should surmise. However, it is the "legal things" that are preventing us from providing game development dialogue. Please be rest assured that development is still occurring, albeit unable to be displayed to backers for now.