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A steampunk-styled adventure set in the retro future of an alternate America.
A steampunk-styled adventure set in the retro future of an alternate America.
317 backers pledged $12,542 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Niels Braakman 5 days ago

      Pretty much the same reply I got.

      What I ment to say was see if the other artists/writers etc are reachable. Maybe they can get Steve to say/do something. At least one additional creator is listed on their kickstarter profile page.

      I tried sending a message to Steven through Facebook, but he didn't respond to that. Maybe if all disgruntled backers tried contacting him there we'd get something.

      But seeing how we're still waiting for some sign from him since February 2014, I don't expect too much.

    2. Creator Kevin Captiva 5 days ago

      I contacted them as well. Got this back:

      Thanks for updating me about this situation, and I’m sorry to hear that this has not been a better experience for you and other backers of The Steamworld Chronicles project. I do see that we've reached out to this creator in the past to remind them of their obligations, as well as our expectations regarding communication. I'm sorry they haven't yet responded to you and other members of their backer community.

      Also asked me to fill out a form.

    3. Creator Niels Braakman on July 26

      @Kevin:

      That's pretty much what I asked via their website, Kickstarter messages and FB private message.
      Maybe if we all sent him a FB message (his page is linked from his KS profile), we could get some sort of reply.

      Unfortunately my messages haven't resulted in anything yet.

      Alternatively you might try contacting the other creators involved with this kickstarter project, see if they can get some movement.

      I doubt anything'll help though, at this point ...

    4. Creator Kevin Captiva on July 16

      Last login Jul 11 2015

      He can't just come in and say he's not shipping anything out?

    5. Creator Niels Braakman on July 10

      I filed a complaint with Kickstarter. They did attempt to contact him as well, it seems, without success.

      We could go the route of Brett Schenker I guess... For me that's a step too far, I think I'm going to just accept my loss and move on.

      Not backing any further projects by this guy though.

    6. Creator Kevin Captiva on July 7

      Still Nothing

    7. Creator Brett Schenker on June 11

      Against Steven Hoveke I meant. Copied that from another project.

    8. Creator Brett Schenker on June 11

      http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/feds-take-first-action-against-a-failed-kickstarter-with-112k-judgment/

      Everyone please visit: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov and file a complaint against CST. Select Internet services, online shopping, or computers then Online shopping

    9. Creator Kevin Captiva on June 5

      Such BS

    10. Creator Michael Howard on May 26

      Any word on the physical book?

    11. Creator Bill Norris on May 3

      sorry to bug you, but will the books be sent soon?

    12. Creator Kevin Captiva on April 24

      Love how it says be respectful and considerate when you posting yet it has been almost two years since I filled out the survey and still have not received anything nor has a update been posted since Feb 2014 which is complete BS.

    13. Creator Alex Johnson on April 21

      No news is not good news.

    14. Creator John White on February 21

      I contacted him on Facebook and he even accepted a friend request. But he never even responded to my messages. Not even to say F-off. It seems like life as normal for him. Makes me wonder if the whole thing wasn't a scam from the beginning. Must feel great to be able to take advantage of so many people who put their faith and support behind you.

    15. Creator Alex Johnson on February 19

      Pretty disgusting behavior.

    16. Creator Niels Braakman on February 7

      He's active on Facebook and twitter as well. I het the feeling that they mag have given up on this project.

      I haven't tried contacting the creators through Facebook or Twitter, but have attempted all other means through their steamworld website and kickstarter.

      No replies ever. I informed kickstarter about the issue, but there is little they can (or will?) do about this "radio silence" by the creators.

      I won't be backing any sequels by these folks. This is among the worst (customer) service I've had anywhere. Ever.

    17. Creator Adrian on January 26, 2015

      Here's the upsetting factor. Kickstarter shows the creators last login. Which shows January 15th, 2015. So Steven has definitely seen our comments just begging for an update. If he just said "Oh I won't be shipping till April, 2022 at the earliest." That would be good enough for me.

      Here is proof he's logged in recently =/

      http://i.imgur.com/z7tqhzE.png

    18. Creator Alex Johnson on January 13, 2015

      An update - even to say you are never going to ship would be nice.

      -queue sound of crickets chirpping

    19. Creator Kevin Captiva on December 14, 2014

      lol still nothing

    20. Creator Niels Braakman on November 14, 2014

      I contacted kickstarter regarding the no rewards, no update situation. Not expecting too much, but we'll see what happens.

    21. Creator Thorsten Becker on November 13, 2014

      Chiming in as well, never received anything. Still waiting on book and original page art. Funded December 2012. At this point it's a grab and run.

    22. Creator Niels Braakman on November 11, 2014

      nothing here either, 17 months since filling out the survey.
      one update in february and that's it...

      I've tried contacting them through kickstarter and through the steamworld chronicles website "contact us" option.

      Kickstarter projects can take time - it warns backers in their code of conduct that it may take longer than one would expect or like.

      However, the least one should expect is some form of update regarding the shipping status. Even if it were only "Oops, sorry folks, totally miscalculated the amount of time, will be another xxx months. We've not forgotten you, but please be patient a little longer. Sincere apologies" or whatever.

      That way they can finish their thing and get us our promised stuff, without people getting wound up (too much).

    23. Creator Kevin Captiva on November 1, 2014

      Filled out my survey in June of 2013 lol

    24. Creator Alex Johnson on October 20, 2014

      What a ripoff.

    25. Creator Aimee Hudson on October 11, 2014

      Yeah, nothing here either. What really ticks me off is I met these guys at NYCC last year, and they were all 'oh yeah shipping any time now" - lied to my face.

    26. Creator Colin Lloyd on October 7, 2014

      I haven't received anything at all from this.... its October 2014, I responded to the survey over a year ago.

    27. Creator Tore Hatlen on September 22, 2014

      I also never received my hard copy. Would like to be able to be able to hold a copy in my hands. Please update.

    28. Creator John White on September 16, 2014

      I just realized I never got my hard copy or my original pages. Sadly it looks like I am not the only one. Any updates at all? I know things can get busy but you signed a binding contract to fulfill your rewards. Time to either step up or start offering refunds. This is especially bad since your last update said you were ready to ship. Come on. A lot of people put their money and faith in you. Stand up and do the right thing.

    29. Creator Jeremy The Jinx on September 3, 2014

      So are these still coming? Has anyone got a copy? Can We get an update?

    30. Creator Tristin on September 3, 2014

      How do we get a refund?

    31. Creator Frank Krulicki on August 19, 2014

      Refund now please! This is crazy!! krufrank@outlook.com

    32. Creator Kevin Captiva on August 2, 2014

      Yeah still nothing. At least put out a update.

    33. Creator Scott Phelps on July 27, 2014

      Still no hard copy. How do I get my money back?

    34. Creator docwho2100 on July 18, 2014

      Received my comic! can not wait for the second one!

    35. Creator Kevin Captiva on July 17, 2014

      I agree. Just give a update about the shipping.

    36. Creator Daniel Martinez on July 16, 2014

      So what's the deal? I don't mind waiting but not updating us on the details is infuriating. I have to say projects like this are what turns people off of Kickstarter.

    37. Creator Jeremy The Jinx on July 13, 2014

      No book here yet.Whats going on with the shipping? How far along are you? Will we get an E-mail? Updates anywhere in the works? All we want is information of whats happening with the project.

    38. Creator Tristin on July 11, 2014

      Still have yet to receive my book. Any updates?

    39. Creator Niels Braakman on July 10, 2014

      How is shipping progressing?
      I live in Europe, still haven't gotten my physical copy... :(

    40. Creator Kevin Captiva on June 17, 2014

      Hopefully I get mine soon then to along with the other stuff. Filled out the survey on June 9th last year.

    41. Creator Terry Peterson on June 15, 2014

      Got my book last week, and it turned out great! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the story.

    42. Creator Steven Kohler on June 13, 2014

      According to their website you can pre-order the book now and it's supposed to ship in July.

      Interesting since we are several months without an update here.

    43. Creator Adrian on June 11, 2014

      Still looking for an update.

    44. Creator Kevin Captiva on May 28, 2014

      Give a update already.

    45. Creator Alex Johnson on May 28, 2014

      Sigh...

    46. Creator David Gibson on May 17, 2014

      No comment or update since February...very disappointing.

      I really was looking forward to this, especially the Simonson variant.

      Is this ever going to be mailed out????

    47. Creator Alex Johnson on May 7, 2014

      Anyone in NYC want to volunteer to help with shipping?

      I would, but it's 1500 air miles away.

    48. Creator Alex Johnson on May 7, 2014

      Do you think they are alive?

    49. Creator juryman00 on May 6, 2014

      Still waiting

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