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$6,548 pledged of $25,000 goal

Where We Go From Here


We'd like to talk today about where we are at, and what our plans are for The Stargazers moving forward. The Stargazers kickstarter started off weak with a perfect storm of unfortunate timings, and never recovered.

A lot of backers have given great feedback on ways to improve the front page for read-ability and understanding. One of the things we planned to do at the halfway mark was go in depth on the Add-ons section, the thinking was that towards the middle of the Kickstarter you'll see the largest stagnation in pledges, and this would give backers some interesting art and info on those add-ons to raise their pledges.

The Stargazers is a project that has dealt with a lot of issues starting with it's initial release, and this Kickstarter was meant to be a fresh start. There is a whole lot of cool information about the project we can no longer share. The real deciding factor is looking at the data both internally and on Kicktraq and seeing the trend line fall from 93% to 50% to realize there is no chance the project will get the funding it needs.

So we are going to be canceling The Stargazers Kickstarter temporarily. We have other projects, worked on by other team members in Lupiesoft, and we will be focusing more on DLC and bonus content for released games and in the future we will re-approach The Stargazers again, and hopefully our fanbase will have grown since then. 

I encourage everyone reading this, if you liked this project, or Lupiesoft's games in general, please follow us on Twitter, you can continue to support us on Patreon, we will still be making games now, and for years to come. Some of you may only know us because of The Stargazers, but we have more projects released, and coming soon that you will be interested in as well. 

We will be finishing out the week, and during this weekend we will officially cancel the Kickstarter and put The Stargazers on a temporary hiatus until we can afford to approach it again. The next couple of days I will be answering any questions you may have, thanks everyone for the interest you've shown in our games so far!

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    1. John Walker
      on September 8, 2017

      A real shame but I am not really surprised with everything going on, please do try again at some point the concept for stargazers is too good to end here.

    2. Kibblesnbacon
      on September 8, 2017

      This is sad because I was truly excited for that this would become. I'll be sure to come back to this again if put on Kickstarter later.

    3. Phoenix Sun Marino-Ramer on September 8, 2017

      I'm sorry this didn't work out for you, I was excited, but you'll make it work in the future. It was just really unfortunate that you started your kickstarter at the same time as the apocalypse.

    4. Tempest
      on September 8, 2017

      It sucks that things didn't work out but when you ready to try again I will be there to help you.

    5. lvl0 on September 8, 2017

      This is unfortunate to hear because it seems you've done so much work already. Hopefully it can come to fruition in the future. I've enjoyed the updates and insight into the characters and their concepts. I'll be following your projects on twitter and discord now.