Posted By Gabriel B. about 6 months, 4 weeks ago
KickStarter-Funded Game Stopped Dead in its Tracks As Programmers Quit ,
Haunts: The Manse Macabre was one of the many successfully funded games games that came out of the KickStarter boom this year. The game, which is a “Turn-based horror game,” has players play as humans who are breaking into a haunted house filled with terrible secrets or the monstrous denizens of the house, who are protecting their home. The game, once it is released, can be played against an AI opponent or against other players online.
Unfortunately, the game’s release might not happen due to the programmers leaving to pursue other jobs. Rick Dakan, the game’s creator, wrote an update today which stated the game’s dire straits. Dakan had expected one of the programmers to leave but had not expected both to leave and not be able to work on the project in their spare time, which leaves the game in a state of limbo, almost finished but too bug-ridden to release.
Dakan and the game’s artist unfortunately do not have the necessary programming knowledge to finish the game and are taking their game around in hopes of finding a studio that will help finish the game. Currently they are in talks with Blue Mammoth Games, the group behind Dungeon Blitz but they will keep exploring any options that get the game finished.
Now before anyone cries “SCAM!” know that Dakan has released a gameplay video, showing the game’s current status, and made a bold promise: anyone who donated to the Kickstarter campaign and would like a refund will receive one out of Dakan’s own pocket (since the money raised in the campaign will has already been put towards finishing the game). The video is below:
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