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mmartino
04-17-2014, 02:29 PM
It's a well-timed act of goodwill, in this time when crowdfunds have faced increasing skepticism.


JetGetters – Hijack Jets Midair may have made history as Kickstarters, and crowdfunded game projects, come and go. Developer tinybuild has just cancelled the crowdfund, giving everyone who pledged their money back AND a tier reward for every one of them.

So, did tinybuild just go crazy? Nope, but something really good happened to them. They managed to snag an actual angel investor in between GDC and PAX East. tinybuild did not name said investor, but presumably they will be able to fully cover the costs of development.

To be clear, this is not the only reason the crowdfund has been cancelled. The official reason they give is that development has hit a snag, and so they would not be able to finish the game as promised. The actual tier reward all the funders get in turn is that they will all get tinybuild’s games. So far, only three of their seven games have been released, so this is a generous reward for sure.

For the complete article: http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/21422/article/jetgetters-just-cancelled-their-kickstarter-and-promised-all-their-funders-the-game-and-their-money-back/

Lunamaniac
04-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Mixed feelings indeed.