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JetGetters Just Cancelled Their Kickstarter, Giving Funders The Game & Their Money Back

It's a well-timed act of goodwill, in this time when crowdfunds have faced increasing skepticism.

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cyguration772d ago

So close... and now it's so far.

mhunterjr772d ago

Maybe not that far. They found someone who was willing to invest in full... It could be a good thing.

hay772d ago

Pretty amazing stuff. Game will be made, honest decision was made to be fair, it's a win:win for everyone.

randomass171772d ago

I'm so happy for them! It's really kind of them to refund their backers as a result. That's a sign of an honest and reliable developer. :)

Farsendor1772d ago

awesome that they gave back the money and are giving away games to the backers.

3-4-5772d ago

Did you even read ?

They met their goal, but something after the fact is going to cause them to not be able to live up to their promise.

They don't want to lie to people or screw them over so they gave them their money back, and some games.

After they found a new investor and will now be able to have the money to continue making the game.

* It's going to take a bit longer to release but it will release.

* Fans win, gamers win, paying customers win, and these developers win for being genuine honest and good people who want to live up to their word.

Much respect.

Neonridr772d ago

Nice of them to refund everyone's money back. Problem is the platform the game releases on may not be what everyone was hoping for. Guess we will find out more.

randomass171772d ago (Edited 772d ago )

Guess we'll see, but hopefully it will remain multiplatform. No need for skepticism until we know who exactly is backing the game. Till then, we can assume it has just as much of a chance of being one of the plethora of multiconsole devs out there.

@below

Okay, THAT just made my day! XDDD

Neonridr772d ago

Skepticism all the way!!! Who needs all this positive thinking, this is N4G. Demon begone! The power of Christ compels you!

:P

SpiralTear772d ago

Not everyone would give the money back. Some would just say "tough luck." This shows that there's at least some Kickstarter users that care about their backers.

randomass171772d ago

You're talking about a small minority of Kickstarter failures though. The guys who were making Super Retro Squad failed to deliver and now they are issuing refunds out of their own pockets as they can. Some just have really bad luck and have no malicious intent.

WeAreLegion772d ago

That sucks. I wasn't going to get it, but I respect this team for giving money back when they had no legal obligation to do so.

randomass171772d ago

Doesn't suck that much. They got an investor who's paying for the game in full!

Sly-Lupin772d ago

Generally speaking I tend to blame idiot "investors" when their poorly-advised donations fail to yield results, but even so it's nice to see such a profoundly... honest? kind? honorable? developer.

What's the right adjective? I'd go with 'honorable,' but having marathoned DS9 last week the word just has too many Worfish connotations for me right now.

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Anyway, this KS news still fails to top the story of the woman who ran a kickstarter campaign and then, through each subsequent update, revealed a compelling story of paranoia and mental illness culminating in outright psychosis and homelessness.