190°
Submitted by plsburydoughboy 155d ago | news

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. (Dev, Industry, JetGetters, Kickstarter, PC, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

cyguration  +   155d ago
So close... and now it's so far.
mhunterjr  +   155d ago
Maybe not that far. They found someone who was willing to invest in full... It could be a good thing.
hay  +   155d ago
Pretty amazing stuff. Game will be made, honest decision was made to be fair, it's a win:win for everyone.
randomass171  +   155d 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. :)
Farsendor1  +   155d ago
awesome that they gave back the money and are giving away games to the backers.
3-4-5  +   155d 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.
Neonridr  +   155d 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.
randomass171  +   155d 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
#2.1 (Edited 155d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Neonridr  +   155d ago
Skepticism all the way!!! Who needs all this positive thinking, this is N4G. Demon begone! The power of Christ compels you!

:P
SpiralTear  +   155d 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.
randomass171  +   155d 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.
WeAreLegion  +   155d 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.
randomass171  +   155d ago
Doesn't suck that much. They got an investor who's paying for the game in full!
Sly-Lupin  +   155d 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.

---

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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Doorways: The Underworld Review | WGTC

27m ago - Andrew from We Got This Covered wrote: Is it possible that we’ve nailed down the finer points... | PC
10°

Review: Destiny [Expansive]

27m ago - Rolling a Hunter, away we went, from Earth, to the Moon, through Venus and onto Mars. Destiny is... | PS4
20°

Denkiphile: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

42m ago - Davis from Denkiphile: "Though most visual novels (or porn games) aren’t too popular in the state... | PS Vita
20°

Run Like Hell! Review - Gaming Nexus

3h ago - From the review: "Stereotypical imagery aside, Run Like Hell! is a fair representation of the pop... | PS Vita
Ad

Destiny The Game

Now - Explore Mars, Rediscover Venus, Reclaim the moon, Protect Earth. Become Legend. The wait is over! Destiny is now available to play, Pick up your... | Promoted post
40°

Giana Sisters 2 In Development, Could Be Coming To Wii U As Early As Next Year

3h ago - Nintendo Life editor Tom Whitehead is currently lording it up at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hambu... | PS4