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Neal Stephenson kills his $500,000 Kickstarter swordfighting game, Clang

After a year without updates, the famed science-fiction author has terminated his ambitious game project.

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Imp0ssibl31492d ago

A terrible situation. I feared this day would game. Kickstarter, or Early Access for that matter, aren't really the saviors of gaming.

The_Blue1492d ago

Most of these people are looking for a payout and a way out.

Dee_911492d ago

Not sure about "most" but I get what you're saying.How often does this happen? I don't want to be too quick to judge, hopefully he will refund them their money, if not, i'm sure legal actions will happen accordingly.

The_Blue1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

Maybe I shouldnt of use "most" but I see a lot of unessary crowd funding going on these days.

I won't judge however, to each his own.

Dunban671492d ago

Wow- why would someone send money whe they have little or no practical recourse to get it back
Sounds like this guy can just pocket the money if that is what he wants to do or perhaps pay off debt he generated

If the guy hS assets maybe there will be a class action suit but that won t do much for the people who donated - only the attys

jetlian1492d ago (Edited 1492d ago )

See now somebody needs to hunt him down. What I dont like is hes fowarding backers too other projects. He should be banned for life if you dont produce something

morganfell1492d ago

I give it a week before we see a class action suit. At the very least backers can make legal bills very painful for this guy.

Scatpants1492d ago

This was never a good idea. It was doomed to failure from the start. It a shame Neal doesn't know enough about games to have realized that. Really liked Snow Crash though. He should stick to writing cyberpunk novels, or hey maybe make a cyberpunk game I'll buy that in a heartbeat.