There is an inherent danger when it comes to crowdfunding. Cause even if the project you’re helping gets funded, it may not be made if certain things happen. This has been the cause for many projects on Kickstarter, as developers have squandered what they received, and as such didn’t make anything because of it.
As Cliqist notes, the latest game that may be falling pray to this is Unsung Story. Which has been in development for apparently two years, and yet has “nothing to show” despite being funded on Kickstarter. They even noted in an update just how badly things were going:
“There has been another delay in reporting to you since our last development update, and we apologize for that. Our continued intention is to make a great game, and get Unsung Story to development completion and released to you and the gaming public. During the last few months we have had some development setbacks that are affecting our timeline and progress on the game, while also affecting what we need to do in the immediate future as a company.
After we posted our latest development progress, we unfortunately lost a few key staff members that were part of Unsung Story development, and that has had an impact on any progress since then, as well as our product focus. We now have one internal team capable of working on a single project, and for the financial strength of the company we need to focus on a few products in the near term that have the ability to get to a retail release before Unsung Story is able to. While this is a difficult choice to make, it is one we need to do for the ongoing financial health of the company. For Unsung Story, we will explore options for outside development help, and will look to see if we are able to bring on an outside team that can assist us in furthering development. While we aren’t assured this will come to fruition, we do want to make sure that we are exploring any options at hand that can make progress on the game.”
Fans are asking for refunds, but as of yet it’s not occurring. We’ll see how this plays out.