That Was Fast — ‘Hero’s Song’ Kickstarter Shut Down


Pixelmage Games has decided to cancel the Hero’s Song Kickstarter, just days after adding to the rewards offered at each tier of donation.

Remember Hero’s Song? You probably do. Just one week ago, we told you about the exciting new project from a name-dropping combination of personalities from gaming, literature, and music. On Saturday, John Smedley and his team added further incentives in an attempt to bolster donor support for the underwhelming reaction to the campaign.

Today, in the fifth update to the Kickstarter since its launch, “Smed” and the Pixelmage Games Team have decided to cancel the attempt before investing any more time and effort into raising public funds.

The anouncement states that the crowdfunding campaign was hampered by a lack of “physical goods,” and that they “didn’t have enough gameplay to show the game off enough to get people over the hump.” On the bright side, the game itself shouldn’t be affected by the change of funding tactics.

Well the good news is that our Investors are backing us all the way and we’re going to get Hero’s Song done exactly when we said we would. I’m also happy to say that we’ve been able to do this without having to take money from publishers, something that was of key importance to us so that we could remain in creative control.

The team will keep to their plan to host development streams through Twitch personality and contributing developer CohhCarnage, and have pledged to continue being “completely transparent” with the game’s development.

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