Wow, fuck the people making Bloodstaines: Symphony of the Night. They ran a kickstarter campaign with confirmed support for Mac and Linux and now they're saying "Nah, fuck you guys lol".

No offers of refunds for the victims of a bait & switch, only the choice to choose a different platform. This is the kind of bad dev shit that gives Kickstarters a bad name.

Don't trust anything put out by 505 Games.

@Nezchan unbelievable. and they're keeping the ps4 version around, which is just a slightly weird BSD machine anyway.

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@lifning From what I can see, they've gone in the feature creep direction, widened the scope and now they're panicking because deadlines are coming up.

@Nezchan
iga's feature creep 🤝 radiohead - creep
"you don't belong in this world"

@Nezchan didn’t this happen with the WiiU version as well? This is a very bad look

@Nezchan Urgh not this shit again.

If it was any other platform there'd be so much more uproar about it

@tA

There are literally backers in the comments going "there's still going to be a game so that's better than nothing."

Except if you don't have the other platforms it's literally nothing.

@Nezchan 'I know they promised a PS4 version, but just buy an Xbox! Stop being entitled'

@Nezchan damnit. I've been really looking forward to this game. but that is some shady shit.

@Nezchan They really should have offered refunds. That's a good way to alienate a chunk of their funders.

I didn't throw any money at it, but I was interested in it. Now, if it reviews well and runs well under WINE, then I'll buy it when it's heavily discounted on GOG (or some other DRM-free storefront).

Otherwise, after this and them screwing over people that wanted DRM-free versions of "Curse of the Moon", I don't blame anyone for completely avoiding them and their games.

@Nezchan I'm fucking mad too. This is exactly why I kickstartered it... like five years ago or something.

@lousycanuck

Well, you're now on the third or fourth platform they've decided to drop. Although at least Vita and Wii U had decent reasons.

@Nezchan what the FUCK kinda middleware problem could they possibly have getting Unreal 4 working on Linux. *flips a table*

@lousycanuck

The popular guess is DRM.

Second is they ended up behind schedule and just grabbed whatever third-party solution looked good, and now they don't know how to make it work outside of Windows.

@Nezchan If it's DRM, they're murdering themselves. Slitting their own throats.

@lousycanuck

Remember that the spinoff game was suggested to be on GoG, but then they turned around and said oh, that was a miscommunication. It was never supposed to be there.

I'll grant that 505 weren't directly involved with the spinoff, but this is the level of competence surrounding the whole project in general.

@lousycanuck

They're still claiming it'll be on GoG, but we'll see. They haven't really shown themselved to be all that trustworthy.

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@Nezchan It's unfortunate that this has happened enough that I don't trust any publisher who doesn't have a Linux version that I can buy later.

Sorry, but I've seen enough "we're going to support Linux / no we're not" so just sit on my money until there's something worth purchasing.

Sad that this is yet another example of such recklessness from a publisher.

@craigmaloney @Nezchan Suddenly reminded that I bought Paper Sorcerer a few months ago, knowing they had a Linux version for YEARS, only to find it all but vanished from everywhere. And that I wasn't just imagining things upon further investigation.

Needless to say, Ultra Runway can get smegged if they ever release another game.

@craigmaloney

I've got an extremely small games budget (read: I shouldn't be buying games at all), so I tend to be very, very careful about what I do buy. That means games that I know for sure will not only run on my system, but are things that I would have fun with to boot.

That leaves me no longer willing to take part in Kickstarters, at least until I'm more flush again. In development stuff...sometimes that's okay. I bought Dicey Dungeons for Xmas and they seem like a good risk.

@Nezchan It's reasons like this that I only pledge as much money as I am willing to lose. Essentially, I'm gambling on a project to meet its goals, and they have high stakes. So I usually pledge $1 or $2.

@starbreaker

For the most part, yeah. Not that I can afford to go buying Windows games that I'm not 110% sure will run right now or anything.

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