NOT RECOMMENDED! SEE BELOW!
If I change it officially I lose my ratings and the review sinks to the bottom, never to be seen again. Consider this a PSA. Please sign the petition to help get our money back (http://chn.ge/WbVb92
With the game no longer being purchasable from the store, I figure I'd clean up my review a bit to give people a more clear picture of what exactly happened to this game. The game had a playable version sent to all kickstarter backers before the launch on steam. A week later with the steam launch, it updated. Yay! A week later, another update! Things were looking good! Then the following week we got a message claiming "oh hey, we're working on the game but we can't talk about anything we're doing". We got this message every week for about a month. These were mostly posted on the official forums, leaving the Steam forum users to squirm the entire time, and I'm sure you can guess how that went.
But at the end of the first month, the guy responsible for what little PR the game had had his contract expire. He revealed he was told to hype the game up and lie to everyone, assuring us that everything was fine. Of course, this didn't go over so well. Fan boys resorted to insulting anyone who tried to get their money back, both of the forums went to absolute ♥♥♥♥. I got permabanned for my first offense. After enough of the conflict, a brave soul organized a petition to get everyone's money back and started talking with a lawyer. You can sign it here (http://chn.ge/WbVb92),
we'd appreciate it.
The lead developer decided to open up after the petition almost got enough signatures to reach its goal, but all he said was "we're switching to UE4, it's fine". He mentioned this to Kotaku, and only Kotaku, before resuming radio silence. And now we're here. No updates, a toxic community, nothing but horribleness around everything involving the game.
I want the game to come back. I want it to get updates. I don't think anyone wants a game to suck. We play games to have fun, who doesn't want more fun? But this isn't fun. It was a pretty solid idea that got thrown out the window due to sheer unprofesionalism to the point where many believe the game to have been a scam from the get-go. Given the oppertunity, I'd take a refund. Even one in Gaben Funbux. If the game somehow rises from the dead, I'm not sure I'd want to play it. This whole thing has been exceptionally draining. I play video games to escape drama and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, I don't need this. No one needs this. The only good thing to come out of this is my original review. I didn't even think it was that silly, but a few people liked it enough to send me friend requests and we play other games together. If the game ever makes a comeback and delivers everything it originally promised, remember this review. Remember the unprofessionalism. Remember the petition. Remember that it once got so bad that some guy took 20 minutes out of his life to tell you how horrible the game was because he wanted to save you money.
Here's my original review.
I played the KS Backer version of the game for five hours with a group of 5 other friends. Here's what happened to us in our adventures:
We set up a few tents near a rock. We were the "Brotherhood of Rock". We loved that rock. I also tied a friend of mine up and dragged him into the water to catch fish. He was known as "Brother Bait". Our tents got taken down by non-believers.
We roamed the island trying to regroup after being betrayed by the almighty Rock. We eventually settled in a field more inland. Once there a man with no name above his head came and kidnapped us one by one to pull us into the volcano. He would then say "The volcano god thanks you for the sacrifice". We believed he sacrificed his own name to the volcano in order to become it's messenger.
After being terrorized by the follower of the Volcano for many moons, we happened upon a cave with a subterranian lake that roared at us. Upon further inspection the bottom of the lake was occupied by a couple whale sized fish and a lake god who had taken the form of a T-Rex half embedded in a wall. He ate one of our brothers.
Soon after we stumbled into glowing mushrooms which could bring back the dead. We used these to tame dinosaurs and ride them around the field harassing those who didn't believe in Rock. Our chants of "Ooga booga where the white women at?" echoed across the land, striking fear into the hearts of many.
But then our ♥♥♥♥ got griefed and we stopped playing.