It was supposed to be a dream game for fans of strategy-role-playing games, but instead it became a disaster. Unsung Story, which crowdfunded over $660,000 in 2014, is one of the biggest Kickstarter failures of all time. Let’s zoom out and look at the whole debacle, shall we?
After a three-year debacle involving shady behavior, broken promises, and $660,126 that went nowhere, the game company Playdek has decided to call it quits on Unsung Story, passing the rights to a new company that will apparently develop and publish the game.
On Friday night at around 10pm ET—optimal time to release news—the developers of Unsung Story put out yet another update for their longrunning Kickstarter failure. Backers were... not happy.
In early 2014, the company Playdek crowdfunded over $660,000 to make a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics alongside its creator, Yasumi Matsuno. Two and a half years later, they just can’t seem to stop breaking promises.
Unsung Story is never gonna happen, huh? After an endless string of broken promises involving the game they Kickstarted for over $660,000, the developers at Playdek said in an update today that they need to focus on other projects “for the financial strength of the company” and that they hope to get back to…
Two years after launch, Playdek’s Unsung Story remains one of the biggest Kickstarter disappointments to date, a $660,126 disaster that just keeps breaking promises. And now they’ve been MIA for three months.
In January of 2014, a company called Playdek launched a Kickstarter promising a spiritual successor to one of my favorite games, Final Fantasy Tactics. It made $660,126. I really wish I hadn’t backed it.
We're a little over two days away from the end of Unsung Story's Kickstarter campaign, and it's still not funded. That's kind of insane.
You know how in Final Fantasy Tactics—the wonderful strategy-RPG released for the PlayStation in 1998—your wizards and summoners all had to deal with charging times? And how if you wanted to cast a spell, you'd have to wait X number of turns before it went through?
Yasumi Matsuno is asking for $600,000 to make a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics, and if that sentence doesn't make you giddy, you haven't played Final Fantasy Tactics.
It's called Unsung Story, and it'll come to digital platforms at some point next year.