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.
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.
Back in August, mobile board and card game experts Playdek announced they'd be bringing Wizards of the Coast's award-winning Dungeons & Dragons-based board game Lords of Waterdeep to iOS. It's coming out later this month, and this is how it plays.
Wizards of the Coast has really been on top of Dungeons & Dragons' digital initiative lately. We've seen the launch of the MMO Neverwinter, the first official mobile game in DeNA's Arena of War, and now they're teaming up with card and board game masters Playdek to bring the award-winning Lords of Waterdeep to iPad.
This is Agricola, available now on iOS from Playdek Games. Based on one of German board game designer Uwe Rosenberg's finest creations, it's deep, satisfying and a little complex, but nowhere near as complex as this:
I've been wanting to play the Penny Arcade card game from Cryptozoic Entertainment for ages. At this year's San Diego Comic-Con I spent a great deal of time wandering past the Penny Arcade booth, holding the cards in my hand or casting longing glances from afar. Had Jerry and Mike noticed me there, they might have…
The card experts at Playdek prove their mastery of the mobile deck genre with an amazing port of Andrew Looney's rule-bending card game Fluxx, now available on iTunes.
Playdek, the folks dedicated to bringing amazing card-based experiences to mobile devices, is bringing the chaotic glory of Fluxx to iOS in time for Christmas, unless the rules drastically change between now and then.