Im mentioning this game to make people aware of it, and the issues surrounding KS itself,
But now Im going to name it for a few reasons, as this KS is one very rotten and I MEAN ROTTEN apple.
Where to begin?
That is a tough one, West Games formed after the STALKER studio was closed, thing is, we have proof, only 1 of the West Games dev worked on STALKER for most of the project, the other two did a years work then left, and the other members of the team had nothing to do with stalker,
now that is out of the way, West Games have made a KS to ask for $50k which raises one of many red flags, WG claim they have pooled all of their money to make this game, but need 50k to finish it, this is a outright lie, as on a russian TV service, an interview was carried out, between the CEO, then later another version of the interview was leaked, and this said that the 50k will be used as a start up, to create a tech demo to raise more funds, to get the real cash. This is against the KS own rules.. so another red flag.
as the game is meant to be a spiritual successor to Stalker, and to be honest, I dont think they have a clue, on top of that promising to port the game to 6 platforms, and support 9 languages, and this by next year
that is just a breif summary of the issues,
Thing is, there are loads of things wrong with this KS, words fail me, poor updates, devs not commenting on the comments page since thhe 30 june, fake accounts created, and very likely fake pledges too, (that seems very likely now)
so you think with all this KS will step in right?
Wrong, they not lifted a frelling finger, and this has pretty much destroyed my faith in the platform, and now, to top it off, WG staff and friends are spamming their own comments section, and making out that some people (myself included) are trolls but they have done this since yesterday
in fact, they now claim they got an email from putin, that supports WG and Areal, but the spammers that are under WG employ, attacked the russians with insults and words and well its backfired. But we are still getting spam on the comments page,
this is turning into something more then a joke, but then again, if KS doesn't act, they will only lay the foundations for their own destruction, as people won't trust them anymore, not when rotten applies like areal are allowed to carry on, if you want to help, contact KS and ask them why they allow areal oon KS? Contact news sites and tell them about this. Because unless KS changes, then KS as a platform, as a means of trust will be no more.
Sure there been a few other bad apples, but this KS beats them all, and while yes there have been many KS games that haven't made it, but this isn't the point of this point, its while the KS is still in the funding stage, this is where KS needs to change, and right now, they are going to regret not stepping in if they don't do something soon, and meida sites start reporting the truth about this KS
here is the link, but please don't pledge or help fund this gamehttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577656602/areal/comments
another thing, they did an AMA fairly recently, and that was another train wreck, more copy and paste then real answers
well my faith in KS is no more, unless KS wakes up and does something about areal, I dont think Im going to support anymore games on that platform
while the game has been funded, the issue is, its been funded by WG themselves, this has been the case for a while now, but it is a straight up scam, by allowing this KS is going to burn, they need to sit up and realise that scams like these will be more and more frequent, if they dont change things. yes the project has been reported, but little in return from KS itself.