Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Modular Underground Project... Canceled!
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The reasons for some projects not quite working out can be numerous but credit has to be given to those who toss in the towel when required.
A few days ago, I wrote about 3D Dungeon Terrain and talked about what was an ongoing project at the time called the 'Modular Underground Project'. You can find that article HERE. Honesty, I was really excited to see what was to come out of this project had it funded. Unfortunately, after a nice and successful launch, funding completely stalled. There were a few reasons for this and once of them is simply the fact that, for this kind of product for a niche hobby, it has some pretty stiff competition. Many fans of other products were taking notice but not seeing exactly what they were hoping for. In short, the project as outlined, wasn't perfect. Some of the features mentioned, and even shown, weren't available yet but they would have been in some undisclosed stretch goals.
Stuff like that is what keeps people from immediately pledging and they end up waiting and watching.
Add to that, a mammoth Kickstarter just launched today with a rather shortened window as to how long it was running. Reaper's newest Bones Kickstarter was only 18 days and would have ended a mere 5 days after this one. There were more than a few backers that were also looking to back the new Bones and many can only spend so much in a short time. Let's just say that the timing didn't help.
The plug was pulled yesterday but that doesn't mean it's gone for good. The creators of the project are now looking through things, re-reading backer comments, and that sort of thing as many hope that there will be a re-launch of this project in the near future.
Who knows, with just a couple of minor tweaks, a revised attempt at this project could become a run away success.