Warning: Kickstarter Rant
So I pledged, uh let's just say way too much and leave it at that (shut up), for Churbles (basically a cutesy 3D hamster RPG) back in November 2013. The full game was supposed to be finished by December 2014. Somewhere along the way they decided it was taking so long they'd divide it up into chapters because Telltale is doing it so why can't they? This wasn't stated on their Kickstarter. I grumbled. They didn't care. Whatevs.
Updates seem to consist of 'Hey look at this render we made of character/outfit X!'. Not seeing a whole lot of game play. So now we're 3 months past when the full game was supposed to be released and they haven't even given a playable alpha of the first chapter to the higher tier backers, of which I was one (again, shut up). They're telling us it's still in alpha state and apparently not even put together enough that they have something to present to anyone outside of their team.
But somehow they think they'll get their shit together by Summer when they are going to conventions, totally to present their game I'm sure and totally not because they're anime and game nerds that just want to go to conventions anyway, that they will have a beta or beyond to present at said conventions that they are totally going to for business and not pleasure purposes.
Anyway, this is the update they just sent:
TL;DR: Uh making games is hard and stuff. Who Knew? Go play something else and forget about us for a while. It'll be done soon. Uh, like summer. I think. Anyway there's lots of other great games out there! Here's a deviantart picture. KTHXBAI