$114,000 Kickstarter Project The Stomping Land Goes Dark
Ashley Allen / 5 years ago
After raising $114,000 on Kickstarter, dinosaur survival game The Stomping Land is in a worrying state after its lead artist left the project to take another job and its lead developer, Alex Fundora, is no longer responding to e-mails from the games backers.
The Stomping Land far surpassed its $20,000 Kickstarter goal, thanks to 44 backers committing $114,000 to the game, back in June 2013. The first build was published on Steam Early Access a year later, with Fundora assuring backers that “even though the game is available, development is still in full force.”
That was the final update on the Kickstarter page, dated 30th May, 2014. Since then, the lead artist on the game, Vlad Konstantino, has walked, saying last month that “More than a month has passed since the day when I received the last reply from [Fundora],” and that Fundora “owes me the money for the latest model, he’s put me in a very difficult situation because now I will have to pay our texture artist for his work from my own pocket.” Konstantino has since left the project entirely and taken another job.
Kickstarter has been informed of the issue, but it is not clear what action, if any, the crowdfunding site will take.