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Well I didn't see this coming at all, I got told in our IRC moments ago that In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor has been cancelled and refunds are being offered.

The developer wrote up a lengthy post about it all here. Essentially, it sold really badly:
QuoteIn A Nutshell, What's Up?

I'm going to give all the customers of In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor a full refund and let them keep the game, then take the game off sale. The game is selling extremely poorly, even below what happened with Starward Rogue.


They go into deeper explanations, but that's likely the biggest reason. I don't blame them, but I think they made a number of mistakes with the game.

The first and biggest mistake was releasing the game with no real challenge to it. The whole infinite health being the only game-mode made it incredibly boring, with zero excitement for me.

It was still released too early, even with the multiple delays. The whole game was just announced far too early which is always a big mistake when you have so little to show off.

I wasn't exactly nice about the game, but that's not what reviewing games is about. I'm not here to be the nice guy, I'm here to give my honest opinion on things.

The fact that the developer is so open about it and offering refunds makes me continue to respect Arcen Games.

They are going to work on a proper sequel to AI War and look to Kickstarter for it in future.
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Linas 29 August 2016 at 9:28 pm UTC
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Their logic strikes me as a bit weird. It was published just like a week ago, and it is not even a finished game. Honestly, how well can you expect it to sell?
valgusk 29 August 2016 at 9:32 pm UTC
Oh damn, I am so sad actually. Was going to pay full price when it would come out of early access
Ehvis 29 August 2016 at 9:50 pm UTC
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What is most surprising is that it actually gets pretty decent reviews on Steam. From what I saw on the stream, it really had no redeeming value.
wolfyrion 29 August 2016 at 10:07 pm UTC
he replied to my post and developer said that the game is going free for all

http://steamcommunity.com/app/471770/discussions/0/359547436758478783/


Last edited by wolfyrion at 29 August 2016 at 10:08 pm UTC
GustyGhost 30 August 2016 at 7:57 pm UTC
If he feels this way about the project then the game should be left up for users to play for free. It's better to have anyone play your game, paid or free, than not at all, right?

EDIT: They did just that


Last edited by GustyGhost at 31 August 2016 at 5:08 am UTC
Mountain Man 31 August 2016 at 11:18 am UTC
When will developers learn you can't fund a game based on early access sales?
Ehvis 31 August 2016 at 12:18 pm UTC
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Also humour is fine. But you're not going to survive the game concept itself being the joke.
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