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RanceJustice commented on 27 January 2019 at 12:13 am UTC

Do you think there would be merit in another option, especially one that encourages readers to voice their support of Linux? This could be useful if a game is "up in the air" or "leaning the wrong way" for one reason or another, yet hasn't finalized/launched.

For instance, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a particularly high profile title that just recently announced they were going back on their promise to support Mac and Linux. The list notes it as "Failed", but especially given the game is yet to release, there is considerable outcry for the decision etc... perhaps it would be helpful for all interested to express disappointment at this change and urge them to deliver as promised? Having an alternative label for titles that are in need of community help in this regard could be part of a "rallying cry" to help direct readers interested in doing so.

Perhaps the site could also have other features to support this sort of action such as a "sticky" / high visibility link to an article explaining the situation for a given game that needs community attention in some way, but perhaps other status labels in this Crowdfunding Tracker could be a good place to start?

Houtworm commented on 29 January 2019 at 12:07 pm UTC

How about Project CARS? We all know they failed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_CARS


edit: Without refund.

liamdawe commented on 29 January 2019 at 1:45 pm UTC

HoutwormHow about Project CARS? We all know they failed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_CARS


edit: Without refund.
I'm struggling to find actual details about how their campaign worked, got any good links?

RanceJusticeDo you think there would be merit in another option, especially one that encourages readers to voice their support of Linux? This could be useful if a game is "up in the air" or "leaning the wrong way" for one reason or another, yet hasn't finalized/launched.

For instance, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a particularly high profile title that just recently announced they were going back on their promise to support Mac and Linux. The list notes it as "Failed", but especially given the game is yet to release, there is considerable outcry for the decision etc... perhaps it would be helpful for all interested to express disappointment at this change and urge them to deliver as promised? Having an alternative label for titles that are in need of community help in this regard could be part of a "rallying cry" to help direct readers interested in doing so.

Perhaps the site could also have other features to support this sort of action such as a "sticky" / high visibility link to an article explaining the situation for a given game that needs community attention in some way, but perhaps other status labels in this Crowdfunding Tracker could be a good place to start?
I don't think that would really help anything, your example with Bloodstained especially as they quite clearly don't give a toss.

Ehvis commented on 29 January 2019 at 2:18 pm UTC

liamdawe
HoutwormHow about Project CARS? We all know they failed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_CARS


edit: Without refund.
I'm struggling to find actual details about how their campaign worked, got any good links?


The remnants of the crowd funding campaign are still online at http://www.wmdportal.com/, but the purchase option is gone of course. They may be something more in the web archive.

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