Last night I posted this message on the Indiegogo page (after having to donate to be able to post):
Luke Wren here.
I’ve just donated a dollar to this campaign to say that I absolutely do want it to go down. I never even asked or intended for it to go up.
Thanks for the overwhelming support, but this isn’t the sort of support I want.
No going back on that.
Some things to note however:
- Indiegogo keeps a cut of “failed” projects (I believe 9%?)
- Pac0master has already paid the Steam Greenlight fee
- He’s also paid me and an artist for work already completed
Simply put, he’s not in a position to refund everyone’s money completely. (And, as noted in the comments, IGG does not have a “mass refund” feature.)
While I can’t claim to be responsible for any of the choices he made that lead to the current events, I can’t help but feel bad for the guy - he’s in a sticky situation. You may also have noticed he struggles with communication, which doesn’t ease things. Hopefully I can clear it up a bit for him.
If you’ve contacted pac0master to have your money refunded, he will (should) honour the request - but be aware that he can’t refund everyone the full amount.
If I can ease things at all, I’m happy to give the final product for free to all backers, refund or not. (Yes all 496 of you.) My little thanks for the incredible support, whether I asked for it or not.
I hope we can get this sorted out soon, and I can get back to actually programming. (Once exams are out of the way - I am a student.)
Thanks for the patience,