Over three years ago, Playdek started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a tactical RPG with a special design created by the popular game developer Yasumi Matsuno. After managing to raise $660,000, the dev made an unexpected announcement. The company decided to give up on the game and sell it to Little Orbit.
Unsung Story had a great start on Kickstarter
The game Playdek promised to deliver was called Unsung Story: Tales of the Guardians. On Kickstarter, it set off with a target of $660,000, which it actually managed to raise. However, the project still didn’t work out so well, and the developer had some issues with finishing it.
They set an initial release date for 2015, which has been missed. In the end, Playdek blamed some lack of resources and announced they would put the project on hold until an unspecified date. Since then, they offered no other news until now.
Little Orbit took over the project
The Kickstarter page of the project received an update from Little Orbit, mentioning they are now in charge of the game development. This is a new beginning, so the new developer plans a fresh start for Unsung Story. They have also reviewed all the comments the project had received, and analyzed all the materials already available.
In the end, they came to a conclusion regarding how the game development should be done. Backers want a focus on the original single player game which inspired this project, and are big fans of the design presented during the campaign, namely the one created by Matsuno.
What Little Orbit have to do now is deal with the years of work done by Playdek, and bring the project into a final form. Regarding Matsuno, we cannot tell if the company will continue collaborating with him. If they want to satisfy the fans and backers, it would be advisable for them to do so.
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