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Keiji Inafune Promises No Further Mighty No. 9 Delays, Talks Up a Sequel

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We’ve learned (via Gamespark) that Comcept boss Keiji Inafune is confident in Mighty No. 9 reaching its February 9th release date with no further delays.

Speaking at this year’s Unreal Fest 2015 Yokohama Event, Inafune said that Mighty No. 9 will definitely not be delayed again. He made a note in saying one of the reasons for the game’s delay(s) is the sheer number of platforms, as the game is releasing across practically every gaming platform available on the market.

Inafune went on to chat up the difficulties of designing the new IP, saying it’s essentially making the impossible possible, similar to Mega Man. He also said that Comcept isn’t able to say the game is a success yet, since it hasn’t been released.

When it comes to the game as a franchise, Inafune said that Mighty No. 9 will need to sell a lot of copies, and have lots of users playing it. A sequel is planned as well – should the game be successful. It’s worth mentioning that Mighty No. 9 is also getting a live-action movie, although a release window for it is TBA.

Mighty No. 9  will have a physical edition for Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4, with a digital release for PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PC, Linux and Mac.

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85 comments
  1. Muten
    Muten
    October 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    oy vey

  2. Overwhelmingryan
    Overwhelmingryan
    October 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    oh I don’t think they’ll have to worry about making that sequel

  3. Muscle Wizard
    Muscle Wizard
    October 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Inafune. Stop.

  4. alterku
    alterku
    October 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Ever the optimist.

  5. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    October 21, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Inafune, why don’t you just concentrate on the main game before all of this sequel, cartoon show, MM Legends successor shit? Or is Mighty No. 9 so shit to the point where Conman is just trying to jump ship ASAP?

  6. sanic
    sanic
    October 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Oh will the sequel be needing kickstarter money?

  7. Offendatron_5000
    Offendatron_5000
    October 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Yeah, and Kojima still works at Konami.

  8. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Inafune wants to turn MN9 into a big franchise so bad. What he’s yet to realize is that all this gun jumping is just shooting himself in the foot.

    Don’t talk about a damn sequel, talk about the game that IS NOT OUT YET.

  9. rBeowulf
    rBeowulf
    October 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    At this point he’s just embarrassing himself more and more.

  10. Azure
    Azure
    October 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    So like did no one learn anything from the ‘Evolve’ incident? Do not market wishes market the actual product!!!

  11. Reon
    Reon
    October 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    No one even wants the first game anymore.

  12. Reon
    Reon
    October 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    He’s talked of tv shows, toys, promotions, sequels, spinoffs.
    Shame he forgot the most important thing.
    Making sure the first game that starts the franchise is good.

  13. Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    October 21, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    HELLLLLLLLLLLLLL NO.

  14. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    October 21, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    He’s pretty much Japan’s answer to Tim Schafer at this point

  15. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    October 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    He just can’t help himself, can he?

  16. Ryan Barrett
    Ryan Barrett
    October 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Hahahah this entire comment section is basically “STFU INAFUNE.”

  17. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    October 21, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you Mr Con Man Inafunny for making the Blue Blunder real.

  18. Paige
    Paige
    October 21, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Still waiting for MN9 the Musical to be announced.

  19. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    October 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Since Nagato didn’t mention it I will in order to avoid anyone taking this seriously. This image is edited. Kamiya didn’t actually say that. He said he’s a business man, not a creator.

  20. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    October 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Don’t forget the live action film.

  21. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Dude, everyone who has ever had an interest in Megaman or Mighty No 9 knows that. It gets posted in every single thing that pops up about Inafune whether it’s text or jpg.

  22. Lex
    Lex
    October 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Until it’s actually out, I’d take anything Inafune says with a grain of salt. Broken promises seem to be his stock in trade these days.

  23. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    October 21, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Recommended dosage of salt to take with anything Inafundme says.

  24. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    October 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Uh huh.

  25. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    ….What?!

    First of all,the list of consoles the game will be on was clearly listed in the stretch goals. This was not some last minute planned thing and a budget was set to make this happen. How on earth can they mess this up so badly, especially after getting support from Deep SIlver? They had the excuse of “more content” as the delay to figure this out!

    And more importantly, when was this ever mentioned to backers? The kickstarter update simply stated it was an issue with the online features and nothing to do with the number of platforms they have to work with. Why give the BS answer to cover up the real issue here?

    I said it before MANY times now, but Comcept has a really big issue with communicating with backers and the public at large. Here’s just another fine example!

  26. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    October 21, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Yeah, no. Work on releasing this game first before talking up a sequel.

  27. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    October 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Talking about a sequel when your first game isn’t even finished. You’d think he’d know better after Red Ash.

  28. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    October 21, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    He’s just on a vacation, clearly.

  29. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 21, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I imagine he will Kickstarter a “no delay for MN9”, too.

  30. grgspunk
    grgspunk
    October 21, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    If these guys even considered releasing this on one or two platforms and incrementally releasing it on others over time, then maybe Inafune’s talks about a sequel may be more realistic.

    Seriously? Does he not realize that he’s losing potential customers from the pointless delays, repeated Kickstarter projects, the Dina controversy, the premature focus on non-gaming merchandise/media, the hidden deal between Comcept and FUZE over Red Ash?

  31. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    October 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    The best part about all this is the fact that the game isn’t out and jewnafune is talking about a sequel and turning this in to franchise using other people’s money. There’s no risks for him win or lose.

  32. makubexnas
    makubexnas
    October 21, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    mighty no.9 delay.

  33. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    October 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    This guy has no self awareness.

  34. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 21, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    The title of this article alone was comedy gold.
    Best reoccurring humor articles on the internet are Mighty No.9 reports.

  35. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    October 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    At first the name made me chuckle. The power name on the bag, however, is just great

  36. An Honest Opinion
    An Honest Opinion
    October 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Nothing but red flags during this whole fiasco, starting with that Dana chick who posed as a backer when she really had an in at the company and proceeded to fuck things up from within.

  37. Reon
    Reon
    October 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    CALLED IT OUT SINCE 2012 BASED KAMIYA

  38. Jon Snow
    Jon Snow
    October 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Directed by uwe boll

  39. Louis
    Louis
    October 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Mighty No. 9 the T-shirt! Mighty No. 9 the coloring book! Mighty No. 9 the lunchbox! Mighty No. 9 the breakfast cereal! Mighty No. 9 the flamethrower!

  40. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 21, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Nope. I honestly wish the best for him and his projects but can’t see this game releasing on February 9th. At least not all platforms anyway (I’ll cut them some slack if one region gets it at least).

    Good to see them planning a sequel. I know many of you think there is far too much Mighty but a sequel in development before the first game releases is about the most sensible thing I’ve heard.

    Unlike Red Ash, they would be able to reuse a lot of assets and feedback directly. Unlike the movie, English voices and so on it is a natural progression due to being a game and being funded (I hope but a KS after MN9 is out is okay) by actual sales.

  41. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    October 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Dude. That is exactly what he’s doing.

  42. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 21, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    This real? I know he said Business Man at least once and dismissed MN9 on Twitter too but I find it to be extreme to see even him dishing that Conman fire.

  43. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    October 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Dude, that’s… kind of what he was doing.

  44. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    October 21, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Two things:
    1. It says “one of” the reasons. One could also read it that getting online working on so many consoles is what the problem was.
    2. The original release date was based on the game as a PC game pre-Stretch goals. Add in the fact that they were able to get a publisher and include physical releases as well as the fact that the developer of most of the games decided to take on multiple big projects as well and that probably added some strain.

  45. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    October 21, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    There… really is no “talking up a sequel” here. The man made the comment, among other comments, that, should the game be a success and ONLY if the game should be a success, there would be a sequel.

    The thing is, if you subtract away all of these nonsensical controversies (literally almost all of which will be moot when the game comes out, as that would mean no money was “stolen” and no one was “conned”), that promise is huge.

    Capcom took their franchise and has promptly sat on it and done nothing but a lackluster collection of games for years, short of selling out the IP for easy nostalgia point.

    But here’s Inafune, saying if people like the game – IF they like it – he’ll give them more.

    I think people have completely misunderstood what he’s trying to do with this.

    He’s giving people content after Capcom stopped cold turkey.

    Why is it that it’s suddenly bad when people had been begging for it from Capcom for years?

    Also, about the movie: Guys, a ton of games have movies planned or in the making right now. Look it up. Until we see footage or cast lists or something concrete, there is seriously no cause for alarm.

    I know people will jump on me for this, I know, how dare I empathize with the “con man,” whatever, I’ve heard it all. It makes me sad to see things like this, but maybe someday we’ll be past it.

  46. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Ah, the MN9 Defender appears!

    1. Yes, I saw the “one of” but it doesn’t change the fact that the reason was NEVER communicated to backers. It still doesn’t explain why Comcept chose only to share about “online features” as the reason behind the delay, and then have Keiji share a completely different reason as the main issue.

    2. I’m sorry, but that’s a terrible excuse. Just like how they should’ve done their research on rewards costs before making Stretch Goal amounts to ensure they have enough to fulfill them (from the sounds of Nick, they didn’t), they should’ve considered the possibility of multiple platforms into account when they came up with the release date. Having to delay the game when they partnered with Deep Silver at least made sense and they properly communicated about the later release date.

  47. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Though true, thinking that they’ll even consider listening to fan/backer feedback is laughable and naive. Also I think you’ll have to consider why people don’t want a sequel is because they’re not impressed with the current game.

  48. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 21, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    “The thing is, if you subtract away all of these nonsensical
    controversies (literally almost all of which will be moot when the game
    comes out, as that would mean no money was “stolen” and no one was
    “conned”), that promise is huge.”

    Unless the game makes a huge improvement over….well, EVERYTHING, I hardly doubt it.

    Also I think most people aren’t upset of a “planned movie”, but that it’s live action of all things. At least that animated series geared towards children could at least have some entertainment value in there.

  49. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 22, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I’m sleepy… What examples do we know of them not taking on feedback which is them saying “No” instead of “Not listening”? I feel like I’m drawing an arbitrary line but it’ll give me a better impression of your queries.

    Fair enough, I’m not that impressed by the current game either but I am a lot more happy with this news than others.

    Plans to surpass all original announcement ideas >>> Sequel announced >>> Cameo/DLC in another game confirmed > Asking us to support them to fund DLC or voices > Live action movie announced = CG Children’s TV Show announced >>> Losing all of the polls I vote on > Another two crowdfunding campaigns for another game and anime.

  50. Tales of Gravy
    Tales of Gravy
    October 22, 2015 at 12:42 am

    It’s an edit. It originally said, that he’s no creator, he’s a businessman.

  51. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 22, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Gotcha. It did seem similar but I was too lazy to Google. Kamiya can be pretty harsh, but he rarely goes that far. Haha.

  52. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 22, 2015 at 1:25 am

    I’m sleepy as well….

    I’m sorry, are you actually implying that “Not listening” somehow doesn’t fall under the same category? In fact, I would at times think it would be worse to stay quiet than to reply with a “No”.

    In terms of examples:

    Dina
    And no, I don’t mean the “She’s a feminist, she’ll ruin the game” complaints or the nepotism accusations. Those were pretty foolish and unfortunately the main focus when her name comes up. The reality is that majority had vocally raised their concerns that she would not be fit as a Community Manager due to her inexperience and also after witnessing her bias moderating in the forums.

    Terrible forums interface
    The forums was (and still is) horribly designed and difficult to use. Loading times were oddly slow, the search function was a joke, and many simple functions you can find on any other forums were missing. Many complained (and rightfully so, they paid $5 for it) and they “promised” to make improvement and even told us they had people “working on it”. Turned out to be a lie and they had to rely on some volunteers to make what little changes they did to the place.

    Lack of polls and surveys
    Advertised as a project that got backers really involved with developing the game, there was a shockingly lack of poll and surveys for the game. And the polls that were sent out only amounted to “Give this character a name”, “What colour should he be?” or “What text should come up at the beginning of the stage?”. Little effort was put in to actually get us involved, many of us called them out on this, and nothing has happened.

    Lack of communication
    You can find plenty of examples of backers who are unable to get in contact with Comcept regarding various issues. I bet some are still waiting to get their password to get into the forums! And though I can’t 100% confirm this, but one backer revealed that after his
    enemy design idea was rejected (a reward for a $5000 backer) Comcept stopped replying to his emails.

    There are other things I could cover, like the unnecessary extra campaigns for voice acting and Ray DLC (both now covered by Deep Silver), not presenting a simple budget outline of the project when asked, or how most of the “feedback” did actually listened to mostly came from the forums, but like I said I’m tired as well. And besides, at this point it’s like I’m beating a REALLY dead horse.

  53. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 22, 2015 at 1:27 am

    At this point I’m actually amazed at his lack of self awareness. Deer Silver really needs to send a PR guy that just puts tape over Inafune’s mouth.

  54. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 22, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I actually agree that a hard no is better than ignorance but I was trying to make you narrow down your post for an easier read and to learn if there are specific cases of them being openly hostile.

    Fat chance right? Passive aggressive incompetency is the new norm.

    You put all of the concerns and the dead horse down pretty well for a sleepy guy. So it was actually a pleasant briefing, never heard about the refused character design or people that can’t access forums yet but I do know that fairly few polls happened. It feels like Megaman Legends 3 was a much bigger community thing despite how it ended. Capcom maybe deserve more credit.

  55. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 22, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Inafune still has a better reputation than Peter “PathologicalLiar” Molyneux I think. He has some room to fall.

  56. bdp
    bdp
    October 22, 2015 at 1:58 am

    He has a really bad habit of counting the chickens before they’ve hatched

  57. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 22, 2015 at 2:07 am

    I don’t know about that. Molyneux over promises, but as far as I know he wasn’t so shady. He didn’t abuse Kickstarter as much as Inafune. I suppose Inafune still has more fans, but that isn’t saying much. People have simply learned to not take anything Peter says seriously.

    I personally find Inafune more malicious and opportunistic, while Molyneux is pretentious and care free.

  58. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 22, 2015 at 2:08 am

    And crowdfunding a separate cow farm in the meanwhile.

  59. DrWawee
    DrWawee
    October 22, 2015 at 2:14 am

    and people still side with him. It’s obvious he was spending too much money at Capcom and that’s why so many projects were canceled.

  60. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 22, 2015 at 2:43 am

    >He’s giving people content after Capcom stopped cold turkey.

    At first I was angry at Capcom, but if this is how Inafundme manages money on his projects, I now believe not making MML3 was a wise choice. I mean, dude makes a KS that overshoots his target by a large amount, then makes a new crowdfunding for DLC, makes a new KS for another game while not even having finished the first game he crowdfunded TWICE and that he delayed (while misleading backers on it due to not disclosing they weren’t funding the main game, as well as hiding the partnership until right before the KS failed), makes yet another KS for an anime series…

    All of this was done without finishing a single thing. I don’t know how you can defend this guy.

  61. chizwoz
    chizwoz
    October 22, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Don’t waste your time thinking about kickstarter Inafune, I think we all know what’ll happen.

  62. chizwoz
    chizwoz
    October 22, 2015 at 3:53 am

    True. I’ll only get it if it reviews like a beast.

  63. chizwoz
    chizwoz
    October 22, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Is that real? I’m sure he said something a bit different.

  64. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 22, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Nah, calling him a “business man” instead of an “artist” was what it originally said, but this edit started to float around since Red Ash or so and seemed on point enough to post. Assumed everyone would be familiar enough with the original by now to recognize this being an edit though.

  65. Artivous Ira
    Artivous Ira
    October 22, 2015 at 9:06 am

    At this point I hope this happens just so the movie is bad. I seen teams of 2 or 3 people make better looking Hames then MN9. They could have at least put in decent lighting and had his mouth move when he talks. Lazy as hell.

  66. Artivous Ira
    Artivous Ira
    October 22, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Not as big a dick as Tim. But he us trying.

  67. Artivous Ira
    Artivous Ira
    October 22, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Mighty No. 9 collectible condoms for when he is screwing you raw dog.

  68. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Openly hostile?

    Well there was this one time a person was denied a refund, with a fax that shows Joe Minton labeling some backers as “misogynists”.

    There was another time Dina made up a special rule just for me in the forums just to shut me up.

    And who could forget the time where they had the nerve to not only ignore the countless emails, I sent to them to answer a few simple questions/issues, but also had a volunteer moderator of the forums replying back to me back and accusing me of “harassment” and stating my support and backing was “barely legitimate”.

    I dunno if any of that counts though.

  69. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

    It all counts to me actually. I don’t think that they should have been dismissing people as misogynists and if they actually felt they were, the least they could do would be attempting to refund those few people unless they fear that a thousand people or something would jump out while they don’t have the money on hand to refund them.

    Did Dina or the Mighty Moderators have a rules page which they were consistent with or at least added those new rules too?

    I’m another one of the backers, but I waited to the last second to back $5 for the forums, I didn’t actually use the most (I probably posted more around the Red Ash thing than all of the other days combined). I guess your experiences are a good sign I should stick to Capcom Unity or something.

    I moderate for Siliconera and know it is a totally different climate working with Disqus, I more or less feel like I need to leave the original post there and make things clear and that applies to other mods for the most part. Even though a few mods I talk to have a bit of a grudge against select users who cause trouble I’ll admit, they never openly talked about it with a user but instead collected warnings till someone crossed a line.

  70. Michael Krause
    Michael Krause
    October 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    IT AAAAALL RETUUUURNS TO NOOOTHING~

  71. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    It’s a race to the bottom. Whoever wins is still a loser.

  72. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Being denied a refund was bad enough, but to then have a fellow backer share with us a fax his bank got as with a list of reasons why they were was very disappointing. The “Dina Fiasco” was still fresh and online articles regarding it were easy to find, so using that to their advantage to tarnish the image of their own backers to keep funds is just insulting.

    There was eventually a “Forum Rules” topic posted in the forums and the new rules she implemented in my screenshot did eventually get posted in there. Were they consistent in following the rules listed there though? Absolutely not. A little backstory, we noticed numerous instances where posts were being deleted with some of them getting “warnings”. Some were taken down rightfully so, but then we would find even some harmless ones getting taken down. This led to some of us questioning why some posts in particular were being taken down, when there were far worse posts in the forums that were either clearly breaking the rules or close to it. This eventually got under Dina’s skin but instead of giving a proper explanation as a rational adult, we got that little outburst I shared here that essential amounted to “shut up”.

    As for the “far worse posts” I am referring to? Umm let’s see: racial slurs, insulting fellow users, flaming/trolling fellow users, link to illegal activity (emulator and roms), and a link to drawings of women with frontal nudity (Dina’s works). But of course all of those were ignored since these users were in good terms with Dina.

    I understand that moderating isn’t an easy job and it’s difficult to find a balance of being too lenient or strict. People also don’t realize that we have tried to help Dina out with criticism and suggestions (mostly constructive), only to have a group of mods who formed some kind of a clique that punished only those who were critical of them or of Comcept.

  73. Llama Adventure
    Llama Adventure
    October 22, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I’m seeing this franchise shit escalating and I’m just getting massive Cheetahmen vibes from the whole thing.

  74. Crizzyeyes
    Crizzyeyes
    October 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

    He needs to fail delivering 2 more games outright first

  75. Artivous Ira
    Artivous Ira
    October 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

    And pretend I’m not a real black man because I disagree with him. On stage. At an event. With a sock puppet on.

  76. King of Zeroes
    King of Zeroes
    October 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Holy fukken shit, Inafune.

    You are worse for your own game than Dina at this point. Dina pissed off all the fans and backers for your game. Everyone hated her, and everyone hated your response to her.

    But they still had hope for the game. Hope for the game is why so many of them stuck around. Why they’re still sticking around. You are crushing that hope.

    People can see what you’re doing. The Red Ash Kickstarter pushed out before the first game went live and people saw how weak it was. That was an attempt to sucker people into funding a second project before they realized the first was a sham.

    This is the very definition of putting the cart before the horse.

    FINISH YOUR GAME FIRST. If it is SUCCESSFUL, you can continue on with it and make sequels and toys and fucking lunchboxes. You do not decide what is going to be popular before you’ve moved even a single unit.

  77. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I don’t know… A developer who overpromises that often must have something of a worse reputation than Inafune (at least against his MN9 and RA record – I know his Capcom record adds up too).

    Molyneux actually underdelivered so often it went from outrageous (see how Jim Sterling tears apart Randy Pitchford) or cut (see how Jim Sterling noted that Peter’s claims seemed inoffensive). Molyneux has one funded project on KS which already went to hell as well.

    As much as we have been laughing at Comcept for a while, the game could still be passable or good even if it doesn’t look nearly as good as the concept art nor have certain mechanics promised and went through a lot of trouble.

  78. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Given that there were only 100 or so (out of nearly 70K as they note) which were unhappy enough to pursue a refund outright, it would have been nice if they negotiated it with them rather than throwing a label.

    Telling curious posters to shut up rather than taking a break to make a proper response or making an apology… Sounds like the Dina I missed out on. Making an exception for friends on forums even if they are using artwork with nudity is another level though I’d need to see that to believe it. Odds are that it isn’t up now that she left right?

    Definitely, it isn’t easy but from what you are saying she had even more control over the forums than I initially thought. Shame that she was the lead, since I bet at least one member of that clique of mods would have managed things properly.

  79. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    October 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I’ve heard many people saying that they will or have tried to get a refund through Comcept and/or a chargeback through the varying results, so really hard to actually know what happened. To be quite honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if less than 100 people actually bothered to go through with even asking for a refund. But yeah even if that fax labeling backers wasn’t discovered, I’m also not sure why they went with outright denying refunds and settle with the potential backlash from it.

    Dina and Comcept as a whole preferred to stay silent on many issues right from the get go. Even seeing recent incidents (the delay of the game and the demo) and how slow they were to act on those issues just shows how incapable they are to stay on top of things regarding communication. However there was a response post in the forums regarding appointing Dina as the Community Manager (unfortunately I can’t for the life of me remember the details), but that probably only happened because the backlash was so huge that most of the gaming media took notice of it.

    As for the artwork posting issue, I unfortunately don’t know the full details. I was hoping to share a video by the backer who was actually directly involved and banned from the forums (though I think only temporarily) but it appears the video has been taken down. From what I gathered, there was a debate of what was suitable in terms of posting images on the forums as someone discovered the link found in Dina’s profile. Though not posted directly in the forums, the link did lead to her site with images of female frontal nudity. To make a further point, someone else posted a picture of Call in a suggestive position but with nothing showing at all and asked why that wasn’t ok. It got a little heated, with even some people throwing flames and insults around, and things got messy when posts were taken down and warnings were given out. And surprise surprise, most of the moderating was focused on one side, which was for those “against Dina”. They even had the nerve to allow Dina to keep the link up because it was “art”, and that children might be using the forums so that’s why the suggestive material was taken down. Fortunately people pointed out how ridiculous that was (art can still be offensive, don’t think children actually can be on the forums), and the link was eventually taken down.

    It’s been brought up that even though Dina was the public figure of looking after the forums, there were apparently also other staff members “looking after the forums”. No idea what that means or how involved they were, but they definitely didn’t make themselves known to the public if any of it is true. And to imagine that they were involved but still allowed to let the forums get so messy makes the whole experience even more sad.

  80. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 24, 2015 at 5:49 am

    I simply don’t view Molyneux as malicious, but rather as a buffoon. His ambition is making him talk out of his ass. I don’t think anyone takes him seriously.

    You may be right though. Molyneux is more famous and has a reputation of not delivering on his promises. Inafune’s downward spiral only began in the last couple of years.

    I don’t think people’s distaste for Inafune is due to the quality of his games (similar to how Molyneux’ games aren’t bad per se), but rather his business practices.

    As a side note I don’t watch Jim Sterling. He is not a consumer advocate in my eyes. He openly supports the feminist mob and the likes of Sarkeesian. I also find him to be an annoying arrogant douche.

  81. InkBrush
    InkBrush
    October 31, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Can I PLEASE have the source of this pic? lol