hottinroof1Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore a Fedora, the upcoming crime-solving block-fest has been struck with a tragedy and while it’s not a tragedy that will lead to a huge delay or a cancellation, it’s one that has given the game a new purpose. Megan Fox (the developer, not the tan reason Transformers is a big deal again) has recently had a death in the family. About two weeks ago, Fox’s mother passed away. The developer not only lost her mother, but her writing consultant, and in honor of the contributions made by Fox’s mother, both to development and the life of her daughter, Hot Tin Roof will be dedicated to her and credited as one of the game’s editors under her writing pseudonym, PJ Swanwick.

The effect that this will have on development is yet to be seen. Clearly, it’ll set things back a little bit because people need time off to grieve, but now that the developer is back to working on the project – now driven by a quest to forever memorialize her mother – things could go either way. Fox plans on dealing with the grief by working on the game as a distraction, so depending on how well that works, the game may arrive even sooner than expected.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to Fox in sympathy of her loss. Hot Tin Roof looks absolutely awesome, but since it’s already been funded, it’s a little too late to donate money. You can, however, share the Kickstarter with your friends, and while you’re at it, follow Megan’s request and think about donating some money to the National MS Society.


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Nathaniel Liles
Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at
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