Perhaps the most disappointing Kickstarter failure ever is Blackmore. To me at least, which by extension should include everyone. It was a point and click adventure game set in a steampunk world, written by the guy who translated Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill 2, and starred David Hayter. That’s about all I need to know to instantly break out my wallet and that overused Futurama meme.

The problem was, however, that person behind it, Jeremy Blaustein, relied too much on his name, which isn’t a big enough name, and not having enough of the game to show. It was clear development had barely started when the project launched on Kickstarter, with nothing but two pieces of concept art and the character designs.

Two screenshots were added as a desperate attempt to save the campaign later, but they were crude to say the least.

People realized this too, and they weren’t willing to give Blaustein the relatively meager $200,000 he was asking for. It’s a shame, because not only did it spell the end of the Kickstarter campaign, it would appear the project is dead entirely.

But there’s more to this story than that, but you’ll have to watch our latest episode of Kicked! to hear it.

By the way, this is easily the best episode of Kicked/CAT we’ve done yet, and I’m not just saying that.

Josh Griffiths

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Josh Griffiths is a writer and amateur historian. He has a passion for 3D platformers, narrative-driven games, and books. Josh is also Cliqist’s video producer. He’s currently working on his first novel, and will be doing so on and off for the next decade.
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