Updates for the SNES-era RPG Dormant Sky have been few and far between – it’s been ten months since the last one. So while it was good to see developer EdgeEntertainment checking in with backers, the bad news is that like with all the previous updates there is virtually no sign of progress.
So what news is actually presented in the latest update? Well there is a new logo, some more artwork showing inconsequential changes to character design, one new music track and a written description of the redesigned battle system. It’s all incredibly vague and considering it’s two and a half years since Dormant Sky’s Kickstarter campaign was funded the lack of progress is completely unacceptable.
Dormant Sky was originally due to be released in December 2013 and there’s still no gameplay footage, just some character artwork and concept screens. There doesn’t even seem to be any firm details about the plot or characters, which is baffling considering the Kickstarter page highlights the story as a key feature.
It may have a small budget with only $5,583 pledged through Kickstarter but that’s no excuse as the developer seems to be using RPG Maker which only costs between $20 – $80. It’s actually quite laughable that each infrequent update ends with a request for backers to donate additional funds through PayPal, especially considering the latest update hints that EdgeEntertainment may already be gearing up for a new project.
“We are still accepting donations up until our next campaign.”
Several backers are still optimistically leaving comments on the Kickstarter page. Surprisingly the developer is still responding, although only to string backers along with regular promises of imminent big announcements that never happen. My advice to backers would to give up and move on now, even if Dormant Sky ever did released there’s nothing here to suggest it would be worth waiting for.