There’s a saying. You can’t keep a good man down. Or something to that effect. And in the case of the horror-themed adventure game Song of Horror this is most certainly true. After two failed Kickstarter attempts Protocol Games has managed to secure outside funding in the form of friends and family as well as a named publisher. In the latest update backers have been treated to the news that Badland Indie has offered to help fund continued production on the game.
While it’s rare to see a game still picked up by an outside source after a failed run at crowdfunding it has happened before. None come to mind right at this moment but I know it’s been done before. It’s even rarer to see one picked up after multiple failed attempts. And, honestly, I’m excited for this news. While certain minor aspects of the Song of Horror demo didn’t sit well with me overall I loved the experience during my short playthrough. You can read my thoughts on it here.
Anyway, aside from the terrific news that we’ll still be able to scare ourselves silly in the depressingly dark and spooky mansion we also have a very tentative release schedule planned for Song of Horror. According to the update they plan on going live with the finished game during the Summer of 2017. Which is a bit over a year away. While it sucks to hear that it’s going to be some time before I can get my hands on it at least I know it’s still being worked on and will be finished. Which is more than I can say about most failed campaigns.