I am a lover of good adventure games, so when I see one on Kickstarter I have to check it out. Three years and change ago, I happened upon an interesting game called The Ballads of Reemus 2. This was a sequel to a game series that I loved playing on Kongregate, so I had to back it. Unfortunately, I almost forgot about it until an update hit after a period of silence.

Here’s the thing. I hate having long periods of silence between Kickstarter updates. It makes me feel like the developer has abandoned the project. Thankfully, this isn’t quite the case with Zeebarf and The Ballads of Reemus 2. The update goes into detail Jay’s journey from Flash animator to game developer. The real meat has to lie with the reasons behind the delays, though. I am usually fine with a delayed release, but it would have been nice to have been told this information less than a year between notifications.

The story is a long one, so be sure to go through the full update. In short, the combination of a day job with unstable hours and family life took its toll on Jay Ziebarth. As time went on, The Ballads of Reemus 2 took a backseat to life. However, a silver lining grew in the form of a partnership and reinvigoration though a mobile version of his first game The Visitor. The problem here is that the partnership has a sequel to said game coming out before the one we all backed. However, Jay is determined to keep good on his promises and it’ll be next on the list.

I’ve enjoyed Zeebarf’s games in the past, and I know he’ll do good on his promise. I do wish almost a year didn’t go by before releasing this information. Still, I have high hopes to seeing The Ballads of Reemus 2, and The Visitor sequel. I’ll just have to wait for both to come out.

About the Author

Serena Nelson

Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.

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