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Areal Kickstarter Suspended

The Areal Kickstarter page now shows that funding is suspended for Areal, West Games' proposed first-person shooter that has attracted intense controversy since its announcement. There is no explanation of why, but questions about their late funding surge have recently come up to accompany the accusations of exaggerated promises and overstated claims of the game's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. pedigree that have dogged this project since it debuted.

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39. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 23, 2014, 09:12 Darks
 
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 22:00:
Yet more lies...

Our Kickstarter was suspended without any warning. As per Kickstarter's policy, we cannot contact them to find out why.

Gee, I don't know, I think it was because you're cheating motherfuckers...

LOL!! You said nin. May these guys all burn in eternal fire.

So glad KS pulled the plug on these assholes.

 
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38. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 23, 2014, 08:47 nin
 
Rhialto wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 08:25:
Problem is that with PayPal, they REALLY collect money as we discuss NOW. People won't be able to have their money back.

While as a KS campaign, money was virtual until the last day and it got cancelled so nobody lost a dime.

Hopefully that will only be a small subset of folks, or those who didn't research it. When a project is on KS there's at least a small confidence of the project being legit (accurate or not).

But some random site on the internet? Good luck...I guess we could grab the pitchforks and head to PayPal, but they're notorious for being difficult to get ahold of (support wise) and I kind of feel like my work is done. We showed they were a scam and we stopped their kickstarter funding. To chase them over the internet at various sites to stop their funding seems futile.


 
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37. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 23, 2014, 08:25 Rhialto
 
Problem is that with PayPal, they REALLY collect money as we discuss NOW. People won't be able to have their money back.

While as a KS campaign, money was virtual until the last day and it got cancelled so nobody lost a dime.
 
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36. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 23, 2014, 07:37 nin
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 02:18:
now they are accepting Paypal payments?

At least they're not using KS anymore, which will hurt their visibility considerably. At this point I would hope they just fade away into obscurity.

 
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35. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 23, 2014, 02:18 Fantaz
 
now they are accepting Paypal payments?  
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34. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 23:09 Cutter
 
I wonder if Unity finally found out these guys were stealing from them and put a stop to it.
 
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33. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 22:00 nin
 

Yet more lies...

Our Kickstarter was suspended without any warning. As per Kickstarter's policy, we cannot contact them to find out why.

Gee, I don't know, I think it was because you're cheating motherfuckers...

 
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32. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 21:49 Rhialto
 
This is a good news... sorta, well you get it.

BTW, I thought their twitter account was https://twitter.com/WG_tweet?

There you go, I knew I was right: https://twitter.com/ArealWestGames/status/481198526761029632

But why? If they cheat on twitter, they must be cheating somewhere else...
 
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31. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 19:17 MajorD
 

NegaDeath wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 17:54:
The only thing that would make this caper perfect is for them to post that they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.

Good thing that Mystery Machine was on the scene.
 
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30. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 18:53 Julio
 
Creston wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 15:54:
Of course, Putin won't be happy.

Could be the kickoff to World War 3, Putin might try to invade the US to get his way on this. If it worked once...
 
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29. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 18:47 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 17:15:
We'll have a statement ready soon on FB explaining what's going on. We cannot post direct updates on Kickstarter or notify backers directly.

Awwwwwww, did someone get locked out??????


Can't wait to see what they post on Facebook:

"Competing developers Vostok Games employees using hundreds of sockpuppet accounts in Kickstarter have falsly reported us as being fraudulent. They also spammed our Kickstarter comment section and blamed us for it."

Or something along those lines.
 
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28. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 18:23 SimplyMonk
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 17:02:
I expect this to show up on Indiegogo next, so that they'll be able to keep any people they dupe.

Indiegogo is for chumps. DogeStarter is where the money is at.
 
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27. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 17:54 NegaDeath
 
The only thing that would make this caper perfect is for them to post that they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids.  
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26. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 17:15 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 17:00:
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 16:35:
https://twitter.com/ArealWestGames/status/491658620678197248


That page doesn't exist. Was that the point?

Interesting! It said "Kickstarter shut us down, and we don't know why".

https://twitter.com/ArealWestGames/

We'll have a statement ready soon on FB explaining what's going on. We cannot post direct updates on Kickstarter or notify backers directly.


Awwwwwww, did someone get locked out??????


 
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25. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 17:07 MajorD
 
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 16:35:
https://twitter.com/ArealWestGames/status/491658620678197248


Man, these ass clowns just don't know when to shut-up or quit!!!

 
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24. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 17:02 jdreyer
 
I expect this to show up on Indiegogo next, so that they'll be able to keep any people they dupe.  
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23. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 17:00 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 16:35:
https://twitter.com/ArealWestGames/status/491658620678197248


That page doesn't exist. Was that the point?
 
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22. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 16:58 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 15:05:
I don't know why people throw money after these penny-ante games for which the "developers" claim they can produce for a mere $50k. (Figured out on the back of a napkin at lunch no doubt.) I'd very skeptical of anyone claiming they can do a game for $50G--the people who think these things up believe that asking for a low amount is better sucker bait as more people will be willing to give smaller amounts, etc. Offers to make complex games on next to nothing like this should be viewed with FUD, in my opinion.

I don't think that very many did. It seems like they put up most of the money themselves in order to fleece a the few optimistic people that really, really want another STALKER. Also, yeah, to do justice to something like this you need $5M not 50K.
 
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20. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 15:54 Creston
 
I'm glad they suspended this scam bullshit.

Of course, Putin won't be happy.
 
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