"Beamer"Aug 19, 2010, 09:03
Fraud, or something to that effect. Some sort of con-op most definitely. It`s all too slick and fast...so what, you work on a game for few years and then it all folds in weeks? Mother&^#$*^s..
You guys act like this is uncommon in any industry
No, its not uncommon, in fact its too common these days. Alas, this is a website dedicated to videogames, and we`re discussing single case here, no? Do I have to provide extensive footnotes to every and each post?
RTW works on a product for a few years. They work until they run out of money. They're forced to release it arguably too soon because they've run out of money. They're forced to fold when it isn't an immediate hit
They literally bet the farm on this game. It did not pay off. They have no cash to continue.
It is one of the scenarios that might have or might not`ve happened. I don`t know. You speak as you know, but you don`t either.
Not sure ow this is either surprising or seen as a "con-op." Where do you think the money went, then? Do you think that David Jones pocketed a few million when no one was looking?
If you don`t find the whole thing of devs with cv`s that go back to 8-bit era (i.e. rather experienced in this biz) suddenly deciding to start betting farms surprising, than perhaps you`re far more jaded than I. Which I doubt. Again, maybe they were that stupid.
As for D. Jones, RTFPost:
he deserved to land some cool, safe project, like Spector at Disney
Not exactly charge of theft, eh?
Or do you think every huge business gamble that doesn't pay off is "a con job?"
Not every, but some percentage obviously is. You don`t? And lived under that rock last few years? Well, I wish I could live in such a carefree (fantasy) world. But then, I`m one of the "dolts" (as you chided in some other thread) who does think bailout money is free (in a way of course).
to explain exactly what crime took place and who profited from it
Could we skip these Ace Attorney theatrics? Mine was a speculation on a internet forum, not a documented charge for a court of law.
I do not know what went on, it`s equally possible it was a case of dev naivety or that some people did profit from it (in ways more sophisticated than some money transfers). My original post might not reflect that, for the reasons already stated before: this was one of my (not many) pet projects I followed from day one and I`ve seen some red upon learning its fate.