Hero's Song Articles
John Smedley has sent out another note to backers of Hero's Song with some details about when refunds for the now-cancelled game will begin and to once again thank the crowdfunding community for its support. Of particular note is his assertion that, while some backers want the company to keep the money for their hard work, it sets a good example of how crowdfunding should work for Pixelmage to return all money with the same good faith that backers demonstrated in the first place.
Pixelmage Games, home of John Smedley, has announced that its flagship title, Hero's Song, has been canceled. Hero's Song has been cancelled due to the inability to raise sufficient funds to continue development. All backers and pre-purchasers on IndieGoGo and Steam will receive a 100% refund.
John Smedley has posted a short update on the progress of Hero's Song. The gist of the note is that being a start up means having to continually be on the lookout for funding sources and that that has been eating up much of the team's time over the last several weeks since the most recent round of alpha testing ended.
Pixelmage Games has announced that the Steam Early Access program for Hero's Song has kicked off as of today. Interested players can get hold of a copy of Hero's Song for $19.99 and be guaranteed entry into Early Access.
Hero's Song backers are getting a special Halloween treat with the announcement that the game's Alpha 3 will be launching that day. The announcement was made via the Hero's Song Twitter.
John Smedley has sent out the latest backer update for Hero's Song where he lets the community know that Alpha 3 is just around the corner at the end of this month. During Alpha 3, players will be able to try out fifteen of the game's twenty-one classes, though in a very rough state with undoubtedly lots of balance issues that will be resolved later. In addition, multiplayer will be available, basic dungeons, lots of monsters, underworld, loot, points of interest, better AI and more.
John Smedley has posted a brief note on the Hero's Song Indiegogo's page to let backers know that over $94k was raised and, while short of the $200k campaign goal, development will continue and alpha 3 will be coming up in October.