Red Ash Kickstarter Falls Short By $US280,000

Red Ash Kickstarter Falls Short By $US280,000

Thirty days after launching, one of the sloppiest professional campaigns in Kickstarter history has come to an end at $US519,999, well short of its $US800,000 goal.

Red Ash, which was pitched by former Capcom producer Keiji Inafune and his company Comcept as a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends, seemed destined to fail from the start thanks to poor organisation and communication. Various stumbles along the way — like the announcement of a stretch goal for a port to a mystery console — turned a number of potential backers off and even convinced some fans to cancel their pledges.

The Red Ash team says the game will happen regardless, thanks to a deal Comcept struck with a Chinese gaming company called Fuze. Presumably we’ll hear more about their plans in the future, although Fuze’s website — which is full of stolen art and digs at other gaming publishers — isn’t very inspiring.

Meanwhile, the companion anime Kickstarter has succeeded, earning $US162,882 for Comcept. And rumours suggest that Comcept’s last Kickstarter game, Mighty No. 9, has been delayed to 2016. Fun times.

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