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11 months 2 weeks ago - 11 months 2 weeks ago #44178 by Kazara
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Hello Hero's Song Players,

It's with a heavy heart that I have to report that Pixelmage Games is going to be shutting down and we have ceased development on Hero's Song. For the last year, our team has worked tirelessly to make the game we've dreamed about making, and with your support, and the support of our investors, we were able to get the game into Early Access. Unfortunately sales fell short of what we needed to continue development. We knew going in that most startups don't make it, and as an indie game studio we hoped we would be the exception to that rule, but as it turned out we weren't.

We sincerely value our customers. You’re our most important focus and have been from day one. We’re going to offer 100% refunds to all of the people who bought Hero’s Song.

For our Indiegogo customers, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and information about which one of the packages you bought so we can make sure you get your money back. Our team will respond to confirm we received your email and we'll make sure you get your refund quickly.

For players that purchased via Steam you will be able to claim your refund through the normal Steam refund process. Go to help.steampowered.com and you can get your refund right away.

Thank you for all the support you showed us. We're sorry things worked out the way they did, but we feel strongly that we gave it our all and we're proud of how far we came with the game. The fact that we weren't able to finish the game is painful, but the journey of making Hero's Song has been a great experience for us and we’re just sorry we couldn’t take it all the way.

Thank You,

The Hero's Song team

Hero's Song is dead-in-the-egg and is now another corpse in MMOrGue. Is anyone here surprised at this announcement???? As far as I'm concerned, it was expected. The presence of Smedley's name is toxic to any serious game development.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #44179 by Temploiter
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I don't think Smedley is capable of creating a good game, or running a game company. So, this is the market at work. I also think he has a too high regard of party-centric level-based theme-park games due to nostalgia over EQ's glory days. But, he doesn't understand that was at a time when there were few and paltry online gaming choices, and I don't think he understands that a COMMUNITY makes the game. Even it if it was a buggy pile of shit, a great community can make a game great. Developers and Publishers need to focus on community-building and a community-friendly game to make it succeed long-term.

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