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Ski Pirates (Formerly Epic Ski Trip) by Rocket Jump

09-29-2015, 02:07 PM
#61
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 1,397
Wow this was the only game I've been waiting on now and u had a totally unique game that has never been done before and breaking down doors with the gameplay. I'm sure u could get funded easily by a huge game company if they seen what u have here
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Originally Posted by Antony Blackett View Post
Hi all,

I'm sorry to have to say this but we have some bad news for Ski Pirates:

We have cancelled development.

I'm sorry to all of you that were looking forward to playing it. Please know that we have not made this decision lightly. We have put a lot of time and effort into Ski Pirates but sadly it just wasn't coming together as we had hoped it would.

Thank you all for your interest in us and Ski Pirates. We appreciate it. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy another game we bring to you in the future.

Cheers,
Antony,
Rocket Jump.
09-30-2015, 04:39 PM
#62
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 588
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antony Blackett View Post
Hi all,

I'm sorry to have to say this but we have some bad news for Ski Pirates:

We have cancelled development.

I'm sorry to all of you that were looking forward to playing it. Please know that we have not made this decision lightly. We have put a lot of time and effort into Ski Pirates but sadly it just wasn't coming together as we had hoped it would.

Thank you all for your interest in us and Ski Pirates. We appreciate it. Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy another game we bring to you in the future.

Cheers,
Antony,
Rocket Jump.
Nooo

Isn't it an option to look for a known developer who can help with funding and coding?

09-30-2015, 09:45 PM
#63
This is my first encounter with this thread, it's unfortunate to read that this game has been scrapped. Just watching that video made me think to mysel...finally someone's making a game like this. So disappointed:
09-30-2015, 10:51 PM
#64
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 115
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Originally Posted by fabianb View Post
Nooo

Isn't it an option to look for a known developer who can help with funding and coding?
We haven't cancelled it due to lack of funds of technical capability. It's to do with the game design, what we wanted it to be at the start of the project and where it was heading/what it needed to be to be successful. Those two things were at odds with each other and after almost a year of trying to reconcile them we still haven't managed to. Basically I lost belief that we would be able to find that balance in a reasonable timeframe and the project was at risk of ballooning further, to a point where we would not be able to survive if it failed. And I don't just mean monetarily but emotionally as well. That is simply not a position I was willing to get into.

Failed projects can take a massive toll on your motivation in this industry and our decision here was to minimise that motivational damage so that we can continue to bring you games in the future.

Thanks for your understanding,
Antony,
Rocket Jump.

Developer at Rocket Jump: Developer of Major Mayhem and Mini Golf MatchUp.
10-03-2015, 08:28 PM
#65
I was really looking foward to this game
10-05-2015, 09:04 AM
#66
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Originally Posted by rich_952000 View Post
This is my first encounter with this thread, it's unfortunate to read that this game has been scrapped. Just watching that video made me think to mysel...finally someone's making a game like this. So disappointed:
I felt the same too bad, that was looking like really fun game to play
10-05-2015, 08:47 PM
#67
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,385
Well, that is a bummer on all fronts. I know how hard it can be to pull the plug on something you've put a lot into, but I also know that can be a very liberating and positive choice. I hope that whatever you learned from this development cycle only fuels, inspires, and accelerates your next one!

GC: Jerutix -- Love and Peace to all!