As for another twist in The Stomping Land saga, the game is no longer available for purchase on the Steam store. Just to be clear, the game page still exists, only you can’t purchase the game anymore. The dissappearance of the purchase function doesn’t bode well for the people who helped by funding the Kickstarter project. Depending on your perspective however, it could be good news, or bad news.
The good news is that in theory, the game being pulled from the store could be because a while back the developers have announced that they will be switching engines, and this is a way of preventing more games being sold with the older engine. They have planned to upgrade the engine from the Unreal engine 3 to the Unreal engine 4. This was revealed back in early August, where the SuperCrit founder Alex “Jig” Fundora released a statement saying that the game was being moved “to take advantage of technical and creative opportunities” offered by the new technology found in the Unreal Engine 4, as well as continued support from Epic Games.
The bad news is that after Fundora made the announcement, he has effectively disappeared for two months, leaving the Kickstarter backers angry and anxious about the fate of the game and the money that they have funded to support this project. Judging by the comments being made on the Steam forums, the bad news has already sunk in to most of the players, and they are looking for a refund.
Additionally, the Stomping Land Facebook page nor its Twitter feed haven’t been updated since May, which is also a cause for concern. All of this isn’t evidence of a greater mishap, but it sure doesn’t look good. We will keep you guys up to date about any further developments.
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