I got this email a couple of days ago to let me know that the game Heartbreak & Heroines was no longer going to be funded, and presumably not made.
I talked about this game in this post, and I mentioned then I was excited about it.
Almost immediately the controversy started.
There were many posts and threads on RPG.Net including a number of banings, one of which was the author.
Then even more controversy started.
I wont get into the details, but here are some links.
I don't pretend to know what happened really. The allegations are ugly.
The only thing I do know for certain is now this game is not going to be funded. That likely means it won't get made.
This is a shame really.
There seemed to be some very interesting game design elements and I liked the idea of a game.
This game, and other games that try to do something different like Blue Rose, are needed in this biz.
If anything the various RPG.Net threads, and the speed in which it made it's goal in donation, demonstrate that a game like this is needed and desired by many.
Hopefully someone else will pick up the challenge.