The very hopeful Midora game project on Kickstarter which accumulated $73k before running out of funds has now taken a different turn. The developer has announced that they will be giving refunds.
Yes you read that right. While the nature of Kickstarter is just that, to kickstart projects and not a pre-order system, the Midora developer has agreed to provide refunds and to do it will be likely getting a job to pay off the debt. The statement was made officially on Kickstarter:
We took your money to create a game and simply failed to deliver. This shouldn’t need explaining but, at the end of the day, we are not thieves. The project failed for many reasons, including unexpected events and different outcomes regarding what we had accomplished. Not everything went according to plan and this is the situation that we’re in. The best way to one day create Midora is to simply stop trying now and come back to it once everything has healed. I want to come back to this project once we have enough to see this project through, from wherever we left off to finish.
No word yet on whether the Midora developer consulted with a lawyer first before offering the refund to its Kickstarter backers but it is a noble move. More on this as it develops.