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Bittersweet Project Update
July has been a monumental week for us here at Lucid Swarm. It marks some pretty big changes for us personally, as well as some pretty big changes with CoreTechs Tactics.
It’s no secret that we’ve been having a very hard time getting solid traction with CoreTechs for many months. We simply lack the programming force required to complete this project in a timely fashion. Our most recent plan was for the rest of us artsy\design folks to dive deep into the programming side of things and become that force that we so desperately need. It was a slow plan, but it would work. Our only alternative would be to raise the capital required to hire some contract programmers, but that in itself would be a monumental task.
Fortunately, an opportunity has fallen into our lap just at the right time. At his day-job, our resident math and engineering genius, Dr. Alex Botros, has been furiously busy inventing gadgets and gizmos. Given our company’s focus on design and development (albeit in the entertainment industry), Alex has decided to bring his inventions to us where we’ll assist him with design, development, and sales.
We discussed it internally and given how far along Alex’s ideas are we believe that this is the best way for us to get CoreTechs Tactics up and running. The overarching plan is for us to make smaller, quicker to make products and get some money flowing. Then we will be able to finance other products, one of which will be CoreTechs Tactics.
As such, the bittersweet news is that we will be putting CoreTechs Tactics on indefinite hiatus. Please note that indefinite does not mean forever, it literally means that we cannot yet plan for its reawakening. This project was some of the most fun and rewarding experiences of our lives. Our team has been truly fantastic and I could not dream of a better group of folks to sail off with into our next adventure.
Many of you have made generous contributions to our cause and for that we will remain ever thankful. We still intend to put it to good use. Your money will go a long way to helping us procure the kinds of tools we need to get Alex’s prototypes created and their presentations polished.
By in large, most of the people that pledged their support were friends and family, and will continue support us through this major transition. However, we can certainly understand that this is not the adventure that many of you had signed up for. And since it’s prohibitively expensive for us to honour our rewards for such a small run, we unfortunately will not be doing them (unless there is a major market for T-shirts for a game on indefinite hiatus).
Given all of that, we will be offering full refunds to anyone who wants one. If this is the case, please contact us on the Indiegogo website:
Thank you all so much for your support over the years. We could not have gotten this far without you. We are all looking forward to working with you, our community team, soon. There are so many exciting possibilities of community interaction in gaming that are only beginning to unfurl. Feel free to hit me up for a chat about it sometime.
And with that, we are off, but shall return.
Thank you all,
Chris McLeod – President of Lucid Swarm and Creative Director of CoreTechs Tactics