I think the reason people haven't brought torches and pitchforks over here about the original release date of WFTO is that they haven't made games before so they aren't a tower that game journalists want to knock down yet.
Yes, both projects have something like 2 years of delay and both projects have undergone some heavy changes. That's fine. Mistakes are part of the creative process. Change during development is inevitable. Shit will happen. We (backers) know that, so we only ask to be involved in the development process, and that start by knowing what is happening.
The Godus team (including but not limited to PM) left us in the dark for long period of time (up to 6 months). Subterranean games did some updates every weeks. Guess which project is considered a failure by many (myself included) ?
One could say that communication is the hidden cost of crowdfunding.
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