Despite that whopping-big figure, the whole thing has been canceled because of a dispute with former Art Director Vladimir Sandler. The contract was made before Breeding Season became a big success, but a deal's a deal, and its ties continue to bind.
Instead he took the most cowardly possible option, to the point of even fooling Subtank [another artist] into believing the work he was doing was for Breeding Season's benefit, and straight-up swindled us.
The real problem, though, is that Sandler allegedly walked away with half of the studio's savings—as he was allowed to do under the terms of the contract—and demanded that all assets he created for Breeding Season be removed from it.
He's also rejected HBomb's offer to purchase those assets, even though, according to the post, he won't be able to do anything with them. He can't even reasonably repurpose any of these assets for use in another project because anything that is either based on my de or was touched by any of the other artists or animators also tly belongs to me.
And there is no way in fucking hell I am letting him get away with what he did on any level. There's clearly some personal animosity at play here, and it does sound like a pretty crappy thing to do. Hell, not even the right thing; I just trusted him to do the not fucking insane thing.
It seems certain that a lot more dirty laundry will be aired before the matter is concluded, but as Kotaku points out, the real losers here are Breeding Season supporters. There's clearly a demand for games like this—it's the second-highest-earning project on PledgeSociety—and people who are into it really don't have many other options.
You're not going to see this kind of game on Steam, after all.
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