The computer game industry has a few examples of vapourware in its history, and it seems that the adult gaming industry may have a prime example in the making. Fans of the title were used to long waits between releases; development time was always slow, but the tended to make up for those long waits.
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However, it has been two-and-a-half years since that update, and their Patreon supporters have been patiently paying their monthly subscriptions all this time, but with what reward? The first version of Gumdrop Games website is launched, where they supply a development tracker for the game. Gumdrop Games announces updates to their rendering system, with the purchase of new GPUs, measurably decreasing render times. Then follows it up with an answer about development time. When will the game be updated? The last update was at the end of March. We are at the end of June.
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I thought the update was every month like my payment. Gumdrop Games takes the first steps in transferring pledges away from Patreon. The last release from you was in April, which is now over 3 months ago. So you are focused heavily it seems on getting paid but not so focused on releasing content to your paying customers.
Making us wait for 4 months between releases and watch you spend more time and energy on parallel projects or other projects than you do on the game we are paying you to build? I like the game and all but in 4 months time I can buy a complete game from Steam rather than watch you build a website. Why should I continue to give you money when my other pledges are delivering good content monthly?
Gumdrop Games announces they are preparing to outsource work via contractors to speed along development of Dual Family. Last Christmas is a small project I constructed over the past three weeks of December. January 25th, — Self imposed deadline missed. I can never thank you enough. It warms me that even after so long without a story, you still care enough to stick around.
An update a year is physically painful for everyone, the story itself suffering the most from the span. Scenes aredone. The past two weeks were a bit more quiet than usual for that final leg, posing the remaining scenes in the dance segment and rendering them fully.
The tracker was updated yesterday with similar news — it will be updated again very soon to reflect post-work. For more detail on the writing, composition and sex animations that fall within the post-work scope, you can check out the three dev updates. The game is not ready.
More specifically, it will not be ready for the announced May 23rd release. Simply put, we dragged our feet. Too much time, too little effort. Two of our team members are no longer with us as of April due to financial difficulties.
Myself and one other part-time member local remain on the team, working closely together on remaining animation fixes in Blender. One year later, Dual Family Part X has not been released, and the loyal Gumdrop Games supporters continue to pay their monthly pledges, both on Patreon and on their private website. The Act I finale is on track for its summer release! Lining up with its summer dance, how fitting. September 10th, — Self imposed deadline missed.
Firstly, I want to apologize for my lack of clarity; when it comes to keeping you in the loop, especially with something as important as a release date, being precise is REALLY important. I failed in that regard, obviously. Christmas— Self imposed deadline missed. Summer, — Self imposed deadline missed. Christmas, — Current self imposed deadline. Gumdrop Games collects pledges on their own website without any oversight or transparency, and does not report on their earnings there.
Despite Gumdrop Games asking their supporters to cancel or stop their payments from time to time.
They have never taken the step to pause their payment collections themselves. Fans of the adult gaming industry hand over money each month, with the expectation and hope that at the end of a reasonable development cycle, their trust in the developer will be rewarded with some great story telling and well crafted artwork. Fans of Dual Family have been left wanting for over two-and-a-half years, with no end in sight. Whether or not this is a case of genuine development hell, dishonesty, or just someone in completely over their head, we may never know.
What we do know, after two-and-a-half years and at least five self imposed deadlines missed, is that the fabled update is unlikely to ever materialise. I'm Pixel, founder of LewdPixels. You'll often find me here in a state of angry ranting.
A tale of development hell?
I respond to Pixel or "Daddy". The main developer of the game, who claims to be Kyle, has been down on his laurels and got lazy since the flood of patrons — all thanks to a discussion forum like F95, of course.
Instead of making a game, he should become a politician. Despite many delays, users still believe that the game will come out soon and will be better in terms of quality. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website.
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Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics,other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. March 30th Version 0. Dual Family version 0. May 5th, Source: Patreon Post.
May 29th, June 13th, June 27th, July 14th, July 19th, Gumdrop Games shared a concern from one of his supporters, on Patreon. And yet, Gumdrop games continues to accept monthly payments from their loyal supporters.
August 11th, October 17th, January 2nd, Gumdrop Games releases a standalone prequel to Dual Family. February 19th, February 25th, May 21st, March 30th, June 7th, September 16th, On the same day, Gumdrop Games releases a statement regarding dev updates.
Source: Gumdrop Games Discord. Source Graphtreon. Patreon Twitter.
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