Several backers of a Kickstarter project called Confederate Express are trying to get their pledges refunded after the game’s developer was accused of squatting an Airbnb condominium in Palm Springs, California.Airbnb is a website where people search for or offer a temporary place to stay for a price.According to KESQ.com, several neighbors identified the squatter as Maksym Pashanin, who’s living and developing Confederate Express with his brother Denys under the company name Kilobite.Confederate Express was pitched as a PC strategy-oriented tactical RPG. It was succesfully funded on November 20, 2013, surpassing it’s goal of $10,000 with nearly $40,000 from 2,386 backers. Since then, Pashanin produced only a tech demo for the game. In a July 16 update to backers, Pashanin revealed that Kilobite has been working on a “sister project,” a brawler with RPG elements called Knuckle Club, and that due to “recent restructuring of Kilobite,” development of Confederate Express was postponed.In a July 20 update to backers, Pashanin explained that development of Knuckle Club took precedent over Confederate Express to satisfy the priorities of a small investor group that acquired Kilobite. Pashanin apologized to backers, but said that he’s aiming to release Confederate Express on December 2014, with a… Read full this story
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