psn_sega651 Oct 8, 2012 @ 3:35pm
DEVELOPER FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY, game will not be patched, code will not be released!
Don't bother buying this game, it's broken (major features don't work) & now will never be fixed since the dev is closing. As this is a non-functioning game that will no longer have support, I believe this should be removed from steam to basicaly prevent a scam.

source: http://worthplaying.com/article/2012/10/8/news/87164/
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captain-data Oct 9, 2012 @ 2:28am 
Confirmed.

Novacore (the game dev) is bankrupt and no longer able to contine work at patches.
Right now the German Publisher Kalypso is looking for a solution, but I -really- doubt they'll find one that gives LoP a chance.

Right now: whoever bought this (like me) should try to get a refund. I never did this before but in this case I'll do an exception: LoP is -not- in a playable state right now. The Campaign comes with too many bugs and plot stoppers, you may start it but won't finish it. The skirmish mode does exist but doesn't make much sense without a fully developed AI. Right now, the AI is able to spam ships and colonize planets, it will develop those planets as well but won't ever send attack waves against you unless provoket.
Multiplayer mode is not functional right now and tons of promised features are missing or incomplete.

Since a lot of missing features (like multiplayer mode, AI) are hardcoded it's not possible to fix the game via community patches. A community patch MIGHT fix balancing issues and may even try to repair the campaign, that's it, and it's a ton of work not worth to be done as long as LoP does not provide a functional Skirmish / MP mode.

Again: DO NOT BUY THIS GAME
If you did already, try to refund it. Either via real money or coupon for future Steam Games.

@Steam: I highly recommend to remove that game from the list or make it "free to play" since any more money spent on this game is a scam.
cbwjm Oct 9, 2012 @ 3:11pm 
This is sad news, I came to check the forums to see if LoP was worth buying. A shame since the game sounded like it had real potential and I wanted a good space empire game after the disappointment of SotS2.
[GRR]Ceridan Oct 10, 2012 @ 12:17am 
It has potential... i played around 40 hours and finally was able to end the human campaign after several plot stoppers. Its really sad that this game now will never be finished... .
An example for people like me who were dumb enough to preorder the game to think about twice if preorder makes any sense without tests or demos.
TENGU Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:20am 
contacted steam about refund but they repled with

Hello,

Due to the amount of playtime you have logged on this title, we are unable to issue a refund or store credit for this title
flux.faraday Oct 10, 2012 @ 10:57pm 
I learned my lesson. I wont be "pre-ordering" any game from this point forward. There is simply too much risk.
ArtyD42 Oct 12, 2012 @ 6:08pm 
Total bumping this to top. Confirmed from publisher email response. Quoting it so you can all see.

Dear _______________,

We're deeply sorry for the inconvenience.
Since the developers have filed bankcruptcy, we can't give out information regardings any future updates for Legends of Pegasus.
Could you please tell us if you've purchased Legends of Pegasus through Steam? If that's the case, please provide us with your Steam username as well as a proof of purchase. We'll investigate if there's an option to refund your game.

Best regards,

--
Kalypso Media
Support Service

For those who don't know you can ask Kalypso to refund your steam credit.

support@kalypsomedia.com
Last edited by ArtyD42; Oct 12, 2012 @ 6:14pm
mbar Oct 12, 2012 @ 8:29pm 
Originally posted by flux.faraday:
I learned my lesson. I wont be "pre-ordering" any game from this point forward. There is simply too much risk.

+1 Agreed. The gaming industry has taken advantage of pre-orders in at least 3 high profile instances I can think of.

2010 - Elemental: War of Magic. Don't be fooled. They knew it was a mess at release. That is becoming better documented now that time has passed.

2011 - Sword of the Stars II. Knew it was bad. Ran out of funds. Released it to raise the funds to finish it. They are finishing it, I'll give them that. And it is improved.

2012 - Legends of Pegasus. Kalypso knew it was a mess. (how could they not.) Released it anyway. feigned surprise that so many people were experiencing problems. The developers did stabilize the game greatly within a month but the jig was up and patches stopped. Then the developers declared bankruptcy about 3 weeks later.

What's to stop another trusted developer/publisher from doing this again?

STOP PRE-ORDERING

Back in the day you pre-ordered your box copy so you could play the game at release and not risk the store running out of copies. Digital distribution has made it too easy and profitable to dump half-finished games on the market. They won't be stuck with X number of boxes collecting dust now days. They know the number of pre-orders because there is only a hand full of distributors. Release the game, rake in the cash, and then perform damage control.

Not me. Not anymore. I don't care how many DLC goodies you put in or the price you sell it for.

I'm wondering when kickstarter will start having problems. I just can't bring myself to pay for a game that MIGHT be released in a year.
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NADF Daryl Oct 14, 2012 @ 6:56am 
Originally posted by gtvapsamtik122:
contacted steam about refund but they repled with

Hello,

Due to the amount of playtime you have logged on this title, we are unable to issue a refund or store credit for this title

GTA,

You can't use the playtime logged as a balid reason, as soon as you start launching the game it is being logged that your playing it even though its still loading. Also having the game sit on the old Kalypso splash screen and the main menu is being logged as playing when your not. Alt tabbing out of the game to find a way to fix it is also counting as you are playing. You have to show steam there is flaws in their timer.

I couldn't see your achievements as your profile is private but if you have 30 hours of gameplay and hardly any achievements, then that definitely shows you spent more time loading the game than playing.

Steam said the samething to me when I had 29 hours logged but I pointed out my achievement list does not justify that and also how their system starts logging the seconds before your even playing. Stay with them and be polite and honest in your messages and it should help. I also mentioned how I have spent over a thousand dollars on games here and have never complained once or asked for a refund in the years I have been with them.

Daryl
psn_sega651 Oct 15, 2012 @ 5:45am 
Originally posted by ArtyD42:
Total bumping this to top. Confirmed from publisher email response. Quoting it so you can all see.

Dear _______________,

We're deeply sorry for the inconvenience.
Since the developers have filed bankcruptcy, we can't give out information regardings any future updates for Legends of Pegasus.
Could you please tell us if you've purchased Legends of Pegasus through Steam? If that's the case, please provide us with your Steam username as well as a proof of purchase. We'll investigate if there's an option to refund your game.

Best regards,

--
Kalypso Media
Support Service

For those who don't know you can ask Kalypso to refund your steam credit.

support@kalypsomedia.com


I sent a message off to them, with my username and proof of purchase and got this back:


"Dear ___________,

Thank you for your inquiry.
We'll investigate if there's an option to refund your purchase.

Best regards,

--
Kalypso Media
Support Service

tel. +49 (0)6241 50 22 40

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 11-13
67547 Worms / Germany

support@kalypsomedia.com

Kalypso Media GmbH
VAT-ID DE250 569 564
Handelsregister Mainz HRB 40520
Geschäftsführer: Simon Hellwig, Stefan Marcinek"


So I guess we'll see what happens...
Ravenblade Oct 15, 2012 @ 9:20am 
I can't say I expected some better fate than this, I hate buying vaporware but on the other hand I hate seeing developers profitting off bad conduct and what appeared to be atrocious quality. There is a lesson to be learned and it's right there. Not just for customers this time.
cedric.yvon Oct 17, 2012 @ 8:13am 
Espérons que Kalipso finisse le jeu.
BigMike Oct 22, 2012 @ 12:43am 
For everyone getting stiffed, contact your Card holder and dispute the scam, with this big of an issue an the fact the company went bankrupt. You will get your money back asap.
psn_sega651 Oct 22, 2012 @ 5:34am 
Originally posted by Goth:
For everyone getting stiffed, contact your Card holder and dispute the scam, with this big of an issue an the fact the company went bankrupt. You will get your money back asap.

All that will do is ♥♥♥♥ off steam, you don't have a legal leg to stand on there. You paid steam to deliver content , that they then delivered; not steams fault that the developer is bankrupt. All disputing a steam charge will do, is get your acount deactivated, or at the very least prevent you from ever buying on steam again.
NADF Daryl Oct 23, 2012 @ 3:02am 
Having your CC reverse the charges will have your steam acct closed possibly closed, is 40 bucks worth losing hundreds or thousands of dollars in purchases? Read the old forums, it has happened to many people before.
psn_sega651 Oct 23, 2012 @ 3:08pm 
I did get a refund from steam, after e-mailing kalipso suport!!! It was even refunded to my credit card.

The game has now dissipeared from my game listl; but I feel like good riddens!
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