Nerd Kingdom’s social sandbox was once an interesting and noteworthy project, sporting a stylistic design and boasting all sorts of social and emergent gameplay experiences. Back in February we traced the frustrating progress of this title, which was Kickstarted back in 2013 and has been subject to lengthy delays and project revisions ever since but still managed to raise $8.5M from investors two years ago.
So what’s going on with TUG at the beginning of 2018? Very little, unfortunately. The team’s most recent dev post on the game dates back to September 1st, talking about the material system. There have been no posts, no tweets, and no videos from the studio since then, prompting players (a mix of Kickstarter backers and Steam purchasers) to demand refunds and float the idea of a class-action lawsuit.
While there is always the room to be surprised, right now TUG is looking more and more like a crowdfunding disappointment. We will, of course, keep watching and will report if movement starts anew on this game.