TitanReach plans its comeback after suddenly receiving full funding from a mysterious benefactor

    
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Here we go with this nonsense again.

Apparently, some beneficent soul descended upon Square Root Studios’ TitanReach and saw fit to bring the game back up from the dead. After the devs announced in August that development was being suspended due to a lack of funding, studio co-founder Unravel announced on Discord yesterday that the game has suddenly been fully funded by someone “out of the kindness of his heart, no strings attached.”

As mentioned in the announcement, more details will be coming later in the week, but it would appear that development of the MMO will press on. In the meantime, reports of Unravel working on the recently announced MMORPG Bitcraft appear to be confirmed, as Unravel’s name on that game’s Discord lists him as a community manager.

If you’ve been following TitanReach’s development trajectory up to this point, you know that it’s been a wild ride. The game first arrived on the scene last year, opening a Kickstarter that didn’t fund, then announcing plans for an Indiegogo campaign that never appeared in lieu of its own cash shop that apparently staved off its first pending doom. Since then the studio has made some decisions including selling early access for $70 and trying to move the goalposts about a statement made about Square Root’s working conditions. After that, the game kicked off a limited-time free-to-play early access period that didn’t seem to turn the game’s fortunes around. Until yesterday, anyway.

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sources: Discord (1, 2), thanks to Jesse and Anon for the tip!
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Leyaa
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Leyaa

I followed TitanReach for quite a while and I am happy it gets another chance. Hopefully the devs learned from their mistakes and make less weird decisions now.

I am also curious what “out of the kindness of his heart, no strings attached” exactly means.
Those things aren’t really possible in our world. At least not if it was meant as an investment. People always except something in return. As a donation, it is something else entirely though. Looking forward to more official news on the funding.

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rk70534

This being an Aussie game, perhaps the same person who gave a million Australian dollars anonymously to Christian Porter…?

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Jack Pipsam

Haha beat me to it. My first thought was Porter’s blind trust as well.

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Fisty

I wish some mysterious person would fully fund my comeback. I guarantee you the same return.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

I would love to know who these mysterious benefactors are who suddenly appear and give all this money to studios to work on their games. And where were they during the initial round of fundraising?

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laelgon

My bullshit senses are tingling. If it’s all on the up-and-up and they are able to make their game, that’s great, but for a company that’s had so many issues with funding their game… come on.

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Yangers

So, what’s the bullshit?

If they are lying, it’ll collapse in 3 seconds when they can’t pay anyone.

If they have the cash though? Then they can make the game.

Now, whether the game is successful after that is another thing.

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Ken from Chicago

This is part of the reason why folk are wary of donating to future crowdfunded games if they can get the funding privately.

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CMDR_Cotic

Hmmm, I don’t know about that. Star Citizen had angel investors initially and then they took on private investments from Calders.