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| "Re(5):April Fools thread" , posted Mon 3 Apr 00:27|
It's real insofar that someone can sit down and play it, but it leaves me wondering: what's their goal? It's not very funny, so if this is the last we see of it then it was quite the failure.
There's simply too much effort here, but not enough to call it a product with the lack of polish (especially the sound). It really doesn't look like it was made specifically for April Fool's Day, but if it's a tech demo or proof of concept then doing this on April Fool's day is a pretty strange move. Were they pitching it to a publisher? Or are they maybe still in the process of pitching it and using this as a bold way to show that there is consumer interest?
yeah they're clearly trying to gather interest/money, I think there is some degree of extra emotional response/exposure they wouldn't have had on any other day, not sure how relevant it's gonna be in the long run but ehi, doubt it will hurt one bit.
As far as I can tell from my mediocre translating job (if I'm getting it wrong someone else jump in please), this article seems to summarize what went down on the stream and according to it Arika stated that it is definitely nothing more than an April Fool's Day thing right now, but they'd like it to be more if they can get the budget for it.
So, kind of a shame but not unexpected. If people really want the game to happen they ought to show their support however they can.