At 1/18/07 04:12 PM, TomFulp wrote:
Sorry for the late notice to anyone in Park City, but we've decided to withdraw Castle Crashers from Slamdance, due to all the ongoing drama and a general feeling that it just isn't worth the trip at this point. The biggest bummer is that I was hoping to hang out with Luis and BoMToons, but Luis cancelled his flight already for similar reasons, so I'll just have to catch up with them later. Maybe Comic-Con in July???
The good news is that I've won back six days to WORK... YAY!
Our next official preview of Castle Crashers will be at the Independent Games Festival this March, in San Francisco.
IMO, this was a trainwreck from the beginning. First, let's acknowledge that the game itself is controversal. Now with the submission of the game, there's two things that could happen.
1. Keep the game on the list, and get criticism from victims family and friends.
2. Remove the game on the list, and get criticism from other finalist.
Either or, the end result would be disastrous. Legally it would be the correct decision, since removing the game will prevent lawsuits from other parties. Morally, it was the wrong decision, since the whole purpose of Slamdance was to honor independent games.
No matter which choice they choose, they would simply end up at the same place, with criticism.