Torn Armor posts production update

Torn Armor gives us a quick look into how production is coming along for their game. It’s nice to see things going in a continually positive direction.



From the update:

Hi all!

So some exciting pictures from China … I will allow these to speak for themselves 🙂
We’re getting close to shipping with every day!

  • odinsgrandson

    They seem to have turned this around pretty solidly. That’s great for them.

  • Myrthe

    I wonder what’s going on with Defiance ?

    • Soulfinger

      It looks like they abandoned the company. Check out the comments on their last KS. Their web store is “closed for maintenence,” owners can’t be reached, outstanding debts, and so forth. Essentially, the foreseeable repeat of what they did with Wargames Factory.

  • hithero

    This is especially good to hear after what Defiance Games have done.

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    • Soulfinger

      Like the fable of the scorpion and the frog, Defiance was just doing what is natural for them. Knowing their history, was it really the right choice for Torn to do business with them in the first place? Read the “Risks and challenges” section of the KS. After all, the creator touted her experience at managing projects and delivering on time with hundreds of million dollar projects. Part of that is selecting reliable partners. “You are not investing in a vaporware game with a team that is about to figure out how things work once the kickstarter ends.”

      But that is what happened. Having mapped out “all avenues of potential challenge,” the back-up plans for back-up plans never materialized. They took out “all of the guesswork” with the production company but were surprised by a 30% price hike, which is very typical? Of course, that shouldn’t have been a problem, considering that they had negotiated with “THREE other companies” (in caps, no less) as a contingency. What happened there? According to their announcement, they then chose Defiance because a backer suggested it. That is to say, they either threw all of their planning and safeguards out the window because some guy had an idea, or they rushed into a bad decision because those contingency plans never existed in the first place. This product is only being delivered through the generosity of Reaper, Centerstage, Lesser Gnome, and others, just like how Cryptozoic bailed out The Doom That Came to Atlantic City. Defiance was a bad ingredient, but the chef spoiled the recipe.

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      • 4tonmantis

        People keep heaping pity on these guys but the cold hard facts are that they lied to get backers and they banked on the wrong horse. Repeating something and hoping for a different outcome is an earmark of insanity.

        • BaconSlayer

          It might be insane, but damn if it isn’t entertaining.

      • Spot on Soulfinger.

  • estrus

    Is anyone actually surprised that Defiance stole people’s money? Again?

    • 4tonmantis

      That’s the whole point.. why would anyone claiming to have done research turn to Defiance Games? They have a lousy track record and are mired in controversy. The only more obvious sign to not involve them in your startup would be for them to change the name to We’re Going to Steal Your Money Games.