Haunts: The Manse Macabre received word from creator Rick Dakan that the game, which raised over $28K, has been suspended indefinitely, due to both programmers bolting for greener pastures.
According to Dakan, "The principal cause for our dire condition is that there are no longer any programmers working on the game. Our lead programmer, Jonathan, was always going to move on to something else after a year or so. We had hoped that he would be able to work on the game in his spare time, but now that he’s going back at Google, he has told us that his spare time will be very minimal and not enough to make progress on the game. Our second programmer, Josh, has quit the project entirely to take another job. He does not want to work on the game in his spare time."
Dakan states that he's trying to get other developers to pick up the slack.
"We are not giving up! I am currently in talks with another game company owned by some old friends and coworkers of mine, Blue Mammoth Games. They have expressed an interest in taking on Haunts." he wrote.
As it is, Dakan is offering refunds to anyone who wants their money back, even though the money was already spent.
Kickstarter title Haunts stops development indefinitely
20 October 2012 | By JonahFalcon