Kickstarter’s Trust & Safety team has just suspended the Kickstarter campaign for Areal – the spiritual successor to the STALKER series. According to Kickstarter, this campaign has broken its rules and all pledges have been cancelled.
Kickstarter has listed three reasons behind this suspension:
-A related party posing as an independent, supportive party in project comments or elsewhere. Misrepresenting support by pledging to your own project.
-Misrepresenting or failing to disclose relevant facts about the project or its creator.
-Providing inaccurate or incomplete user information to Kickstarter or one of our partners.
It’s still uncertain what has caused Areal’s suspension. While it was suspicious that there were $24K pledged in its final day, we don’t know if Kickstarter found out enough evidence to back them up. On the other hand, West Games attitude and constant changes may were the things triggered Areal’s suspension.
All in all, Areal’s Kickstarter has been suspended and West Games has not commented yet on this topic!