The Kickstarter campaign for Festival of Magic, a JRPG that tightly combines combat, farming, and character progression, has been temporarily canceled. Snowcastle Games explained on their Kickstarter page why the project has been put on hold. With a PS4 Launch, an Xbox One Launch, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas Shopping, we launched the KS at a really bad time and given the time constraint we had we did not get to prepare the campaign as well as we wanted to. The pros for cancelling now outweigh the cons in our eyes. We have recently acquired a small financial injection which will keep us going until the relaunch in February. We want to use the time in between now and the relaunch to continue with development, as well as to prepare for the new kickstarter campaign. Snowcastle Games will revamp their reward and update structure, all while continuing development of the game for the next two months. Backers may keep their current reward tiers, but anyone wanting to provide funding for the game will have to wait until the Kickstarter relaunch on February 20, 2014. It’s unfortunate to hear this about Festival of Magic, as the game was shaping up to be a compelling Japanese-inspired RPG. Do you plan on backing Festival of Magic when it relaunches? If you previously backed it, are you keeping your current reward tier? Let us know in the comments below! local_offer festival of magic Kickstarter Nintendo snowcastle games wii u stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Jon I really hope this makes it through, I really want a turn based RPG to come to the Wii U. Zorpix It’d give the system a chance to really shine graphically Jon Not just graphically, what bugs me is people claim RPGs don’t do well on Nintendo system yet most RPGs I see that do make it on the system, do quite well but developers still hesitate to put them on. Madmagican I’ve always found that strange since all the great RPGs used to come to Nintendo’s consoles exclusively and even now the big JRPGs are typically Wii U or 3DS bound Although I do see your point in regards to Western RPGS (personally I prefer JRPGs since that’s what I grew up with) Jon Well the biggest one was Final Fantasy but that was lost when Nintendo didn’t go to using CDs. instead Square took it to Sony which was a sad day 🙁 maybe one day it’ll come back….though Final Fantasy has been going downhill….. Madmagican Yeah, but we get all of Atlus’s titles except for the Persona games and we have Pokemon and I guess Nintendo still owns the Mother series technically… Jon in the handheld market maybe… but the Home Console market could do better Madmagican Agreed, I’m dying for some solid RPGs on consoles Rich Garriques i absolutely love j rpgs and i hope this game sees the light so i can play it one day! GOOD LUCK SNOWCASTLE GAMES!!!. harelsen even though it’s made by Norwegians? 😛 Cyberus What about Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei Jon I though those were more Strategy based than RPG based… maybe I’ll do some reading up on it. PaulyG Wii U can stick to Mario lmao Jon and yet… it doesn’t.. what a fail troll you are. Simon Stevens Wow….. I guess beggers can be choosers, I hope this game makes it, it looks great but c’mon now developers, don’t mess the backers around. Laud Backers back the games because they want to support the developers. This can happen and backers can’t be choosers. Simon Stevens I don’t mean to be rude but it called for it lol nothing personal, been dying to do it all day http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131017164657/cardfight/images/a/af/You-dont-say.jpeg Laud Are you trying to tell me that my point is obvious and therefore unnecessary? Because you’d be correct, sir. I just so happened to feel the need to comment, you see. Otherwise I’d have ignored you for the peasant that you are. http://www.reactionface.info/sites/default/files/imagecache/Node_Page/images/1310671996285.jpg No offense. :3 Simon Stevens That was good 😀 http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/049/239/31565-CaptainObvious.jpg Deadpool U Can you really call it cancelling? I mean it’s more or less put on hold. Derek Anderson The relaunch will feature different rewards, financial goals, and update structure that will be different from it’s original inception. The game project isn’t cancelled, just the current Kickstarter campaign. RyuNoHadouken .. Jon Is this a company you are trying to start? Germany why do you have the idea that Indie games are just shovelware? RyuNoHadouken 95% of them are Germany Germany wants this game! Entropyguy It looks really interesting. I’ve never backed a KS before, but I’m kind of tempted to back this one. Random12multi I’m I the only one tired of Kickstarters? It seems to be happening more and more often Jon it is an easy way to get money to develop a game without needing initial funds to get started and then they usually offer rewards to those who donate such as the game when it is done or such. Random12multi I get that but it feels like there is an over saturation of people going to kick starter Jon probably because people want to make games and don’t want to invest their own funds into it and then profit…. yeah, it is pretty greedy when you think about it. lol Random12multi My point EXACTLY. Some of theese people have made big AAA games on Kick Starter.. I don’t get how they can’t insert some of there own funds. Einar Someone seriously downvoted every single comment on this article…….