The skepticism began when people started to analyze the strange bits about the Kickstarter's details - the inconsistent details such as how the project was "95% finished" and yet they were just now starting a Kickstarter, and that there is a "playable alpha", and yet there is no demo or video of gameplay available. These attempts to stave-off fears seemed to backfire on the team, as people began to question the project and the motives further.
" "Why is there no video of alpha gameplay at least?
" "Why are you just now asking for money if you have completed 95% of the game already?
But what is clear as that the project as the Kickstarter presents it, is far from being 100% truthful.
It is to be noted that in order to fulfill their offer, all the team will have to do is go through with the production of the game, as the quality requirements are never specified, only length of gameplay experience ("100 hours" is listed on the description, but not what those hours include).
Is it really a scam, or just a bunch of trolls picking on the Brony community? However when you consider that the Dark Skyes developers are promising over 100 hours of gameplay, for a dating sim, it seems a little suspicious.
Conclusion: This could just as easily be someone over promising as much as it could be a scam.
Last week we posted an announcement for a new game on Kickstarter called Dark Skyes, a dating sim that takes place in the world of My Little Pony (MLP from this point on).
Referred to as a “Brony dating sim,” the game would let adult fans of the magical pony world date, seduce, and do who knows what else with a wide variety of beautifully drawn ponies.
Something has smelled fishy ever since the post went up, and it's not because it's lent either.
Do not pledge any money to this project before you take a look at the evidence that community members have compiled over the last few days.
Horse-News provided coverage throughout the Scam Sam Saga.