I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I thought Alpha Colony looked amazing (it seemed a bit naff to me, to be honest) but how can your heart not go out to these guys? There’s quite a story to stitch together from the comments on the pitch page: according to posters the project was thousands of dollars away just minutes before the deadline, and an 11th hour wave of donations came in – but it just wasn’t enough.
The most recent comment from Dreamquest Games is a down-beat sign-off from the project that sounds quite final – this wasn’t their first bite at the Kickstarter apple, so you can imagine their disappointment. Tough break.
UPDATE: Math fix! Thanks commenters.