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Elementary, My Dear Holmes!

A project in Vancouver, Canada by Sam Chandola

Cancelled by Kickstarter

A point-and-click adventure game starring legendary sidekick John Watson on an epic quest to prove that Sherlock Holmes is just a jerk.
Backers: 861
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $58,770 of $50,000
Dates: Aug 14th -> Sep 13th (30 days)
Project By: Sam Chandola
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February 19th - via: supercompressor.com
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Ouya Rewrites Its Troubled Kickstarter Contest’s Rules After Another Game Flames Out (Update)

September 18th - via: allthingsd.com
Ouya has heavily revised its rules for the Free the Games Fund, a contest aimed at encouraging high-quality exclusive titles for the Android gaming console maker by matching funds raised through Kickstarter. (Read More)

Update: Ouya Game Meets Kickstarter Goal, Controversy Remains

September 11th - via: escapistmagazine.com
Gridiron Thunder is a pro football game and is set to release on Sept. 15, according to the project's Kickstarter page. With an initial goal of $75,000, the game raised $171,000 in a month. Most surprising is that the game had only 183 backers, meaning the average amount donated per person was $934.48. Some of the funders donated $10,000. For comparison, of 84 projects over the past three months, the average donation per person was $50.59, "making Gridiron Thunder a statistical anomaly," according to Joystiq. On the last day of the campaign, the game received $45,522 from 12 backers, according to Kicktraq. (Read More)

Kickstarter For Ouya Game 'Elementary, My Dear Holmes' Suspended, Developer Promises The Game Will Go On

September 9th - via: androidpolice.com
Ouya announced in July that it would match funds for Ouya titles that were funded through Kickstarter. That's a pretty good deal, so a number of game developers took a swing at it. There were reports as the first two campaigns neared their goals that something was amiss. There were a number of very large donations, and some felt that screamed "scam." One project has been suspended, and the details are starting to come out. (Read More)

Ouya Kickstarter Game Funding Suspended

September 9th - via: nextpowerup.com
Back in July, we reported that Ouya had set up a million dollar fund to aid developers who were creating Ouya exclusive titles by matching some of the Kickstarter funding. Seems that one game has gotten suspended of alleged fraudulent backers just to get the funding. (Read More)

Ouya Free the Games Fund project 'Elementary, My Dear Holmes' suspended by Kickstarter

September 6th - via: joystiq.com
The crowdfunding campaign for Elementary, My Dear Holmes was suspended by Kickstarter today. The point-and-click adventure game had already reached its $50,000 goal, earning $58,770 before its suspension, days before it was slated to end on September 13. The reasons for the project's suspension by Kickstarter are unclear, though the developer said it addressed concerns regarding "suspicious accounts" that supported the game. (Read More)

Some more Concept Art... can you guess where?

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey everyone! As our campaign enters the final week we've got another piece of concept art, one of a famous location from the Sherlock and Watson stories. Can you guess where it is? Leave your thoughts in the Comments below! Our friends over... (Read More)

John Watson: A Prologue. Part 2

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
My Dearest Mary, I pray forgiveness for the tardiness of my response. I know that the New Year’s Day has come and gone this two weeks hence, but circumstances prevented me from being able to properly draft a letter. I am a fool, Mary. A fool who I... (Read More)

Console Giveaway Mix-up

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello adventure game and Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts! We're very sorry to be bringing this news to you, but apparently we made a mistake. We were not aware at the time of filming our last video update that Kickstarter does not allow contests... (Read More)

John Watson: A Prologue

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, Dear Backers! We have super-exciting news. Thanks to a suggestion by backer Leo S, the Elementary, My Dear Holmes Team shall be releasing gradual updates featuring a John Watson/Sherlock Holmes story that leads up to the video game! Titled... (Read More)

Kickstarter Games Accused Of Scamming The System

August 28th - via: kotaku.com.au
Company offers to double the money a game makes on Kickstarter in exchange for exclusivity. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing concrete, as of yet, but two games looking to take advantage of Ouya’s new Free The Games campaign – which sees the console makers match the funding target of successful Kickstarter campaigns in return for timed exclusivity on the tiny console – certainly look a little fishy. (Read More)

Betrugsverdacht bei Kickstarter-Kampagnen für Ouya-Exklusivtitel

August 28th - via: computerbase.de
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A Mysterious Figure Approaches...

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We've got a new piece of concept art for you Watson-heads, but there's some mystery behind it.  Who is this stranger who looks to be from a different time? Could it be Watson from an alternate future? A crazed scientist who wants to test insane... (Read More)


August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
WE DID IT! Well, the truth is YOU did it. We just sat back and watched the money roll in. While technically we won’t get the funding until the end of the campaign, Sam and Max printed off fake copies of all the bills and were rolling around in them... (Read More)

First Production Shot!

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Watson fanatics, just a short update tonight. We put together our first concept art of the Watson Ui! We'll have some official screencaps in the near future to show off, and we're really excited at how it's coming together!  In addition, when we... (Read More)

Halfway there!

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
It is with great pleasure that I announce that we've reached $25,000, or half our funding. Ok, well, it's actually $27,000. I was late doing this. I can't keep up! To celebrate this important occasion we are going to have... a survey!  Yay! Every... (Read More)

Ten Thousand Souls reape.... er... dollars!

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Three days in and we're at Ten Thousand dollars! I can't stress enough how excited the team is by the interest in the project, and we hope all you Watson fanatics are right there along with us. We've still got a long way to go, and we deeply... (Read More)

Two-hours-in Update!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Woohoo, two hours in and we're already at $217!! At this rate, we'll reach our goal in under... what, 500 hours? So like 20 days? Is that how math works? Watson would know. Anyway, we just thought we should share with all of you our newly-created... (Read More)

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