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weyly S Buntenbach
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we have 1.7 and no News about Purge, 2 Wave or NFE

does anyone have News? Is NFE dead? Have you get the Artbook or 2 Wave Cards?

Any Idea to see our Money back?

 
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It's quite possible it's dead as it's now july and they haven't sent a single message and people are getting no communication from direct email.


As or getting your money back. They sent out phase one of the game which means we got something for our money so we can't claim they took our money and ran. So i doubt kickstarter will do anything.

 
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I think they are gone.

Demanded a refund. Got no answer.
Can't get refund over Amazon as it's way past their 30 day? limit
 
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Has anyone tried to contact their lead freelance artist Martin Jakubowski?
http://www.balloontree.com/

Maybe he could tell us if he's still in contact with NFE and making art for them or if they stopped communication with him too.
 
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I contacted them maybe some two months ago, or so, not regarding updates or expansion, but I asked them would it be OK if I make Purge plugin for OCTGN, and they replied me couple of days after saying that they do not want an online version of the game because they're afraid that will affect sales of the game, so obviously they are still in business.
Which makes this silence even worse, but hopefully they will come up with some public statement and some explanation soon.
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I have emailed Marcin Jakubowski, the freelance artist that illustrated PURGE, in case he could provide us more insight. This is what I understood from his response:

Marcin sent NFE his art (I guess the Base Game plus Zero Hour expansion art) and got paid in time. Then, after the Kickstarter campaign ended, he had no further contact with NFE. He didn't know anything about NFE going silent with its backers and he seemed surprised that NFE could have "taken the money and run".

Even if this does not totally confirm that NFE has abandoned the project, right now it's the most probable scenario.

This is awful.
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Salvador Bernadó
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The page for the game is still live: http://purgesinsofscience.com/index.htm
Although I don't think that's an indication that the company is still running.
It's a pity because projects like this will stop people from backing honest projects.
 
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The creator is Matt Johnson

He can be found in linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-johnson-pmp/68/b9b/1a7

"Founder & President
Nova Forge Enterprise, LLC"

Someone can contact him.

There is one additional linkedin profile of some woman in Nova Forge Enterprise. Someone can contact her.

Also by search with address and name there can be found this news story:
http://douglasville.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/arres...

Age: 27..
Name: Matthew Johnson...
Location: Douglasville...
Date of arrest: 29.05.13...

Still could be coincidence
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Unbelievable! No coincidence at all!

Eric Pruitt who is the one expected to turn himself in according to that article is the guy that was answering rules questions in these very forums. What the hell?

(I think this game has just risen to cult status...wow)
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HOLY SHIIII

Boofus just hit the nail on the head.
One person with the same name is a coincidence.
Two people with the same names and address.... that is not

Well.... looks like The NFE team likes to purge with fire wow
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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-johnson-pmp/68/b9b/1a7

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/4-men-accused-of-36k-worth-of-v...

Using the above links, you can compare the photo of Matt from linkedin to the mugshot

#edit# seems that Eric Pruitt is no longer at NFE
www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-pruitt/72/a4/515
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One last tour here on the Death Star and I can retire. What was that noise?!
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Well, if someone sends them a copy of Purge in prison, they will have all sorts of time to playtest the multiplayer version. whistle
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Did you guys see the comments? It seems like someone is claiming Matt Johnson was serving overseas during the incidents.
 
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and they are blaming everything on Eric P :-)

Yea I did see those comments.

Guess we will have to wait and see what happens with the court case.

I searched the newspaper for the Douglasville area. There has been no updates since end of May (which is when the NFE cast went quiet everywhere).

Anyone available to search for court cases? We can start our own Up Front thread :-D
 
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Tolio wrote:
It's quite possible it's dead as it's now july and they haven't sent a single message and people are getting no communication from direct email.


As or getting your money back. They sent out phase one of the game which means we got something for our money so we can't claim they took our money and ran. So i doubt kickstarter will do anything.



...."they took our money and ran" ...and burnt things. Yes, they certainly ran. However, they apparently could not outrun the law.

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Apparently they took the money and walked...

...around their neighbourhood vandalizing or setting fire to things.
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Well some people on the KS are reporting that, according to the jail website, Matt and Eric have been released.

Does not seem to be a release date though which is unfortunate
 
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khorgor wrote:
Well some people on the KS are reporting that, according to the jail website, Matt and Eric have been released.

Does not seem to be a release date though which is unfortunate


That's a whole new meaning for a publisher's release date.
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We have a update!!!


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Dear Backers, NFE operations has been transferred to another party for completion of the Expansion Set in light of recent events. Any questions regarding shipment or any other questions should be emailed to PurgeExpansion@gmail.com. We are currently reviewing financial statements for operations related expenses to ensure every cent of capital KS funding was used for production and shipment.


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An official project update will be posted within 24 hours. Thank you for your understanding and support.


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Please keep all further comments civil. We understand your frustration regarding late shipment.

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