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Haunts: Anatomy of a Kickstarter collapse

"I'm the new poster boy for Kickstarter cautionary tales," says Rick Dakan, unabashedly jumping right into the reason for our interview. Dakan is the head of Sarasota, Florida's Mob Rules Games, which was, until recently, developing Haunts, a competitive haunted house game funded via Kickstarter. L...

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Kickstarter game Haunts development halted, programmers quit

Bad news for Kickstarted turn-based haunted house project, Haunts, as the game has ceased production. According to Mob Rules Games head Rick Dakan, both of Haunts' programmers have left the project, with the lead programmer moving on to Google, and the other taking a new job as well. Neither progr...

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Mob Rules Games launches Kickstarter for Haunts: The Manse Macabre

There are plenty of horror-themed video games out there, but not many can claim to be a turn-based haunted house. Enter Haunts: The Manse Macabre, the first game from Mob Rules Games, a studio founded by Cryptic Studios vets. Voted by fans to be the studio's first project, Haunts has one team inve...

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Mob Rules Games wants you to vote on its next game, for free this time

Mob Rules Games had high hopes for its innovative, user-oriented Kickstarter campaign, where investors would get to choose one of three concepts for the developers to turn into a real game -- Haunts, The Last Second or Guerrilla Gorilla. They believed in this approach so strongly that they allott...

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Ex-Cryptic employees' indie studio, Mob Rules Games, has no idea what it's doing

Three former Cryptic Studios employees have founded an independent, open and honest game-development studio titled Mob Rules Games -- and they have no idea what they're doing. Literally. Rick Dakan (Cryptic Studios founder, original lead designer for City of Heroes and former Joystiq freelance...

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