The online community must still remember in 2020, a Vietnamese game project made everyone surprised. A novel game project about national history called “Ao Dai Hero” announced in April 2020 has made the Vietnamese Gamer Community a bit restless. Even more surprising when the father of this project was only 18 years old at that time.
With a love of his country’s history and a passion for games, plus his extreme computer skills, this guy has combined his love with passion, creating a historical game full of Vietnamese nature. From content, graphics to gameplay, “Ao Dai Hero” is built and designed with national character. Inspired by the great victory in the great destruction of 29,000 Qing troops by King Quang Trung in the period 1788-1789.
Due to his young age and limited capital, besides introducing the project, the author also mobilized capital to have more resources to develop the game he conceived. Received 100 million VND in support, however, it has been almost 2 years so far, but it seems that this game has no sound, without any new updates on operation progress, graphics or gameplay … This silence has caused netizens to constantly talk about this project.
The latest post on the game’s Fanpage is from the end of 2020, since then there have not been any more updates.
The audience shook their heads in disgust at the deception of hundreds of gamers, preparing to raise a lot of money for a new project on paper, with the founder being just a wet-footed guy going to college. Although there are many doubts and questions raised, nothing can be confirmed when the owner of the project has not spoken.
Another mission also contributed to a lot of frustration for the community. That is the story that the top developer of TitanReach allegedly used the investment fund to buy cryptocurrency and a Tesla.
Accordingly, in the midst of difficulties, the developers, Square Root Studios, adopted a crowdfunding model and saw continued interest from gamers totaling $200,000. Square Root said that this number was not enough to sustain the project, and the developer with the account name “Unravel” announced the end of development of this title on the game’s Discord in August 2021.
The following month, Unravel returned to Discord to announce that the game had been fully funded by an anonymous “angel” investor and that development would continue. But then, Unravel announced the exhaustion of investment funds on Discord. SquareRoot has shut down TitanReach Discord and the game’s website and social media accounts are all… gone.
The truth is, angel investors pulled out after Unravel embezzled some money to buy crypto and a Tesla with a screenshot of a Discord chat as proof.
Trusting, expecting, fans unanimously “contributed” to the game publisher, but only received back cover and silence after successfully raising capital. The word “prestige” is now lighter than a feather!