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Funding suspended for Areal Kickstarter

Posted on July 22, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

Areal’s Kickstarter campaign has just taken a new turn for the worse. All funding for the game has been suspended, and it sounds like pledges are starting to be cancelled.

A message sent to backers states, “A review of the project uncovered evidence that it broke Kickstarter’s rules.”

Here’s the message in full:

This is a message from Kickstarter’s Trust & Safety team. We’re writing to notify you that the Areal (Suspended) project has been suspended, and your $1.00 USD pledge has been canceled. A review of the project uncovered evidence that it broke Kickstarter’s rules. We may suspend projects when they demonstrate one or more of the following:

A related party posing as an independent, supportive party in project comments or elsewhere
Misrepresenting support by pledging to your own project
Misrepresenting or failing to disclose relevant facts about the project or its creator
Providing inaccurate or incomplete user information to Kickstarter or one of our partners
Accordingly, all funding has been stopped and backers will not be charged for their pledges. No further action is required on your part.

We take the integrity of the Kickstarter system very seriously. We only suspend projects when we find strong evidence that they are misrepresenting themselves or otherwise violating the letter or spirit of Kickstarter’s rules. As a policy, we do not offer comment on project suspensions beyond what is stated in this message.

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