May 2012 – Mythic/Kickstarter

‘Mythic: Stories of Gods and Men’ was yanked from the increasingly popular crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, earlier this year after it became apparent that the game was, in actuality, a sham. Mythic touted itself as an action/strategy based role playing game and managed to raise $4,739 from 83 backers before it was pulled from Kickstarter.

‘Mythic: Stories of Gods and Men’ was yanked from the increasingly popular crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, earlier this year after it became apparent that the game was, in actuality, a sham. Mythic touted itself as an action/strategy based role playing game and managed to raise $4,739 from 83 backers before it was pulled from Kickstarter. It was rumored that (non-existent) game would compete with the gaming leviathans of ‘World of Warcraft’ and ‘Skyrim.’ Mythic was pitched to Kickstarter as a game that would be designed by an all-star cast of developers. It would allow users to play the roles of the heroes and villains from Greco-Roman, biblical, ancient Egyptian and other mythologies. There were whispers of a partnership with animation giant Pixar and a soundtrack from Disney. Backers were promised copies of the soundtrack, t-shirts and even replica artwork inspired by the game. Unfortunately the game never existed and the people responsible were merely trying their luck with a classic get-rich-quick-scheme.

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