Wow, I am really impressed with that intro. As much as I've been with everything else I've seen about the game itself – it’s been said but again: this looks as good or even better than official releases. The programming and effort going into this, how spot on NeoGeo it looks, who couldn't be amazed.
I've been psyched about Knight's Change since the first time I read about it here and couldn't wait to put in a preorder. The idea, the theme and what I read about the gameplay/planned features still intrigue me.
However I was home sick for a couple of days and did some catching up on what has been going on here the last months in threads I don't usually follow. Now I have somewhat ambiguous feelings towards buying the MVS release: Even though I still totally dig and celebrate that there won't be any carts sacrificed and I understand how much more difficult it is to get your own boards engineered and made, it bums me out to suspect that they might have come into existence through some sort of cooperation with "David Garrett Enterprises" (which is no doubt run by one of the biggest scammers of the Neo scene, who has hurt the community to a tremendous extend).
I'm not at all saying anyone will be scammed buying this, on the contrary I'm sure the game itself as well as the electronics involved will be worth every dollar spent on it. It is an original, indie developed product that will sure be of high quality. I do not want to judge anyone buying it or involved in the game/art.
As for myself though, I’m having doubts if I could stand to buy anything that is connected to "DavidG
", even if this might be one of the few occasions he has done something good for the Neo. His next scam is most likely already being planned and I don't want to feel like I have funded it in any way. Nor do I want to profit from the skill and knowledge he has obtained for the purpose to con people.
I know a promising game when I see one and I’ve heard of the good (surely earned) reputation that you (JMKurtz) have. Which leaves me in two minds about this. I have the upmost respect for the work of the developers/artists involved and want to support them. So please believe me when I tell you that I’m sorry for dragging this DavidG bullshit into your thread, but it would be important to me to know if he has/had a part in the development of the boards. If so why, what did he do and will he profit (directly or indirectly) from sold carts?