Yogventures! was supposed to arrive in December 2012. It didn’t. Instead, the first apology for delays came on December 2, 2012, it’s explanation only made available to backers. A pre-alpha was released a few weeks later on December 24, 2012. This should have been the first sign that something was wrong, since not even an alpha was available near the expected release window. A full Yogventures! alpha wouldn’t be released until March 30, 2013, 3 months after the game’s expected release date.
Attemped explanations were offered when the Yogventures!‘s August 30, 2013 closed beta release was announced. It was then that Winterkewl Games and The Yogscast admitted that no physical rewards had been doled out and tried to say why no one was getting anything. It was then that backers also learned that almost all of the $567,665 had been spent prior to December 2012, and the teams had returned to their day jobs. Hearing that the game you backed is no longer the priority is never a good thing.