Posted by Chuck Corbin on Nov 29, 2013

Ashes Cricket 2013 Pulled From Steam For Being So, So Awful

Sometimes you’ll hear of a game online and decide that you want to buy it, only to go and actually play it and find that it’s terrible. Occasionally, however, you’ll find that “terrible” can’t even begin to describe how awful the game is. We’re not talking “terrible” like how the Super Mario Bros. movie is terrible. We’re talking about Tommy Wiseau’s The Room kind of terrible. The kind of train wreck that puts a game on the Wall of Infamy, an example for all time about how NOT to create a game. Big Rigs Racing is one such game, as is E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600.

Ashes Cricket 2013 is the latest such game to be receiving such infamy and backlash. The game, developed by Trickstar Games for publisher 505 Games is so bad that after it was released on Steam, it was not only taken down off of the service but it was also then subsequently cancelled. To get an idea of just what went wrong with the game you can check out this video down here.

In the end 505 Games is placing the blame on both themselves and the people who deserve it, the developers. Here’s an excerpt from their press release:

As most people who have followed the project closely can affirm, the development of Ashes Cricket 2013 has been fraught with challenges almost from the outset. The chosen developer, even with their many years of cricket game development experience, was unable to overcome the unexpected challenges that the chosen game engine threw up, even with multiple extensions to the development schedule. At the start of the project, 505 Games received all assurances from the developer that the engine was up to the task of creating a dynamic, cutting-edge cricket game for the modern age across multiple platforms, and unfortunately those assurances were found to be misplaced.

Ouch. Luckily for those folks who decided to pick up Ashes Cricket 2013 they’ll be able to get a full refund on the game.


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