Statement about Winged Cloud Exposé

In General by Sekai Project

Hello everyone,

We wanted to issue a statement with regards to the “Winged Cloud Exposé” video and clarify our role in the now-canceled otome game project, “The Guardian’s Spell,” as well as retract an erroneous statement we gave in 2015. In 2015, Winged Cloud chose to cancel “The Guardian’s Spell” in order to focus on other projects, and cited a disagreement with their voice actors as one of the reasons. In a statement to the publication VN’s Now, we reiterated these reasons, having believed them to be accurate. We took the word of our at the time partnered developer without doing our due diligence in getting the voice actors’ side of the story, and so parroted what we had been told by Winged Cloud in our statement. This was a mistake on our part, and so we’d like to formally apologize to the community, as well as to Michaela Laws and her voice acting group, for our error. We have reached out to Michaela privately as well to give her a well-deserved apology. In the two years since we made that statement, we have continued to grow and learn from our mistakes, though of course that doesn’t make up for past hurt that we may have caused. We will continue to do better.

In addition, we would like to clarify that we had no role in the decision to cancel “The Guardian’s Spell.” That decision was made solely by Winged Cloud, with no influence one way or another by us. The extent of our involvement with the game included briefly managing the associated Kickstarter account months after the campaign had been concluded, as well as refunding all backers out of our own pockets, despite not technically being responsible for its completion.

Thank you for reading, and for your continued support.