It seems like Golgom Games might not have ever existed in the first place. In 2015, Jason Schreier of Kotaku attempted to research Golgom Games. He managed to pin down the owner of the company’s domain, Michael Wong, but couldn’t find any further information on Wong or his associates. Though the article stated that Kotaku would keep following the case, no further information materialized. Golgom Games disappeared into the night, along with its backers’ money.
Kickstarter continues to be a somewhat risky move for those who want to support indie creators. While it offers a variety of creative controls for developers, it also poses problems for companies that can’t follow through on promises. In the comments section of Mansion Lord‘s Kickstarter page, countless disappointed backers have left notice, even years after the fact, that they’d like their donations back. It’s unclear whether they’ll ever see a penny of their initial pledges.