It's FINALLY OVER! In the last 9 hours of the campaign, the kickstarter that has boiled controversy for nearly a month was cancelled by the project creator.
More on this as it develops. Check the link and the final update below.
The final update that came in read as follows:
What finally led to le Scam Sam from pulling the project is unknown at this time.
After weeks of pressure and coordination from large gaming and pony communities (with /mlp/ doing a bulk of the investigating, and /r/Games and /r/mylittlepony spreading the word), the internet at large was able to prevent unwitting donors from being tricked into funding the game. The game that was admitted, during the course of the month by the kickstarter creators, to be a scam designed to "trick retards" into funding a fake game.
Kickstarter watchdog site "cliQist" also helped spread the news that ultimately led to this scam's downfall.
Equestria Gaming's coverage: http://www.equestriagaming.com/2014/04/the-saga-of-dark-skyes.html