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Gas Powered Games cancels Wildman Kickstarter

Gas Powered Games cancels Wildman Kickstarter

Tue 12 Feb 2013 2:01am GMT / 9:01pm EST / 6:01pm PST
Development

The studio decides to focus on keeping the lights on

With only a few days left, Gas Powered Games has cancelled the Kickstarter drive for Wildman. The funding drive was at $504,120 of a total goal of $1.1 million when it was closed. According to the update announcing cancellation, the Gas Powered Games team has decided to focus on other methods of saving the studio.

"We have some news today. We are canceling the Wildman Kickstarter," said the studio in its update. "At this point, it makes sense for us to focus our attention on other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running. Unfortunately, we are unable to share any specifics in public. When we have news to share, we will be posting it on our site.

"We are profoundly grateful to those of you who backed this project and Gas Powered Games. Your passion and hard work put us in a position to write this exciting new chapter in the history of GPG."

It's unlikely that the Kickstarter would have been successful, with over half of the funding total still needed and only three days left.

5 Comments

John McCaul Web Developer, DevPhase.Net

19 22 1.2
I hope they pull through this rough patch.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Ben Furneaux Designer, Turbulenz Limited

116 55 0.5
This has been like watching a car crash in slow motion.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Ruud Van De Moosdijk VP of Development, Engine Software

51 58 1.1
So either they get bought, or they already know they won't make it. I hope they do, but I really don't see an economical reason why they would.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Steve Nicholls Programmer

66 29 0.4
Was never a good start when you get rid of staff just after you create a Kickstarter and THEN mention you need the money to keep the studio running.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Paul Gheran Scrum Master

123 27 0.2
If only market perception of RTS wasn't still rooted in the twentieth century, GPG would have nothing to worry about. Sad really.

We hope you make it through Chris & co!

Posted:A year ago

#5

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