GasPowered Games pulls plug on crowd funded title
Beleaguered studio Gas Powered Games has taken down its Kickstarter campaign to make action-RPG Wildman, following a series of painfully public lay-offs and U-turns.
With just four days to go till the end of the campaign and only $504,120 of its $1,100,000 target acquired, the studio has had to mothball the project.
"We are cancelling the Wildman Kickstarter," reads a message to fans.
"At this point, it makes sense for us to focus our attention on other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running."
The company explained that it wasn't at liberty to say what its plans were to keep the developer of Supreme Commander and Demigod alive but that news should be coming any day now.
In what has become a staple of this fund-raising effort, studio boss Chris Taylor released another emotive video to appeal to fans directly.
"If all goes well, and I think it will, I'll be able to give you all some great news in the weeks ahead," he commneted.
"I want everyone on Kickstarter who's pledged for Wildman to be the first in line to see what we've got going on."
Gas Powered Games ran into troubles when it revealed it had to jettison its entire Wildman team only a few days after launching the Kickstarter project, citing financial difficulties.
Earlier this month, Alice developer American McGee told Here is the City that the company lay-offs may have cost Gas Powered Games its Kickstarter, saying that it lost the confidence of supporters.
"Any time you rattle their expectations or give them doubts about your ability to pull that off there's going to be a lack of funding," he concluded.