Gas Powered Kickstarter runs out of fuel

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By on February 12, 2013 at 11:07 am

A week after we suggested that the Wildman Kickstarter was in trouble, developer Gas Powered Games has pulled the plug on its high profile funding drive. Wildman had already attracted half a million dollars in pledges, but with only four days to go, it appeared unlikely to reach its goal of US $1.1m.

Following a series of retrenchments at the company, charasmatic founder Chris Taylor openly stated that the future of Gas Powered Games depended on the success of the Kickstarter. It’s therefore difficult to see this latest development as anything other than a crushing blow to studio best known for Dungeon Siege.

In his final message to Kickstarter backers, Taylor revealed that he has been “working in the background to find other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running” and hopes to announce “some great news in the weeks ahead”.

Source: Kickstarter

10 comments (Leave your own)

I hope he finds a way to save the company (without selling out). I’ve heard so many good things about Chris Taylor and the way he runs GPG and how far it would set the industry (developers) back if GPG was no longer there.

 

It’s a shame, and as a backer a bit of a disappointment. His final message does bring hope that someone has decided to back the company for this project so looks like we will still get to see wildman in some form :)

 

‘You can’t fire me – I quit!’.

 

I still feel Demi-God was a great game and would have done so much better if its release didn’t fail so hard.

By the time they fixed all their problems, the player base was all but dead and no one could find any games.

I hope GPG doesn’t die.

 

xviper:
I still feel Demi-God was a great game and would have done so much better if its release didn’t fail so hard.

By the time they fixed all their problems, the player base was all but dead and no one could find any games.

I hope GPG doesn’t die.

YES! I actually just used to play it single player a shitload against the bots. Obviously terrible to play just against AI. The first 3v3 match my mates and I played was genuinely awesome. It really was a great MOBA game I thought.

I actually might reinstall it and play again :)

 

Wish I could have played Demi-god, it doesn’t have last hitting. :(

 
Relaxed_Possum

Good luck to CT and all at GPG, I hope we get to see some more from them in the future somehow.

 

ashigaru: YES! I actually just used to play it single player a shitload against the bots. Obviously terrible to play just against AI. The first 3v3 match my mates and I played was genuinely awesome. It really was a great MOBA game I thought.

I actually might reinstall it and play again :)

Agreed. Excellent game especially the big castle looking guy.

 

And that is why we do not gamble more than we can afford to lose…

 

Although I’ve seen the last few days often seem to gather the most $$

 
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