Petroglyph cancels Victory Kickstarter


By on March 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Less than two weeks on from launch, Petroglpyh has cancelled its Kickstarter campaign for a new WWII RTS effort called Victory. The experienced strategy developer had asked for $700,000 to fund the title, but between March 5 and March 16 has raised just over $29,000 from 360 backers – which didn’t look on track for success.

“We want to gratefully thank all of our backers for your support of the game, and to thank everyone who sent us feedback about it. We’ve listened carefully to what the Kickstarter community has said, and it has given us many ideas of games we could do in the future,” the developer wrote.

“Additionally, multiple game publishers have expressed interest in Victory, based on your support, and we hope to still bring Victory to you with their help.”

If you’d like to keep track of the project, you can do so on its website.

Petroglyph was responsible for Star Wars: Empire at War, End of Nations, Rise of the Immortals and Mytheon, among others. Its veteran team includes former Command & Conquer and even Dune II developers.

Source: Kickstarter

7 comments (Leave your own)

Line 16, trakc.


Empire at War 2 plz.


I swear people don’t even know who Petroglyph are!!!



I’m not trying to be an ass, but just wondering why GON covers the fact that the Victory Kickstarter has failed when they never covered the fact that it started in the first place (please correct me if I’m wrong…)? I’m not surprised they failed to get much in the way of pledges – I didn’t hear a thing about it. :)

Empire at War 2 plz.

Absolutely. I always found it ironic that the weakest part of Empire at War – for me anyway – was the ground combat, given Petroglyph’s team containing a number of Westwood and EA C&C veterans. The space combat was a lot of fun though. Played many a multiplayer game with mates against AI. Had some great moments – jumping in a Star Destroyer in just in time to save a team mate under heavy fire and turn the tide – that sort of thing. I’d definitely pay good money to see them take another swing at EAW and try to take on some of the weak points of the original.


where does the money go when one doesn’t get launched, canceled etc?



Ground battles were trash. I only ever played Skirmish space battles against AI. So good. ^_^


No where. As I understand it backers are only charged if the funding is successful.


Correct. No money is exchanged until the campaign is successful. It’s one of the strengths of the whole set up.

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