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”.