Wildman Game Cancelled on Kickstarter by Chris Taylor

The action RPG was set to be crowd funded through Kickstarter, but it was cancelled today by Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games.  It was set to end on Friday and even though the Kickstarter was over half a million dollars short of its $1.1 million goal, he cites the reason for cancellation as wanting to focus more attention on Gas Powered Games.

Chris Taylor posted an update on the Kickstarter page earlier today giving everyone the bad news:

Greetings Kickstarters.

We have some news today. We are canceling the Wildman Kickstarter.

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. If you want status updates, or if you want to continue discussing Wildman and/or this Kickstarter, please consider migrating over to forums.gaspowered.com.

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.

He also posted an update video explaining that he has been looking for alternative ways to keep GPG afloat and he hopes that he’ll be able to bring everyone some great news in the coming weeks.

What a bummer!


Obsidian Entertainment Pitching New Star Wars Game

Obsidian Entertainment is the developer behind games such as Knight of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2 and the upcoming South Park: the Stick of Truth.

The studio has recently pitched another Star Wars RPG game to Disney/LucasArts.  The game they pitched is to be set between Episode III and Episode IV.  They stated that they went with that time period because they “think that timeframe is super interesting.  It’s the fall of the Republic, the extermination of the Jedi, it’s Obi-Wan going off and making sure Luke is OK.”

I don’t know about you, but I would love a Star Wars RPG set in the between period of the first two trilogies!  They seem worried that EA’s lack of success with The Old Republic will hinder their chances, but LucasArts seems interested in the pitch.  They have yet to talk to the big wigs at Disney, but are eagerly awaiting the chance.

For more information, please visit Rock, Paper, Shotgun for the original article.