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:
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!