Gas Powered Games cancels Wildman Kickstarter plans

A few weeks ago, developer Gas Powered Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for Wildman. The fantasy RTS-RPG hybrid was supposed to keep the developer behind games such as Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander going.

In the end, the developer had only raised just over $500,000 of the $1.1 million it said it needed to fund Wildman. With four days to go in the campaign, Gas Powered Games decided to shut down their fund raising efforts today.

In its final Kickstarter update, Gas Powered Games indicated that the developer isn't quite finished yet. The update stated:

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.

Gas Powered Games laid off many of its team members just a few days after its Wildman Kickstarter campaign began. At this point, the future of the acclaimed developer, founded by Chris Taylor, is unknown but hopefully the hints that it has some other options that could keep the team going will come to fruition.

Source: Kickstarter | Image via Gas Powered Games

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11 Comments

pixelpixel88 said,
It was a dead project from the start. Nothing creative, nothing new, nothing interesting.

Quite the opposite actually - some of the stuff that was talked about looked great.

I feel bad for pirating Supreme Commander, I think its time to buy a copy of it, the expansion and SC2. They are a great game company, the world needs more of these. Please stay alive

Shadowzz said,
I feel bad for pirating Supreme Commander, I think its time to buy a copy of it, the expansion and SC2. They are a great game company, the world needs more of these. Please stay alive

I bought the Supreme Commander series for their sheer awesomeness but now... I rarely play it anymore... like... Never.

Geranium_Z__NL said,

I bought the Supreme Commander series for their sheer awesomeness but now... I rarely play it anymore... like... Never.


Every now and then I still fire it up for a LAN game, its still stupidly awesome to play with 4-8 people
When the game was released I was low on funds and since I just play it with a couple of friends every now and then I never thought of buying it.
Its a welcome addition to strategy games ever since Westwood was bought out and blizzard commercialized. Good strategy games are a rare phenomenon.
Just want em to stay alive. But whatever you do GPG, if EA contacts you, think of Admiral Ackbar!

So what exactly happens to the $500,000 they raised? Refunded? Or is it pocketed and those who donated are presented the fine print?

Kickstarter uses an all-or-nothing funding model. When a project reaches its funding goal, Kickstarter charges the credit cards of those who pledged money. If it doesn't reach its goal, then no one gets charged.

The money pledged is not actually debited from the accounts of those who pledge until the project is successfully funded.

I was hoping this would reach its funding goal. It actually looks unique and fun. Hopefully they'll come back to it with even better ideas.

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