Designer Chris Taylor has canceled his troubled Kickstarter, just four days before funding was scheduled to end.
Wildman, an action-role-playing game that promised to be "evolutionary," had earned roughly $504,000, more than half a million short of its $1.1 million goal. The Kickstarter was due to end on Friday.
This project has been troubled for a while now: A few weeks ago, days after the project launched, Taylor laid off a bulk of his staff at Gas Powered Games. He later said he would "see the Kickstarter campaign through."
Here's the update that Gas Powered posted today:
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.