Legendary designer Chris Taylor’s bid to save Gas Powered Games via Kickstarter has come to an unceremonious end. The highly polarizing campaign aimed to raise money in order to complete the studio’s ambitious cross-genre endeavour Wildman, but suffered from poor momentum almost immediately. It only went downhill as significant lay-offs hit Gas Powered Games and has barely managed to make it halfway to its goal with four days to go.
“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,” an update on the Wildman page says. “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.”