The lights are on
Pixelbionic has announced that it is canceling its Kickstarter after coming up well short of its $650,000 goal.
Twisted Metal vet David Jaffe had signed on as a creative director to the multiplayer-focused vehicular combat title MotorGun back when it was known as Autoduel.
In a statement on its Kickstarter page the company wrote, "Kickstarter is a harsh mistress. Lots of projects are pitched to the community and sometimes they resonate and sometimes they don't."
Pixelbionic says that it is going back to the drawing board to redesign the game and its Kickstarter, so this isn't exactly the end of the road for the project.
Our TakeWe hear a lot about the Kickstarter success stories, but it will be interesting to see how companies like Pixelbionic adapt to their Kickerstarter failures and reformulate their plans. Hopefully in situations like this the crowd-funding apparatus (spurred, of course, by the companies' own will to succeed) can be an environment where these nascent projects can change themselves and get a second life.
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Well that's a bit sad.
Yea, still don't care. Dead genre is dead.
Perhaps if it wasnt a dumb idea more people would have backed it and word of mouth would have gotten out.
Maybe the problem is that it's multiplayer focused. To my knowledge Twisted Metal didn't do so well either, and while it had bugs I think too much MP and not enuff/satisfying SP contributed to that. Of course Jaffe had some problems while TM was in development.
That sucks,hopefully the game will do better next time.
I liked Twisted Metal and all, actually I preferred the Vigilante 8 series more, but unless a vehicle warfare game is taken to another level, I'm not really interested. I don't really know what that level is.
I'd like to see a car combat game where you can play on foot as well, equal focus; Titanfall is pulling it off with mech combat, a genre I haven't been interested in since MechWarrior 2. It doesn't look like this will be the game to do it, but it would be awesome.