Failure is harsh to Kickstarter games that are already in development, but for games like MotorGun, the feedback can help change the game before it’s created.
The vehicular combat game created by Interstate ’76 developers Michael Kaufman and Mike Arkin, with help from Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe, wasn’t a hit on Kickstarter, raising less than 10 percent of its $650,000 goal.
Today, the campaign was cancelled.
“Kickstarter is a harsh mistress,” Kaufman and Arkin wrote in a Kickstarter update. “Lots of projects are pitched to the community and sometimes they resonate and sometimes they don’t. In this case, what we were pitching wasn’t exactly what you guys wanted. So, as a result we’re making the tough decision to not drag it out, and we’re going to cancel the campaign and start working to reformulate it.”
Independent studio Pixelbionic has plans to return to Kickstarter with community-driven changes to the game.
“In the next few weeks we’ll be reformulating our design and Kickstarter plan and we encourage all of you to head over to our website at www.pixelbionic.com and sign up for the forums,” Kaufman and Arkin wrote.. “Tell us what you liked and what you didn’t and you can help shape the next phase of this wild adventure.”
The campaign had 766 backers.
Source: MotorGun Kickstarter