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Wildman Status Report - GPG Retaining Some Staff?

A new update to the Kickstarter campaign for Wildman has another video from Gas Powered Games honcho Chris Taylor offering the latest on attempts to fund the action/RPG which will ostensibly save the company from the financial abyss that's already resulted in some layoffs. Chris speaks of being encouraged by the progress towards their funding goal and discusses their efforts at getting the word out with more updates later this week, including details on "Project Mercury" (not to be confused with the identical codename for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning), which he says "is the platform we hope to deliver the modules on," suggesting a further explanation would be useful. On a related note, we got a note from a reader saying a friend at Gas Powered Games was asked to stay on for another month when he went to clean out his desk yesterday. This unconfirmed report also says there are other employees who are voluntarily working on this project to see how things shake out.

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2. Re: Wildman Status Report - GPG Retaining Some Staff? Jan 22, 2013, 09:52 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 09:21:
I wouldn't be surprised if the make their funding (based on progress so far), but I still worry about the long term, and if they can deliver w/o going under...


They'll need a late rally but it's achievable. I assume Kickstarters get the majority of their money in the first and last couple of days.

I wouldn't back this because of the uncertainty. KS negates this somewhat, as I'm not out a penny if they don't meet their target, but I'm worried about them just reaching their target and finding they don't quite have the money or the personnel to do their vision justice.

At some point soon, a Kickstarter project will get funded but then fail to deliver and there will be an almighty ruck from people who didn't understand what they were getting in to. This could easily be that project.

Edit: I've been trying to remember that Bowie song in your sig for a week now. Thanks!
 
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