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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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12. Re: Wildman Status Report - GPG Retaining Some Staff? Jan 22, 2013, 13:07 NewMaxx
 
The video (Update #2) was definitely sincere, the guy was holding back tears for crying out loud. Anybody who knows him knows that he's a pretty stand-up guy known in the industry for his sincerity; aka, the Mirror Universe's Molyneux.

Nevertheless, it seems like it would have been more sensible to tell everybody to take a month vacation to see how it turned out, with the option to volunteer. It seems like it ended up that way, anyway, indicating he was between a rock and a hard place and not sure where to go.

I'm confident they'll make the funding either way (most Kickstarter gaming projects of this magnitude make almost a third of their pledges in the final 72 hours), but I do tend to agree that it seems people consistently under-estimate their realistic targets. For example, you had that one guy just barely miss the target who flipped out and blamed the gamers, and Molyneux's "disappointment."
 
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