The Kickstarter page for Wildman offers a second update about Gas Powered Games' proposed evolutionary action/RPG. They respond to requests to see the game in action with Video Update #1 showing prototype gameplay and featuring Chris Taylor overcoming his camera shyness to answer further inquiries about their plans. Oddly the in-game footage is shot second-hand off a monitor, allowing us to pretend this is leaked shakycam footage of an E3 presentation or something illicit like that.
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Wildone wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 19:57: yea, GPG is no more...
At first I thought this was a troll. Then I saw the news. They aren't closed (yet), but they now have very little staff to speak of.
He is a troll... A repetitive and mundane one, at that. Don't know how I hadn't ignored him before.
Anyway, as I was trying to explain, doing layoffs now is a sound business practice. Everybody is freaking out like the studio no longer exists at all and thus the Kickstarter is doomed as soon as it begins, etc. But all of those developers being laid off (at least the ones who were or were going to work on Wildman) will be re-hired if the KS campaign succeeds. How stupid does a person have to believe that CT and a few other people would be making this game on their own? Well, maybe they could take all that money and secure a few jobs for several years, but they're shooting for a March 2014 release.