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Chris Taylor on Wildman

A Kickstarter update for Wildman follows up on news of layoffs at developer Gas Powered Games with a video from Chris Taylor explaining the situation at his company. He tells us that without the cuts, the company would have to immediately shut down if the Kickstarter failed, unable to fulfill any of its remaining obligations. Showing some emotion he says he was unwilling to gamble with people's livelihoods in this economy as the reason he mad that "tough decision." Chris then share another "tough decision," asking if he should continue the Kickstarter to see if the response to it improves so he can hire back the staff that wants to return, or shut it down and "call it done." They will tabulate votes from the comments to judge whether the campaign should continue.

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19. Re: Chris Taylor on Wildman Jan 20, 2013, 02:08 Jerykk
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 00:10:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 23:31:
I guess my head scratching issues is why go with a caveman theme? You go from a stick to a club+1 or a pebble to a stone? Do you get a dinosaur as a pet?
If ya wanted to go the zombie route you could do a Left 4 Dead type game, or Cyberpunk or Steampunk or Fallout style. Hell or even do a Time Travel theme that uses all of them...

EDIT: looks to be a Fantasy/Dungeon game, but didn't you already do that with Dungeon Siege?

With Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 pretty much sucking up all the limelight I would have stayed away from a fantasy/dungeon setting.

They explain rather plainly that the game is a mash-up of ARPG adventuring, RTS army deployment, and MOBA style battles. Simply a Diablo clone, it is not.

The issue is that people don't really understand how those different things actually work together and the kickstarter doesn't do a good job of explaining that. Kickstarters like Project Eternity, Wasteland 2, DFA, etc, all did well because backers knew exactly what they were getting in terms of gameplay. Wildman doesn't have that benefit.
 
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