Gas Powered Games has laid of some staff shortly after the launch
of their Wildman Kickstarter
seeking $1.1 million for a new action/RPG. This is reported by Kotaku
, who confirmed that the company has cut some staff with honcho Chris Taylor after getting wind of them through the grapevine. Taylor did not confirm the extent of the layoffs, however, so there are dramatic elements to the Kotaku report which remain speculative, as one source told them these were due to the Kickstarter underperforming, while other sources have told them that almost everyone who worked for the company was let go. There's a follow up to this on Gamasutra
. "The studio is still operating, but we had to slim WAY down to conserve cash reserves," Chris Taylor confirmed for them, confirming some earlier comments
that they are all in on Wildman: "We spent all the last dough that we've had, and the last several months working on it. So we're betting the company on it."