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5 Years ago
Wildman at Bay: Inside Chris Taylor's fight to save Gas Powered GamesWildman at Bay: Inside Chris Taylor's fight to save Gas Powered Games
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I'm a backer for his kickstarter and am hoping for the best, but it looks bad.

I think there's a number of reasons why it is sputtering:
- I think people really want an RTS from GPG
- It's not very clear what Wildman will be like, and it sounds somewhat similar to a lot of other games already out there. I'm backing more on faith and goodwill than belief in the design.
- GPG unfortunately has a fair amount of residual badwill from the failures of Demigod and, to a much lesser extent, Supreme Commander 2.
- People will back game Kickstarters for interesting new ideas, but for smaller efforts, not for $1M+ projects. All the big $$$ game projects I can think of are playing off people's nostalgia.
- Once the layoffs were announced, a lot of people's skepticism kicked into high gear. Backing a company that is bordering on failure takes a lot of faith.

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