Developer Uber Entertainment has today shut down its Kickstarter for RTS Human Resources, stating that interest was too low.
In Kickstarter update, developer John Comes noted that current interest indicated the project would never hit its $1.4 million goal.
Every Kickstarter prediction model is showing that we will come up woefully short of our goal.
Given that running the Kickstarter cost the company money, they decided to close the campaign down.
As a small indie, we can’t continue spending time and money focusing on a project that won’t get funded. We simply don’t have the human resources.
Human Resources would have been an apocalyptic RTS, where humans were used as resources by opposing factions, harvested for their souls.
During the campaign, Human Resources garnered only $384, 358 , falling well below the $1.4 million goal.
Uber Entertainment’s previous Kickstarter, Planetary Annihilation, was one of the Kickstarter success stories of 2012, blowing past its $900,000 goal and accruing more than $2 million in funding.
The game launched last month to mixed reviews, with praise for the underlying mechanics but criticism for the overall content of the game.
While the campaign is closing down, Come notes that development will be put on hold. However, the door isn’t entirely shut.
We adore the world of Human Resources and will endeavor to do what we can to bring it to life in some form.