Wildman Will Carry On Despite Studio Layoffs, New Video Update Released

By Giuseppe Nelva

January 22, 2013

During the last weekend we learned about the layoffs at Gas Powered Games, and that the Wildman Kickstarter campaign could be closed depending on the reaction of the backers. Today Creative Director Chris Taylor released a new video update that pretty much confirms that the project is continuing against all odds, asking for help in getting the word out and letting us know that more concept art and content will be shown during the week.

If you’re wondering about the cause behind the troubles endangering the Gas Powered Games, Taylor himself pointed towards some unnamed publishers in an interview on Eurogamer. According to the developer they terminated multiple games that were almost on the finish line, causing massive damage to the studio.

While Taylor didn’t name names due to NDAs in place, he pretty much hinted at the possibility of seeing some leaked publishing contacts that would “melt faces”. I would not be too surprised, and I’m honestly quite curious. Of course there’s the solid possibility that he was just joking. But I seriously hope he wasn’t.

In the meanwhile, you can enjoy the video below, and if you believe in this project you can pledge your support here. At the moment of this writing $297,664 have been pledged by 5,683 people.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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