Near tears, game developer explains why he’s betting it all on a Kickstarter campaign

Wildman

On January 14th Gas Powered Games launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new action role playing game called Wildman — and just a few days later the studio was hit with “substantial” layoffs. In what’s described as “the wackiest video update you’re ever going to see,” Gas Powered’s founder Chris Taylor explained the reasoning behind the layoffs and their timing. “If I ran this team through the entire Kickstarter campaign and it fails to fund,” he said, “then I have to let everyone go, shut the company down, no one gets any unpaid PTO or severance, or anything. And that, I decided, was not worth it.” Taylor went on to ask the Kickstarter community to help make the decision as to whether to continue the campaign and potentially hire…

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