Substantial layoffs have struck at US developer Gas Powered Games just days after it launched its Wildman Kickstarter campaign.
Posting an emotional video on its Kickstarter page, studio head Chris Taylor said that if the developer kept on all of its staff and its crowdfunding campaign failed, he would have to shut the company down and let everyone go without severance.
Taylor claimed that he decided it was not worth risking his staff’s livelihoods, and made the decision to lay off the team in advance.
He then proceeded to ask backers whether or not he should continue with the Kickstarter. He added however that if the Kickstarter was successful, he would try and hire the whole team back.
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