HAMBURG, Germany — Chris Taylor realizes just how hard it is to raise money now, especially on fickle consumer-driven crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. The chief executive of struggling Gas Powered Games pulled down his Kickstarter campaign today for his Wildman game as it was failing to get a critical mass of support.
Speaking at the Casual Connect Europe event in Hamburg, Germany, Taylor acknowledged that the pitch for an original game set in caveman times just didn’t resonate enough with gamers. Cryptically, Taylor said that he was pursuing other opportunities for keeping Gas Powered Games, which laid off the bulk of its staff last month, alive.
“I’ve run Gas Powered Games for 15 years,” he said. “I have learned the hard way that being a CEO and a game designer is not an easy thing to do.”
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