Jack Houston and the Necronauts Opens New Funding

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Jack Houston and the Necronauts Opens New Funding - 08/30/12 07:48 PM

Jack Houston and the Necronauts developer opens direct funding after $10k Kickstarter pledge falls through

Warbird Games, an indie games studio in Fort Worth, Texas, is asking for direct donations via its website after a $10k Kickstarter pledge fell through, leaving them short of their target amount.

Earlier this month, the studio raised $64,256 via a successful Kickstarter for Jack Houston and the Necronauts, a classic point and click adventure for the PC with stop-motion animation visuals. However, celebration turned to distress when their largest donor failed to honor a $10,000 pledge.

“After the exhilaration of passing our goal by almost $10k, I was expecting to spend the next few days getting ready to start production on the project.” said lead designer, Stacy Davidson. “Instead, I spent them frantically trying to find out what was going on with the donation, whether we’d even get the other funds and glued to email for any news.”

The developer has now opened up direct funding via the Warbird Games website in the hope of filling this gap in funding. Many of the same rewards as Kickstarter will be offered to backers supporting the project through this method.

Additionally, the studio has been able to dramatically lower its stretch targets to bring the game to iPad, Android, Mac and Linux and into FIGS localisation after renegotiating with contractors and receiving offers of help with translation from backers.

Website: http://www.warbirdgames.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/warbirdgames

UPDATE August 31 -
With today's totals, we are now looking at a grand total of $56,476! This means that with the help of PayPal backers, we have finally made it past the original Kickstarter goal!
And now, it's time for new stretch goals! After negotiations with our new potential lead programmer, we have been able to drastically reduce the goal for Unity development, so much that it is now the first goal on the list! Even with that, FIGS is still nearly as low as it was before, meaning we will now be able to offer a game that will be playable on a multitude of devices and in 5 different languages at the $72k mark!
You can follow the totals and new stretch goals on the official site: http://www.warbirdgames.com/?p=416

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Posted by: Carla

Re: Jack Houston and the Necronauts Opens New Funding - 08/31/12 03:51 AM

That's very bad luck for them, I thought once you committed to pay there is no way back shame
Posted by: Becky

Re: Jack Houston and the Necronauts Opens New Funding - 08/31/12 08:27 AM

Ouch! That surprises me as well. I hope they're successful in replacing the lost funding!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Jack Houston and the Necronauts Opens New Funding - 08/31/12 09:36 AM

I had my credit charge replaced by the bank and when one of my Kickstarter that I backed came due I got a notice that my pledge did not go through. They gave me an option to repledge which I did but I felt bad that it appeared as though I backed out. Sp, I suppose all you have to do is cancel the credit card to stop the charge from going through.

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Posted by: traveler

Re: Jack Houston and the Necronauts Opens New Funding - 08/31/12 03:27 PM

I believe you can also cancel the pledge on Amazon anytime before the date the amount is supposed to be credited to the developer.