Shaker – Old-School RPG Kickstarter cancelled by Brathwaite and Hall

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 20 October 2012 14:09 GMT

Shaker, the Kickstarter project known as Old-School RPG, has been cancelled by its creators Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall.

According to an update on the project’s Kickstarter page, the game’s pitch “just wasn’t strong enough to get the traction,” the developers thought it “needed to thrive.”

“Sure, it may have made it,” said Braithwaite and Hall. “We could have fought our way to a possibly successful end. In reading your feedback and talking it over internally, however, we decided that it made more sense to kill it and come back with something stronger. In game design, mercy killing is the law.

“Please accept our thanks and apologies in equal order. Expect something more soon.”

Shaker received backing from 7,665 people, and the project raised $249,015 in the 15 days it was live. The Kickstarter goal was for $1 million with a stretch goal of $1.9 million for a second game.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Brenda Brathwaite

  • Brenda Brathwaite and John Romero tied the knot this weekend

    They’re both industry legends, they’ve both worked on some of gaming’s most treasured franchises, and now they both have the same surname: Brenda Brathwaite and John Romero got hitched this weekend in a quiet ceremony at Disneyland. The pair have worked together for years, co-founded Loot Drop together, and were engaged earlier this year. Congratulations […]

  • John Romero's new studio Kickstarting an old-school RPG project

    Brenda Brathwaite, founder of Wizardry, and wife of ex-id Software developer John Romero, has teamed up with Ion Storm co-founder Tom Hall on a new Kickstarter project. It’s an old-school RPG and they’re looking for $1 million in funding.

Kickstarter

Old School RPG