David Jaffe-fuelled MotorGun Kickstarter cancelled

Thursday, 25th July 2013 11:15 GMT By Dave Cook

MotorGun’s Kickstarter funding campaign has been axed by developer Pixelbionic. The project involved Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe, and some Interstate ’76 developers, but the money-drive was scrapped after the studio found that “Kickstarter is a harsh mistress.”

We reported on the MotorGun campaign and pitch video here. If successful it would have received guidance from Jaffe.

At the time of closure, the campaign made $63,120 of its $650,000 funding goal.

In the campaign’s final update, developers Michael Kaufman and Mike Arkin wrote, “Kickstarter is a harsh mistress. Lots of projects are pitched to the community and sometimes they resonate and sometimes they don’t. In this case, what we were pitching wasn’t exactly what you guys wanted.”

However, MotorGun may be re-tooled to make for a better pitch the duo suggested, “In the next few weeks we’ll be reformulating our design and Kickstarter plan and we encourage all of you to head over to our website at and sign up for the forums. Tell us what you liked and what you didn’t and you can help shape the next phase of this wild adventure.”

What did you think of the MotorGun concept? Let us know below.

Thanks Eurogamer.



  1. voxelman

    I would have backed it if they pitched something closer to Interstate ’76. Funk soundtrack, great simple art style (more content cheaper while still looking great), sim style damage modeling and a single-player campaign along with great multiplayer.

    I love Jaffe but lets face it Interstate ’76 was fucking awesome, and I want a spiritual successor to that. Not that he was majorly involved anyway he was just a consultant. But Trying to go after Twisted metal’s arcade style combat killed what could have been a great franchise, it’s a pity that Activision own the IP.

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