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Precinct crowdfunding cancelled, backers won’t be charged

Monday, 26th August 2013 00:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Precinct, touted by a couple of Sierra veterans as the spiritual successor to Police Quest, has been indefinitely shelved after its crowdfunding campaign failed to draw sufficient interest.

“Each member of our team has done their very best to make Precinct a reality. We put every effort into making a crowdfunding campaign work but we have decided to end the Precinct campaign effective today,” developer Jim Walls Reloaded wrote in a website update.

“We’re fighters and fought our best. Unfortunately, our best wasn’t good enough to overcome the challenges with crowdfunding Precinct. Our new approach attracted some terrific supporters and we are grateful. However, we simply don’t have the momentum needed to meet the requirements of this project.”

The surrender is particularly painful for fan who have been following the project as it’s the second time it’s been cancelled; first launched as a Kickstarter, the campaign returned in independent form to allow the indie team to responsibly manage its goals. There is some hope, but it’s quite slim.

“Depending on the situation, we may decide to try again someday,” the post noted. “The backing community are wonderfully supportive of Jim Walls making a new game. Likewise, our team remains passionate about Precinct and are hopeful there is a way to make Precinct a reality in the future.”

Those who pledged to the campaign will not be charged.

Thanks, Blue’s News.

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3 Comments

  1. DSB

    It just didn’t look good.

    I love Police Quest, but this just didn’t have it.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Sini

    I wish someone would make a GTA type of game but you’re the police guy chasing crooks, kinda like LA Noire, but more of a police man job

    #2 12 months ago
  3. DSB

    @2 That was one of my major gripes with LA Noire. Whenever I’d do the missions I’d try my best not to kill anyone, shooting for hands and knees, and the game simply wasn’t tracking any of it.

    That sucked. You were supposed to be a cop, not a killer.

    I agree 100% though, a game like Swat 3 was amazing because you seriously didn’t want to pull the trigger.

    #3 12 months ago

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