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James Pond Kickstarter has been cancelled by Gameware

Tuesday, 8th October 2013 15:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The James Pond Kickstarter has been cancelled by the developer Gameware, as it felt the project wasn’t going to meet its funding goal.

According to an update posted on the Kickstarter page, the team had 12 days left to raise £100,000 for the project and so far, only 336 had backed it with £16,000 pledged.

“Although we have 12 days to go it’s clear that we aren’t going to make our £100,000 goal, so instead of pretending otherwise and continuing the updates we’ve decided to be honest with ourselves and with you and stop,” reads the update. “The campaign wasn’t the success we’d hoped for. This was for a few reasons, all of which we plan on addressing and then making a come back with a new, stronger campaign.

“We humbly acknowledge that you all deserve to see more evidence of what we might do to make the game, and recognise that what we had wasn’t enough. We are working on this. So for now we would like to thank everyone that helped in any way, we are incredibly grateful for all your kind comments and support.

“But is this the end for Pond? We sure hope not! If there’s one thing we’ve learned from running this campaign it’s that there sure is still a lot of love for this plucky secret agent fish and we believe it’ll only take the right game and the right campaign to make James Pond 4 a reality.

“So stay tuned and we will be back with more news soon.”

The James Pond Kickstarter went live on September 20 and was slated for Android, Linux, PC, PS3, PS4,Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, iOS and Ouya.

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5 Comments

  1. Luciferous

    I never game this a look so this is only a guess… but did they not have a proper video with gameplay? Because that almost always seems to be the difference between a Kickstarter succeeding or failing.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. VibraniumSpork

    @1 Nah, as I remember the video was just gameplay of the original…which is nice and all but, like you say, some demo footage of the HD Remaster efforts could have sealed the deal.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. DSB

    Some mascots are just meant to die though. Dizzy wasn’t gonna make it either.

    It’s nice to see them again and all, but actually playing those games? Naw.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 Eggs just aren’t cool any more.

    Bunch of savages in this town.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. mistermogul

    Some things are best left for nostalgia…

    #5 10 months ago

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