Sunbreak Games - the development studio founded by former Metroid Prime developer Jason Behr - recently ran a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming title Buddy & Me, which is headed to mobile and tablet devices.
The studio added a stretch goal part way through that stated a Wii U version would be made available via the eShop should enough money be raised. However, the campaign has now finished and although it managed to obtain the $40,000 of funding it set out for, it failed to meet the $55,000 target set for the Wii U version.
Buddy & Me managed to bring in $42,093, which is unfortunately not enough.
All hope is not lost however, as Sunbreak Games left the following message to disappointed Nintendo gamers:
First up, let me say that we owe our loyal Nintendo fans so much. You guys have been amazing, and are one of the biggest reasons this Kickstarter survived after its first three weeks. You’ve reminded the team of how much our previous games meant to you, and really inspired the team. We will not forget that. We don’t want to let you down.
Bottom line, it does cost a lot extra to port to Wii U, and we will need to find that funding somehow, somewhere, sometime. We can’t in any way promise or guarantee it until we’ve figured out how to do it… but what we can promise, is that we’ll try.
Crucially, the studio has already been in touch with Nintendo to see if there's any way to help bring Buddy & Me to the Wii U eShop:
You’ll be happy to know, we’ve already reached out to Nintendo (Nintendo of America headquarters is just a few miles away from us), and are trying to figure out exactly what it would take to get development kits, and get more familiar with the technology
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