For those that have been following the project closely, it should come as no surprise that Renegade Kid's Cult County Kickstarter campaign has fallen short of its target. The project was to come to Wii U, 3DS and host of platforms, but ended well short of its target with $46,736 raised of the $580,000 goal.
It's been clear for a week or more that this was going to be the outcome, and momentum on the project essentially stalled. Some have questioned the size of the target, but in posts following the end of the campaign co-founder Jools Watsham thanked backers and confirmed that the studio would explore alternative options.
Cult County kickstarter has ended. 1492 wonderful backers pledged $46,736. Thank you! We did not reach goal. Now discussing other options.— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) May 2, 2014
People tell us we need to reduce the # of platforms and budget for Cult County. Only way to reduce budget is to only make episode 1.— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) May 2, 2014
This'll be disappointing for fans of the studio, particularly those that had anticipated the original 3DS title since it was revealed in early 2013. Did you back this project, and what do you think of its crowdfunding struggles?