We've just been informed that Outcast Reboot HD by Fresh3D Inc, have failed to reach the required funding through Kickstarter. They had aimed for a $600,000 goal but with only $255,394 pledged it's pretty much a huge failure. Such a shame really as even I myself was looking forward to this remake of the hit action-adventure classic from 1999. The developers have put forward to the possible reasons to the failure, but there is a positive light on the horizon as they will most likely do another Kickstarter of which I'll be pledging
Developer Quote :
This was our first KS campaign and we did a number of mistakes. Before launching the campaign, we knew that we were lacking content and the goal was high but we did not take the measure of their impact on the failure of the project.
We should have set a lower initial goal from the beginning, include more platforms, provide more attractive and more professional videos, lower the next-gen console stretch goal, post more updates with more attractive content, properly plan these updates in advance to free our time for promoting the campaign. We should have better explain the key features of the game and the high quality values of this remake compared to the original, do not mix old gen gameplay with new gen rendering, and ultimately, we should have shown a gameplay demo with the new characters or at least a representative trailer. Unfortunately we didn't have enough assets to produce a trailer due to tight financing and we expected this funding to really "kickstart" the project.Websites :