In the world of crowd-funded development, there’s a never ending stream of headscratchers. We wrote about JetGetters a few weeks ago because the concept of jumping between planes while racing is a neat one. The team was seeking a funding amount of $50k and that was eventually reached via Kickstarter, but yesterday the developers decided to cancel the Kickstarter with an update.
During the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) – We found an investor to assist tinyBuild in expanding our development and publishing efforts. Because of the time it will take in bringing our new partners up-to-speed and hiring on additional people for JetGetters we have decided to cancel the Kickstarter. The main reason for this is because we feel strongly that if we promise something, we better damn well deliver on it and with the few month delay we won’t be able to deliver JetGetters this year.
According to them, the game will still be released without the funds from the Kickstarter because during PAX East last weekend, they found an interested investor. The game has been delayed for a few months while they transition game development according to this new breakthrough. So what does this mean for the Wii U version of the game? Well, we don’t know at this point. No specific mention of the Wii U was given in the update and the Wii U goal was the largest at $80k. Now that the team has found a sound investor however, we hope to see this game soon on the Wii U eShop.
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