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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 11, 2013.

Crush your enemies in this original action role-playing game from Gas Powered Games

Video Update 3: Getting the Word Out

Greetings Kickstarters.

Today's video covers an emotional weekend, and our plans for this week.

Due to popular demand, we've also added a new $85 tier.

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    1. Creator Lars Bonnichsen on January 23, 2013

      Looking forward to seeing more of this game especially the rts elements

    2. Creator Gas Powered Games on January 22, 2013

      Hey all. Later tiers include all previous tiers, by default. So anything over $85 includes the VIP forum access.

    3. Creator Andrew Easter - on January 22, 2013

      @eric its due late r this week... New video on gameplay

    4. Creator Eric on January 22, 2013

      Honestly, I think there needs to be a video talking about how the game will play and all the stuff in it. I'm only backing this project because Supreme Commander 1 and Demigod are some of my favorite games of all time. I do not really understand what Wildman is or how it will play. Or if there are mythical creatures or if it will be more realistic. Personally I think adding some mythical creatures would be awesome. So my suggestion is to put out a video that really explains what Wildman is and how awesome it will be.

    5. Creator Bryy Miller on January 22, 2013


      I honestly think people need to stop promising Steam. We're past the age where smaller companies can just get on Steam. Now it's the redundant Greenlight process. GPG would probably be able to do it since they are a pretty big name on Steam, but people in general need to stop promising Steam.

    6. Creator Andrew Easter - on January 22, 2013

      @Chris I think your eyes are at risk of running away without you. Eyeless Chris..eek.!! Sleep man Sleep!

    7. Creator Geert Vertommen on January 22, 2013

      Dear Chris,

      Backed you up for $125 from here. Feeling like I owe you that already since you brought us Total Annihilation. Time to return some favors for the many funtimes you gave me!
      PS: I suggest to see if it's possible to add certain units, or skills, or items for free download every month or so after the game is out, just like Cavedog did During Battle Tactics and all. Rembering the Flea and many more units ( That was some real nice deal to hand over freebees in the old times! ) ;

      Thanks again, I hope to see the game, the company and it's people come out happy!

    8. Creator Patrick Roberts on January 22, 2013

      Steam + Steam Workshop for the win please guys. The way to keep a community active and vibrant is to interact with it and allow ease of finding/maintaining mods.

    9. Creator Derek Smart on January 22, 2013

      Brilliant update Chris. Well done.

    10. Creator Harry Torque on January 22, 2013

      Ok, I can see how one could say it has MOBA components - but that indeed implies multiplayer online. I'd call it ARPG and RTS hybrid, perhaps. That would avoid the online multiplayer expectations.

    11. Creator Steven W on January 22, 2013

      @Treatise I think the first news stories about Wildman described the game as a mix of RPG, MOBA and RTS (whether rightly or wrongly).

      The MOBA part of the description initially put me off this - I tend to associate MOBA with online only, PvP and hostile communities (that's my perception, may or may not be right). Wasn't until I did some more reading on the game proposal that I saw that it wasn't actually MOBA at all. Think GPG might need to do a little work to communicate this better to prospective backers.

    12. Creator Jeremy Wilson on January 22, 2013

      Will the $125 level include the $85 benefits as well? I recognize when adding a new tier the other tiers may not be updated, so just wanted clarification. Thanks!

    13. Creator Yourtime on January 22, 2013

      looks like you finally see it too, glad you changed your mind and open your project more for the people!

    14. Creator Harry Torque on January 22, 2013

      WILDMAN IS NOT A MOBA. Where do people even get the idea?

    15. Creator Vince Vazquez on January 22, 2013

      Alright Chris Taylor. You have effectively shamed me into supporting this game:) I like Gas Powered, even though I am not a big PC gamer (when I get a better machine later, maybe I'll change my tune), so I want to support your studio. But I probably won't ever play Wildman. I know I hate MOBAs, and PC-style clicky hack-n-slash "RPGs" like Diablo, so I really don't see much here for me. But I do hope Gas Powered pulls this out and stays in business.

    16. Creator Christian Hald Lund Larsen on January 22, 2013

      Agree with Fukuy, if you really wanna be serious about letting players create and distribute mods and other content Steam Workshop is the best option in every aspect.
      And a good idea for increasing the exposure of Wildman would be to make 2-3 videos or updates a week saying "Today i / we worked on: ..." so people get a general notion of what you are working on and which direction the game is taking, this will also greatly increase the fanbases ability to give you input and feedback.

    17. Creator FuKuy on January 22, 2013

      PLEASE embrace STEAM Workshop in order to make easy to find and install MODs, skins and new maps.

    18. Creator Nicholas on January 22, 2013

      Hi Chris

      Just leaving a message of support. Im trying to get all my friends to donate. I REALLY hope you guys make the 1.1M. I love your games (all of them, even Sup Com 2) and will support you as best as I can.

      Good luck

    19. Creator Harry Torque on January 22, 2013

      What I've seen other successful game KS projects do is to provide an update or two every week, with concept art (always really popular), description of game play mechanics, REASONABLE ideas for features, and hints of stretch goals. Pick up the pace of updates in the last week or two.

      Beg, whore, and call in favors to get media coverage; it is key to get the word out in addition to word of mouth (I trust everyone has told their friends; I sure did).

      Introduce add-on pledges (eg. +$10 for soundtrack) for those who don't want to go to a higher-tier pledge just to get one item included in that tier, and to add more granularity for us so everybody can pledge as much as they can afford.

      Introduce stretch goals several days before campaign ends, no matter how well/badly funding is going. I'm always a bit wary of adding other platforms as stretch goals. Those playing, say, PC, will not see any benefit if a stretch goal is Mac, so are unlikely to up their pledge. It makes more sense to have stretch goals which benefit the people who are already backers, and/or everyone who backs or buys the game. So added bosses, dungeons, and other in-game features would be best.

    20. Creator Mika on January 22, 2013

      Keep your chin up.

    21. Creator Imban on January 22, 2013

      Being in at $125 myself, and staring at the $85 reward, I have to wonder if there's any way to get the VIP Forum stuff in addition to a nice boxed collector's edition...!

    22. Creator Bradley Whelen on January 22, 2013

      So excited for this game! GPG makes great game and doing it via kickstarter is awesome! I am proud to help sponsor this project! Can't wait to see the finished product and get to be apart of something so awesome!

    23. Creator Dillon Ryan on January 22, 2013

      Mod tools, hurray! keep it up, you guys are awesome!

    24. Creator Martin Lock on January 22, 2013

      It was this project that finally got me to join Kickstarter - I do hope that it's a success. I can't say I'm keen on the RTS side here, but, looking back at all the fun Dungeon Siege gave me, I'd hate it if Gas Powered Games vanished.

    25. Creator Cerno B on January 22, 2013

      Please, no more tears. It was too tough in the last video ;)

      Anyway, good job on pulling through. I am pretty sure you will make it, just keep the updates going.
      Maybe you should do a quick group video showing all the people you currently have left for voluntary work and have them give a heads-up about what they are currently doing.

      @Sean Jordan: Exactly, the project is well on track and the trend is really encouraging even if it seems a little close at the moment. Just remember the hell that Republique had to go through before succeeding in the end (Kicktraq graph here:

      Just keep the updates going, do a video Q&A towards the end, have a livestream Kickstarter party for the final hours. I know it's a lot of work, especially if you only have a few people remaining, but it definitely is worth it.

    26. Creator Pedasn on January 22, 2013

      looks like gaspoweredgames is picking up some steam again :D

    27. Creator Bryy Miller on January 22, 2013

      I will up my pledge by $100 if you stop being corny with your intros and outros, Christopher Middlename Taylor.

    28. Creator frederic gagne on January 22, 2013

      I believe in that game and im sure that im not the only one!! I wish you and your team only the best!!

    29. Creator Arjan Schokking on January 22, 2013

      Sounds good, you have my vote. Even if it all ends up going titsup I am more then willing to throw money at you so you can make the attempt. But I think the recent status updates and decisions give an indication of someone who will be able to see this through to the end.

    30. Creator ☜☆RSF☆☞ "The Dwarves" & "Battletech" on January 22, 2013

      I know it's just my personal opinion, but I think this game sounds great... and at this point, it's nice to see that some 5,000+ people (all of whom have their own personal opinions) have the good sense to agree. I'd hate to have to start cracking skulls before the game is ready! :D Looking forward to learning more about Wildman & seeing how big a tribe this KS can pull together.
      Go Chris & GPG!!!
      @Bruce Greetings and best wishes!

    31. Creator Michael Fong on January 22, 2013

      Much better update Chris, much better . . . really looking forward to more updates from the team.

    32. Creator Bruce Tyson Bjorklund on January 22, 2013

      Tyler, my good sir - you are in luck! Wildman is an action rpg, with rts elements.

      We'll be getting updates out to clarify this soon!

    33. Creator J luke on January 22, 2013

      I'm glad you stuck with it Chris, looking forward to the updates later into the week hope there's some more "arpg" elements explained.

    34. Creator Tyler Janke on January 22, 2013

      Originally I had 0% interest in the game from a gameplay point of view. Loved the visuals and theme, but MOBA games aren't for me... When I heard GPG was in trouble I decided screw it, they need as much help as any of the other games on Kickstarter deserve (if not more).

      Ultimately everyone describing this as MOBA turned me off, but seeing gameplay got my interest, and now I'm totally down for Wildman and I truly hope it succeeds. I'm hopeful not just as a fan of GPG but also as an amateur developer myself working on my first game.

      I hope I don't see one of my most cherished developers go away any time soon.

    35. Creator Rob Merritt on January 22, 2013

      Great update! What else can we do?

    36. Creator Ken C on January 22, 2013

      Thanks for the update. Hearing what's going on and what is planned really helps generate my interest further, which in turn gets me talking about it more :)

    37. Creator Sascha Hubert on January 22, 2013

      This will pull though, no doubt.
      And if it gets close on the end i most certainly gonna raise my pledge.

    38. Creator tigerpapa on January 21, 2013

      good job!

    39. Creator Leon Phillips on January 21, 2013

      Godus had barely half of its funding and then BAM! they over-funded within days!

      I believe a lot of people follow the project and then pledge at the very end. They're obviously too used to eBay! xD

    40. Creator Peter Schlieckmann on January 21, 2013

      Wow, 288k and still 24 days to go... Chris this is looking great... and don't get nervous... just check other KS which were successful and had a lower rate going and in the end it sky-rocketed..
      Also, would it help to send emails to Square for SC3? I mean I read so much about GPG and all the background and all that, I wish I knew earlier. :)
      Keep up the good work and I am glad you will soon explain the gameplay of Wildman in more detail, cause this is what a few friends of mine need more to know... what exactly will Wildman be, what exactly is that RTS part... also, I heard a few times there will be different eras timezones, epoches... this is something I find very interesting, I love Empire Earth for example. So if you could go more into detail about that in future updates? :)

    41. Creator Sean Jordan on January 21, 2013

      Chris, I am so glad you guys are going to keep this going. Don't get discouraged - we're nearly a third of the way there and so long as you guys keep pumping away at this campaign, it WILL fund successfully!

      I've been a part of many game-related kickstarters (as a backer) now, and I've noticed that those that immediately catch fire tend to be the ones that are providing direct sequels (or spiritual successors) to well-loved games. Those that introduce a new IP really have to establish themselves the way any new IP does, and the teams have to work a lot harder to earn the goodwill of the gamers who are understandably skeptical.

      Some I've been a part of that have really struggled until the end have been Leisure Suit Larry, SpaceVenture, Jane Jensen's Moebius and Shadowrun Online. But all of these did fund because the creators really kept at it and kept providing more and more incentives for people to get involved. What's more, they really engaged the community to keep things moving along!

      You guys are awesome and you're sincere. Kickstarter is one of the places where people respect that. If anything, I think you guys need to do a better job of talking about how great you are. One thing that no one questioned during the Planetary Annihilation campaign was how good the team was. I'm surprised people are questioning that now given that Chris Taylor's name (along with Gas Powered Games) is in the forefront. But you guys could really stand to trumpet your successes and talk up your expertise a bit more in the coming week!

      Keep up the hard work. It's going to be a busy month for you, but put your faith in your fans... and we'll put our faith in you to deliver a great Wildman game!

    42. Creator Alexspeed on January 21, 2013

      I am glad you plan on going on, i am sure it will go well.
      And i am even more glad you plan to explain the game better to us gamers,
      because that was my main complaint before. Thank you.

      Looking forward to those updates!

    43. Creator akhliber on January 21, 2013

      Nice! Things are looking better all the time. Keep up the great work!

    44. Creator Cipher- Weaver of lost dreams on January 21, 2013

      great update, just waiting on the skipe call/ design session tier then i'll up my pledge.

    45. Creator Riggo on January 21, 2013

      Go Chris!!!!!

    46. Creator Luan You on January 21, 2013

      Here's a link to the reddit

    47. Creator Justin Dantzer on January 21, 2013

      Keep on truckin'! That's what I like to hear. Looking forward to the next update.

    48. Creator Joshua Dotson on January 21, 2013

      Cool :), keep up the great work! :)

    49. Creator Codipherus on January 21, 2013

      My man CT with the come back!!! Keep it going strong!