Published on August 29th, 2012 | by Joshua Philipp0
Jack Houston Still On the Way, Despite Funding Loss
Remember Jack Houston and the Necronauts, that awesome point-and-click adventure game that uses stop motion figures reminiscent of pulp sci-fi films? Well, after wrapping up their successful Kickstarter campaign, one of their largest donors—who had $10,000 on the table—never pulled through.
“After the exhilaration of passing our goal by almost $10k, I was expecting to spend the next few days getting ready to start production on the project.” said lead designer, Stacy Davidson, in a press release. “Instead, I spent them frantically trying to find out what was going on with the donation, whether we’d even get the other funds and glued to email for any news.”
Yes, it’s a sad day indeed for the developers over at Warbird Games, but despite the loss, they’re still bringing Jack Houston’s quest into the land of the Necronauts to life. To make up for the loss, they opened up a new funding platform on their website, and they’re offering all the same reward tiers as they did through Kickstarter.
This also means the game has a new shot at additional platforms. After some negotiations with the folks over at Unity, the price of porting will be lower than expected, so for anyone who wants to see Jack Houston on their iPad, Android, Mac or Linux machine, now’s your chance.