Kickstarter be a "harsh mistress," said Michael Kaufman and Mike Arkin of the studio. They acknowledge that MotorGun just 'didn't resonate' with the community enough.
Interstate '76 talent Kaufman and Arkin are leading the Pixelbionic project, with Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe on the side-lines ready to jump in as a lead creative.
"Lots of projects are pitched to the community and sometimes they resonate and sometimes they don’t. In this case, what we were pitching wasn’t exactly what you guys wanted. So, as a result we’re making the tough decision to not drag it out, and we’re going to cancel the campaign and start working to reformulate it," the Kickstarter.
"In the next few weeks we’ll be reformulating our design and Kickstarter plan and we encourage all of you to head over to our website at www.pixelbionic.com and sign up for the forums. Tell us what you liked and what you didn’t and you can help shape the next phase of this wild adventure."
766 backers had pledged $63,120 in just over a week.
"Kickstarter isn’t just a new way to fund games, it’s a grassroots revolution and you, the community are the new leaders. Games are being made now that could never be made in the old system, and it’s because you are voting with your dollars and your comments and your feedback. Keep it up, you’re changing the world one game at a time," they add.