Uber Entertainment intended RTS Human Resources to be their next big crowd-funded hit, following on from the recently released Planetary Annihilation.
Unfortunately it didn't work out that way. After realising that there's just not the same level of interest in the project as there was in their previous hit, Uber has cancelled its.
Human Resources would have cast player as various monstrous factions, each vying to rule over a post-apocalyptic Earth by using defeated humans as a resource to build powerful weapons and units. Fun idea, but it didn't catch the same spark of interest from the gaming public as Planetary Annihilation, which its goal of $900,000. At the time of cancellation it had raised only $380,000 from a projected goal of $1.4 million.
"The time has come to shut down the Kickstarter for Human Resources," writes Uber's founder John Comes. "Every Kickstarter prediction model is showing that we will come up woefully short of our goal. Running a Kickstarter is a full time job for several people. As a small indie, we can’t continue spending time and money focusing on a project that won’t get funded. We simply don’t have the human resources. #seewhatididthere."
Because the game didn't fund, no pledge money will be taken from anyone who donated. Comes ays that although the Kickstarter is dead, the team still loves the idea of Human Resources, and "will endeavor to do what we can to bring it to life in some form."