After only four days of operation, the team at Heroic Games has decided to pull the plug on their Ship of Heroes Kickstarter efforts due to a “slowdown” in support, but are not giving up on their title yet.
We’ve decided to cancel the current Kickstarter, and jump straight back into development of Ship of Heroes, putting out steady progress updates and raising awareness of the game. Since we won’t have Kickstarter funding as a resource, we’re going to enable our most committed supporters to donate on our website. Meanwhile, we’ll focus on core features, scaling our development to the amount of money available. We’ll limit the initial Ship of Heroes launch to missions and enemies in the already-built level, Apotheosis City, and to the first 20 levels of character advancement.
The number of contributors dropped significantly after the first day of fundraising, so the move to build more game awareness is likely the best option for the fledgling studio – though it will remain to be seen how much progress can be made without the funds they were seeking.
Source: Official Kickstarter