May 5th, 2014


Last month in April, noted developer Renegade Kid took to Kickstarter in order to raise funds for a Wii U title called Cult County. The game was to be an episodic horror game set in Texas, but the game only reached a mere 10% of its massive $580k funding goal. Despite the failed campaign, the developer says they’ll be pushing through with other options. Jools Watsham took to Twitter to let his fans know what the team would be working on:

As part of our healing process after the KS failure, we’re developing a new experimental 2D game for 3DS. It has pixels and stuff. No cults.

Despite that, Watsham has previously stated that he would like to press forward with Cult County even if the Kickstarter failed. According to him, the team is discussing other options to see how the game could be brought to fruition. He also expressed his opinion on Twitter that the budget, despite being high, could only create episode one of the game if it were to be lowered.

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  • NintendoFan

    550k was just a little overambitious.

    • Miguel Angel Barrueta HernĂ¡nde

      yeah, the concept was cool though

      • Charlieblizz

        yeah, was looking forward to giving it a look when it came out.

  • steveb944

    I pledged. It was a daunting number, but it was going to be a great title. It’s the only Kickstarter I’ve supported and hasn’t gone through.

    Hex Heroes and Earthlock are on the way tho!

  • I would be surprised if Hover: Revolt of gamers reach their 100k goal to port it to wiiu. but over half a million? this is just crazy. Maybe, if they would have promoted it more, but i havent even heard one word about this game except from this site.

  • Jackson five

    I’ve been playing games since the nes was born. I’m not sure but do people want games that are split into episodes, wouldn’t gamers rather have a game that is complete? You know then if a sequel is made you can continue the story. I’m not sure I’ve ever played a game that’s split into episodes so I don’t know for sure how it works.

    • Ferd726

      The walking dead is one of those game split episode paying $15 per episode.

      • Nathan Minsk

        false. you pay $25 (usually a lot less because sales) on Steam and you get the episodes when they come out

      • Actually, it’s $25 for the whole game.

  • Ferd726

    They should be doing dementium 3 instead or at least make a kickstarter. All fans could actually reach the goal and make it exclusive for 3ds.

  • BIG Franky

    Correction: Renegade Kid took to Kickstarter in order to raise funds for a MULTI-PLATFORM (including PS4, XB1, and Wii U, among others) title called Cult County. that is kind of a big piece of info to miss…

  • leo

    soo they keep the $ and don’t release the game or what happens exactly?

    • Enumerating Wishes

      The money is “refunded.” But actually the money isn’t even taken in the first place. The campaign owners only receives the funds IF the campaign is successfully funded and that won’t occur until about 2 weeks after the completed campaign.

  • Archibald Crews

    Oh joy, another 2d pixel game, never seen one of those before. It’s sad how original and actually interesting games aren’t funded. I’d rather have had a decent 3d fps game that isn’t a halo or cod clone over yet another pixel 2d game. Are 2d pixel games going to become this generations proverbial fps games? Last gen was flooded with fps games that were more or less clones of either cod or halo.

    • Enumerating Wishes

      2D pixel game is loosely defined compared to a 3D fps. All 2D games contain pixels, in fact in 3D the final render passes are transforming polygons into pixels for the screen so technically every game is a pixel game.

      In any case why wouldn’t you want to have a decent game, regardless of whether it’s a fps or not? Sure there are plenty 2D “pixel” indie games on the Wii U but I assure you they provide game play of varying genres. Albeit I’d like to see us do away with the “indie” look (I noticed a lot, but not all, of indie games have a similar look, as though the graphics were made in Flash or a manner similar to that.)

      • Archibald Crews

        Well, maybe pixelated would be a better description, but the message remains the same.

        It’s not that I don’t like the games if they’re good, but they’re limited by their style. Sure, some are different in some ways, but differences in between those kind of games is limited when compared to a 3d platformer to a fighting game to a fps. Look in the Wii U eshop, and most of the games will be either a side-scroller, or a top-down game. I simply want variation, I don’t want those 2D styled games to vanish, I want different games to come along side them. I’d like to play something that feels completely different from another game, otherwise it feels familiar, stagnant, and tedious.

        I bet even the most die-hard shooter fans were overlooking most games in the early ps360 because of how many there were. It doesn’t make them bad, just harder to get into.

  • Rodger_Ramjet

    Well that’s a real pity because CC looks soooo good, and was looking forward to this coming to WiiU. I’m hoping it still will because I’d buy this for sure.