Bear Simulator developer, John Farjay has decided to call it a day on the project which raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter.
With the initial target of $29.500, the campaign ended at $100,571
Farjay took to the Kickstarter campaign to explain his decision to his backers
Well the game didn’t have a great reception, has a stigma against it’s name and there’s plenty of other problems so making any updates or going further is basically a lost cause now. Plus not skilled enough to make the game better than it currently is or write better updates than previously.
Was really hoping the Steam release would go well but why would it, should have just gave the game to backers and not bother with Steam.
Also don’t want to deal with the drama anymore. Can’t ignore it because that causes more drama and can’t do anything about it because that causes more drama.
It was really fun making the game, trailers, updates, websites, tutorials, blog posts and stuff, hopefully you all liked those things.
Am glad most of you guys are happy with the game though, unless you were just being nice >.> Really must thank you for the in-depth emails and comments, learned lots. Hopefully the game lived up to your expectations and had enough content to explore.
The majority of responses from backers were that of support and best wishes rather than the expected backlash that can occur when a Kickstarter campaign falls through.
Farjay plans to release one more update to include some backer rewards but it is unlikely all of the campaigns stretch goals will be reached.
Will make another game update with Kickstarter Island included and some other fixes, leave a comment below of what you really want fixed. Will work on fixes and features until you’re all happy and content then stop.
Must be doing this PC game dev thing wrong because it is way too hard to stay happy and productive.
Bear Simulator is available on Steam for $14.99 if you want to check out the almost final version. Or, if you prefer check out the launch trailer to see what the fuss is about below: