Developer Uber showed off a beautiful RTS about a month ago detailing a world where giant robots protected puny humans against some crazy tentacle monsters. But for those of you who immediately ran over to the Kickstarter campaign to donate your hard-earned cash, it’s time for the bad news: Human Resources has been cancelled and the project will be scrapped.
“The time has come to shut down the Kickstarter for Human Resources. 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.” – John Comes, Lead Designer
The Kickstarter was slated to be completed by November 4th. Despite the 9,000+ backers, the project was only sitting at $384,358/$1,400,000 with just little over two weeks left to complete. It’s hard to tell if this was a premature move on the part of Uber, as some miraculous last minute miracles have occured, such as the Kickstarter for TerraTech, which managed to pull through in under 72 hours. But TerraTech had only needed $10,000, compared to the much higher $1.01 million still needed for Uber.
For those that had high hopes for this apocalyptic RTS, Comes also had this to say.
“One thing is for sure, Human Resources, as pitched in this Kickstarter, is over. But we adore the world of Human Resources and will endeavor to do what we can to bring it to life in some form.” – John Comes, Lead Designer
You can follow Uber at their website, Twitter, and John Comes’ Twitter as well.
Kayla Swenson is an aspiring author and former DJ from Seattle, WA that procrastinates far too much with video games to get a book out. When she’s not gaming until carpal tunnel sets in, she’s working on dreams of being a voice actor as well as a published writer. Fond of RPGs, she will happily disappear into the void to tackle whatever bad voice acting awaits. Contact her at the email above, or on all major systems/networks as Beltravi.
This is sad, sure, but I think this may have been a case of poor timing. They just released Planetary Annihilation, and their fans might just not want a new RTS yet. I hope they don’t give up on the idea though.
I really hope they bring it back at some point, it looks AMAZING.