Let’s get the bad news out of the way. JetGetters Kickstarter is cancelled. Don’t be sad though. The developers pulled the funding because they’ve been picked up by a publisher. The tiny studio at Tiny Build Games went to inform their backers that everyone who did donate are going to get their money back, and they are going to receive the Kickstarter rewards up to the $51 tier.
Jetgetters is this crazy grappling hook shooter that just looks like mad fun and was a big hit with the staff at PAX. Our own Devoun sat down with the PAX demo and had a good time with JetGetters. The full letter to donors can be seen below:
Some interesting news which we hope is as exciting for you as it is for us.
We’ve decided to cancel the Kickstarter due to a delay in the JetGetters development cycle JetGetters is still coming out with a few month delay You keep your money and everyone gets the tinyBundle (all 7 of tinyBuild’s games 3 of which are currently released) During the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) – We found an investor to assist tinyBuild in expanding our development and publishing efforts. Because of the time it will take in bringing our new partners up-to-speed and hiring on additional people for JetGetters we have decided to cancel the Kickstarter. The main reason for this is because we feel strongly that if we promise something, we better damn well deliver on it and with the few month delay we won’t be able to deliver JetGetters this year.
We have a reputation to uphold and don’t want to be lumped in with all the other kickstarters that have been delayed and or abandoned. Being up front and honest about everything is always what we strive for.
As mentioned above, JetGetters will still be coming out, but with a 2015 release date. What this means to you as backers is that you get to keep all your money and will still get to play JetGetters in the future!
We’ve also gone one step further and will be rewarding everyone with the $51 tier (all 7 of tinyBuild’s games). Three of them are already released (No Time To Explain, Not The Robots and SpeedRunners). The rest will be awarded as they get released. Please use link you got in your backer e-mail up to claim them. We’ll e-mail them to you in the next couple of days as Steam keys.
Speaking of No Time To Explain, during PAX East we also made a deal with Xbox to bring a remake of it to Xbox One. We’ll have more on that later.
Super excited about all of this. Thanks everyone for your support! It’s not really a standard situation, and while we’d like to take your money, there’s an opportunity to give back to the community after our first Kickstarter, and we’d love to take it!
Luke, Tom, Alex