At its current trajectory, Gas Powered Games' Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for its game Wildman will not be funded if it can't raise around $44,000 a day for the next 17 days. As of this writing the Kickstarter is at $352,827 of its $1.1 million goal. That leaves an outstanding funding deficit of $747,173…
Gas Powered Games founder Chris Taylor has said that this Kickstarter could be the difference between Gas Powered Games continuing as a company or being forced to close its doors. Taylor has already laid off a majority of his staff and now only a handful of employees remain at this point in time. What Taylor has not said is what happens if this Kickstarter fails to meet its funding goal in early February when the campaign ends.
While there's always hope that a last minute surge of support from the gaming community could see this funding campaign cross the finish line, as the days tick down it's tougher to see that happening.
We will continue to watch this Kickstarter campaign in the next few weeks to see what the outcome is and (as fans of Dungeon Siege, Supreme Commander, and Demigod) we hope for the best.