A Kickstarter campaign to bring James Pond into the modern day has been scrapped due to lack of funding.
The campaign – which still had 12 days to run – was ended by organisers Gameware, who believe that potential backers may have been put off donating by the lack of game footage. However, they have vowed to come back with a new stronger campaign.
“The campaign wasn’t the success we’d hoped for. This was for a few reasons, all of which we plan on addressing and then making a come back with a new, stronger campaign!
“We came into this with little game to show. We appreciate we were asking for a lot of faith from you guys, and our mantra from the start has always been to keep the game design as open as possible, with the fans calling the shots.
“This was a risk, and it didn’t work out, but I will say a huge thank you to everyone who pledged.”
The original goal of the project was £100,000 but only £16,000 had been raised as of yesterday’s cancellation. This of course follows another Kickstarter to bring back a childhood classic Dizzy, which failed in 2012 after being just under £225,000 off of it’s target.
For those that missed it, here’s the project’s video: