The Kickstarter campaign for Super Mighty Power Man, a Mega Man-inspired platformer for Nintendo Switch, 3DS and PC, has been cancelled – but it may turn out to be a good thing for everyone involved.
In their latest message to backers, developer Box Hedge Games said that, although the campaign is no more, a number of publishers are interested in funding and distributing the game:
As you may all have noticed by now we have been quiet for the past few days. One of the reasons for that is because we have been approached by several publishers. We are currently discussing with them alternatives on how to secure the development and the release of Super Mighty Power Man. Even though no contract has been signed yet, we are confident enough to say that the project will get funded and published at some point, which is a great news!"
Box Hedge Games went on to talk a little bit about the now-defunct-campaign's reception:
"In addition, another reason for our silence was the reception of our Kickstarter campaign. It is right to say that we haven’t succeeded in interesting enough people with our pledge tiers and late release date.
Unlike many Kickstarter campaigns that overpromise and end up being late, we weren’t willing to follow a similar path. We are assured, based on the overall interest and tons of positive feedback we got from the press, backers and players that if we had gone crazy by announcing loads of physical rewards and an early release date on all platforms at once, our campaign would have probably succeeded. Nevertheless, it would also have been totally unrealistic to publicize such claims especially coming from an indie studio as small as ours. Therefore, we took the decision to cancel the campaign.
We want to thank you, our beloved backers, for believing in us and our project right from the start."
In the end, the campaign's failure may result in a better game – hopefully. I wish the team the best of luck!