In July, the team working on Jim Walls’ Police Quest-inspired Precinct decided to halt their Kickstarter and pull all crowd funding efforts in-house with a goal to raise $400,000.
The team has now decided to stop all crowdfunding for Precinct and the project has been shelved. A statement on their website explains why they have decided to stop the project despite their best efforts to keep it alive.
We’re fighters and fought our best. Unfortunately, our best wasn’t good enough to overcome the challenges with crowdfunding Precinct. Our new approach attracted some terrific supporters and we are grateful. However, we simply don’t have the momentum needed to meet the requirements of this project.
Depending on the situation, we may decide to try again someday. The backing community are wonderfully supportive of Jim Walls making a new game. Likewise, our team remains passionate about Precinct and are hopeful there is a way to make Precinct a reality in the future.
This is sad news for gamers who enjoyed Police Quest, even if it was a little crazy at times. The idea behind the Precinct sounded quite solid and was one of the more interesting crowdfunded projects when you compare it to some of the games that seek crowdfunding these days.
Perhaps their financial goal was just a little too high for a game of this type but we do hope that at some point, when the time is right, they’ll have another crack at it.