Mystery cancellation as Kickstarter hits $25,000

Mystery cancellation as Kickstarter hits $25,000

By Rob Crossley

April 23rd 2012 at 11:54AM

Studio prepares for announcement explaining decision to quit funding drive

Los Angeles indie outfit Elastic Games has unexpectedly abandoned its Kickstarter campaign after just five days and having raised more than $25,000.

The crowdfunding initiative commenced on April 18th and sought $325,000 to help fund a first-person shooter title called Police Warfare.

The Kickstarter project’s cancellation has not been explained.

“Thank you so much for the incredible response to the game,” read an update from the studio.

“We're shutting down the kickstarter account but this is by no means the end of Police Warfare. News will be coming.”

The studio, which is staffed by former developers of games such as Gears Of War, Crysis and Grand Theft Auto 4, may have been offered a VC or publishing deal for the title, though nothing has been confirmed yet.

Develop has contacted Elastic Games for comment.