If you were won over by the unique art style of Human Resources, a game just announced earlier this month, you may be in for some disappointment. The Kickstarter has been cancelled by the developers citing that they anticipate coming up "woefully short" of the $1.4 million they were hoping to raise.
In a note to backers, lead designer John Comes wrote, "The time has come to shut down the Kickstarter for Human Resources. Every Kickstarter prediction model is showing that we will come up woefully short of our goal. Running a Kickstarter is a full-time job for several people. As a small indie, we can't continue spending time and money focusing on a project that won't get funded. We simply don't have the human resources. #seewhatididthere."
The project was originally slated to complete funding by November 4.
But that doesn't mean all hope is lost for the project. Comes notes that they plan to "regroup and figure out what to do next." However, he also writes, "One thing is for sure, Human Resources, as pitched in this Kickstarter, is over. But we adore the world of Human Resources and will endeavor to do what we can to bring it to life in some form."
You have a few options if you want to keep up with what developer Uber has in store next. According to Comes, you can follow updates on the developer's (Uber) website, John's Twitter, Nate's Twitter, and Uber's Twitter.
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The latest game in the Civilization series, Civilization: Beyond Earth, launches later this week. Preloading has begun, but one thing you may want to download first is Civilization V, which you can play for free from now until Thursday.
Anyone with a Steam account can now download Civ V for free and play it until Thursday, October 23 at 10 am Pacific. That's hardly enough time to spend with a game that can easily eat up hundreds of hours of your life, but it's a good way to kill time between now and Beyond Earth's release this Friday, October 24.
If you've already pre-purchased Beyond Earth on Steam, you can begin preloading the game now so that it's ready to go as soon as possible on Friday. The exact times for when it will unlock for Steam buyers haven't yet been announced, but 2K says it'll be sharing those "soon" for everyone around the world.
You can still pre-purchase Beyond Earth before Friday to get the free Exoplanets Map Pack, which consists of six bonus custom maps. For more on Beyond Earth, check out our latest preview, as well as our look at multiplayer in the video above.