The Black Glove is going to be an eerie, crazy, dark and mysterious first person affair for the PC and PlayStation 4. It’s being developed with virtual reality in mind, and its creators come from projects like Bioshock Infinite.
The developers turned to Kickstarter with a huge goal in order to deliver the experience they want gamers to enjoy. They asked for $550,000, and they only received $216,517 by the time the project closed. They missed their half million goal by more than 50 percent, and that sort of stinks.
All of this doesn’t necessarily mean that the recently formed Day For Night Games is cancelling The Black Glove. While the game will certainly not get money from Kickstarter any time soon, the team is committed to self-funding and slowly looking for other ways to release this effort.
Will it happen? I’m not sure. But, the update from the studio following the Kickstarter campaign’s miss shows they’re going to try really hard.
So, what’s next for The Black Glove?
The short answer is that we mean to fight like hell to keep it from being cancelled. We believe in the game and you all have shown you do, too…
…It may be weeks or months before we have news to report, but we intend to be back with more as soon as possible.
These are talented developers, there’s no doubt about that. I think this Kickstarter failure speaks more to the declining popularity of Kickstarter games than it does the talent of this team. Lofty goals are hard to achieve in today’s crowdfunding climate.