A few weeks ago we reported about a new Kickstarter campaign, for Game Atelier’s Flying Hamtser II: Knight of the Golden Seed.
Today Game Atelier announced that they were cancelling their crowd-funding campaign. Fortunately however, this isn’t down to lack of interest, or missing their base goal. The game has found a publisher in FDG Entertainment who will be assisting the team with relaunching their campaign “with a new approach and lots of improvements.”
While we were working hard on a relaunch of this Kickstarter campaign with a new approach and lots of improvements, we had the chance to discuss with FDG Entertainment’s Thomas Kern about a possible collaboration on Flying Hamster II. We finally agreed to put our efforts together and make the game happen without rebooting our campaign.
One of the benefits to the game finding a publisher, is that production can start far earlier than originally planned. The team at Game Atelier are also confident that this relationship will “drastically raise the overall quality of the game.”
We are really thrilled that we can go on production earlier than we could ever expect, thanks to the help of FDG Entertainment, and without changing anything from what we initially planned to make. We even think that being published by FDG Entertainment will drastically raise the overall quality of the game as we are now able to focus on its development and get their experienced feedback and support.
The next step for this promising game will be to speed through development and release for PC Windows via Steam. Once this is complete the other ports, Wii U included, will follow later. Game Atelier promise to keep the game as a premium downloadable title and not turned into any kind of freemium game.