Renegade Kid's Kickstarter project for Cult County concluded today, failing to meet its lofty $580,000 goal. The Mutant Mudds and Dementium developer's Co-Founder Jools Watsham thanked the project's 1,492 backers via Twitter and a backers-only update on the page, who managed to raise $46,736 in one month, and acknowledged that Renegade Kid is "discussing other options" for the game moving forward.

Set in a small west-Texas town, Cult County follows the story of Gavin Mellick across five episodes, a man that learns about a cult as he seeks his sister to deliver news about their ailing mother. The developer first revealed Cult County at PAX East in March 2013.

Initially planned for 3DS, Renegade Kid expanded the game's scope to include versions for PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Vita. Watsham said others suggested the developer should "reduce the [number] of platforms and budget for Cult County," but asserted that the "only way to reduce budget is to only make episode [one]."
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