Outcast reboot fails to reach Kickstarter goal

The crowdfunding campaign to reboot Outcast for a high-def world has failed, achieving less than 50% of its $600,000 Kickstarter campaign goal.

"When we started this campaign, I was so excited that I could not imagine that we could eventually fail. Shame on me," Fresh3D CEO Yann Robert wrote in a campaign update. Robert says the project could have avoided Kickstarter failure with "a bit more time, thinking and upfront money."

"We should have set a lower initial goal from the beginning, include more platforms, provide more attractive and more professional videos, lower the next-gen console stretch goal, post more updates with more attractive content, properly plan these updates in advance to free our time for promoting the campaign," he added.

The original Outcast, an action-adventure title for PC, launched in 1999 from developer Appeal. It's currently available and highly rated by the community at GOG.com. Fresh3D, which was established by a trio of former Appeal devs, purchased the rights to Outcast in July 2013.

Despite falling short of its goal, Yann Robert promises the quest to return Outcast will not be abandoned. "We truly believe, more than ever, that this project deserves to be done and we are more than eager to make it happen. Will it be through another Kickstarter or another crowdfunding platform, paypal, private investment, some bank loans, public support, distributor deals or a mix of all that, we will see."
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.