When we last spoke about JetGetters, the game’s Kickstarter had received a Wii U stretch goal. The campaign ended up reaching its overall target, but developer tinyBuild ended up cancelling the funding process.
The studio explained in a Kickstarter update:
During the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) – We found an investor to assist tinyBuild in expanding our development and publishing efforts. Because of the time it will take in bringing our new partners up-to-speed and hiring on additional people for JetGetters we have decided to cancel the Kickstarter. The main reason for this is because we feel strongly that if we promise something, we better damn well deliver on it and with the few month delay we won’t be able to deliver JetGetters this year.
We have a reputation to uphold and don’t want to be lumped in with all the other kickstarters that have been delayed and or abandoned. Being up front and honest about everything is always what we strive for.
As mentioned above, JetGetters will still be coming out, but with a 2015 release date. What this means to you as backers is that you get to keep all your money and will still get to play JetGetters in the future!
Unfortunately, tinyBuild’s update doesn’t provide any information about the status of JetGetters on Wii U – or other consoles for that matter. Hopefully we do ultimately end up seeing the game on Nintendo’s system.