‘Child’s Play’ Video Game Officially Canceled

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There’s nothing worse than having to report on bad news. And unfortunately, there’s no “good news first” scenario here.

It was announced back in May of 2011 that TikGames would be bringing a Child’s Play game to PC and consoles.

“Chucky: Wanna Play?” was to be a gore-soaked adventure, in which you take on the role of the pint-sized psychopath and perform fiendish kills and executions. BC pointed us to True Achievements who caught wind of the game’s slow progression 6 feet under.

Says the site: “Little more was heard from the game until last month, when a Kickstarter campaign was launched by the company to try and raise the $925,000 dollars they felt they needed to produce the PC version of the game, with console versions hopefully following soon after. The Kickstarter page also included some gameplay footage and screenshots for the title.

However, with 19 backers and $585 raised towards the goal, the campaign has now been cancelled. The following was sent out to anyone who had backed the project and also appeared on TikGames’ Facebook page: “It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of this Kickstarter Campaign. For those who have followed Chucky this last week, you know that pledges have been very slow. We built a fun campaign with lots of great goodies, got the word out to as many people as we could, but sadly not enough people loved the concept of a Chucky video game as much as we did.

Our sincerest thanks go out to all of you who pledged to Chucky and we promise no charges will be made to your credit card for this Kickstarter project.

Game over.

 
  • ljbad

    I considered backing, but their pitch wasn’t all that great, their chucky animations were not impressive, and they were asking for an awful lot of money (I know game cost a lot to make). It just didn’t inspire confidence that my money would be in competent hands if I did support. I’d like to see a chucky game, but I don’t support kickstarter unless I’m confident the devs can actually succeed. They either needed a much more impressive pitch OR needed a smaller money goal and a smaller-scoped proof of concept project.

  • Canucklehead

    I think what they needed was a clue.

  • bambi_lives8980

    Looked kinda cool though..

  • Ultrazilla

    I see nothing wrong with their pitch. I’m down for a Chucky game, I would definitely buy it…but I think it’s best suited for a smaller, downloadable title than a full blown console game. PSN or XBOX LIVE would be a great way to do this.