Project Rap Rabbit's KickStarter Campaign Fails, Doesn't Reach Half Its Goal

On the last day of its campaign, the upcoming rhythm game is unsuccessful at reaching its funding goal.

Project Rap Rabbit, the ambitious rhythm game from the makers of PaRappa the Rapper and Gitarooman, has failed to reach its funding goals on the last day of its Kickstarter campaign.

Many players were cautious about the Kickstarter campaign to begin with, due to its unusually high main funding goal and a severe lack of actual gameplay footage. The last notable update to the crowdfunding campaign was a lackluster concept gameplay video (below), which may have made players even more weary of the game or made backers regret their previous contributions.

The game's developers released a final update earlier today, which reads: 

"Your excitement for Project Rap Rabbit has been wonderful to behold, but today we must sadly accept that our crowd-funding journey must end here. We knew that sourcing funds for a high-quality rhythm-action game would be tough, and though we knew that Project Rap Rabbit would be an incredible game, unfortunately we weren't able to do enough to prove that to the wider world.

We sadly are not in the position to be able to fund further production for a future crowd-funding relaunch involving a title deeper in development, and wouldn't want to scale back our vision. As a result, work on Project Rap Rabbit cannot continue at this time."

While it was obviously unlikely for the game to reach its goal without concrete details and footage, it's still somewhat surprising that it was not even able to reach even half of the funds it needed. Hopefully this failure will help the developers reevaluate the game itself and create more attainable goals with higher-quality detail in the future.

Did you expect Project Rap Rabbit's KickStarter campaign to fail? What other game related funding campaigns seem too ambitious to you? Let us know in the comments!

Published Jun. 20th 2017

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