Philip and Andrew Oliver have revealed their Dizzy Returns Kickstarter campaign will require daily contributions of 40,000 British pounds in order to reach its funding goal of 350,000 pounds.
Earlier in November, the brothers defended their ambitious funding target for the development of a new Dizzy title on iOS and PC. Today, as of press time, pledges stand at 24,675 pounds with seven days to go. According to a statement on the project's Kickstarter page, a lack of in-game footage is believed to be a key factor in the failure to get additional backers involved.
"As of today the total amount pledged stands at just over 23,000 [pounds] of our 350,000 [pound] goal — in order to meet that we'd need over 40,000 [pounds] pledged every day, and realistically that's not going to happen," reads a statement from the brothers on the Kickstarter page.
"There's certainly no shame in admitting that though, and we believe that rather than posting updates under the pretense that we might hit our target, it's much better to be honest and upfront with you, our backers."
The developers will use the remaining time period to share concept art from the game and ask backers to share their thoughts on the future of Dizzy. According to the continued statement, Dizzy Returns will not be developed if it fails to reach its funding target, although the brothers may still revisit Dizzy in the future.
"As for the future of Dizzy, Dizzy Returns at least will not be made if the campaign is not funded successfully," it reads, "as is looking likely. We may revisit the possibility of another Dizzy game at a later date, but the vision of that game would need to be considerably different."