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MotorGun Kickstarter canceled, plans to relaunch in 'next few weeks'

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Pixelbionic has canceled the Kickstarter campaign for its vehicular combat game MotorGun, just nine days after its initial launch, according to a final update on its project page.

The project, supported by Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe and led by Interstate '76 developers Mike Arkin and Michael Kaufman, earned $63,120 in the time it was active, less than 10 percent of its $650,000 goal.

According to the final update written by Arkin and Kaufman, the decision to can the campaign so early was so as "to not drag it out."

"Kickstarter is a harsh mistress," reads the post. "Lots of projects are pitched to the community and sometimes they resonate and sometimes they don't. In this case, what we were pitching wasn't exactly what you guys wanted."

The pair added that they will be "reformulating" MotorGun's design and Kickstarter campaign structure over the next few weeks. They encourage backers and fans to share feedback on the studio's official website in order to "help shape the next phase of this wild adventure."

Polygon spoke with Arkin and Kaufman earlier this week, who said MotorGun was inspired by the pair playing Wargaming.net's World of Tanks, the Mad Max series and the premise of the apocalypse.