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Ex-BioShock dev's game The Black Glove shelved 'for now'

The Black Glove, an "eerie, surrealistic, first-person game experience" from several former Irrational Games devs, is halting development. Day For Night's Joe Fielder announced the news via the company's official website.

"We've decided to shelve The Black Glove for now," Fielder wrote. "Good news: The team members are all working on exciting new games.

"We'd like to thank everyone who lent their support to the project. Whether you checked out the project on Kickstarter, wrote a news story about it, created awesome fan art, gave advice, or even just RTed, thank you a thousand times."

Day For Night took the game to Kickstarter for funding last October in hopes of releasing it for Linux, Mac and Windows PC in late 2015. However, it ended its funding run unsuccessfully at $216,517, less than half of its goal of $550,000. Fielder said that following the campaign, the dev continued to "explore other potential opportunities" with little success.

"We garnered some interest, but didn't find the perfect glass slipper we were looking for and, understandably, began to lose key people to full-time work elsewhere," Fielder said.

Although Day For Night is ceasing work on The Black Glove, Fielder said the team has invested considerable time and emotion into the project.

"Design legend Paul Neurath said to us recently, 'In my experience, good ideas don't have expiration dates,'" Fielder said.

"They're words we've really taken to heart, so we intend to return to The Black Glove later when we can do it right."