What would a 2D platformer created by a former Call of Duty developer look like? The world won't find out anytime soon, as Robert Bowling's Kickstarter campaign for The Adventures of Dash has ended, coming up well short of its target.
Funding for The Adventures of Dash closed this week (via Eurogamer), with $33,121 raised of its $400,000 goal. A total of 496 people backed the project.
In an update to to the game's Kickstarter page, Bowling's Robotoki studio explained that it remains passionate about the project and is currently exploring opportunities to release the game.
"We know we're not alone now in wanting to see this game come to life, and while we're not entirely sure how we're going to make that happen right now, we are going to do everything we can to keep the game alive," the company wrote.
If The Adventures of Dash does one day see release, it won't be soon. Robotoki explained that the game is being put "on the back burner" for now, while the developer focuses on its main project, Human Element.
As a thank-you to supporters, Robotoki released the soundtrack for The Adventures of Dash as a free download. It includes the game's main theme, as well as the scores for three of its levels.
The Adventures of Dash was planned as a side-scrolling adventure game focusing on a narcoleptic boy named Dash. Unable to control when he falls asleep, the game was to have Dash slipping into slumber and exploring a new dream--with a different art style--every time he fell asleep.