Quantcast
Pour one out for Precinct - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Precinct  



Pour one out for Precinct


5:30 PM on 08.26.2013
Precinct cancelled Pour one out for Precinct photo



It wasn't that long ago that I was chatting with Jim Walls and Robert Lindsley about Precinct, the spiritual successor to the classic adventure game series Police Quest. The prospect was an exciting one, and both gents were brimming with great ideas and no small amount of passion. So when I went to check on their funding progress this afternoon, I was dismayed to discover that the crowdfunding campaign had been cancelled, and the game is no longer in development. 

"We're fighters and fought our best," read the letter from Robert Lindsley. "Unfortunately, our best wasn't good enough to overcome the challenges with crowdfunding Precinct. Our new approach attracted some terrific supporters and we are grateful. However, we simply don't have the momentum needed to meet the requirements of this project."

It's hard to gauge which crowdfunding campaigns will succeed and which will fail. Precinct had reasonable goals, veteran developers, and a whole ton of nostalgia on its side -- and yet it failed where so many similar projects have reached their funding target within days. This is one I was desperately hoping would see the light of day, and I can only hope that another attempt will be made somewhere down the line.








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Precinct



4:30 PM on 08.19.2013
Police Interrogation: Getting the skinny on Precinct

It's 1987. Politicians are terrifying people with Cold War rhetoric, The Simpsons is born on The Tracy Ullman Show, U2 releases The Joshua Tree, and Bono has yet to become completely intolerable. I'm two years old, ...more



5:15 PM on 07.17.2013
Police Quest makes a comeback in the form of Precinct

When I was scouring adventure game titan Sierra On-line's back catalog in the '90s, one title stood out from its generally light-hearted peers and demanded that I play it immediately: a game where instead of playing a space j...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Adventure Games

11:00 AM on 07.22.2014
Review: The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins

The last episode of The Walking Dead was probably my favorite one yet -- and that's including all of Lee's tale from the first season. Clem has made the switch from tough to full-on badass depending on your choices, and ...more



12:15 PM on 07.17.2014
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 out next week

Two more episodes to go for season two of The Walking Dead. Won't be long now. This season's fourth episode, Amid the Ruins, releases next week. PC, Mac, and PS3/PS Vita (in North America) get it first on July 22. A day late...more



5:45 PM on 07.15.2014
Author Neil Gaiman's first game is up on Steam right now

Almost a year to the day after its announcement, Wayward Manor from author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Sandman) and the team behind  The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, is now on Steam.  The Beetlejuice-esque puzzle/adventure game set in the 1920's has you playing a ghost trying to scare the current residents from your old manor. more



View all Adventure Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more