The Flying Hamster II Ditches Kickstarter And Finds A Publisher

By Ishaan . April 25, 2014 . 8:30am

Game Atelier, developers of The Flying Hamster, are currently working on The Flying Hamster II. Unlike the first game, this second one is an action-RPG platformer inspired by the Wonder Boy series.


Initially, Game Atelier were using Kickstarter to fund The Flying Hamster II, but this morning, they cancelled the game’s Kickstarter campaign, and announced that they have entered a publishing arrangement with FDG Entertainment, who will help them produce the game.


This will allow the development team to go into production sooner than expected, and Game Atelier say that being published by FDG will “drastically raise the overall quality of the game”.


“Being gamers from heart since the early days, we couldn’t do anything but fall in love with the game,” FDG Entertainment’s co-founder Thomas Kern said. “We are convinced that this kind of game is what people are still looking for these days, so we jumped in to make sure this game is going to happen and fill us all with joy.”


The Flying Hamster is being developed for PC, and once development is complete, ports to other platforms will follow. Additionally, those that backed the game’s Kickstarter campaign will still get a free copy of the game, even though the Kickstarter has been cancelled. You can find out how to get your free copy here.

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  • Morningstar

    Somehow I can see the kickstarter backers feel cheated

    • Andrés Ortiz Ozeta

      some of them are bummed they won’t get their rewards for helping, but overall most backers seem happy the game WILL come out, and that’s what matter =D

      • Anime10121

        And of course there’s still the fact that they are getting the game for FREE ;)

    • Haganeren

      The kickstarter campaign was going really wrong. So no, i don’t think a lot of us feels cheated.

      • leingod

        How come? How much were they asking, and how much were they missing?

        • Haganeren

          Well, you can still go to their kickstarter page but the wanted 150 000$ and they only had 34 000 and i think they were like 9 days remaining… Not sure about the number of day remaining but they were like four bakers a day during 2-3 days…
          Even with the extra push of the lasts days, it would have been very very very unlikely this kickstarter would have been successful.

          • leingod

            150K? That’s kind of a lot to ask, I guess. I’m interested because I plan to kickstart a similar game soon, so thanks for the feedback!

          • Haganeren

            Well, i think it’s not really a lot myself it depends of how many people works on the game i suppose.

          • leingod

            Oh, it may not be too much money in your personal terms, but it sounds like a lot to ask for in Kickstarter. Dunno, I may be wrong.

    • RawrWata

      Well, to be fair, the money of the people who chose to back the project don’t get their money taken unless the pledge goal is met, so really, there’s nothing to feel cheated about.

  • RawrWata

    I’m glad to see these indie developers getting picked up by publishers instead of needing to go to Kickstarter for funding.

    It’s showing there are publishers out there willing to take risks with smaller developers/franchises and try something new.

    Even if it’s a flying hamster… thingy.

  • Hau To

    Wow. Good to see this game is still being produced. I will throw my money at them when it comes out.

  • Anime10121

    Good, as the way things were going, it didnt look like it would be funded…

    • leingod

      Really? I didn’t check their kickstarter so I dunno how much they were asking for.

      • Anime10121

        Cant really remember how much they were asking for, but I do remember that after like the first 5-7 days they only had a few thousand….

        • leingod

          Yeah, I checked… they were like, 120k short.

  • Immortal1

    First time I’ve heard about this game, but it made me think of this:

  • Michael Richardson

    Cute. If the reviews are good, I’ll definitely pick this up.

  • Jumbokitty724

    Glad to see that someone picked this up <3 It looks super cute and I always enjoy a new side scrolling game.

  • xxx128

    I am a huge fan of the monster world series which this hamster here is based on. Its such a shame that SEGA has totally forgotten about this series!

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