Bear Simulator canned after $100,000 donations

FarJay studios, the small company behind Bear Simulator - the game that promises the ability to Explore, eat stuff and be a Bear! has ended its development cycle on the game after backlash on Steam.

Raising over $100,000 on Kickstarter & obtaining a 'Mostly positive' review score on the Steam Score wasn't enough to save development despite over 4,000 backers.

We're not totally sure how 4,000+ individuals were inspired enough to raise $100K between them over a game without a definiative objective, but the game definately was riding the coat tails of Surgeon Simulator & Goat Simulator.

Backers of the game (and non-backers) were able to get the released product & one update, but it did little to ease some of the comments seen #app_reviews_hash" target="_blank">here (Steam).

An official post on Bear Simulator's Kickstarter page reads as follows:

“Well the game didn’t have a great reception, has a stigma against it’s name and there’s plenty of other problems so making any updates or going further is basically a lost cause now. Plus not skilled enough to make the game better than it currently is or write better updates than previously.

Was really hoping the Steam release would go well but why would it, should have just gave the game to backers and not bother with Steam.

Also don’t want to deal with the drama anymore. Can’t ignore it because that causes more drama and can’t do anything about it because that causes more drama.

It was really fun making the game, trailers, updates, websites, tutorials, blog posts and stuff, hopefully you all liked those things.”

Published March 8, 2016
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