Developer DreamQuest Games is undoubtedly down in the dumps this morning after its Kickstarter project narrowly missed its funding target.
Trading sim title Alpha Colony had a $50,000 and finished at $49,972 – just $28 dollars short!
And much like in the Dragon's Den, projects that don't reach their full funding goals receive nothing.
"Kickstarter is very strict about their terms and our project will not be funded," a statement on the game's Facebook page read. "Obviously, we are very disappointed.
We have invested ten months and over $60,000 of our own money into this project. It is so frustrating to come so close, but clearly there simply isn't that much interest in building the kind of game I envisioned.
"I have already invested everything I have getting my dream this far (twice!) and now I must feed my family and focus on projects that will pay the bills. I have been trying to build this game for almost 14 years so I doubt this is the end for Alpha Colony, but I do have to be responsible business owner and father and accept the reality of where we are at the moment and what the world wants."