The reboot of the mid-’90s cult basic Little Large Journey video games that was introduced in early 2022 has been cancelled. Ben Limare, CEO of developer 2.21, mentioned work on the game was halted after the studio was unable to provide you with a publishing deal for the brand new game.

Limare mentioned there have been three large causes for the studio’s failure to discover a writer: A normal lack of curiosity in standalone action-adventure video games, the price of sustaining a comparatively massive improvement staff, and—apologies to all of the Twinsen diehards on the market—the straightforward undeniable fact that Little Large Journey isn’t actually a widely-recognized model.

Because of this, 2.21 has “halted our work on the reboot and, for the second, regard the undertaking as canceled.” The studio will as an alternative deal with the remastered model of Twinsen’s Little Large Journey, which it additionally has in improvement. That game does not have a writer both, however Limare mentioned the “considerably decrease value” of that undertaking ought to make it extra enticing to potential companions. 2.21 can be taking a look at self-publishing, however Limare mentioned extra funding shall be required if it takes that route, probably by means of a Patreon or a partnership with one other studio.

Sadly, the top of the reboot means layoffs: Limare did not specify numbers however confirmed that “we’re lowering our staff dimension.” Regardless of that, he mentioned he is feeling fairly upbeat total due to the optimistic response to the TBLA Remastered playtest that started on July 5 and runs till the top of the month.

“With 4000 contributors and 2000 detailed suggestions kinds, we’re immensely grateful,” Limare wrote. “A outstanding 33% of you rated the expertise a 9 or 10/10, and 80% scored us a 7 or greater. We’re excited to enhance and develop from this constructive suggestions.

“The way forward for Twinsen hangs within the stability over the following few weeks. Relaxation assured, we’re wholly dedicated to turning the tide.”

Limare additionally mentioned it is attainable that concepts for the reboot might be included into the remaster, “however that is a dialog for an additional time.”