Gas Powered Games has pulled the plug on its Wildman Kickstarter.

The game was half a million dollars shy of its funding goal and had just four days remaining in its campaign.

"At this point, it makes sense for us to focus our attention on other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running. Unfortunately, we are unable to share any specifics in public," reads an update on the Wildman Kickstarter page.

"We are profoundly grateful to those of you who backed this project and Gas Powered Games. Your passion and hard work put us in a position to write this exciting new chapter in the history of GPG."

The update points gamers toward the Gas Powered Games forum, but that site is currently down.

Last month, Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor stated that he was “betting the company” on the Kickstarter.

Less than a week later, he halved the number of staff working for the company.

Wildman raised US$504,120 (AU$491,628) of its US$1,100,000 (AU$1,072,742) goal.