Project Eternity – Just under $4 million (more with Paypal added in). Finished.
Sealark, an Oceanic Adventure Game – $59k. Finished.
Blackspace – $134k ($350k goal). Failed.
An Old-School RPG (Now entitled Shaker) – $255k. 16 days left.
FFVI OC Remix Soundtrack – $127k. 6 days left.
Doug TenNapal Sketchbook – $94k. 2 days left.
Songmasters, the Music Wars – $9k ($20k goal). 44 days left.
Mindblown Life - $48k ($60k goal). 13 days left.
Dysis – $16k. 15 days left.
Project Eternity finished successfully with around $4 million total making it the highest funded video game project (software) of all-time on kickstarter. The previous record was held by Double Fine Adventure Game which had $3.3 million.
Bad news for previously funded project, Haunts: The Manse Macabre. They’re out of money, they don’t have a programmer, and they have no idea when the project will be finished. The project creator has been very upfront about what’s happening and has even offered to give refunds to anyone who asks for one (although i don’t know how he’ll manage that if they’re out of money) but this just goes to show that donations can be risky things and should be treated as well, donations, and not preorders in most cases.
Remember last week how I said that Star Citizen was going to be crowdfunded but not on kickstarter. Apparently, they changed their mind and it’s now on kickstarter in addition to their own crowdfunding site. The kickstarter has raised $174k so far (goal $500k) and according to their personal site, they’ve raised over $1 million.
Distance – A Next Generation Racer is the next project by the developers of Nitronic Rush, a Digipen student project that got a lot of buzz for its unique approach to futuristic racing. Distance sounds like Nitronic Rush on steroids – a “survival racing game” where you race, fly, jump, change gravity and otherwise be awesome as you travel through dangerous environments. They’re up to $24k with a goal of $125k and a deadline in 28 days.
Second Quest isn’t a video game but I’ll make an exception for it since it’s inspired by a video game (Zelda) and one of the people involved has worked in the video game industry (the background artist for Braid). Second Quest is a standalone 50-page visual novella where a young woman explores the past and discovers it doesn’t match up with the legends she’s heard. It’s up to $17k with a goal of $50k and a deadline in 27 days.
That’s it for this week’s installment! Oh and my goal to start writing daily Monday through Friday has been a success this week! Daily website traffic has nearly doubled since I started doing this. Daily content = more traffic, who would have known? Answer: everyone.