Percursor Games’ journey to crowdfund Shadow of the Eternals, the episodic spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, has faced its share of stumbling blocks, including split campaigns and doubts cast upon former studio Silicon Knights and its founder.
Now, three days after Precursor Games COO Shawn Jackson discussed the possibility of the game not being funded with fans on Reddit, an announcement on Shadow of the Eternals’ Kickstarter page states the effort will be closing up shop before its 19th June deadline — but will come back with some tweaks:
Since we announced this Kickstarter campaign we have seen more support from our community than we had ever hoped for. Along with this support has come a host of a new exciting opportunities that will make the game better than we envisioned. As a result, we have chosen to temporarily take down the Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and our own website on Thursday, June 6.
This doesn’t mean we are going away — far from it. We’ll be re-launching the Kickstarter in just a few short weeks with a reveal of these exciting new developments.
According to the remainder of the announcement, current Kickstarter pledges for the project will not be taken and those who donated to the additional website campaign will receive full refunds through PayPal, as promised by Jackson.
At the time of this writing, the Shadows of the Eternal Kickstarter campaign had collected $127,241 or 9 percent of its goal. The campaign site had collected $157,545.
Regrouping may be the best option for Precursor Games at this point in time. New incentives and more clarification may inspire more financial confidence in donors. Do you think Precursor Games can right their crowdfunding ship, or was this voyage doomed by the elder gods before it ever set sail?