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Shadow of the Eternals adds Kickstarter campaign to crowdfunding effort

Tuesday, 14th May 2013 01:19 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Like Star Citizen before it, Shadow of the Eternals has opened a Kickstarter campaign in addition to its self-managed crowdfunding platform.

Primary fundraising for Shadow of the Eternals – a spiritual successor to Silicon Knights’ classic Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem – is being handled through a dedicated website, but has now opened a second channel for pledges.

Interestingly, the Kickstarter campaign is asking for $1.35 million, while the original campaign requested $1.5 million; apparently, Precursor Games is still certain it requires the full $1.5 million, but left off the $150,000 it has already raised through its own site.

However, the platform switch does introduce an element of risk; on its own site, Precursor said it would keep pledges even if the funding goal was not met, but on Kickstarter, it doesn’t have that option.

As with its own platform, the Kickstarter campaign offers an extensive list of backer rewards, including copies of later episodes, although this donation drive will only fund the first. View the pitch video below.

If all goes well, the first episode of Shadow of the Eternals is expected in the third quarter of 2014, on PC and Wii U.

Former Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack is creative director of Precursor Games. Silicon Knights remains open, but reportedly with a skeleton staff only. Precursor purchased some assets from the beleaguered company but the two studios insist there’s no other connection between them.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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5 Comments

  1. Jerykk

    Why is anyone giving this money? Are they not aware that Dyack is involved and how he basically ruined Silicon Knights?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Francis O

    If you really think one man can ruin a whole company, you need to research how things went down.

    Many of the guys who worked at Silicon Knights followed him to Precursor Games. If he was so bad, why would they work with him again?

    There’s two sides to every coin.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    Because no one will hire you if you work for said company caught with copying and pasting source code from software so they are stuck.

    This game won’t hit its goal. Dyack should go find some other gig because he is done.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    @3

    How’s it like in the future Pachter?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    Silicon Knights was caught copying pasting code from the unreal engine and charged with it owing Epic a lot of money. You get caught doing that in the software development and you are blacklisted from any type of software development.

    Btw

    The crowdfund started a week ago and within that week it has hit 170k. The funding has moved to a crawl those that wanted it already paid for it. Do the math 170k/7. Its averaging at 25k a day which it needs atleast 50k a day in order to meet its goal.

    #5 1 year ago

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