Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter ends with less than half of target raised

Saturday, 24 August 2013 14:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Kickstarter for Shadow of the Eternals from Precursor Games has ended with less than half of its $750,000 target earned through the crowdfunding site.

After relaunching the campaign in July, the project ended last night with 5,932 backers pledging $323,950 – which is $426,050 short.

The relaunch showed new developments, a switch to a stand-alone release instead of an episodic format, and a lower corwdfunding goal due to an external funding agreement.

This is the second time the campaign failed, with the initial project goal of $1.5 million cancelled three weeks in back in June by the company, after it raised only $300,000 across both Kickstarter and Precursor’s website.

Precursor said at the time there were too many “messages” surrounding the formation of the studio and admitted it failed to focus on detailing the game more. At the time, Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack said the “noise” over his involvement also added to misconceptions to the already “unclear” funding campaign.