Project Phoenix, an indie-JRPG by a team of developers including legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, has raised over $500,000 in crowdfunding within its first week.
This frankly stupendous success follows on from the project smashing its original $100,000 Kickstarter target in a single day. It still has three weeks left to amass more cash.
The project has a number of further stretch goals:
- $650,000 - This very likely target will see the addition of "Detailed city system (full modelling of the cities and towns). Customizeable character creation!"
- $1,025,000 - This will add a "fully explorable overworld" with better combat transition. It will also allow you to "fight INSIDE THE KRAKEN!" (Caps their's).
- $1,650,000 - This will add two additional zones, side stories, and a "Eminence X Uematsu X Kurlander collaboration."
The game is planned for release in 2015 on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. With enough money, it could also arrive on iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita.