Precursor Games is no longer going it alone for their Shadow of the Eternals crowdfunding campaign. “Due to popular demand,” the developer is now seeking additional funding through Kickstarter. Even with a Kickstarter campaign in full force, the fundraising campaign on their own site (and the PayPal payment option not available through Kickstarter to go with it) is still available. Precursor had collected about 10% of the $1.5 million goal through the campaign on their own site. So the goal for their Kickstarter campaign has been adjusted downwards to $1.35 million (as of this writing, 115 backers have pledged $7,397 towards it). Everything else about the two campaigns are identical.
The “spiritual sequel” to Eternal Darkness has fans of the GameCube title excited, but many were wary of Precursor’s ties to Silicon Knights (specifically Denis Dyack’s involvement in both companies), which had a history of monetary problems. The jump to Kickstarter (and it’s strict backer protection policy) is, at least in part, likely a response to their concerns.
The Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter campaign will conclude on Wednesday, June 19.