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Shadow of the Eternals Fundraiser

Precursor Games announces the launch of the promised crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals, an episodic action/adventure game using the CryENGINE from the creators of Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. The Shadow of the Eternals website is home to the fundraising, which looks to raise $1.5 million so they can release the first episode for PC and WiiU in Q3 of next year, and they have a couple of videos to get the campaign rolling. Here's more:

Hamilton, Ontario – May 6th 2013 – Precursor Games today unveils its debut project Shadow of the Eternals. Developed by the creators of the critically acclaimed Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Shadow of the Eternals is an episodic action/adventure game that is likely to gain the attention of gamers everywhere.

Featuring an ensemble cast, Shadow of the Eternals will span over 2500 years of human history. Players will question their own perception of reality as they progress through this mind-altering psychological horror. The Pilot Episode is slated for release Q3 2014 on the Nintendo Wii U and PC.

The emerging studio is taking crowdfunding to the next level by giving the community the ability to contribute content to the game. Precursor Games has also revealed a campaign video and rewards tier system to go with their 1.5 million dollar goal, including pre-orders and exclusive merchandise.

“Precursor Games intends to leave no stone unturned in order to create an unparalleled experience for gamers”, said Paul Caporicci, CEO of Precursor Games. “We have a talented team, incredible technology with CryENGINE and a new business model where we directly integrate the fan base into the development process, allowing for new possibilities and game direction. We are very excited to see where this new direction leads.”

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11. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Fundraiser May 7, 2013, 08:42 nin
 
saluk wrote on May 7, 2013, 02:29:
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2013, 23:51:
Well, they got $70K their first day, so who knows? Maybe they'll make funding? Since they're not running this through kickstarter though, they don't have to get the full $1.5m to fund the game. From their FAQ:

Our financial goal is a flexible one. All contributions will go directly towards the development of this game and making it a reality. We are committed to making this game, however, if it becomes apparent that we cannot raise enough to develop this project then we will refund all pledges.

Haha. Or they can just take your money and run, like they have done to the publishers they worked with.


Pretty much - this can only end badly for everyone involved.

Well, except for Denis - he'll just skate out and on to something else...

 
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10. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Fundraiser May 7, 2013, 02:29 saluk
 
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2013, 23:51:
Well, they got $70K their first day, so who knows? Maybe they'll make funding? Since they're not running this through kickstarter though, they don't have to get the full $1.5m to fund the game. From their FAQ:

Our financial goal is a flexible one. All contributions will go directly towards the development of this game and making it a reality. We are committed to making this game, however, if it becomes apparent that we cannot raise enough to develop this project then we will refund all pledges.

Haha. Or they can just take your money and run, like they have done to the publishers they worked with.
 
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9. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Fundraiser May 6, 2013, 23:51 jdreyer
 
Well, they got $70K their first day, so who knows? Maybe they'll make funding? Since they're not running this through kickstarter though, they don't have to get the full $1.5m to fund the game. From their FAQ:

Our financial goal is a flexible one. All contributions will go directly towards the development of this game and making it a reality. We are committed to making this game, however, if it becomes apparent that we cannot raise enough to develop this project then we will refund all pledges.
 
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8. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 23:05 Jerykk
 
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2013, 15:53:
Just so I understand:

They want $1.5m for a sequel to a Gamecube game released more than 10 years ago in a niche genre (survival horror) for a series of which only one was ever made? That seems crazy.

The original got good reviews, but is this something everyone is pining for and has tons of nostalgia about?

Eternal Darkness has a dedicated fanbase, for whatever reason. It was a poor survival horror game in just about every respect. I suspect people are nostalgic about it because of its unique premise and the sanity gimmick.
 
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7. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 18:12 nin
 
I wouldn't willingly hand over my personal information with out seeing a secure lock in my address bar Denis Dyack involved.

Fixed.


 
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6. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 17:45 Fantaz
 
Cutter wrote on May 6, 2013, 15:55:
This isn't a KS, it's funding on their site. How shady is that? Yeah, I can't imagine these guys get anywhere close to succeeding with this so no big whoop.

They aren't even using any SSL certificate for payment registration/authentication on the site. Shady indeed... I wouldn't willingly hand over my personal information without seeing a secure lock in my address bar.
 
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5. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 16:34  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on May 6, 2013, 15:55:
This isn't a KS, it's funding on their site. How shady is that? Yeah, I can't imagine these guys get anywhere close to succeeding with this so no big whoop.

D'oh. I'm so used to these being Kickstarters that that headline wrote itself.
 
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4. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 16:30 Kobalt
 
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2013, 15:53:

They want $1.5m for a sequel to a Gamecube game released more than 10 years ago in a niche genre (survival horror) for a series of which only one was ever made? That seems crazy.

The original got good reviews, but is this something everyone is pining for and has tons of nostalgia about?

Is survival horror really niche when resident evil and dead space is so popular? Certainly less obscure then half the stuff I see kickstarters for.
 
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3. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 15:55 Cutter
 
This isn't a KS, it's funding on their site. How shady is that? Yeah, I can't imagine these guys get anywhere close to succeeding with this so no big whoop.
 
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2. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 15:53 jdreyer
 
Just so I understand:

They want $1.5m for a sequel to a Gamecube game released more than 10 years ago in a niche genre (survival horror) for a series of which only one was ever made? That seems crazy.

The original got good reviews, but is this something everyone is pining for and has tons of nostalgia about?
 
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1. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter May 6, 2013, 15:53 Flatline
 
AND it's episodic?

Oh man... this has like every single warning sign in the book for "disaster".
 
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