ArtCraft Entertainment’s “throne war simulator” Crowfall was officially funded this morning, with 16,936 backers pledging a grand total of $1,766,204 — over 2000 backers and $250,000 on the very last day alone. Its original goal was only $800,000.
The guild tournament introduced with a video yesterday was unlocked at $1.6 million; combat pets are in now, too. A new Kickstarter update reads,
So, what happens next? Now we get to work! We have a game to build. We refine the vision. We engage with you on the forums. We discuss our ideas (and mistakes) openly. We find the right solutions, together. And we continue to seek out our kind. Crowfall isn’t a game for everyone. But there are still players out there — brave, lost, and arguably crazy — who will share this vision. Who, like us, will HAVE to see it come to life. We need to find them, and bring them home. We won’t let you down. We’re going to show the world a new kind of online experience. Thank you for making CROWFALL a reality. We’ll see you in the game!
Teasing Crowfall at Christmas last year, ArtCraft introduced the game by telling MMORPG fans the genre was “stale” and that Crowfall would fix that by being “something completely different, completely unique.” Alpha testing for the PvP MMO is planned to begin this summer for a core module release “with partial functionality” by winter 2016.
The funding video is below.[Source: Kickstarter]