Project Gorgon wraps up Kickstarter campaign with over $74K

    
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It asked players for $20,000 to add better art and additional features, but what Project Gorgon ended up with was an impressive $74,781.

The indie fantasy MMO wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign last night after two failed attempts in the past. Over 1300 backers rallied to provide Project Gorgon with funds to beef up its graphics and feature set for its December 2016 launch. The campaign achieved several stretch goals, including a Bard skillset and the ability to become a vampire.

The team also posted a new community Q&A on the forums a couple of days ago. Amid discussing topics such as animal forms and incoming races (Fairies are next on the slate), Eric Heimburg said that he will be improving Steam functionality: “I’m going to kick the dirt off the implementation of the Steam interface and expect to get that up in a month or so.”

Source: Kickstarter, Q&A. Thanks, TJ!
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Observer98
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wjowski Oleg Chebeneev 
Awesome reply, LOL!

Apollymi
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Apollymi

Congrats to them and all of us who forked over some hard earned dough to help make it happen.  I’m more excited about this game than any other I’ve seen announced in the last several years.

Darkdrakke
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Saerain A lot of out of pocket expenses people not getting paid much if anything, its a labor of love, using a lot of freeware Unity 5 stuff open source and years of working on this…it really is fantastic what you can do if you have the talent and don’t mind your game looking like crap for a bit until you can get the funds to make it the way you want.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

This game is just so EQ 1999…and i love it backed after playing for 2 days really fun , cool experimental stuff going on here graphics whore need not apply until they redo the game art…) i got turned into a cow for a while and actually considered staying a cow..fk unbelievable.

Azimn
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Azimn

This is so freaking awesome and could not happen to a nicer team!

Celestia
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Celestia

Very happy for their team and looking forward to what they have in store for us in the future.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Tamanous  Well the initial 20k goes towards contract hires for an artist and stuff.  It sounded though like funding beyond that would possibly result in an artist being hired to work full-time so they can do more artistic things.

Sorenthaz
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Saerain That and I guess here’s their answer: “Typically, when you back a project on Kickstarter, you are backing an
idea that needs to be developed from the very beginning. When you are
dealing with a project that is starting from scratch you are typically
going to need more money and time to establish a working version of your
product. That is of course unless you are willing to put in significant
time and money into the project prior to bringing it to Kickstarter and
that’s exactly what we have done with Project Gorgon. We have already
invested a significant amount of time and resources into development. We
have based the campaign goal as the minimum amount to allow us to
contract work for vital game functions such as an artist for optimized
and improved graphics. You are funding Project Gorgon as a whole, and
as the amount pledged goes up so does our ability to add more in-depth
game features.”
Tl;dr – they already put a lot of their own time/money into making the game and this money is largely going towards improving and adding the remaining pieces that they need to get the game ready for a full launch on Steam.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

First game I’ve ever spent money on for a Kickstarter.  Felt like it was worth it since there was already a playable product and it’s fun/deep enough to where I want to keep playing and investing myself in it as the game moves out of open pre-alpha and into closed alpha testing and beyond. Just started exploring Serbule village/keep/whatever yesterday and was having fun with that.
Also realized that killing things with Psychology skills results in their autopsy saying that they were “terrified to death” or “deeply disturbed”, which is pretty hilarious.  Psychology is pretty much going to be my secondary skillset for  now because it has so much fun uses and has some pretty good CC as well.  Might combine it with the Bard skill in the long run whenever it becomes available.

Anyway as someone who threw $30 at the game I can’t wait to see how the game progresses and I’m really glad that it met all of its goals and then some.  Project Gorgon is truly a gem and the two-person team worked hard to earn the KS funding after two failed KS runs.  The fact that they’ve been so dedicated to creating this on 0 funding from others really speaks volumes, and it’ll be great to see what they can do now that they have secured funding to get the game in a more presentable state for Steam.
And hopefully this shitty backup laptop will continue to run PG well enough to where I can keep playing ’til I can afford a better gaming PC.

tilles87
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Sorenthaz tilles87 deekay_zero I didn’t invest time in any animal forms so far. I’m fine with sword and psychology/mentalism.