Indie FFA PvP sandbox Chronicles of Elyria has officially been Kickstarted for over $1.36 million dollars, well exceeding its original $900,000 goal in spite of a canceled pledge from at least one potential “king” tier supporter in the last few hours of the campaign.
Donors helped the game unlock a few of its proposed stretch goals, including a new environment artist, the wards of the state character template, a new programmer hire, and religious statues, but it fell short of its goals for a new animator, tavern games, pet customization, underground building, and multi-platform support. Mounted combat would have been achieved at the $2.25 million mark.
Earlier this week, Soulbound Studios announced SpatialOS integration and released a world interaction tech preview. The company has noted that it will indeed continue crowdfunding efforts on its website following the end of the Kickstarter. Massively OP’s own Andrew Ross explored the game’s anticipated features and mused on its many challenges in a long-form piece earlier this week.