Ashes of Creation’s Kickstarter has successfully funded at $3.27M


Ashes of Creation’s Kickstarter has successfully funded this morning, bringing in a grand total of $3,271,809 US out of its $750,000 goal with almost 20,000 individual backers contributing, thus making it the largest Kickstarter for an MMORPG ever. Intrepid Studios’ Steven Sharif has previously told us in interviews that he has investors lined up to cover his anticipated $30M budget goal.

Reaching the $3M pledge mark unlocked the stock exchange stretch goal, which is expected to introduce “in-depth economic performance metrics for commodities, trade routes, wars, and raids” and allow player investment in nodes and social groups.

Missed out and regretting it? No need: “During the month of June, interested gamers can continue to pledge their support and upgrade their pledges on the Ashes of Creation website,” Intrepid’s PR this morning said (amended below). “No early bird packages will be allowed, but this extended round of pledging is intended to allow folks who could not use Kickstarter payment methods to still show their support. To make the idea even more interesting, Intrepid Studios will soon be unveiling even more stretch goals that all backers (Kickstarter or official site) will unlock.”

Update: Intrepid has since amended this statement to read: “Because of the high amount of members that requested alternate payment methods that Kickstarter did not offer, I [Steven Sharif] have decided that during the month of June I will extend our crowdsourcing through our website for those of you who were unable to purchase packages through Kickstarter. All backers from Kickstarter will benefit from this additional month of funding with some pretty awesome backer goals and rewards, which we will be releasing today. We will have the ability for Kickstarter pledges to be upgraded as well.”

Yesterday, the team pushed out several new videos, including a tour of its studio; we’ve included them all below.

Did you back Ashes of Creation?

  • Yep (29%, 153 Votes)
  • Nope (71%, 368 Votes)

Total Voters: 521

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Source: Kickstarter
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