Clearly, many people are looking for more MMORPG titles in virtual reality. Or at least enough people that want to see Ilysia close out its Kickstarter funding campaign strong; the drive has recently wrapped up, raking in $159,312 as of Sunday morning, which is over double its original $60K goal.
Of course, the original goal being exceeded means that there’s stretch goals achieved as well, and Ilysia has plenty — 13 to be exact. These include additional starting races and zones, multi-rider mounts, a pet breeding system that will include advanced pet leveling and skills, a battle royale location, mount inventories and mount breeding features, full-body tracking, airship and naval combat, and an honor and rewards system for PvP. There are also some goodies for backers that were achieved as well, like a unique pet, mounts, and weapons set.
As of this writing, the most recent movement on development of the game is focused on preparing for alpha as the devs crank the nuts and bolts of several backend systems. Timing for testing phases are yet to be announced, but at least we know that the project has its money.