Twin Drums and its fans have done it: The Wagadu Chronicles just fully funded on Kickstarter to the tune of €163,910 (around $191,400 US) thanks to 2,659 backers. Its original ask was $117K US, which it more than exceeded; the Kickstarter funding is meant to increase the development budget and rope in player “feedback and participation.”
As we’ve been covering this fall, the German developer has the backing of no less and Riot Games itself to build this unique Afrofantasy MMORPG, which boasts an emphasis on roleplaying, community, and authentic African-inspired lore and promises a wide range of skills and activities and crafts, as well as minimal grind, housing, farming, and player corpse loot mechanic on death.
Throughout the Kickstarter, players unlocked multiple stretch goals, including minigames, new sub-lineages, a navigation system, music, and mobile villages; the most recent unlock was the Asiman sub-lineages, elemental themes for the desert people in the game, along with a whole set of “competition arenas.”
“We can’t even begin to express how humbled and joyful we are about these last weeks,” the devs wrote tonight. “You have allowed us to make The Wagadu Chronicles even better that we thought it ever could be.”
This’ll be one we’re covering for a while, as it’s currently in a pre-alpha stage with a slated launch of Q4 2022.