A lot of influential developers have ended up looking for funding on Kickstarter. Tim Schafer, Brian Fargo, David Braben — but it looks like none of them have the draw of Koji Igarashi, Dracula impersonator, producer on a whopping 13 Castlevania titles and assistant art director on the wonderful Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
His Kickstarter for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a gothic fantasy exploration platformer, has become the most funded video game on the crowdfunding platform. And it’s still got more than a day to go.
Bloodstained is a Castlevania-style game with crafting, co-op, the vocal stylings of David Hayter and, if it can hit $5 million, a roguelike dungeon mode.
People are clearly nuts for Castlevania, so it’s already sitting at $4,378,879. Not only does that make it the most funded video game Kickstarter, it makes it the most overfunded, too. Igarashi asked for $500,000, so it’s 875 percent funded. Previously, Broken Age held that record (again, just for video games) with 834 percent, while Torment: Tides of Numenera raised the most money, netting $4,188,927.
It’s impressive, but remember that the now mostly forgotten Ouya was even more successful, raking in $8,596,474, funding the underwhelming Android console by 904 percent.