Richard ‘Lord British’ Garriot’s re-entry into the games industry, Shroud of the Avatar, a free-form MMORPG that seeks to go against the strict quest structure of modern day games, has finished its Kickstarter campaign, far exceeding its original goal.
Starting up 30 days ago, Shroud of the Avatar originally sought $1 million in funding. More than 22,000 backers came together to pitch in $1.9 million through the crowdfunding website (with a further $140,000 through the game’s website), doubling that original target.
There’s not been an update to the Kickstarter page to acknowledge the close of the Kickstarter but you can watch the team countdown to the close of their campaign here (from about 46.20):
Reaching $2 million means a ridiculous number of stretch goals were reached, including having a prelude novel for the game to be written by Tracy Hickman.
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Aiming for an October 2014 release date, Portalarium best be getting their skates on to get behemoth of a game made.